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ESG Events in 2024: Important dates for your calendar

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Published: 19th January 2024, Updated: 25th June 2024

2023 saw some significant developments in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) management and, in the wake of COP28, many investors and corporates are anticipating an equally fast-moving year in 2024. As industries adjust to new regulations, and as business leaders continue to invest in responsible processes, staying on top of these shifts is more important than ever before.

At KEY ESG, our experts work tirelessly to track legislative changes and actively contribute to ESG debates. We’ve put together a calendar of important event dates that anyone interested in ESG needs to be aware of.

Let us know if there are any we’ve missed!

ESG events in January

15th to 19th January: The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Location: Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
Audience: Governments, major international organisations, 1000 Forum’s Partners, civil society leaders, experts, youth representatives, social entrepreneurs, and news outlets.

The 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum is set to focus on ‘Rebuilding Trust’. With CSRD and IFRS having just come into effect, they are likely to be a central topic of discussion.

25th January: EDCI deep-dive and Q&A

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Audience: Benelux KEY ESG network.

KEY ESG is hosting a deep-dive and Q&A on the ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI) for our Benelux ESG network on the 25th January 2024. Ben Baxter from Expand Research (a BCG Company) will provide an introduction to the EDCI and explore the learnings that can be taken from last year's benchmark data.

30th to 31st January: Real Deals ESG Conference 2024

Location: London, UK
Audience: Businesses, investors, policymakers, ESG experts, and private equity professionals.

KEY ESG is attending and sponsoring this two-day event. The Real Deals Conference brings together experts from across the ESG and private equity industries to share knowledge and best-practices on ESG strategy.

ESG events in February

6th February: ESG and Sustainability Reporting Conference

Location: London, UK
Audience: Business leaders, compliance officers, ESG and CSR professionals, audit professionals, CFOs, risk and investment managers, policy-makers, investors, and business advisors.

Firms are under an increased amount of pressure from investors, stakeholders, customers, and employees to disclose their ESG impact. As more and more larger corporations become legally obliged to report on ESG metrics, smaller firms are feeling the pressure to follow suit in order to compete. The ESG and Sustainability Reporting Conference helps businesses to prepare and ensure that they have the right skills and resources in place to deal with this demand.

12th to 14th February: GreenBiz 24

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Audience: Sustainable business professionals and leaders, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, heads of legal, supply chain, human resources, and investor relations.

GreenBiz 24 will discuss what’s next in decarbonization, biodiversity, supply chains, and strategic communications. Best practices will be shared, and new solutions will be put forward.

20th to 21st February: The Responsible Investment Forum

Location: New York, USA
Audience: Private equity professionals.

The 8th Annual Responsible Investment Forum, organised by Private Equity International, brings together institutional investors, fund managers, and expert advisors to explore opportunities, gain valuable insights into what investors are looking for when allocating funds to private equity, and chart new courses for responsible investment strategies.

Key themes this year include: the impact of AI on ESG, dealing with the ESG backlash, and adopting a long-term vision of data. The KEY ESG team will be exhibiting at this event, so come and say hello if you’re there!

ESG events in March

Entire month of March: B Corp Month

Location: International
Audience: Individuals and businesses.  

B Corp Month celebrates the work of B Corp certified agencies. Certified B Corps are a network of businesses that balance profit with people and the planet – true pioneers of ESG best practices.

To become B Corp certified, companies are audited to ensure they meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. It is not the easiest of processes, so when a company is B Corp certified, it is often publicised. 

March is a time for registered B Corp companies to shout about their accomplishments, so those looking to obtain a B Corp Certification in the future should seek to apply ahead of this month to make the most of the focus on this topic!

4th to 6th March: Economist Impact Sustainability Week and Energy Transition Summit

Location: London, UK
Audience: Businesses and investors interested in sustainability

This year, the 9th Annual Sustainability Week will incorporate the Energy Transition Summit (ETS). The Summit provides insights on reducing emissions and reducing environmental impact. With new how-to workshops, the CSO Leaders’ Club, and Action Hour sessions, alongside extensive networking opportunities and an exhibition, this is a key event for investors interested in sustainability.

12th to 13th of March: ISSB standards, TCFD and climate risk event with SFR Europe

Location: London, UK
Audience: Corporate preparers, asset managers, private equity fund managers

This event will cover hot topics regarding current TCFD reporting requirements, such as how the results are being utilised, and how IFRS S1 and S2 are likely to replace TCFD in the near future.  

19th March: ESG Focus: Sustainable Investment Strategy Summit 2024

Location: London, UK
Audience: Industry leaders and experts.  

The 4th Annual ESG Focus Summit returns to London in March 2024. Speakers will explore how leaders in the field have overcome challenges and prioritised ESG in their investments.

Delegates will learn about the latest trends and innovations in sustainable investment, new sustainable disclosure regulations, the role of ESG in the private markets, and the strategies decision-makers can implement to tackle biodiversity risks. 

20th to 21st of March: Investors’ forum – Invest Europe

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Audience: LPs and GPs

The Investors’ Forum is Invest Europe’s flagship event, held in Geneva. It brings together over 400 LPs and GPs at a ratio of 1:1 as well as a handful of service providers. This event showcases the latest industry insights and data, and has excellent networking opportunities.  

