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Ben Wielgus

Ben Wielgus

Head of Sustainability, Informa
United Kingdom

A 20-year veteran of sustainability in large corporates, Ben Wielgus joined Informa in spring 2016 in the newly created Head of Sustainability Role. His briefing: to create a competitive advantage from sustainability, building stronger relationships with customers, colleagues and other stakeholders. In 2023, he was short-listed as Sustainability Leader of the Year in the EDIE awards.

Over the last 8 years, FTSE100 member Informa has repeatedly been recognised as one of the most improved businesses in sustainability and is currently listed in the top 1% of sustainable media businesses according to Dow Jones and MSCI. In 2020, Informa launched its FasterForward sustainability programme setting out an ambitious set of goals to become a zero-carbon, zero-waste business where sustainability is embedded within each of its products. Informa’s multi award-winning Sustainable Event Fundamentals are now being used across more than 400 events globally.

Before joining Informa, Ben spent nearly 15 years working as part of KPMG’s Sustainability Advisory Group.  He was responsible for leading dozens of engagements working with senior audiences in large, global organisations helping them understand how sustainability can be an asset that returns on the investment in it rather than acts as a cost. 

Ben specialises in helping organisations understand how the risks and opportunities from sustainability can affect an organisation’s overall strategy.  He works with them to build suitable governance and embed responses to the challenges.

About Informa: Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business, operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.