top of page
Environment Analyst
Global Business Summit 2023

Delivering Real ESG Integration for an Equitable Transition

27-28 June in Chicago, Illinois 

Event partners

transearch usa.jpeg
Event partners
Busy Conference

Environment Analyst does a fantastic job of bringing together diverse perspectives. The Summit was engaging & informative.

Managing Partner,

The Global Business Summit has proved an immensely useful reference for us as we navigate these uncertain times.

Chief Executive,

An interesting and informative

set of sessions.

Global Practice Leader, Environment,
Mott MacDonald

In a rapidly evolving landscape, the Global Business Summit will give you the opportunity to come together with over 150 sustainability consulting leaders, clients and stakeholders to explore how sustainability and ESG drivers are impacting the North American market, learn how to respond to these, and develop strategies to fully integrate ESG within your business and showcase real action.


Join your peers in-person on 27-28 June at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, Illinois to share thought-leadership and get the insights you need to help lead the sustainability transition.


Plus, get critical market intelligence to position your company for growth, benchmark your business against competitors, and inform future investment strategies.

Supported by:

MEIA Logo Horizontal CMYK.png

Event agenda



All timings are in Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Pre-Summit North American Business Leaders’ ForumEffectively Integrating & Operationalizing ESG


We will be hosting an invite-only North American Business Leaders' Forum the day before the Global Business Summit on 26 June at 4:00-5:30pm.

As ESG continues to evolve, so does the landscape within which environmental & sustainability consultants operate. “ESG'' must no longer happen as a separate thread to the reality of day-to-day operations, but needs to be integrated into company strategy and culture, as well as being fully operationalized and embedded into project design and outcomes.


Companies must be bolder in taking a solutions-focused approach, and look to develop roadmaps for scaling ESG delivery across all parts of the business, as well as communicating clearly with clients what ESG is, and isn’t in order to move forward positively. Furthermore, with “ESG”  increasingly becoming caught up in polarized political and societal agendas there is a need to pause and reflect on what this means for the E&S consulting industry.

This forum will provide insight into the activities and objectives of Environment Analyst's ESG Working Group. Two industry executives will then give introductory thoughts on the following topics, before group discussion.

Operationalizing ESG and Developing the Skills Required 

Introduction: Justin Mosquera, Global ESG Business Lead, AECOM 


  • Understanding what “ESG” looks like, and means, to different client groups and how best to support them in their net zero journeys 

  • How can the sector better develop key skills in management consultancy and digital solutions to close the gap in providing clients with a more holistic ESG offering and effectively reach the C-Suite

  • What does environmental and sustainability consultancy look like now and in the future?

Navigating the Polarization & Politicization of ESG

Introduction: Luiz Guimaraes, Global Co-Lead, Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change Services, ERM


  • What role can this industry play in restoring trust in “ESG”?

  • Is it safer to talk to your stakeholders and clients about “sustainability”?

  • Approaches to navigating employee and stakeholder activism, and client projects:  Communication (with employees) or Excommunication (with sunset industries)

  • Gaining clarity in what ESG is, and isn’t and being clear with your clients 

This forum is for Environment Analyst Members attending the Business Summit. If you would like to express interest in attending please contact

Pre-event drinks reception


The evening before the Summit, on Monday 26 June at 5.30pm-7.00pm, we will be holding a networking drinks reception for all Summit attendees, so the Environment Analyst community can reconnect in an informal setting.

2023 agenda

About Environment Analyst

Environment Analyst connects the environmental, ESG and professional services community and provides intelligence to deliver a sustainable transition.


Our trusted, independent market analysis of the global environmental and sustainability consulting sector helps business leaders benchmark their operations and identify strategic opportunities arising from the sustainable transition.


At the Global Business Summit we’ll be sharing the latest findings and data from our global market research, to give you critical insight on the structure, performance, challenges and drivers affecting the sustainability professional services space. The Summit provides a valuable opportunity for Environment Analyst’s community to reconnect in-person and a forum to develop your leadership proposition in this dynamic industry. 

Why attend?

  • Discover how to leverage ESG and net zero opportunities to deliver transformational change 

  • Get critical market intelligence to benchmark your performance and position your company for growth

  • Understand how the financial sector view ESG to support future business growth and investment 

  • Learn how to effectively embed ESG into infrastructure development and project delivery

  • Explore market opportunities from a global network of environmental services firms

  • Develop new partnerships and collaborative relationships with peers and stakeholders

Why attend?

2022 Attendee Breakdown


155 attendees

representing 65 companies from 10 countries


Representing over 73% of US E&S consulting revenue


Spanning 17 industries 
including consultancy, oil & en
ergy, civil engineering, finance & investment, 
and government


65% of attendees were senior level/C-Suite executives

Last year's attendees included


Who were the 2022 speakers?

Christopher Lee Allen

Director | Foreseeable™ Solutions: Net Zero + Nature Positive


Javier A. Baldor

Chief Executive Officer

BST Global

Jessica Barclay

Managing Partner

The Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG)

Alán Bonilla

Director & Lead Analyst Sustainable Finance

S&P Global Ratings

Hugh W. Brown, Jr.

Director, Americas & Head of Financial Services


Jill E. Cooper

ESG Manager

Orion Resource Partners

Cynthia McHale

Senior Director, Investor Engagement Hub & Climate Action 100+


Mark Hall

SVP, Environmental Advisory Services

Montrose Environmental

Peter Hall

Vice President, Global Director for Climate Resilience & ESG


Ross Griffiths

Managing Director

Environment Analyst

Richard Heinberg

Senior Fellow

Post Carbon Institute

Austin Heitmann

Director - Emerging Technology

Montrose Environmental Group

Anthony Kane

President & CEO

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)

Joseph Kinney

​Audit Partner


Tom Lewis

Climate, Resilience & Sustainability Executive Lead


Cris B. Liban

Chief Sustainability Officer

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Chantelle Ludski

Chief Executive Officer - North America

 Anthesis Group


Sharon Minchak

Environmental Market Global Solutions Director


Natalia Moudrak

Managing Director & Climate Resiliency Leader, Public Sector Partnership


Laura Nelson

Associate Director Market Engagement
IFRS Foundation

Josh Nothwang

Global Sustainability Advisory Director


Dennis Papilion

President of Earth & Environment


Ginny Philps

Executive Advisor - Sustainability, Resilience & ESG


Tom Reichert

Global Chief Executive Officer


Susan Reisbord

Executive Vice President, Environmental Services


Brett Roberts

Global Market Leader – Digital Environment


Hugh Sinclair

Vice President – Asset Management National Practice Lead


Peter Skinner

Chief Operating Officer

SLR Consulting

Robert Spencer

Global Head of ESG Advisory Services


Frank Sweet

Global Business Line Chief Executive for Environment


Maren Taylor

Project Manager, Corporate Climate Leadership

Environmental Defense Fund

Eveline van Wezel

Global Sustainability Specialist,


Who should attend?

  • Senior environmental and sustainability consulting executives (CEOs, MDs, E&S Leads/Directors)

  • Corporate Heads of Sustainability

  • Business leaders and investors in the wider green economy

Radisson Blu Aqua Exterior-MEDIUM.jpg



The Summit is taking place at the: 


Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

221 N Columbus Drive


IL 60601

United States

bottom of page