ESG has become increasingly prominent over the past decade, serving as a critical factor for investors, employers, consumers, lawmakers and voters alike.
Several events and conferences are scheduled for the next year that target executives and corporate leaders in the sustainable business space, providing opportunities to connect and engage in discussions around how to incorporate ESG into their respective company frameworks.
Upcoming conferences will touch on sustainable finance, corporate strategy and governance, climate change, supply chain, social impact and more. While most events have returned to in-person formats, some are still offering a hybrid option.
Here are some of the most notable ESG conferences taking place in the U.S. this upcoming year. However, this is not an exhaustive inventory — we’ll continue to update this list as new events are announced.
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Feb. 12-14 in Phoenix
GreenBiz 24 is for sustainable business professionals and leaders beyond the sustainability function, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, heads of legal, supply chain, human resources, investor relations. Topics for discussion include what's next in decarbonization, biodiversity, supply chains and strategic communications.
Responsible Business USA
March 26-27 in New York
The Reuters event, titled “Responsible Business USA 2024,” brings together CEOs, senior sustainability, legal, communications and finance executives to share ideas and insights on how to collaborate, communicate, and comply with sustainability regulations and integrate it into operations.
April 22-26 in Dallas
EarthX2024 Congress of Conferences gathers environmentalists, conservationists, scientists, academics, entrepreneurs, advocates and political leaders engaged in the environmental space.
May 22-24 in Chicago
Circularity 24 is targeted at professionals in corporate strategy, sustainability product design, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, finance, as well as entrepreneurs, nonprofits and trade associations, investors, public agencies and policy experts. Tracks include business innovation and strategy, policies, materials, next-gen products and packaging, social impacts and supply chain.
Sustainability Week US
June 12-13 in New York
Sustainability professionals are meeting more challenges in achieving their targets, from complex laws and reporting rules to a need for change in company culture and staff skills. This hybrid event, hosted by the Economist, will bring together businesses, policymakers and government. One-on-one meetings and exclusive closed-room sessions such as the CSO Leaders’ Club will provide insight on how to achieve success.
June 18-20 in New York
GreenFin 24 will convene institutional investors, corporate finance and sustainability executives, financial institutions and sustainable finance and investing policymakers. Last year's registrants represented more than $60 trillion in assets under management and $4 trillion in assets owned. Tracks include corporate finance and reporting, ESG ecosystem, financing the transition, natural capital, policy and the investor view.
Aspen Institute: Aspen ESG Summit
July 9-11 in Aspen, Colorado
The Aspen ESG Summit 2024 is designed as a dialogue among business leaders, along with long-term investors, corporate governance experts and those who advise, prod and regulate business. This year's theme is the Transformation Agenda.
Climate Week NYC
Sept 22-29 in New York
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 program brings together the most senior international figures from business, government, civil society and the climate sector.
Oct. 29-31 in San Jose, California
Verge 24 is a climate tech event, bringing together leaders from business, government, solution providers and startups. Tracks include buildings, carbon, energy, food, startup and transport.
ESG Investment North America 2024
Late October in New York
The Reuters event, titled "From Complexity to Clarity: Unlocking ESG’s Investment Value and Delivering Real Impact," convenes senior decision-makers spanning institutional investors, policymakers, data providers, standard setters, banks, and businesses to share strategic insight, case studies and practical solutions to help set realistic targets and create efficient shareholder relationships.