26th to 27th March: Responsible Business USA

Location: New York, USA
Audience: Sustainability professionals.  

Reuters’ Responsible Business event brings together CEOs, senior sustainability professionals, legal, communications teams, and finance executives to share ideas and insights on how to collaborate, communicate, and comply with sustainability regulations.

In 2024, Reuters have stated that attendees can expect a “reinvigorated agenda” that will “put the integration of sustainability across the business at the core of strategy”. The agenda can be seen here.

ESG events in April

15th of April: PERE 2024 Decarbonisation conference

Location: London, UK
Audience: Asset owners, real estate investors, sustainability consultants, academics

Understand how asset owners are reducing portfolio carbon emissions to protect their investments and meet the sustainability consultants and technology innovators at the forefront of sustainability in real estate.

24th to 26th April: Impact Investing World Forum Conference  

Location: London, UK
Audience: Investment professionals  

With 25 speakers confirmed and with 200 delegates in attendance, the Impact Investing World Forum promises to be an excellent event. Take a look at the agenda here.

ESG events in May

7th to 8th May: Innovatrix ESG Europe Summit: Navigating the ESG landscape
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Audience: Corporate executives, investors, policy-makers, and sustainability experts.

The Innovatrix ESG Europe Summit, held on May 7-8, 2024, in Amsterdam, brings together business leaders and experts to explore ESG practices. Discussions cover regulatory developments, sustainability reporting, and practical solutions for effective ESG management. KEY ESG Co-founder and CEO Heleen van Poecke will lead a session on how to meet CSRD compliance demands and drive value-creation opportunities using ESG software.

14th May: Harvard Business School (HBS) ESG Tech event 

Location: New York
Audience: HBS alumni, Business, global community leaders, investors global community,, environmental sustainability professionals

KEY ESG is hosting an event in partnership with Harvard Business School to gather leaders from the tech, energy sustainability, energy, business, and investment spheres to create and engage in thoughtful discussion around the intersection and future of the energy and ESG space and technology.

On the day, sustainability professionals from Meta and Microsoft will join us to discuss how to use tech and AI to drive ESG value creation.

22nd May: KEY ESG's weekly CSRD webinar series: CSRD introduction

Location: Online
Audience: ESG managers, compliance officers, and sustainability consultants.

KEY ESG's weekly CSRD webinar series is hosted by Anne-Marie Schoonbeek and James Beer. The session introduces the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), covering eligibility compliance requirements and demonstrating KEY ESG’s platform features. Participate in the Q&A for expert insights.

23rd May: Leaders in Finance Webinar: ESG & Sustainability Reporting

Location: London, UK
Audience: Senior finance managers, ESG specialists, sustainability professionals, pension funds, asset managers, pension funds, and pension funds' financial directors.

The Leaders in Finance Webinar explores the integration of ESG and sustainability in financial strategies. KEY ESG’s Co-founder and COO, Anne-Marie Schoonbeek, will discuss regulatory trends, sustainability reporting, and practical approaches to enhance ESG performance. Essential for finance professionals seeking to lead in sustainable business practices.

22nd to 23rd May: The Financial Times Moral Money Summit

Location: London, UK
Audience: Investors, corporate executives, and policymakers.  

The Financial Times Moral Money Summit Europe promises an in-depth exploration and discussion of key sustainability topics. This two-day event, packed with engaging debates, will focus on identifying strategies that can drive measurable impact and contribute to the development of more sustainable and equitable economies.

22nd to 24th May: Circularity 24

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Audience: Professionals in corporate strategy, sustainability product design, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, and finance, as well as entrepreneurs, nonprofits, trade associations, investors, public agencies and policy experts.  

Circularity 24 discusses business innovation and strategy, policies, materials, next-gen products and packaging, social impact, and supply chains.

ESG events in June

5th June: KEY ESG Product Spotlight Webinar: focussing on CSRD data collection

Location: Online
Audience: Professionals responsible for data collection and reporting under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

This event focuses on CSRD data collection and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). Attendees will learn about mandatory data requirements, see a live demo of KEY ESG’s platform, and have their questions answered by CSRD experts Noor van Houte and James Beer.

5th to 6th June: Carbon Accounting for Companies conference.

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Audience: Corporate sustainability officers, compliance managers, and ESG professionals in EU and non-EU companies affected by the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

The Carbon Accounting for Companies event in Brussels on June 5-6, 2024, focuses on understanding and managing Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. It offers guidance on data requirements, methodologies, and best practices for carbon accounting and reporting, emphasising transparency and supplier engagement in emissions reduction.

5th to 7th June: Sustainability World Summit

Location: Frankfurt

Audience: CEOs, COOs, CSOs, CIOs, global heads, VPs, directors, and professionals in sustainability, environmental policy, CSR, energy, renewable energy, waste management, ESG, carbon emissions, and other related fields.

The Sustainability World Summit in Frankfurt, June 5-7, 2024, focuses on sustainability and regenerative practices. Key topics include circular economy, renewable energy, regenerative agriculture, green transportation, tech innovations, water scarcity solutions, and social equity. The event features discussions, case studies, and presentations by industry leaders.

