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May 7-9, 2025
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and MarinaSan Diego, CA

Championing sustainability

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 >> 

How are we building a sustainable event?

We believe a sustainable event focuses on three main aims...

Social responsibility

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

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities and measuring our impacts
  • Supporting sponsors and partners in donating to local and industry-related charities

Environmental responsibility

FinovateSpring 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
  • Considering sustainability credentials for every item sourced for the event

Sustainable development

Our aim is for FinovateSpring 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: 

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the fintech market
  • Developing close partnerships with charities, companies and associations and giving them a platform to promote their work in the field
  • Facilitating discussions on pertinent topics including diversity & inclusion, gender balance, sustainability trends, the impact on the environment & more...

Be a part of the sustainable solutions at FinovateSpring 2023!

Here are some ways you can help FinovateSpring accomplish our sustainability goals while at the event with us in San Francisco:

Think before you throw

Recycling and composting bins are located throughout the Marriott Marquis, so you’ll never have to go far to responsibly dispose of your waste. Take a moment to consider what goes where:

  • COMPOST: Coffee, liquid, food
  • RECYCLING: Plastic, aluminum cans, paper, glass bottles, cardboard, pamphlets, flyers
  • LANDFILL: chip bags, plastic wrappers, straws, plastic cups
  • Cut your emissions while onset or at home by taking simple steps to reduce your footprint - learn more here

Bring your favorite reusable water bottle

Filtered water stations will be available throughout the event. Check out our virtual floor plan for of refill and rinse station locations!

Go green in your hotel room

Be sure to take advantage of towel and sheet reuse initiatives that may be offered by your hotel. Don’t forget to turn off all lights and electronics when you leave your room each day! Check out all the sustainability practices of our hotel block here.

Sustainable transportation

San Francisco is a very walkable city and all the hotels in the room block are within walking distance of the venue. If walking or biking to your destination isn’t an option, check out the San Francisco public transportation system here to learn more about to get around the city.