The digital era and the revolution of eCommerce in the past years have led to new problematics in the way we consume, with direct negative impacts on our environment. From increasing waste to international shipping pollution, we all need to make a switch and foresee our next steps in building a more sustainable world.
To help merchants build sustainable businesses, we've handpicked a list of sustainable eCommerce events of 2021 you can attend, and learn more about what are the next trends of eCommerce and how your business can help shape a better world. With COP26 around the corner, it's time to take action!
At Opinew we strongly believe that sustainability IS the future of eCommerce and we're working hard on providing a Shopify app that helps merchants align to their environment-friendly strategies. Have a look at our case study on how Opinew and product reviews reduced by 16% the returns on a product!
Let's have a look at the list of 2021 events about eCommerce and sustainability every Shopify store owners should attend:
Climate Week 2022: World Conference on Climate Change & Sustainability
Date: 12-14 October 2021
With the ever-increasing high demand for raw materials, common policies for the preservation and sustainable supply of natural resources have never been more pressing. Addressing these challenges, the WRF 2021 conference will serve as the platform for an international dialogue and the exchange of the latest scientific advances and practical solutions among scientists, policy makers, business leaders and civil society.
Sign up link: https://www.wrforum.org/
E-Commerce Tech Summit
Date: 11-15 October 2021
Innovate4Cities is GCoM’s city-focused research and innovation initiative that aims to answer the most pressing questions cities and local governments ask when evaluating why and how to take climate action.The Innovate4Cities Conference aims to accelerate knowledge creation and solutions implementation, and to mobilize the transformative potential of cities towards zero carbon and climate resilient cities.
eCommerce Expo Asia
Date: Late October 2021
Asia's highly anticipated eCommerce event, eCommerce Expo Asia, will take place in late October 2021. Over 21,897 technology buyers and professionals attended the 2019 expo. In 2021 over two unmissable days, discover all the end-to-end eCommerce knowledge, including Customer Experience, Mobile Commerce, Cross Border Commerce, eCommerce Trade Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Omni-Channel Retail, to Last-Mile Delivery, and more.
Sign up link: https://www.ecommerceexpoasia.com/
eCommerce Expo Asia
Date: 5 November 2021
The event will bring marine and climate experts, together to discuss the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on the marine environment and ecosystem services, potential mitigation and adaptation measures. The aim of the event is to identify synergies between the law of the sea and the climate change regimes that could maximise the effectiveness of potential responses to ongoing and significant changes in the marine ecosystems (and their services to humans) from the local to the global levels as a result from climate change. Ocean warming and acidification has been already affecting marine productivity (including fisheries), carbon sink processes, distribution of species, and ocean currents patterns. Some of these changes (or the combination of those) could lead to irreversible tipping points in marine systems and the planet more broadly. Hence, the need for a more integrated approach in interpreting and negotiating decisions under relevant global frameworks regarding oceans, climate and biodiversity.
World Climate Summit - The Investment COP 2021
Date: 7-8 November 2021
Organised by World Climate Foundation, World Climate Summit - The Investment COP 2021 is recognised as one of the most important official side events of COP26. It is the leading forum for business and investment-driven solutions to climate change, acknowledging the essential importance of collaboration and the “bottom-up” perspective in solving climate change.
Sign up link: https://www.worldclimatesummit.org/
Sustainable Innovation Forum 2021
Date: 8-10 November 2021
An inclusive, collaborative event enabling climate action at COP26.
Net Zero Climate Law & Governance: Advancing Ambition & Action
Date: 15-16 November 2021
This isn’t your typical virtual conference. Ecom World is gathering the world’s most innovative founders, brightest minds and trailblazing DTC brands for two days of masterclasses and networking - all from the comfort of your home.
Sign up link: https://ecomworldconference.com/
Date: 1-3 December 2021
E-Commerce Tech Summit is a conference for developers from all over the world. This online event takes place from 1 to 3 December and will feature over 24 hours of tech talks.
Sign up link: https://geekle.us/e-commerce
Ecom World Conference 2021
We are looking forward to this interactive panel discussion hosted by the Centre for International Sustainable Develop ment Law (CISDL), Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad (AAS), Centro Alexander v. Humboldt and IKEM. The event features climate law and governance experts from around the world and focuses on strengthening Paris Agreement ambition, transparency and compliance. IKEM will share its research on implications, opportunities, and challenges specific to a sustainable transformation of cities.
People's Summit for Climate Justice
Date: 7-10 November
While world leaders meet to discuss our future at COP26, they'll be building power for system change together. Bringing together the climate justice movement to discuss, learn and strategise for system change. Join in online from anywhere in the world, or in-person in Glasgow.
Sign up link: https://cop26coalition.org/peoples-summit/
Stay tuned for future updates!