From interactive sessions to inspiring presentations to networking, here’s a list of EHS and sustainability conferences you don’t want to miss in 2021.

Staying on top of the latest environment, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) news, trends, and innovations is essential for EHS&S professionals like you who strive to continually improve your company’s processes and programs.

Fortunately, there are a number of upcoming EHS&S events that can serve as incredible resources to help you gain new insights, find new opportunities, and ultimately ensure a safer and healthier workplace and world.

From interactive sessions to inspiring presentations to networking opportunities, here’s a list of EHS and sustainability conferences and events (some virtual, some potentially in-person) that you should have on your radar in 2021.


Dates: February 9-11, 2021

Location: Online

Event Details: The sustainability profession is evolving, with new concerns and concepts emerging faster than ever. To keep up, you need to know the latest trends, tools, and insights shaping your job and company today — and tomorrow. GreenBiz 21, the premier annual event for sustainable business leaders, will convene more than 1,200 professionals online — February 9-11. By joining this invitation-only event, you’ll form valuable connections with the GreenBiz community and gain access to more than 80 sessions — leaving you feeling inspired and prepared for a successful year ahead.


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Dates: March 1-5, 2021

Location: Online

Event Details: The annual National Safety Council Congress & Expo calls itself the world's largest annual "must attend" event for safety, health, and environmental professionals. For more than 100 years, professionals have come to this event for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities, and products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.


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Ceres Conference 2019

Dates: Mar. 22-25, 2021

Location: Online 

Event Details: The past year further revealed just how fragile, interconnected, and unprepared we are to confront our greatest global threats—from the climate crisis to water scarcity to racial, gender, and workplace inequality and inequity. These are systemic and pervasive problems that disrupt investment portfolios, global operations, and supply chains, destabilize financial markets and cause widespread human and economic suffering. 

Join Ceres and hundreds of institutional investors, corporate executives, policymakers, and regulators as we call for the urgent, necessary, and achievable actions we must take today to transform tomorrow. During this four-day virtual program, speakers and participants will network with and learn from leading experts and their peers on how to adapt to the ever-changing investment and business realities and thrive in the accelerated transition to a net-zero emissions future.


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Dates: May 24-26, 2021

Location: Dallas, TX and Online

Event Details: This annual event is packed with professional development courses and educational sessions to help EHS professionals keep pace with the latest trends, technology, and best practices. Participants include industrial hygienists, occupational health professionals, EHS specialists, safety professionals, risk management professionals, and others responsible for safety, health, and the environment at their organizations. Antea Group will have people in attendance, so please feel free to say hello and network with us! 

This event has expanded the virtual program to include online access to all live and pre-recorded sessions. To amplify your experience, they’ve also added the Virtual Expo and new networking opportunities.


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Responsible Business Summit New York 2019

Dates: June 1-3, 2021

Location: Online and On-Demand

Event Details: The Reuters Events Global Responsible Business 2021 we will bring together 5,000+ global leaders from CEOs, policy-makers, CSOs, and investors who are driving change worldwide. The speaker list includes dozens of executives from top organizations such as Natura Group, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, PRI, and more. Topics of discussion will include climate action, collaboration, social equality, business strategy, value chain transformation, and more. 


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Dates: July 13-15, 2021

Location: Online

Event Details: NAEM's Women's Leadership Roundtable is the only conference that helps women working in corporate EHS & Sustainability become better business leaders, excellent communicators and strong influencers in order to advance their EHS&S business initiatives and reach their career goals.

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Dates: August 23-27, 2021

Location: Online

Event Details: For 30 years, the Stockholm International Water Institute has organized World Water Week. Today it is the world’s most influential movement focused on transforming global water challenges. Join this event for an intensive week of learning and collaboration on the theme "Building Resilience Faster." Together we can develop solutions to address climate change and other water-related challenges.


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Dates: August 30-September 3, 2021

Location: Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN

Event Details: The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) annual Safety+ symposium offers more than 100 educational sessions for health and safety professionals, opportunities to share successes and innovations, and networking with H&S leaders and decision-makers.


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Dates: October 19-23, 2021

Location: Westin La Paloma, 3800 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718

Event Details: NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) decision-makers. NAEM's annual conference has been the premier event dedicated to best practice-sharing for those developing and integrating strategic environmental, health, and safety programs within companies. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you've learned.

Currently the forum is scheduled to be in-person. NAEM is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will provide updates if dates or format need to change. As always, the safety of attendees and staff is top priority.


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Looking for a different type of conference? Contact us or check out our events and webinar pages to see what Antea Group is up to.

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