Bloomberg Green Festival Sept. 14-18, 2020

In a time where it is easy to feel disconnected from the world around us, we can all take advantage of any opportunity to work towards a better future for our planet. Next week’s Bloomberg Green Festival from September 14th-18th will gather business leaders, artists, and scientists alike for innovative conversations around sustainability

What To Expect

The 5-day immersive virtual festival aims to create a space for solutions-oriented conversations focussing on sustainability, design, culture, food, technology, science, politics, and entertainment. The festival activities include panels, presentations, open conversations, and interactive experiences. The overall focus will be on climate action, informing on thinkers, scientists, and practitioners at the forefront of this field. 

The festival has four overarching themes which make the festival interesting for a wide variety of people:

Business and Finance

In recent years, many people have worked to innovate in the corporate and finance fields to yield positive outcomes for both businesses and the planet. During the festival, leaders in business and finance will discuss the changes they have made to protect the environment and why they have made those changes.

Science, Data, and Insights

Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change providing scientific, inarguable evidence for climate change, there is now a more defined set of agreed-upon facts regarding global warming. The festival will engage top scientists to discuss what the world can currently be doing to prevent or lessen global warming.

Policy and Influence

Policies can be extremely influential in fighting climate change, providing incentives for more environmentally-friendly practices. In addition, recent government-provided economic recovery packages can provide the needed resources to promote these actions. The festival will bring in lawmakers, policymakers, and government executives to discuss these issues and future plans.

Arts and Culture

In recent years, we have seen a rise in the influence that culture has upon people’s desire to prevent climate change. People are often more willing to change their daily practices if they are being encouraged to do so by people with a strong public image that they associate with positive experiences. The festival will bring in cultural influencers and activists to discuss why they’re promoting climate action and how they are doing so.

Prominent Speakers

The festival’s speakers include Bill Gates, the Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation; Carter Roberts, the President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund; and Rostin Behnam, a Commissioner for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as well as many other leading experts in their respective fields. Topics of conversation include Covid’s impact on the planet; circular economies; and the role of policy, power, and law in climate action.

Get Registered

You can join this influential global group of people who are passionate about climate action by registering here. There are events across each of the five days usually at 8-9 AM EST, 10-11 AM EST, 12-1 PM EST, and 2-3 PM EST.