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SuperReturn Women in Private Markets Forum
3 June 2024
Hilton BerlinBerlin

Championing sustainability at SuperReturn Women in Private Markets

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

Sustainability Initiatives

We are proud to deliver you a sustainable event by launching the initiatives outlined below. 

Digital event guide

Our event is provided in an 100% digital format, 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 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 badges

  • Lanyards are made from recycled PET plastic 

  • Lanyards are collected and recycled post-event. 

Our "Better Stand" Program

Per our commitment to the evolution of the event industry, we aim to ensure that we are delivering the best possible experience for our customers. 

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...

Inspiring sustainability

Our aim is for SuperReturn Women in Private Markets 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. 

Environmental responsible

SuperReturn Women in Private Markets will be run in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner, focusing on:

  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Designing our events to eliminate waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials for every item sourced for the event

Socially responsible

We want SuperReturn Women in Private Markets 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

FasterForward to zero

SuperReturn Women in Private Markets 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 aims to become an ever more sustainable, positive-impact business. Through the FasterForward programme, we are embedding sustainability into everything we do and seizing opportunities to help 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 out more about our approach, follow this link:

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

How are we going further at SuperReturn Women in Private Markets?

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.

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. Our 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