BP is of one of the world's largest energy companies with operations in more than 100 countries across six continents. The company's main businesses are exploration and production of oil and gas; refining, manufacturing and marketing of oil products and petrochemicals; transportation and marketing of natural gas; and a growing business in renewable, low-carbon and alternative energies, BP Alternative Energy.
BP has a long-track record of investment in research and technology, and has for many years collaborated with scientists, academics, business partners and others to tackle energy challenges. In today's energy industry, where new challenges abound, collaboration between partner organizations has become highly sophisticated.
An integral part of BP's approach has been the establishment and funding of a coordinated program of research activities in premier universities around the world where scientists, governments and business to work in alignment. The CMI program at Princeton University epitomizes that alignment - bringing together the world's best scientists and policy research with the energy and motor industry to better understand the science, policy and technology behind carbon mitigation.
The research program has already had major impact on the world's understanding and policy setting around climate change as well as influencing the development of BP's low carbon technologies and business.
Ford Motor Company was a sponsor of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative from 2000 to 2009. Ford Motor Company designs, develops, manufactures, and services cars and trucks worldwide. It operates in two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector sells vehicles under Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, and Volvo brand names. This sector markets cars, trucks, and parts through retail dealers in North America, and through distributors and dealers outside of North America. The Financial Services sector offers a various automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.
Addressing the linked issues of climate change and energy security requires an integrated approach - a partnership of all stakeholders, including the automotive industry, the fuel industry, other industries and enterprises, government and consumers. It will also require the best thinking from all of these sectors.
In addition to internal research, Ford is involved in numerous partnerships and alliances with universities, coalitions, nongovernmental organizations and other companies to improve its understanding of climate change and sustainability.
As a founding member of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton University, Ford is engaged in the study of fundamental scientific, environmental and technical issues related to carbon management.