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Please note this is a non exhuastative list, it is designed to be a helpful tool / working document. All events can be found in first tab, but we have also segmented by Category in other tabs. Think something is missing or spotted a mistake? Let us know at nicole.ng@leadersquest.org!
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SUMMARY2021
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HOST ORGANIZATIONSECTORAUDIENCELOCATIONMarch '21April '21May '21June '21July '21August '21September '21October '21November '21December '21Notes
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Adaptation Futures 2020Major climate conveningAcademics / scientists / policy makersIndiaAdaptation Futures Conference (4-8)
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Africa Development Bank Annual MeetingFinanceFinanceAccra6th Annual Meetings of ADB and 47th Annual Meeting of the African Development Fund (24-28)
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African Green Revolution ForumLand UseMulti-stakeholderRwandaAGRF Summit held in 2020 (8-11 Sept)
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Austrian World Summit (The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative)Major climate conveningMulti-stakeholderAustria
one of the largest environmental gatherings in the world and provides a platform for highlighting concrete solutions and measures from global decision-makers committed to preserving a healthy planet and decarbonizing the economy by 2050.
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B7 - Business SummitBusinessB7 (10-12)The Business 7 (B7) Summit is a mainstay of the G7 Presidency calendar. Led by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the three-day virtual summit will bring together leading business organisations from across the G7 countries , with the senior Government Ministers in attendance. The first day of the B7 will be a CEO summit, which will look to showcase companies that are taking ambitious climate action through committing to the Race to Zero. The B7 is a key stepping stone in the build up to COP26, galvanising business ambition and showcasing breakthroughs in the climate and nature space and an opportunity to deliver on a number of key climate objectives.
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B CorpSustainabilityBusinessAnnual Champions retreat (date TBD)
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Biden SummitApril 22 Earth Day https://www.dw.com/en/us-joe-biden-signs-climate-directives-announces-april-summit/a-56365062"Biden also said the United States will host a climate assembly on April 22 where it is expected to strengthen its carbon reduction pledges under the Paris Agreement on climate change, where the goal is to limit global warming to to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”
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BloombergNEF (Regional Events)EnergyBusiness / FinanceVirtual; UK; USA; ChinaBNEF Summit
(12-13; Timing TBD, EDT), New York
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BRICS SummitMajor International EventGovernments / Policy MakersIndiaBRICS Summit, India TBC(date TBD) →
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Blueprint for Better BusinessSustainabilityBusinessVirtualPanel event – Agitating for Change (31)
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BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)SustainabilityBusinessVirtualBusiness & Climate Summit, Paris (20-21)
The annual BSR Conference is one of the longest-running and most well-regarded sustainability conferences. We convene more than more than 1000 participants (onsite and virtually) from around the world, including senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and governments.
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Business Ambition for 1.5 DegreesClimate focused initiativeBusiness
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Business for NatureLand use / OceansBusiness / NGOsVirtual
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BusinessGreenClimate focused initiativeBusinessUK
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Business RoundtableSustainabilityBusiness
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Cambridge ZeroClimate focused initiativeScientists / Academics / Entrepreneurs
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C40 CitiesHuman settlementMayors / CitiesAustraliaMayor's Summit (TBD)
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CBD COP15 Major International EventGovernment / Policy MakersColombia, ChinaCBD COP, Kunming, China (11-24)
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CDPClimate focused initiativeBusinessVirtual
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CDSB (Climate Disclosure Standards Board)Climate focused initiativeBusiness / NGOsVirtual
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CeresSustainabilityBusiness / financeVirtualDigital Investor Conference 22-25100% digital/combo
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ChangeNOW SustainabilityCivil SocietyVirtual ChangeNOW Summit (27-29)
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CIFF (Children's Investment Fund Foundation)SustainabilityCivil SocietyVirtual
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Citizen Climate Action campaign Climate focused initiativeCivil Society
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City and FinancialClimate focused initiativeFinance
FCA, OECD, UN PRI, European Commission, Blackrock, and many others

https://www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/events/esg-sustainability-achieving-alpha-in-uncertain-times-a-city-financial-global-virtual-summit-/event-summary-c00d30a4b6ff46f2ac4147f35ee4b489.aspx?5S,P1,42f11013-4221-4001-89fa-5f210a20252d=&i=42f11013-4221-4001-89fa-5f210a20252d
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Climate Action Pacific Partnership (CAPP)Major climate conveningGovernment / Policy MakersCook Islands
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Climate BreakthroughsIndustrySteel, Hydrogen, Shipping, NbS27th
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Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI)Climate focused initiativePhilanthropyVirtual; USA
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Club of RomeSustainabilityGovernment and policy makers / Civil Society / Scientists and AcademicsBelgium
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Coalition for Urban TransitionsCitiesGovernment and policy makers / Local governments / cities and mayorsMexico, Global
Jointly managed by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Ross Center. Our work is generously funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through collaborations with partner organisations and a small number of private voluntary donations.

