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Speaker Nomination

Submission deadline: January 31, 2024

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GreenFin 24 convenes the leading community of finance, investment, accounting and sustainability professionals harnessing the power of financial markets to catalyze the just transition to a net zero economy. GreenFin serves as the premier platform to engage with emerging sustainable finance and investing trends, address key challenges, form valuable connections and explore the latest sustainable financial products and services.

Where and When 

June 17-19, 2024, New York, NY, at the Javits Center

Audience

More than 1,000 participants from across the institutional investment, financial services and corporate sustainability fields join policymakers, key nonprofits and academic leaders. The GreenFin audience is at the leading edge of sustainable finance and investing, so the bar is set high for speaker proposals. 

We are interested in topics that are relevant to environmental and social sustainability within the context of finance and investment, with a focus on large, influential institutions. We like to be surprised by fresh, outside-the-box ideas that may not map exactly to our conference tracks.

Nomination Process

To be considered for a speaking role at GreenFin 24, please review the “What We Value” section and complete the submission form in its entirety. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we will only respond to nominations that we are interested in pursuing by no later than March 8, 2024.

We take a collaborative approach to content creation and will work with selected speakers to refine and evolve proposals for the GreenFin audience — rarely will we accept nominations as-is. To learn more about last year’s program, please visit the GreenFin 23 program page.

Content Tracks

  • ESG Ecosystem: How data is collected and used, and the roles of various players that rate, rank and assess company performance on social and environmental measures.

  • Financing the Transition: The new finance mechanisms and models that can direct the necessary trillions of investments towards a just, net-zero world.

  • Corporate Finance & Reporting: The interaction among companies, investors, regulators and other stakeholders in meeting growing demands for disclosure and transparency.

  • The Investor View: The fast-evolving world of institutional investing, private equity and other investment vehicles in assessing and prodding companies to meet increasingly ambitious social and environmental goals.

  • Natural Capital: How ecosystem health, biodiversity and natural resource management are rising up the investor agenda, and how companies are responding. 

  • The Policy Landscape: How dynamic policy and regulatory developments across jurisdictions are shaping sustainable finance and ESG reporting.

What we value: 

  • How and why: The “what” is interesting, but the “how” and the “why” of sustainable finance are most valuable to the GreenFin audience.

  • Creativity: Submissions that emphasize fresh ideas, new perspectives and novel approaches to challenges help catalyze new ways of thinking and doing.

  • Interactivity and peer-to-peer learning: Facilitating interaction over passive listening better promotes dialogue, empowers active learning and enables participants to spark new connections with fellow attendees. 

  • Proof points and tangible takeaways: Data, metrics and case studies help the audience ground an aspirational story or goal in reality, and help attendees apply similar work in their own companies.

  • Fresh and timely content: What trends, research and tools do sustainable finance professionals need to do their jobs and advance their careers? We are not interested in repackaged presentations given at other conferences.

  • Diversity and inclusivity: We are committed to fostering dialogue among, and elevating the leadership of, speakers with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. This includes maintaining gender parity among speakers and ensuring racial diversity in all programming. We’re specifically looking to prioritize speakers who are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in the program, and appreciate your partnership in ensuring that the conference — and the industry — reflects the world in which we live. We also strive to offer content that holds an inclusive worldview, and create a culture of inclusion.