11th -12th June: Responsible Business Europe 2024

Location: London, UK
Audience: Decision-makers and other industry professionals.

Responsible Business Europe 2024 looks at how companies can embrace sustainability across their organisation, go beyond CSRD compliance, and make the transition towards more sustainable practices.  

12th June: ESG FinTech Summit 2024  

Location: London, UK
Audience: ESG leaders, senior financial services professionals, and FinTech innovators.  

Organisations striving to achieve best practices in sustainability, social responsibility, and governance will be able to connect with strategic leaders who are overseeing the transition to net-zero and the department heads who are implementing ESG assessment and performance improvement across every function.  

Speakers will offer insights and advice with regards to strategies, processes, and technologies, and attendees will be able to connect with the world’s leading FinTech providers and learn more about their innovative solutions.

12th to 13th June: Sustainability Week US

Location: New York, USA, and online
Audience: Businesses, policymakers, and government officials.  

The 4th annual Sustainability Week event will bring together sustainability professionals from across a range of different industries to discuss challenges, laws, reporting rules, and new innovations.

This event will also be streamed online, and one-on-one meetings and exclusive closed-room sessions, such as the CSO Leaders’ Club, will offer valuable insights on how to tackle ESG challenges.

13th to 14th June: 2nd ESG & Sustainability Reporting Summit

Location: Berlin, Germany

Audience: ESG, sustainability, governance, compliance experts, and professionals from various industries involved in reporting and managing ESG data.

The 2nd ESG & Sustainability Reporting Summit in Berlin on June 13-14, 2024, focuses on sustainability reporting standards, regulatory changes, and effective ESG data management updates. Attendees will discuss materiality assessments, stakeholder engagement, and the latest trends in ESG reporting and impact investing—networking opportunities with global industry leaders.

18th June: BVCA ESG Conference 2024

Location: London, UK
Audience: Businesses, investors, policymakers, and regulators.

This event will cover a range of ESG topics relevant to private capital, including social impact and how venture capitalists can improve their responsible investment practices. The KEY ESG team will be attending this event.

18th to 19th June: ESG in Life Sciences Summit Europe

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Audience: ESG, sustainability, CSR, EHS, legal, and finance leaders in life sciences organisations, along with regulators, investors, and healthcare system stakeholders.

The event focuses on ESG strategy, reporting processes, and regulatory compliance. Attendees will engage with industry leaders from companies like Takeda, Sanofi, and Ipsen to discuss challenges and opportunities in life sciences ESG management.

18th to 20th June: GreenFin 24

Location: New York, USA
Audience: Institutional investors, corporate finance and sustainability executives, financial institutions, and sustainable finance and investing policymakers.  

GreenFin 24 brings together a host of investors, representing over $60 trillion in assets under management and $4 trillion in assets owned, to discuss corporate finance and reporting, the current ESG landscape, and challenges posed by investors.

25th to 26th June: Reset Connect Summit

Location: London, UK
Audience: Businesses, investors, and innovators in sustainability.

The Reset Connect Summit is the UK's leading sustainability and net-zero event, and this year’s event coincides with Sustainability Week. KEY ESG will have a booth at the event, and we’ll be delivering a talk in the Tech & AI hub on Wednesday 26th June at 3.10pm - 3.40pm.

ESG events in July

4th July: KEY ESG's Weekly CSRD Webinar

Location: Zoom
Audience: Corporates and investors for whom CSRD compliance is applicable

As the first submission deadline for CSRD reporting approaches, KEY ESG is helping our customers, partners and prospects tackle the new compliance challenge by hosting a weekly CSRD webinar series. Join us to stay up to date with the latest CSRD regulatory changes and find out how KEY ESG software addresses CSRD reporting.

4th July: KEY ESG's CSRD for Private Equity Workshop: the DMA and beyond

Location: KEYESG offices
Audience: Heads of ESG / Sustainability, CFOs, Heads of Compliance within private equity or in-scope CSRD companies

KEY ESG is holding a CSRD workshop for our private equity network which will offer practical guidance on key aspects of the regulation such as double materiality assessments, new reporting requirements and auditability of data.

9th to 11th July: Aspen Institute: Aspen ESG Summit

Location: Aspen, Colorado, USA
Audience: Business leaders, investors, corporate governance experts, and business regulators.

The Aspen ESG Summit 2024 seeks to offer ESG insights and facilitate dialogue among attendees with regards to a variety of different ESG topics. While many subjects will be covered, this year’s overarching theme is the Transformation Agenda.

ESG events in September

10th September: KEY ESG’s Sustainability Summit

After the success of our first annual customer conference, we are planning our second. Similar to the first, it will feature presentations from our team, partners, and customers. There will also be discussions and demos, making the day interactive.

11th to 12th September: Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference

Location: London, UK
Audience: CFOs, finance executives, and senior finance leaders.

The Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference 2024, held in London on September 11-12, explores themes like finance transformation, AI integration, and performance management. Attendees will gain insights from keynotes, panel discussions, and case studies, focusing on driving transformation and unlocking enterprise value. ESG will be a discussion point in several of the speaking slots.