Our flagship global report – Climate Emergency, Urban Opportunity – is funded by UK aid from the UK government; the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany; Ministry of the Environment, Sweden; and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
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CommonwealthMajor international EventGovernment and policy makersRwanda
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Conscious CapitalismConvenerBusiness / EntrepreneursUSA
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Consumer Goods ForumIndustryBusinessUSACGF Summit (22-25; Timing TBD, EDT), New York
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COP26 / High Level Champions / UNFCCCMajor climate conveningBusinessUKPre-COP Summit (Sept 30 - Oct 2)Windsor Castle Global Investment Summit (19)COP-26 (1-12; Timing TBD, BST), Glasgow
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COP26 / High Level Champions / UNFCCCMajor climate conveningGovernment / Policy MakersVirtual; Japan; Germany; UKCOP-26 (1-12; Timing TBD, BST), Glasgow
The Council for Sustainable Business gives the UK Business community a voice in the development of environmental policy, and this summit will explore how we can work together to tackle climate change and enhance biodiversity. At our summit, we’ll explore how UK businesses can deliver carbon neutrality and enhance biodiversity, and how government can help us achieve our goals – helping to position the UK as a world-leading nation in the fight against the climate crisis.
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COP26 / High Level Champions / UNFCCCMajor climate conveningYouthUK; ItalyCOP-26 (1-12; Timing TBD, BST), Glasgow
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COP26 / High Level Champions / UNFCCCMajor climate conveningGovernment / Policy MakersUK; ItalyCOP-26 (1-12; Timing TBD, BST), Glasgow
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COP26 Faith Leaders EventMajor climate conveningFaith leadersUK; ItalyThe Holy See, UK and Italy will convene a meeting of faith leaders and scientists in the Vatican [1-day event for 25-30 senior leaders in February 2021 tbc] to build momentum for COP26. The meeting will make proposals for COP26 and urge people of faith to take action on climate change.
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Copa América football tournamentKey international eventCivil SocietyArgentina; ColombiaCopa América football tournament (Timing TBD, ART-COT)(11 June to 11 July; Timing TBD, COT-ART), Colombia and Argentina
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Copenhagen Fashion SummitApparelFashion12-13
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CountdownMajor climate conveningMulti-stakeholderVirtual; UKCountdown Summit
(12-15, Edinburgh
+ Investor day on 11

Countdown Global Livestream (30)
Countdown TEDx events (Oct 30 - Dec 31)-->
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Davos SingaporeEconomistsSingapore17-20
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Earth Day Network Climate focused initiativeCivil SocietyVirtualEarth Day, 22Focused on (a) restore our earth; (b) Vote Earth; and (c) climate literacy
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Earthshot Climate focused initiativeMulti-stakeholderUKEarthshot Awards Ceremony (16), London
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EAT FoundationLand UsMulti-stakeholderVirtual
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The EconomistFinanceFinance / BusinessVirtual
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Energy CitiesEnergyCitiesBelgium; UK; VirtualRepresents 1000 towns and cities in 30 Countries
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Ethical CorpSustainabilityBusiness / Civil SocietyVirtual; UK; USA
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EU-China SummitMajor international EventGovernments / policy makersGermany
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EU Green WeekMajor international EventGovernments / policy makersEU Green Week (May 31-Jun 04)
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European Conference on Sustainable Cities and TownsHuman settlementMulti-stakeholderGermany
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European CouncilMajor international EventGovernment / policy makers
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Exponential RoadmapClimate focused initiativeBusiness
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Financial sector initiatives FinanceFinanceUK
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The Financial Times (FT)FinanceFinance / BusinessVirtual
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G20Major international Event
Governments / policy makers / finance
Virtual; Saudi Arabia; USAG20 Rome Summit (30-31)
https://g20.org/en/g20/Pages/events.aspx

