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Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require unparalleled transformations to businesses, industries and supply chains. Investors and citizens demand action. Firms are responding: more and more are signing on to bold targets grounded in climate science. But while sustainability is far from languishing on the corporate periphery, far more effort is needed―and fast.

Over four days, The Economist’s sixth annual Sustainability Week will provide actionable insights and solutions to help businesses on their path to greater sustainability. We will explore how firms can effectively measure, analyse, transform and scale their sustainability initiatives. How can sufficient investment be unlocked? How can good data be generated? What incentives are needed to stimulate innovation?

  • AgendaCase studies and solution-focused industry tracks
  • SpeakersHear from sustainability leaders in business, policy, research and non-profit
  • SponsorsSee which organisations provide their valued support to the event

Featured speakers

  • Andrew MorletChief executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Jane EwingSenior vice president, sustainability, Walmart
  • Corli PretoriusDeputy director, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Barry O’ByrneChief executive, global commercial banking, HSBC
  • Mark CarneySpecial envoy for climate action, United Nations
  • John PettigrewChief executive, National Grid
  • Christopher AilmanChief investment officer, CalSTRS
  • Kwasi KwartengMinister of state, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Bill WintersChief executive, Standard Chartered PLC
  • Andrew BaileyGovernor, Bank of England
  • Lucas JoppaChief environmental officer, Microsoft
  • Tanya SteeleChief executive, WWF-UK
  • Alison RoseChief executive, NatWest Group
  • Marc EngelChief supply chain officer, Unilever
  • Larry FinkChairman and chief executive, BlackRock
  • Virginijus Sinkevičius Commissioner, environment, oceans and fisheries, European Commission
  • Andrew Morlet Chief executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Jane Ewing Senior vice president, sustainability, Walmart
  • Corli Pretorius Deputy director, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Barry O’Byrne Chief executive, global commercial banking, HSBC
  • Mark Carney Special envoy for climate action, United Nations
  • John Pettigrew Chief executive, National Grid
  • Christopher Ailman Chief investment officer, CalSTRS
  • Kwasi Kwarteng Minister of state, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Bill WintersChief executive, Standard Chartered PLC
  • Andrew BaileyGovernor, Bank of England
  • Lucas Joppa Chief environmental officer, Microsoft
  • Tanya Steele Chief executive, WWF-UK
  • Alison RoseChief executive, NatWest Group
  • Marc EngelChief supply chain officer, Unilever
  • Larry FinkChairman and chief executive, BlackRock
  • Virginijus SinkevičiusCommissioner, environment, oceans and fisheries, European Commission
  • Andrew MorletChief executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Jane EwingSenior vice president, sustainability, Walmart
  • Corli PretoriusDeputy director, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Barry O’ByrneChief executive, global commercial banking, HSBC
  • Mark CarneySpecial envoy for climate action, United Nations
  • John PettigrewChief executive, National Grid

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Sustainability Week 2021: a focus on the practical and the actionable.

Six action-oriented industry tracks, plus real world case studies:

  • Emissions and the race to net zero Examining how businesses and governments can deliver on their net-zero commitments
  • Unlocking investment for the transition to net zero exploring how net-zero pathways can be financed
  • CircularityExploring solutions and innovations to design out waste
  • BiodiversityInvestigating how business can harness natural capital and mitigate their impact on the environment
  • Achieving accurate, transparent and standardized ESG reportingAsking how businesses can better communicate their sustainability impacts, activities, performance
  • SocietyExploring how we can better care for people and the planet
  • 5500+organisations represented at the 2020 event“The Bill Gates session was fabulous, as were the discussions about tactical steps to transition to low-carbon.”
  • 7661virtual attendees at the 2020 event“Excellent moderators who were not afraid to ask ‘difficult’ questions and probe beneath the surface of responses. A very well organized event with lots of reminders and easy log-ins – well done to all involved in organizing and participating in this event.”
  • 21.2ksession views at the 2020 event“The moderation of the majority of the program was second to none. Daniel, Jan, and your fearless leader’s interview with Bill Gates were just sublime.”
  • 5500+organisations represented at the 2020 event“The Bill Gates session was fabulous, as were the discussions about tactical steps to transition to low-carbon.”
  • 7661virtual attendees at the 2020 event“Excellent moderators who were not afraid to ask ‘difficult’ questions and probe beneath the surface of responses. A very well organized event with lots of reminders and easy log-ins – well done to all involved in organizing and participating in this event.”
  • 21.2ksession views at the 2020 event“The moderation of the majority of the programme was second to none. Daniel, Jan, and your fearless leader’s interview with Bill Gates were just sublime.”
  • 5500+organisations represented at the 2020 event“The Bill Gates session was fabulous, as were the discussions about tactical steps to transition to low-carbon.”
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Who should attend?

  • Senior sustainability and CSR professionals from all industries
  • Business leaders and executives (managers, directors, c-suite) from all industries
  • Impact investors / responsible investors
  • ESG reporting agencies
  • Charities and organisations with an interest in sustainability issues
  • Sustainability and climate academics e.g. researchers and professors
  • Relevant government bodies, departments and policymakers

Find out more about the 2020 event audience here.