11th to 12th September: Infrastructure Investor Forum (PEI)

Location: London, UK
Audience: Institutional and private investors, fund managers, consultants, and advisors focused on infrastructure investment and management.

The Infrastructure Investor Forum 2024 gathers over 300 global infrastructure leaders. Key themes include energy transition, digital infrastructure, and investment strategies. Attendees will engage in networking, panels, and discussions to shape the future of infrastructure investments. Sustainability will be a central theme for panels and keynote speeches throughout the day.

12th to 14th September: Economist Impact ESG & Climate Risk Week

Location: London, UK, and online
Audience: Businesses, investors, and policymakers.  

The 5th annual ESG and Climate Risk Week seeks to provide practical solutions to help firms with their climate disclosure.  

This event that convenes the whole market in one place: from institutional investors to financial services, as well as companies and solution providers. KEY ESG will be in attendance.

18th to 19th September: Sustainability Summit

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Audience: Sustainability professionals, corporate leaders, and innovators from mid-sized to large corporations interested in digital solutions for sustainability in business.

The Sustainability Summit 2024 brings together experts and innovators to discuss corporate responsibility, sustainability strategies, and digital solutions. The event includes keynote presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities with leading industry providers and experts. KEY ESG will be in attendance and will be taking part in the tech hub live demos.

19th September: Frame ESG Event by Venture ESG

Location: London, UK
Audience: Professionals and enthusiasts in game development, digital arts, and interactive media.

The FRAME Conference 2024 features talks, workshops, and networking opportunities with industry experts. Discussions will include ESG debates, exploring the impact of diversity, sustainability, and governance in the gaming and digital arts industries.

19th to 20th September: 3rd Annual Enterprise ESG Reporting and Data Management Summit

Location: Paris, France
Audience: Multidisciplinary professionals in sustainability, finance, reporting, IT, and procurement functions

The 3rd Annual Enterprise ESG Reporting & Data Management Conference, co-located with the 2nd Annual IT Sustainability and Data Management Forum, focuses on decarbonisation and sustainability goals. Featuring case studies on regulatory changes, data-driven decision-making, and AI-driven sustainability practices, it offers insights from CFOs, CSOs, and top experts.

22nd to 29th September: Climate Week NYC

Location: New York, USA
Audience: Businesses, policymakers, and government officials.  

Climate Week takes place every year in partnership with the United Nations General Assembly and is run in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York. The official programme brings together the most senior international figures from business, government, civil society, and the climate sector.

30th September to 1st October: Sustainability Europe

Location: London, UK
Audience: Institutional investors, policymakers, data providers, standard setters, banks, and businesses

Reuters' Sustainability Europe 2024 convenes over 750 industry leaders to discuss sustainable investment strategies amidst geopolitical tensions and macroeconomic challenges. The event includes panels, case studies, and networking opportunities focused on ESG integration and impactful investment practices​.

ESG events in October

October: Sustainability Week: Countdown to COP29

Dates, location, and events will be announced nearer the time.

7th to 8th October: ESG Investment North America 2024

Location: New York, USA
Audience: Senior decision-makers, institutional investors, policymakers, data providers, standard setters, banks, and businesses

ESG Investment North America 2024 brings together individuals from a range of different sectors to share strategic insights, case studies, and practical solutions, enabling them to drive the ESG investment landscape forward.

9th to 10th October: Produrable

Location: Paris, France
Audience: Businesses and decision-makers.

Since 2007, Produrable has been the largest meeting in Europe for those in favour of the sustainable economy. Organised under the patronage of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, the Produrable event brings together 10,000 visitors, 650 speakers, more than 250 partners, and a community of 50,000 decision-makers.

29th to 30th of October: Responsible Investor Asia

Location: Singapore
Audience: Asset owners, managers, private equity funds

Hosted by Private Equity International, the RI conference will centre around discussions of the ESG context in Asia, biodiversity, voluntary and regulatory disclosures amongst other things.

29th to 31st October: Verge 24

Location: San Jose, California, USA
Audience: Businesses, policymakers, solution-providers, government officials, startups, and decision-makers.

Verge 24 is a climate tech event that looks to accelerate solutions for climate change, with a focus on buildings, carbon, energy, food, startups, and transportation.

ESG events in November

11th to 24th of November: UN Climate Change Conference (COP29)

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Audience: Governments, policymakers, regulators, businesses, investors, civil society

The most important and all-encompassing global climate change event - The UN Climate Change Conference.  

20th to 21st of November: PEI Responsible Investment Forum

Location: London, UK
Audience: private equity fund managers, institutional investors

Discussions will centre around addressing climate change within a portfolio, regulatory changes, growth in impact investing, value creation in ESG and more.  

27th to 28th of November: Climate Tech show

Location: London
Audience: Investors, media professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, government

Stakeholders of the climate tech industry gather at this conference and tradeshow to participate in two days of discussion, presentations, impact and business opportunities.  

If you would like to find out more about our events this year, contact a member of our team.

