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Global Business Summit 2023

Delivering Real ESG Integration for an Equitable Transition

27-28 June in Chicago, Illinois 

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The Global Business Summit 2023 took place on 27-28 June in Chicago, Illinois and brought together the sustainability community to share thought-leadership and get critical insights to help lead the sustainability transition.

Over 160 sustainability consulting leaders, clients and stakeholders, from over 70 companies and 15 industries, came together to explore how to respond to the sustainability and ESG drivers impacting the North American market, and develop strategies to fully integrate ESG within their businesses.

The date and location for the 2024 Summit will be announced shortly. If you would like to get involved with the 2024 Summit please get in touch with

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CEO, Bernhard Capital Partners

“The focus of this conference was perfect - excellent presentations and panels"

Over 160 sustainability leaders joined us in Chicago

The 2023 Global Business Summit brought together....

  • Over 160 sustainability leaders, clients and stakeholders

  • Representing over 70 companies

  • Spanning 15 industries including energy, utilities, transport, legal, manufacturing, finance and investment, government and consultancy

  • Over 70% of attendees are senior level/C-Suite executives


2023 Global Business Summit photos © Environment Analyst. These photos may be shared but must be credited to Environment Analyst.

2023 Summit Agenda



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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
Why attend?

What can the Global Summit offer you?

  • 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

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


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. 

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