Environment Analyst does a fantastic job of bringing together diverse perspectives. The Summit was engaging & informative.
The Global Business Summit has proved an immensely useful reference for us as we navigate these uncertain times.
An interesting and informative
set of sessions.
Global Practice Leader, Environment,
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.
MONDAY 26 JUNE
All timings are in Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Pre-Summit North American Business Leaders’ Forum: Effectively 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 email@example.com.
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.
Connect with over 130 sustainability leaders
Over 130 sustainability leaders, clients and stakeholders confirmed to attend so far
Representing over 60 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
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
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.
The Summit is taking place at the:
221 N Columbus Drive