Sustainability initiatives

Working together for a sustainable Sibos

At Sibos we have a clear focus on community and green initiatives.

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

To achieve carbon neutrality by 2025, our first priority is to cut the CO2 emissions generated from Sibos by working in partnership with all our stakeholders to lessen the impact of travel and transportation, reduce waste and optimise resources.

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.

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

Giving something back

Giving something back to the community is an integral part of Sibos. Each year, Sibos works with charity partners that share our values and focuses on children and/or education. This year’s official Sibos charity Teach For All is a partnership of 60 independent organisations that recruits and develops promising future leaders to teach in their nations’ under-resourced schools and communities. Sibos is donating 1,000 hours of training to 40 teachers and with the support of our delegates, and sponsors Bank of America, CGI and Intesa Sanpaolo, we are pleased to have doubled this amount.

Helping the local community

We also encourage our partners to use the local workforce whenever possible, to contribute to the local economy and leave a positive legacy.

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. Each year leading banks from around the world are 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, as well as to champion the importance of these topics in our sessions.


Celebrating women in finance and beyond

The Sibos community comes together each year for a special Women of Sibos networking event to celebrate the importance of female leadership in the financial industry.