As the largest ESG event with strong international influence in China, this conference is generally set as a "3 +3 +30" structure, that is, a 3-day (September 13th-15th) conference with 3 major themes and 30 core topics. The conference invited 7 Nobel Prize laureates, 34 top experts and scholars representatives, 48 entrepreneurs representatives, 56 international organizations representatives, and special guests.
ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) Principles is an internationally accepted value of sustainable development, and its evaluation system has become an important means to promote sustainable development. This conference is an important promotion of ESG concept in the world.
Seven Nobel Prize laureates also delivered speeches at the conference. At the conference, heads of international institutions from all over the world, represented by the World Economic Forum, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), discussed how to promote the sustainable development of enterprises by implementing ESG strategy. Shanghai, as an important gateway city of China and one of the important financial centers in the world, actively promoting ESG concept and carrying out related businesses can promote Shanghai's further opening to the outside world, strengthen international cooperation, and promote green finance and sustainable development.
As an international financial center, Shanghai is leading the way in financial innovation and transformation to adapt to the changes of global economy and the development of financial market. The ESG concept and related evaluation system are deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, which can better promote Shanghai's financial innovation and transformation, and make it occupy a dominant position in domestic and foreign financial markets.
The next five years will be an important stage for the construction of beautiful Shanghai. As emphasized at the Shanghai Ecological Environmental Protection Conference not long ago, it is necessary to put the construction of beautiful Shanghai in a prominent position in the overall situation of reform, opening up and modernization, more deeply grasp the laws and characteristics of ecological environmental governance in megacities, and more firmly take the road of ecological priority and green development. With the attitude of the vanguard and the responsibility of pioneers, we will jointly promote carbon reduction, pollution reduction, green expansion and growth, making green the most moving background and the warmest bright color of the city, and making low carbon the distinctive symbol of ecological city.
This conference will also achieve "net zero" and practice the goal of carbon reduction and neutralization with practical actions. It is particularly worth mentioning that the ESG Global Leaders Conference will announce its permanent settlement in Shanghai, establish a long-term and stable cooperative relationship with Shanghai, and continuously share various resources to help Shanghai become a highland for global ESG development.