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Published: 19th January 2024, Updated: 25th June 2024

2023 saw some significant developments in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) management and, in the wake of COP28, many investors and corporates are anticipating an equally fast-moving year in 2024. As industries adjust to new regulations, and as business leaders continue to invest in responsible processes, staying on top of these shifts is more important than ever before.

At KEY ESG, our experts work tirelessly to track legislative changes and actively contribute to ESG debates. We’ve put together a calendar of important event dates that anyone interested in ESG needs to be aware of.

Let us know if there are any we’ve missed!

ESG events in January

15th to 19th January: The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Location: Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
Audience: Governments, major international organisations, 1000 Forum’s Partners, civil society leaders, experts, youth representatives, social entrepreneurs, and news outlets.

The 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum is set to focus on ‘Rebuilding Trust’. With CSRD and IFRS having just come into effect, they are likely to be a central topic of discussion.

25th January: EDCI deep-dive and Q&A

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Audience: Benelux KEY ESG network.

KEY ESG is hosting a deep-dive and Q&A on the ESG Data Convergence Initiative (EDCI) for our Benelux ESG network on the 25th January 2024. Ben Baxter from Expand Research (a BCG Company) will provide an introduction to the EDCI and explore the learnings that can be taken from last year's benchmark data.

30th to 31st January: Real Deals ESG Conference 2024

Location: London, UK
Audience: Businesses, investors, policymakers, ESG experts, and private equity professionals.

KEY ESG is attending and sponsoring this two-day event. The Real Deals Conference brings together experts from across the ESG and private equity industries to share knowledge and best-practices on ESG strategy.

ESG events in February

6th February: ESG and Sustainability Reporting Conference

Location: London, UK
Audience: Business leaders, compliance officers, ESG and CSR professionals, audit professionals, CFOs, risk and investment managers, policy-makers, investors, and business advisors.

Firms are under an increased amount of pressure from investors, stakeholders, customers, and employees to disclose their ESG impact. As more and more larger corporations become legally obliged to report on ESG metrics, smaller firms are feeling the pressure to follow suit in order to compete. The ESG and Sustainability Reporting Conference helps businesses to prepare and ensure that they have the right skills and resources in place to deal with this demand.

12th to 14th February: GreenBiz 24

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Audience: Sustainable business professionals and leaders, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, heads of legal, supply chain, human resources, and investor relations.

GreenBiz 24 will discuss what’s next in decarbonization, biodiversity, supply chains, and strategic communications. Best practices will be shared, and new solutions will be put forward.

20th to 21st February: The Responsible Investment Forum

Location: New York, USA
Audience: Private equity professionals.

The 8th Annual Responsible Investment Forum, organised by Private Equity International, brings together institutional investors, fund managers, and expert advisors to explore opportunities, gain valuable insights into what investors are looking for when allocating funds to private equity, and chart new courses for responsible investment strategies.

Key themes this year include: the impact of AI on ESG, dealing with the ESG backlash, and adopting a long-term vision of data. The KEY ESG team will be exhibiting at this event, so come and say hello if you’re there!

ESG events in March

Entire month of March: B Corp Month

Location: International
Audience: Individuals and businesses.  

B Corp Month celebrates the work of B Corp certified agencies. Certified B Corps are a network of businesses that balance profit with people and the planet – true pioneers of ESG best practices.

To become B Corp certified, companies are audited to ensure they meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. It is not the easiest of processes, so when a company is B Corp certified, it is often publicised. 

March is a time for registered B Corp companies to shout about their accomplishments, so those looking to obtain a B Corp Certification in the future should seek to apply ahead of this month to make the most of the focus on this topic!

4th to 6th March: Economist Impact Sustainability Week and Energy Transition Summit

Location: London, UK
Audience: Businesses and investors interested in sustainability

This year, the 9th Annual Sustainability Week will incorporate the Energy Transition Summit (ETS). The Summit provides insights on reducing emissions and reducing environmental impact. With new how-to workshops, the CSO Leaders’ Club, and Action Hour sessions, alongside extensive networking opportunities and an exhibition, this is a key event for investors interested in sustainability.

12th to 13th of March: ISSB standards, TCFD and climate risk event with SFR Europe

Location: London, UK
Audience: Corporate preparers, asset managers, private equity fund managers

This event will cover hot topics regarding current TCFD reporting requirements, such as how the results are being utilised, and how IFRS S1 and S2 are likely to replace TCFD in the near future.  

19th March: ESG Focus: Sustainable Investment Strategy Summit 2024

Location: London, UK
Audience: Industry leaders and experts.  

The 4th Annual ESG Focus Summit returns to London in March 2024. Speakers will explore how leaders in the field have overcome challenges and prioritised ESG in their investments.

Delegates will learn about the latest trends and innovations in sustainable investment, new sustainable disclosure regulations, the role of ESG in the private markets, and the strategies decision-makers can implement to tackle biodiversity risks. 

20th to 21st of March: Investors’ forum – Invest Europe

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Audience: LPs and GPs

The Investors’ Forum is Invest Europe’s flagship event, held in Geneva. It brings together over 400 LPs and GPs at a ratio of 1:1 as well as a handful of service providers. This event showcases the latest industry insights and data, and has excellent networking opportunities.  