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ater, Climate, Oceans all on G20's high level agenda
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G20Major international EventBusinessSaudi Arabia
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G20Major international EventCivil SocietySaudi Arabia
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G20Major international EventScientistsSaudi Arabia
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G20Major international EventResearch expertsSaudi Arabia
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G20Major international EventMayors / CitiesSaudi Arabia
Focus of U20 White Paper on natural infrastructure for climate mitigation, adaptation, and biodiversity for cities.
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G20Major international EventWomenSaudi Arabia
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G20Major international EventYouthSaudi Arabia
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G7Major international Event
Governments / policy makers
VirtualG7 Leaders Summit (11-13)
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Glastonbury Festival Major international EventCivil SocietyUKGlastonbury Festival (23-27)
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Global Citizen: Global Goal LiveMajor international EventCivil SocietyVirtualGlobal Goal Live: The Possible Dream (25; Timing TBD)
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Global Commons AllianceMajor climate conveningBusiness / Government / NGOs / ScientistsVirtual
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GreenBizSustainabilityCivil SocietyVirtual Circularity 21 (15-17)
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Green Climate FundClimate focused initiativeFinanceVirtual
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GSMA Net Zero EventEnergy / IndustryMobileVirtual20th
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HCWH WebinarSustainabilityHealthcareVirtual26th
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I4C (Innovate for Climate), part of World Bank and IMF GroupClimate focused initiativeFinance / Government / Business / TechnologySpain; Virtual
I4C is a platform that promotes dialogue among the public and private sectors on innovative ways to mobilize finance towards climate action. It is the preeminent global conference where leaders from government, industry, business, finance, and technology gather to envision the next generation of climate-smart solutions with the potential to transform the global economy.
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IEAEnergy / TransportGovernments and policy makersVirtual; South Africa
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International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)OtherBusinessVirtual; USA; Cyprus; France, Nigeria, Hong Kong- 5th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration
(2-4; 9-16:10h; WAT), Lagos

- 6th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration
(22-23; 8:30hrs; HKT), hong Kong
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ICLEIHuman settlementLocal governments / cities and mayorsVirtual
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ICSDKey international eventMulti-stakeholderItaly
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IIGCC (The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change)Climate focused initiativeFinance
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IMF and World Bank Group (WBG)OverarchingFinance / policy makersUSA; MoroccoWorld Bank / IMF Spring Meetings
(9-11; Timing TBD, PDT)
Annual Meetings
(15-19; Timing TBD, WEST), Marrakech
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International Coalition for Sustainable InfastructureCitiesGovernment and policy makers / Local governments / cities and mayors
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International Water Resources Association (IWRA)WaterBusiness / academicsSouth Korea
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IPCCMajor climate conveningScientists / Governments and policy makers
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IUCNKey international eventGovernmentFrance
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London Climate WeekClimate focused initiativeBanks, Asset Owners, TechLondon(26 June to 4 July)
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NGFS (Network for greening the financial system)FinanceFinanceHungary; France
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Mission Possible (WEF)Energy / IndustryBusiness / finance / NGOs / academics and scientists
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OECDFinanceFinanceFrance
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Olympic GamesKey international eventCivil SocietyJapan2020 Summer Olympics(23 July to 8 Aug; 9-23h JST), Tokyo
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One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B)Land UseBusiness
International cross-sectorial, action-oriented business coalition on biodiversity with a specific focus on agriculture, initiated within French President Macron’s One Planet Lab framework, launched at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on 23 September 2019. The coalition is determined to drive transformational systemic change
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One Planet SummitMajor climate conveningMulti-stakeholderFrance
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ParalympicsKey international eventCivil SocietyJapan2020 Summer Paralympics(24 Aug to 5 Sept; 10-23h JST), Tokyo
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Petersberg Climate Dialogues 2021 Major climate conveningMulti-stakeholderPetersberg Climate Dialogues (26-27)
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PotsdamTransportBusiness
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Potsdam - Nobel Prize SummitKey international eventScientists / policy makers / Business / YouthUSAOur Planet, Our Future. Nobel Prize Summit (26-28)
20 Nobel Laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and today’s youth leaders to explore the question: What can be achieved in this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all of humanity?
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Project EveryoneSustainabilityMulti-stakeholderPositioning SDGs as a roadmap to Building Back Better
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RE100EnergyBusinessUK; Virtual; Taiwan; Netherlands