Our Commitment to Sustainability
London Tech Week’s purpose is to showcase how tech is transforming both business and society by driving important conversations around transformation, diversity and innovation.
Our purposeful content tackles pressing issues facing society today, providing opportunities for the talent of today and tomorrow to develop and thrive, and drives momentum on inclusivity in tech by building the reputation of London as the most open, innovative and inclusive city in the world.
We are committed to running our event in an environmentally and socially responsible way. We also want to go further and inspire the sustainable development of the industry we serve. We gather the tech eco-system and provide a platform for decision makers, industry leaders and entrepreneurs to implement change.
The Entrepreneur Ship
We are a Community Partner for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge race, where David and Guy will be rowing from La Gomera to Antigua, hoping to become the oldest pair ever to complete the crossing.
The purpose of this challenge is to raise awareness of the benefits of entrepreneurship in all its aspects, while focusing on the development of social entrepreneurs and raising funds for a charity that finds, funds and supports them. The funds will be donated to UnLtd, a foundation for social entrepreneurs, whose aim is to develop a generation of social leaders with enduring impact.
London Borough Spotlight
At London Tech Week we shine the spotlight on London Borough’s championing local start up heroes, established tech companies, social enterprise initiatives, innovators and educators in tech. Discover the change makers that are in your street, engage with tech solutions for the future, take part in STEM based activities to ignite future creators, ambassadors and champions of tech. This initiative celebrates the companies, people and enterprises that are innovators in tech and in the local communities.
Founded at London Tech Week in 2020, BIBA inspires and equips girls with the skills and experience they need in order to meet the growing demand for jobs in the technology sector and bridge the gap for Women in STEM. The first breakthrough for BIBA arrived at LTW, when the team met Nikita, whose expertise in coding has spearheaded the development of BIBA.
Celebrating Champions of Sustainability
All of the London Tech Week awards categories all aim to celebrate individuals or organisations who are contributing to sustainable development in the technology industry.
The categories include: Outstanding Contribution to Improving Digital Skills, Inspiring Leader of the Year Award, Build Back Better Award and Tech for Impact Startup of the Year.
London Tech Week Areas of Focus and Examples
Inspiring Sustainable Development
We focus on: Using our content and partnerships to help support the sustainability of the market our event serves and inspiring our stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event.
Our efforts include:
- Our 2021 themes tackle the most pressing issue facing today to demonstrate how tech can have a positive impact on society from D&I, to Impact Tech and Digital Skills.
- Empowering the next generation through our startup programmes, including the The F Factor programme which is aligned to UN SDG’s
- Strong focus on the diversity of the event with key events such as accelerateHER.
- Purposeful partnerships with charities and non-for-profits
Running an Environmentally Responsible Event
We focus on: Reducing our event’s carbon emissions, creating less waste and considering the sustainability credentials of the items sourced for the event.
Our efforts include:
- Informa Tech, the producers of London Tech Week, are committed to achieving Carbon Net Zero and Zero Waste
- Focus on Carbon & Waste reduction as well as sustainable procurement of goods
Running a Socially Responsible Event
We focus on: Doing business safely and ethically, ensuring our event is a welcoming environment for all, considering wellbeing and accessibility and creating a positive impact on our host cities
Our efforts include:
- Attendee wellbeing available through activities to improve mental and physical health
- Platform accessibility
- Through content such as the ongoing 12 Clusters Campaign, the event brings investment and recognition to different areas, while celebrating tech for good and its impact on the community.
The Bigger Picture
Global Festival Series
London Tech Week is part of a leading global tech festival series, with the shared mission of uniting the global tech ecosystem to inspire impactful innovation, building a better digital world for both business and society.
Our year-round global festivals across London, Asia and Africa bring together the best of the world’s founders, enterprises, investors, policy makers and innovative thinkers to discover the latest trends, build global connections and drive the power of tech as a force for good.
Moving Faster Forward with Informa
London Tech Week is part of the Informa Group. Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment.
We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve. Explore our work, including our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives.
Your London Tech Week Opportunity
London Tech Week offers charities and non-profits unparalleled opportunity to tell their story to a wider audience. If you'd like to partner with us in 2021 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Each year we offer a select number of free speaker, blog and interview opportunities.