The aim of the Sustainable Investment Festival (SIF) was to bring together a range of keynote speakers, presenters and panellists to tackle the big debates shaping the future of sustainable investing. SIF identifies opportunities across asset classes, offering guidance on the fast-changing regulatory environment and best practice when integrating ESG into business processes.

For 2021, the four-day flagship event would be transformed into a fully virtual experience from not one, but two venues – Protein Studios in Shoreditch, and our in-house desktop streaming studios in Swindon, Wiltshire.


After a rigorous venue find, our client designed the overall look and feel of the event for us to provide set-design and bespoke build services, as well as print and creation of the digital sponsor loop backgrounds for the LED.

It was important the venue was able to provide facilities such as green rooms and hair and make-up into the mix, while focussing on being able to effectively manage speakers and provide rehearsal space.

Swapcard was the virtual platform of choice for the event, manged by our client, while a Senior Project Manager and Production Team facilitated full event production, streaming services, filming, pre-recording and on-site editing. A second stream broadcast simultaneously via our in-house desktop streaming studios.

There were also several speakers unable to present live so our in-house desktop studio provided the perfect solution in order to capture these ahead of the event.


Our client commented “Planning a virtual event in such uncertain times comes with a number of challenges. After a lot of research we chose CE to help us deliver this. This was not the wrong decision. The whole team eased us into the planning and preparation with clear communications, guidance and support.

It was delivered a short timeline with over 30 speakers and 3 whole days of packed content and went without a hitch. CE managed and scheduled all the speaker pre-recordings, as well as on the day live Q&A and a team ready to help with any questions from both users and presenters.

Arriving onsite on the morning of the event filled us with confidence and the delivery and follow up was smooth and thorough. They made it easy for us and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.”