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14-15 March, 2023
Intercontinental O2London, England

Championing sustainability at FinovateEurope

At FinovateEurope, we are committed to running events which are both environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. Here is a breakdown of how we are embedding sustainability in everything we do.

Faster Forward with Informa

FasterForward is Informa’s approach to sustainability, moving faster to become a zero waste and net zero carbon business. 

A series of activities and commitments carried out between 2020-2025 will ensure our events become ever more sustainable, delivering a truly positive impact to the markets we serve. We will also actively help our partners, customers and wider markets to achieve the same.

Our FasterForward commitments include:

  • Become carbon neutral across our events by 2025
  • Halve the waste generated through our events by 2025
  • Embed sustainability inside 100% of our events by 2025

See the full list of commitments and find out more >> 

Finovate's commitment to sustainable events

We are making social accountability, environmental responsibility, and sustainable development a priority for all of our events, including FinovateEurope. We’ve broken down our commitments into the following three areas:

Social responsibility

We want FinovateEurope to be run in a socially responsible manner. To do so, we are focusing on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Ensuring the event is accessible to all
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity in our attendees and on our stage. At FinovateEurope, 50% of our speakers will be female and 50% male, and we’ve also implemented scholarship programs for demoing companies with female and BIPOC founders

Environmental responsibility

FinovateEurope will be run in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner, focusing on:

  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste and discouraging giveaways from exhibitor stands and media partners
  • Pushing our suppliers to source every item for our events in a sustainable way

Sustainable development

Our aim is for FinovateEurope to promote long-term sustainable development - in the way that we run the event but also in how it's implemented in the market as a whole. We are committing to: 

  • Supporting fintech’s sustainability with our 35 under 35 project, designed to bring young professionals into the space
  • Developing close partnerships with companies, and associations that promote a sustainable fintech ecosystem like the EWPN, with whom we’ve developed our Women in Leadership Forum
  • Facilitating discussions on pertinent topics, including diversity & inclusion, gender balance, sustainability trends, the impact on the environment, and more.