Based in London, The Economist is a weekly English-language publication that addresses current affairs in international relations and economics from a global perspective.
The publication is owned by The Economist Group, a publishing company 50% controlled by the Rothschild and Agnelli families.1 The other 50% of the shares are owned by private investors, including the magazine's employees.2 The staff consists of more than 75 journalists from five continents. An editorial board is responsible for choosing the editor-in-chief, who cannot be dismissed without their consent.
The Economist follows a liberal editorial line that supports economic freedom, free trade, globalization, immigration, and cultural liberalism, and has been defined by themselves as "a product of the liberalism of Adam Smith and David Hume
Among other things, it seeks to influence political and economic decision-makers, so its target audience is upper class and familiar with economic language. The publication has been recognized in the journalistic field for the rigor and excellence of its articles.
Upcoming Events by Economist Impact
In addition to running its publication, Economist Impact also enables businesses to drive action on sustainability through its hybrid events. Economist Impact addresses the world's most influential audiences on key issues, including sustainability, health, and the changing face of globalization.
Economist Impact events bring informed analysis and intelligent debate to life on stage and virtually. Each year, the group hosts more than 160 in-person and virtual events, bringing together global audiences with world-class thought leaders for guided debates on topics such as sustainability, trade, the future of technology, and work.
Its events provide a platform for companies, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and governments to deliver their messages to targeted and engaged audiences, make connections, and engage business leaders around the world.
Speakers that will be in attendance at this year’s events will be representing companies such as Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade Foundation, H&M, Versace, and Allbirds
The 8th edition taking place this year, Economist Impact’s Sustainability Week helps companies become sustainable faster.
It’s considered the business-friendly independent guide to sustainability, helping The Economist’s readers cut through greenwashing and achieve their sustainability goals and deliver results that have real business value. It enables businesses, policymakers, financiers, investors, NGOs and others to achieve sustainability goals faster.
In 2023, this week returns with an even bigger and better event to help us achieve these goals even more effectively. From March 29-31, the event will gather 1,000 attendees, 300 speakers and 50 exhibitors at the Business Design Centre in London, and is also available online.
Sustainability Week US
Economist Impact's 3rd Annual Sustainability Week US is an event that makes a difference through its focus on immediate action by governments and organizations, with the goal of creating a better, much more sustainable, adaptable and resilient world tomorrow.
Sustainability Week US brings together the public and private sectors in a mixed format to showcase the most practical initiatives that are putting sustainable plans into action. It not only analyzes the success of best practices, but also explores the answers to tough questions, such as how to make sustainability a priority for the entire company and its supply chain.
The event will be held virtually in a hybrid format on May 30 and June 1, and we will host an in-person day on May 31 at the Renaissance Hotel, Downtown, Washington DC.
ESG and Climate Risk Week
ESG & Climate Risk Week 2023 doesn’t only address ESG and climate risks, but also how impact investments can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
This year’s event will present practical scenarios on how to quantify and mitigate these risks so you are better able to invest more capital with a deliberate focus on positive impact. Through case studies and roundtable discussions, it also empowers businesses to take reporting and monitoring to the next level, giving the companies an edge over the competition.
The event will be held in a mixed format September 12-14, 2023, in person at the Hilton Bankside, London, UK as well as virtually.