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20-22 October 2021
The Grimaldi ForumMonaco

Championing sustainability at FundForum International

We're committed to running events which are both environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. From dedicated debates on the agenda, to radical changes in the way we build our exhibition - here is a breakdown of how we are embedding sustainability in everything we do.

FasterForward to zero

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 FundForum International 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

FundForum International 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 FundForum International 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 investment management 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...

How are we going further at FundForum International?

The Grimaldi Forum

ISO 14001 certified

The Grimaldi Forum is one of Europe's first congress and culture centres to hold ISO 14001:2015 environmental management certification. 

Their eco-responsibility movement involves the implementation of measures including: introduction of waste sorting, recycling of carpeting and PVC signage sheeting, using ecocertified products, reducing electricity consumption by using low-voltage light bulbs etc.

Access for people with reduced mobility

All spaces of the Grimaldi Forum are accessible for people with reduced mobility, thanks to elevators serving all the establishment.

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World-class content on sustainability & impact investing

FundForum International is located at the same venue as the Sustainability & Impact Investor Forum, an event dedicated to setting the standards for sustainable investing.

Themes to be discussed include:

  • The rise of crypto in the age of ESG
  • Shifting allocation preferences in sustainable, impact and thematic funds
  • What investing for net zero looks like in developed and emerging markets 
  • New opportunities for asset management to help the needs of society and the wider economy

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Supporting our sponsors and exhibitors

More than 80% of our attendees tell us that they care that our events are run in a responsible manner. That's why we're working more closely than ever with our sponsors and exhibitors to ensure we all commit to doing the right thing for our customers, colleagues, and the communities we serve. 

Every exhibiting sponsor is provided with a 10 point checklist to help plan their presence at the event including information on donating to local and industry charities and how to engage with attendees on their stands without prize giveaways or hard copy flyers/leaflets/brochures being handed out.

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Sustainable water source

We have partnered with Canowater for FundForum International 2021, providing you with a sustainable source of drinking water throughout the event. 

Resealable and fully recyclable, the cans of water allow you to ditch single-use plastic and they take up less space and weigh less than glass bottles. 

Simply head to our exhibition hall to pick up your can when you arrive in Monaco!

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