26th to 27th March: Responsible Business USA

Location: New York, USA
Audience: Sustainability professionals.  

Reuters’ Responsible Business event brings together CEOs, senior sustainability professionals, legal, communications teams, and finance executives to share ideas and insights on how to collaborate, communicate, and comply with sustainability regulations.

In 2024, Reuters have stated that attendees can expect a “reinvigorated agenda” that will “put the integration of sustainability across the business at the core of strategy”. The agenda can be seen here.

ESG events in April

15th of April: PERE 2024 Decarbonisation conference

Location: London, UK
Audience: Asset owners, real estate investors, sustainability consultants, academics

Understand how asset owners are reducing portfolio carbon emissions to protect their investments and meet the sustainability consultants and technology innovators at the forefront of sustainability in real estate.

24th to 26th April: Impact Investing World Forum Conference  

Location: London, UK
Audience: Investment professionals  

With 25 speakers confirmed and with 200 delegates in attendance, the Impact Investing World Forum promises to be an excellent event. Take a look at the agenda here.

ESG events in May

7th to 8th May: Innovatrix ESG Europe Summit: Navigating the ESG landscape
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Audience: Corporate executives, investors, policy-makers, and sustainability experts.

The Innovatrix ESG Europe Summit, held on May 7-8, 2024, in Amsterdam, brings together business leaders and experts to explore ESG practices. Discussions cover regulatory developments, sustainability reporting, and practical solutions for effective ESG management. KEY ESG Co-founder and CEO Heleen van Poecke will lead a session on how to meet CSRD compliance demands and drive value-creation opportunities using ESG software.

14th May: Harvard Business School (HBS) ESG Tech event 

Location: New York
Audience: HBS alumni, Business, global community leaders, investors global community,, environmental sustainability professionals

KEY ESG is hosting an event in partnership with Harvard Business School to gather leaders from the tech, energy sustainability, energy, business, and investment spheres to create and engage in thoughtful discussion around the intersection and future of the energy and ESG space and technology.

On the day, sustainability professionals from Meta and Microsoft will join us to discuss how to use tech and AI to drive ESG value creation.

22nd May: KEY ESG's weekly CSRD webinar series: CSRD introduction

Location: Online
Audience: ESG managers, compliance officers, and sustainability consultants.

KEY ESG's weekly CSRD webinar series is hosted by Anne-Marie Schoonbeek and James Beer. The session introduces the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), covering eligibility compliance requirements and demonstrating KEY ESG’s platform features. Participate in the Q&A for expert insights.

23rd May: Leaders in Finance Webinar: ESG & Sustainability Reporting

Location: London, UK
Audience: Senior finance managers, ESG specialists, sustainability professionals, pension funds, asset managers, pension funds, and pension funds' financial directors.

The Leaders in Finance Webinar explores the integration of ESG and sustainability in financial strategies. KEY ESG’s Co-founder and COO, Anne-Marie Schoonbeek, will discuss regulatory trends, sustainability reporting, and practical approaches to enhance ESG performance. Essential for finance professionals seeking to lead in sustainable business practices.

22nd to 23rd May: The Financial Times Moral Money Summit

Location: London, UK
Audience: Investors, corporate executives, and policymakers.  

The Financial Times Moral Money Summit Europe promises an in-depth exploration and discussion of key sustainability topics. This two-day event, packed with engaging debates, will focus on identifying strategies that can drive measurable impact and contribute to the development of more sustainable and equitable economies.

22nd to 24th May: Circularity 24

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Audience: Professionals in corporate strategy, sustainability product design, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, and finance, as well as entrepreneurs, nonprofits, trade associations, investors, public agencies and policy experts.  

Circularity 24 discusses business innovation and strategy, policies, materials, next-gen products and packaging, social impact, and supply chains.

ESG events in June

5th June: KEY ESG Product Spotlight Webinar: focussing on CSRD data collection

Location: Online
Audience: Professionals responsible for data collection and reporting under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

This event focuses on CSRD data collection and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). Attendees will learn about mandatory data requirements, see a live demo of KEY ESG’s platform, and have their questions answered by CSRD experts Noor van Houte and James Beer.

5th to 6th June: Carbon Accounting for Companies conference.

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Audience: Corporate sustainability officers, compliance managers, and ESG professionals in EU and non-EU companies affected by the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

The Carbon Accounting for Companies event in Brussels on June 5-6, 2024, focuses on understanding and managing Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. It offers guidance on data requirements, methodologies, and best practices for carbon accounting and reporting, emphasising transparency and supplier engagement in emissions reduction.

5th to 7th June: Sustainability World Summit

Location: Frankfurt

Audience: CEOs, COOs, CSOs, CIOs, global heads, VPs, directors, and professionals in sustainability, environmental policy, CSR, energy, renewable energy, waste management, ESG, carbon emissions, and other related fields.

The Sustainability World Summit in Frankfurt, June 5-7, 2024, focuses on sustainability and regenerative practices. Key topics include circular economy, renewable energy, regenerative agriculture, green transportation, tech innovations, water scarcity solutions, and social equity. The event features discussions, case studies, and presentations by industry leaders.

