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Meet the partners

The Sustainable Cities Challenge is led and funded by the Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Challenge Works and World Resources Institute.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation

The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) was established in August 2014 by the Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) to support the development of a more mobile society in which everyone can move freely. The Foundation underscores Toyota’s on-going commitment to continuous improvement and respect for people. It utilizes Toyota’s expertise and technologies to support strong mobility systems while eliminating disparities in mobility. TMF works in partnership with universities, governments, non-profits, research institutions and other organizations, creating programs that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address mobility issues around the world.

In the past, TMF has led a range of Challenges, including the global Mobility Unlimited Challenge, CATCH in Malaysia and InoveMob Challenge in Brazil. 

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Challenge Works

Challenge Works is a global leader in designing and delivering high impact challenges that incentivize cutting-edge innovation for social good. Challenge Works is a social enterprise founded by the UK’s innovation agency Nesta. They have run more than 86 prizes, distributed £124 million in funding, and engaged with more than 12,000 innovators. Challenge Works believe no challenge is unsolvable, partnering with ​non-profits​, governments, and other organizations around the globe to empower innovators and unearth innovations that can solve the greatest challenges of our time. Visit them at


World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that works with governments, businesses, multilateral institutions and civil society groups to develop practical solutions that improve people’s lives and ensure nature can thrive. They organize our work around seven global challenges: Food, Forests, Water, Energy, Climate, the Ocean and Cities. They analyze these issues through the lenses of our four Centers of Excellence: Business, Economics, Finance and Equity. Visit them at

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89up was founded with a clear mission: to create a powerful integrated communications agency for the world's most important causes.

89up is now the global market leader in creating impact for NGOs.


Mobility Expert? City Network? We’re interested in events, networks and membership bodies, etc. that would want to help spread the word about the Challenge to cities across the globe.

If you want to help, please contact us, and we can feature your logo here among supporters of the Sustainable Cities Challenge.

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