Championing sustainability at the world's leading private equity event.
At SuperReturn International, we are 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.
We are proud to deliver you a sustainable event by launching the initiatives outlined below.
Digital event guide
Our event guide will be delivered in a 100% digital format this year, significantly reducing our usage of paper products during the live experience.
We'll have QR codes onsite that attendees can easily scan with their smartphone to pull up the agenda on their mobile devices.
Eliminate other printed materials
No physical mail promotional material referring to the conference
Use of digital signage wherever possible
Food and beverage
Significant efforts are made to reduce food waste by anticipating precise delegate numbers
Menus are seasonal and regional, resulting in reduction of meat overall
Chinaware and cutlery are offered whenever possible. In cases where disposables are necessary, we have switched to biodegradable materials (e.g. coffee cups)
Lanyards and name badges
Lanyards selected are made from recycled PET plastic which can then be recycled again at the end of the event
Lanyards are ensured to be collected and fully recycled post-event.
Our "better stand" program
Per our commitment to the evolution of the exhibition industry, we aim to ensure that we are delivering the best possible experience for our customers.
We believe that by moving away from the use of disposable exhibition booths, we will improve the ease, quality, safety, and sustainability of the exhibitor experience at our events.
We encourage our exhibitors to minimize handouts by utilizing our digital download QR code technology at their booths.
We will use renewable energy
We will ensure all added lighting is energy efficient
Encouraging train travel
We encourage delegates based in Germany, or close neighbouring countries, to use the train to travel to Berlin.
We will have shuttles between venues to encourage use of shared transportation, rather than individual taxis.
We encourage walking as the best mode of transport as all hotels are within walking distance!
How are we building a sustainable event?
We believe a sustainable event focuses on three main aims...
Our aim is for SuperReturn 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 private capital market
- Developing close partnerships with associations and giving them a platform to promote their organisations
- Facilitating discussions on pertinent topics including diversity & inclusion, ESG, sustainability, the impact on the environment & more. We have a whole day devoted to these issues at the ESG Summit on 6 June
SuperReturn International will be run in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner, focusing on:
We want SuperReturn 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
How are we going further at SuperReturn International?
InterContinental Hotel, Berlin
The InterContinental Hotel, Berlin, is certified as LEED, Gold – the green building rating system. It is also certified as a level 4 Leader, leading the way in the GreenEngage programme.
- Electricity is 100% sourced from renewable energy
- Comprehensive recycling system in place
- Motion sensors in public places to reduce energy consumption
- Replacement of obsolete technical equipment (chillers, fan coils etc)with energy efficient equipment
- In room bulk size refillable amenities to reduce plastic waste
Supporting our sponsors and exhibitors
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.
In keeping with our sustainability aims at SuperReturn events we are asking that exhibitors do not provide giveaways at this event and we would like all of our attendees to embrace this sustainability goal with us.
Instead, SuperReturn events will provide QR codes to exhibitors that can be shown at their stands so that attendees can download materials such as white papers or brochures, or to simply share their details with exhibitors. Please support our aims by downloading our exhibitors’ QR codes.
Women in Private Markets Forum
Fostering networks among female private equity professionals.
The forum will bring together institutional investors, fund managers and the surrounding industry, providing a platform for women to discuss the latest trends in PE in a relaxed and inclusive environment.
The ESG summit helps attendees to achieve superior returns whilst creating a more sustainable world.
The summit includes leading investors and companies that are driving positive outcomes across the full spectrum of ESG considerations: evaluating carbon performance, climate impact, waste reduction, sustainable sourcing, disclosure frameworks & standards and much more.
Charity partner: Impetus
Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, by making sure they get the right support to succeed in school, work and life.
Over 2 million young people live in poverty in Britain today. They are 40% less likely to get good GCSEs, 40% less likely to make it to university twice as likely to be out of a job or study after school. jobs.
We find, build and fund high potential charities. We have a unique approach to working with our charities. We provide them with long term, unrestricted core funding, the expertise of our dedicated investment team and access to our world class pro-bono network.
Charity partner: Mental Health Resource
Mental Health Resource provide safe spaces and person-centred mental health support to help people who have complex, enduring mental health conditions improve their wellbeing. Their clients have conditions including anxiety, depression, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, self-harm and bi-polar and often struggle with low self-esteem and sometimes lack skills to manage stressful life events.
Their 4 non-judgemental, community-focused and supportive projects are:
- The Hub: a friendly wellbeing centre.
- Reachout: Confidential, self-help support groups based out in the community.
- Reachout Youth: Helping young people share stories, develop coping strategies and make new friends.
- Assert: A specialist advocacy service provided to those detained under the Mental Health Act.
FasterForward to zero
SuperReturn International is part of Informa Connect and the Informa Group. Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment. For this reason, Informa developed the FasterForward approach to sustainable business.
Informa’s aim is to become an ever more sustainable, positive impact business. Through the FasterForward programme, we are embedding sustainability into everything we do and seizing opportunities from helping our customers and markets do the same.
FasterForward is a structured three-part programme with ambitious commitments and a wide range of activities, covering Informa's business operations, our brands and products and our broader community impact. To find more about our approach, follow this link: https://www.informa.com/sustainability/faster-forward/.
When it comes to sustainability, we’re moving FasterForward.
Informa plc is ranked #1 in the media sector globally in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2022. Read more here: Informa achieves top global ranking in Media Sector in leading ESG Index