11th -12th June: Responsible Business Europe 2024

Location: London, UK
Audience: Decision-makers and other industry professionals.

Responsible Business Europe 2024 looks at how companies can embrace sustainability across their organisation, go beyond CSRD compliance, and make the transition towards more sustainable practices.  

12th June: ESG FinTech Summit 2024  

Location: London, UK
Audience: ESG leaders, senior financial services professionals, and FinTech innovators.  

Organisations striving to achieve best practices in sustainability, social responsibility, and governance will be able to connect with strategic leaders who are overseeing the transition to net-zero and the department heads who are implementing ESG assessment and performance improvement across every function.  

Speakers will offer insights and advice with regards to strategies, processes, and technologies, and attendees will be able to connect with the world’s leading FinTech providers and learn more about their innovative solutions.

12th to 13th June: Sustainability Week US

Location: New York, USA, and online
Audience: Businesses, policymakers, and government officials.  

The 4th annual Sustainability Week event will bring together sustainability professionals from across a range of different industries to discuss challenges, laws, reporting rules, and new innovations.

This event will also be streamed online, and one-on-one meetings and exclusive closed-room sessions, such as the CSO Leaders’ Club, will offer valuable insights on how to tackle ESG challenges.

13th to 14th June: 2nd ESG & Sustainability Reporting Summit

Location: Berlin, Germany

Audience: ESG, sustainability, governance, compliance experts, and professionals from various industries involved in reporting and managing ESG data.

The 2nd ESG & Sustainability Reporting Summit in Berlin on June 13-14, 2024, focuses on sustainability reporting standards, regulatory changes, and effective ESG data management updates. Attendees will discuss materiality assessments, stakeholder engagement, and the latest trends in ESG reporting and impact investing—networking opportunities with global industry leaders.

18th June: BVCA ESG Conference 2024

Location: London, UK
Audience: Businesses, investors, policymakers, and regulators.

This event will cover a range of ESG topics relevant to private capital, including social impact and how venture capitalists can improve their responsible investment practices. The KEY ESG team will be attending this event.

18th to 19th June: ESG in Life Sciences Summit Europe

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Audience: ESG, sustainability, CSR, EHS, legal, and finance leaders in life sciences organisations, along with regulators, investors, and healthcare system stakeholders.

The event focuses on ESG strategy, reporting processes, and regulatory compliance. Attendees will engage with industry leaders from companies like Takeda, Sanofi, and Ipsen to discuss challenges and opportunities in life sciences ESG management.

18th to 20th June: GreenFin 24

Location: New York, USA
Audience: Institutional investors, corporate finance and sustainability executives, financial institutions, and sustainable finance and investing policymakers.  

GreenFin 24 brings together a host of investors, representing over $60 trillion in assets under management and $4 trillion in assets owned, to discuss corporate finance and reporting, the current ESG landscape, and challenges posed by investors.

25th to 26th June: Reset Connect Summit

Location: London, UK
Audience: Businesses, investors, and innovators in sustainability.

The Reset Connect Summit is the UK's leading sustainability and net-zero event, and this year’s event coincides with Sustainability Week. KEY ESG will have a booth at the event, and we’ll be delivering a talk in the Tech & AI hub on Wednesday 26th June at 3.10pm - 3.40pm.

ESG events in July

4th July: KEY ESG's Weekly CSRD Webinar

Location: Zoom
Audience: Corporates and investors for whom CSRD compliance is applicable

As the first submission deadline for CSRD reporting approaches, KEY ESG is helping our customers, partners and prospects tackle the new compliance challenge by hosting a weekly CSRD webinar series. Join us to stay up to date with the latest CSRD regulatory changes and find out how KEY ESG software addresses CSRD reporting.

4th July: KEY ESG's CSRD for Private Equity Workshop: the DMA and beyond

Location: KEYESG offices
Audience: Heads of ESG / Sustainability, CFOs, Heads of Compliance within private equity or in-scope CSRD companies

KEY ESG is holding a CSRD workshop for our private equity network which will offer practical guidance on key aspects of the regulation such as double materiality assessments, new reporting requirements and auditability of data.

9th to 11th July: Aspen Institute: Aspen ESG Summit

Location: Aspen, Colorado, USA
Audience: Business leaders, investors, corporate governance experts, and business regulators.

The Aspen ESG Summit 2024 seeks to offer ESG insights and facilitate dialogue among attendees with regards to a variety of different ESG topics. While many subjects will be covered, this year’s overarching theme is the Transformation Agenda.

ESG events in September

10th September: KEY ESG’s Sustainability Summit

After the success of our first annual customer conference, we are planning our second. Similar to the first, it will feature presentations from our team, partners, and customers. There will also be discussions and demos, making the day interactive.

11th to 12th September: Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference

Location: London, UK
Audience: CFOs, finance executives, and senior finance leaders.

The Gartner CFO & Finance Executive Conference 2024, held in London on September 11-12, explores themes like finance transformation, AI integration, and performance management. Attendees will gain insights from keynotes, panel discussions, and case studies, focusing on driving transformation and unlocking enterprise value. ESG will be a discussion point in several of the speaking slots.

