In an age where consumers are urging businesses to balance purpose with profit, and firms like Black Rock are shifting to an ESG-focused investment approach, there has never been a greater need for companies to embrace sustainability. A recent Bloomberg survey found that 85 percent of companies in the S&P 500 report on sustainability, and 84 percent believe their organization is either moderately sustainable or very sustainable. Regardless of whether you’re part of the 84 percent or not, sustainability conferences are your key to gaining a pulse on emerging trends.
Whether you’re a newbie to the sustainability world – or you’re Yvon Chouinard’s protégé – you may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of conferences available. When allocating your conference budget, keep in mind that speakers, focus areas, and conference size are important indicators of whether the conference will be relevant to you and your industry. These five events in 2020 provide some of the best environments to advance your understanding of sustainability while cultivating strategic connections to evolve your business.