Sustainability initiatives

Working together for a sustainable Sibos

As part of our long-term Sibos strategy, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and driving positive change in the world around us. We recognise sustainability is also fundamental to the business strategies of Sibos delegates and exhibitors.

Sibos includes a broad range of initiatives to support our commitment to sustainability. The programme is designed to make it as easy as possible for the entire Sibos community to work together to deliver a more sustainable Sibos.

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Protecting our environment

The Sibos reforestation campaign

Offset travel emissions

Reforestation is one of the best ways to reduce global warming, and also contributes to biodiversity, restoring soil, improving air quality and alleviating poverty. Sibos contributes to this cause year on year, and together with London delegates funded the growth of over 85,000 trees in 2019. Every tree counts.

Discover more about WeForest

WeForest - The nursery produces a wide range of native trees and plants are then sold to farmers.
Reduce waste and promote sustainable sourcing

Smart stand design, repurposing and recycling

Sustainability is at the heart of the design and production of all Sibos and SWIFT exhibition features. Sustainability guidelines are provided for all exhibitors to help them create and manage more sustainable stands. Exhibitors can repurpose and recycle any unavoidable waste via partnerships with our venues.

Offer more sustainable food choices

Buying local, catering for all tastes

Sibos offers a range of locally sourced, seasonal catering to attendees, with more plant-based options available.

Caring for the community

Dream big!

Empowering young people through sport and recreation

Every year, Sibos supports local community initiatives as part of our work to promote equality and diversity, and for 2020 we’re partnering with Dream Big!. The Boston charity empowers girls through sport and recreation to contribute positively to their health and wellbeing.
Through the Dream Big! Challenge, supported by the Sibos community, we are aiming to raise enough money to buy 100 pair of sneakers, 100 basketballs and 100 uniform kits for girls from economically disadvantaged communities.

Promoting equality and diversity

STAR scholarship

Enabling talent to shine

The STAR scholarship fosters the development of women in finance, providing them with opportunities to expand their networks and expertise. Leading banks from around the world will be invited to nominate a high potential, ambitious female employee to participate.

Diversity on show

Showcasing the Sibos community

The Sibos conference programme is carefully curated to ensure it features speakers from a broad range of regions, cultures and backgrounds, reflecting the inclusivity and diversity of the Sibos community.

Networking

Celebrating women in finance and beyond

The Sibos community comes together each year for a special networking event to celebrate the women who have inspired throughout history and the importance of female leadership in the financial industry. This year it’s going digital, more details will be available soon.