11th to 12th September: Infrastructure Investor Forum (PEI)

Location: London, UK
Audience: Institutional and private investors, fund managers, consultants, and advisors focused on infrastructure investment and management.

The Infrastructure Investor Forum 2024 gathers over 300 global infrastructure leaders. Key themes include energy transition, digital infrastructure, and investment strategies. Attendees will engage in networking, panels, and discussions to shape the future of infrastructure investments. Sustainability will be a central theme for panels and keynote speeches throughout the day.

12th to 14th September: Economist Impact ESG & Climate Risk Week

Location: London, UK, and online
Audience: Businesses, investors, and policymakers.  

The 5th annual ESG and Climate Risk Week seeks to provide practical solutions to help firms with their climate disclosure.  

This event that convenes the whole market in one place: from institutional investors to financial services, as well as companies and solution providers. KEY ESG will be in attendance.

18th to 19th September: Sustainability Summit

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Audience: Sustainability professionals, corporate leaders, and innovators from mid-sized to large corporations interested in digital solutions for sustainability in business.

The Sustainability Summit 2024 brings together experts and innovators to discuss corporate responsibility, sustainability strategies, and digital solutions. The event includes keynote presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities with leading industry providers and experts. KEY ESG will be in attendance and will be taking part in the tech hub live demos.

19th September: Frame ESG Event by Venture ESG

Location: London, UK
Audience: Professionals and enthusiasts in game development, digital arts, and interactive media.

The FRAME Conference 2024 features talks, workshops, and networking opportunities with industry experts. Discussions will include ESG debates, exploring the impact of diversity, sustainability, and governance in the gaming and digital arts industries.

19th to 20th September: 3rd Annual Enterprise ESG Reporting and Data Management Summit

Location: Paris, France
Audience: Multidisciplinary professionals in sustainability, finance, reporting, IT, and procurement functions

The 3rd Annual Enterprise ESG Reporting & Data Management Conference, co-located with the 2nd Annual IT Sustainability and Data Management Forum, focuses on decarbonisation and sustainability goals. Featuring case studies on regulatory changes, data-driven decision-making, and AI-driven sustainability practices, it offers insights from CFOs, CSOs, and top experts.

22nd to 29th September: Climate Week NYC

Location: New York, USA
Audience: Businesses, policymakers, and government officials.  

Climate Week takes place every year in partnership with the United Nations General Assembly and is run in coordination with the United Nations and the City of New York. The official programme brings together the most senior international figures from business, government, civil society, and the climate sector.

30th September to 1st October: Sustainability Europe

Location: London, UK
Audience: Institutional investors, policymakers, data providers, standard setters, banks, and businesses

Reuters' Sustainability Europe 2024 convenes over 750 industry leaders to discuss sustainable investment strategies amidst geopolitical tensions and macroeconomic challenges. The event includes panels, case studies, and networking opportunities focused on ESG integration and impactful investment practices​.

ESG events in October

October: Sustainability Week: Countdown to COP29

Dates, location, and events will be announced nearer the time.

7th to 8th October: ESG Investment North America 2024

Location: New York, USA
Audience: Senior decision-makers, institutional investors, policymakers, data providers, standard setters, banks, and businesses

ESG Investment North America 2024 brings together individuals from a range of different sectors to share strategic insights, case studies, and practical solutions, enabling them to drive the ESG investment landscape forward.

9th to 10th October: Produrable

Location: Paris, France
Audience: Businesses and decision-makers.

Since 2007, Produrable has been the largest meeting in Europe for those in favour of the sustainable economy. Organised under the patronage of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, the Produrable event brings together 10,000 visitors, 650 speakers, more than 250 partners, and a community of 50,000 decision-makers.

29th to 30th of October: Responsible Investor Asia

Location: Singapore
Audience: Asset owners, managers, private equity funds

Hosted by Private Equity International, the RI conference will centre around discussions of the ESG context in Asia, biodiversity, voluntary and regulatory disclosures amongst other things.

29th to 31st October: Verge 24

Location: San Jose, California, USA
Audience: Businesses, policymakers, solution-providers, government officials, startups, and decision-makers.

Verge 24 is a climate tech event that looks to accelerate solutions for climate change, with a focus on buildings, carbon, energy, food, startups, and transportation.

ESG events in November

11th to 24th of November: UN Climate Change Conference (COP29)

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Audience: Governments, policymakers, regulators, businesses, investors, civil society

The most important and all-encompassing global climate change event - The UN Climate Change Conference.  

20th to 21st of November: PEI Responsible Investment Forum

Location: London, UK
Audience: private equity fund managers, institutional investors

Discussions will centre around addressing climate change within a portfolio, regulatory changes, growth in impact investing, value creation in ESG and more.  

27th to 28th of November: Climate Tech show

Location: London
Audience: Investors, media professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, government

Stakeholders of the climate tech industry gather at this conference and tradeshow to participate in two days of discussion, presentations, impact and business opportunities.  

If you would like to find out more about our events this year, contact a member of our team.

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