Global Events Calendar

May
3
Wed
2017
Responsible Finance and Investment Summit: Building Bridges, Expanding Impact
May 3 – May 4 all-day

Hotel Atlantis by Giardino, Zurich, Switzerland

The Responsible Finance & Investment Summit (RFI Summit) is an initiative of the RFI Foundation and Swiss Arab Network to build awareness of shared values that can bring socially responsible investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance (ESG) and Islamic finance together to increase their positive impact. This Summit brings together key stakeholders within responsible finance to build connections to new growth opportunities and more measurable impact. The RFI Summit will play a vital role in connecting representatives from across the responsible finance industry to build on the growing cooperation between SRI, ESG and Islamic finance.

http://rfisummit.org

May
4
Thu
2017
WaterVent 2017 Conference
May 4 all-day

BakerHostetler Office, Philadelphia, PA

Funding in the Water Nexus – technology, financing and venturing

http://www.watervent.com

May
7
Sun
2017
Sustainatopia 2017 Conference
May 7 – May 10 all-day

Marines Memorial Club and Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Conference tracks include – Ecosystem of Impact SRI & ESG Investing; Sustainable Strategies and Innovation; Clean Tech & Water; Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability; Smart Cities, Resilience and Community; and the Millennial 100

http://www.sustainatopia.com

May
8
Mon
2017
2017 Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Summit
May 8 – May 10 all-day

Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s annual Summit brings together visionary purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions in order to share, simplify, and spread the best sustainable purchasing practices across the whole economy.

https://www.sustainablepurchasing.org

May
9
Tue
2017
The 3rd Annual Invest In Women Conference
May 9 – May 10 all-day

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dallas, TX

Invest In Women 2017 theme is – A 360-Degree Approach for Women in Wealth Management. This is the leading forum nationwide to explore, discuss and learn about issues that are meaningful for women financial advisors and female clients. Both male and female advisors are invited to this two-day event that promises insight and networking to help practices grow. The 2017 conference will offer expanded programming that reflects input from prior attendees as well as other industry leaders.

http://conferences.fa-mag.com/women

The annual Women’s Leadership Conference
May 9 – May 10 all-day

Westin Times Square, New York, NY

The Leadership Journey: Advancing Yourself; Advancing Those Around You; Advancing Your Organization. The Conference Board’s 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference will bring together top business leaders to provide new, specific and actionable insights on the essential stages of the Leadership Journey: how to advance oneself through the challenges women continue to face; how to advance those around you through mentorship, sponsorship, and peer support; and how to advance one’s organization through systemic change. And because it is the whole organization that is advanced when women’s leadership is strengthened – advanced in innovation, decision-making, and business results – this is a journey that every member of your leadership, women and men, would benefit from taking.

https://www.conference-board.org/conferences/conferencedetail.cfm?conferenceid=2854

May
10
Wed
2017
Intersolar – the Solar and Energy Storage Event
May 10 – May 13 all-day

InterContinental Hotel and Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Intersolar North America, North America’s most attended solar event and premier networking platform, takes place July 11-13, 2017 in San Francisco. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

http://www.intersolar.us/en/home.html

US SIF – Social Investment Forum Annual Conference
May 10 – May 12 all-day

JW Marriott Hotel, Chicago, IL

The 2017 Conference theme – A New Climate for Investing in Impact

This annual conference offers a unique opportunity to network with leaders of sustainable, responsible and impact investing, to hear from leading investors, CEOs and policymakers, and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field. The conference attracts representatives of investment management and advisory firms, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community development institutions and asset owners such as pension funds and foundations, along with policymakers and corporate leaders

http://www.ussif.org

May
11
Thu
2017
Positive Business Conference
May 11 – May 12 all-day

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

What if organizations saw possibilities and not just problems? What if we looked past perceived restraints and revealed our true potential? What if we blew the lid off “what is” and marched boldly toward what could be? Discover the incredible transformation that has already taken place at organizations large and small at the Positive Business Conference. Courageous intrapreneurs and leaders at these companies increased purpose, passion, performance — and profit —and they are eager to share their stories and secrets with you. The theme of this year’s event is “Positive Leadership: Practices & Inspiration,” as our driving purpose is to spread knowledge and foster a community of leaders to make the world of work a better place.

http://positivebusinessconference.com

May
15
Mon
2017
Regenerative Future Summit: Cultivating an Economy in Service to Life
May 15 – May 17 all-day

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Regenerative Future Summit: Cultivating an Economy in Service to Life – Sustainablity, Energy, Environment Complex
Why the Summit – The world is in trouble. The current economic narrative is not working. New narratives are already being developed that serve people and the planet better. This gathering is an exploration of the frameworks that academics and practitioners are developing and how business and institutions are creating a new regenerative economic reality. This Summit is a two and half day interactive, impact-driven conference. Participants will work across sectors to explore the theories, strategies and actions that cultivate a regenerative economy. The Summit is an exploration of cutting edge thinking and actions, bringing together thought leaders from academia, business, finance and government. We are building an environment for strategic thinking to design the paths to a new economy in service to life. One that restores our eco-systems, creates prosperity for the many and is regenerative at its heart.

https://regenerativefuturesummit.org/

May
16
Tue
2017
Cleantech Forum Europe 2017
May 16 – May 18 all-day

Helsinki, Finland

Now in its 13th year, Cleantech Forum Europe continues to be the place to create connections, to connect the dots across multiple industrial sectors being disrupted by information, bio and clean technology innovations, and to enjoy the annual Forum Awards dinner, the gathering of the leading upstarts, investors and incumbent corporations in beautiful settings.

http://events.cleantech.com/cleantech-forum-europe/

May
17
Wed
2017
Living Future unConference: Genius and Courage
May 17 – May 19 all-day

Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA

The 11th annual Living Future unConference, Living Future brings hundreds of thought-leaders to the table to create a healthy future for everyone. Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. This year’s three-day conference will focus on the diverse layers of Genius and Courage. Out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats lend to the design strategies and cutting-edge technical information that abounds at Living Future.

http://www.livingfutureunconference.org

Women and the Environment Conference
May 17 – May 18 all-day

Santa Barbara, CA

The Women and the Environment conference is your opportunity to connect, collaborate and create. This dynamic event is for changemakers who want to establish new partnerships and be effective agents of adaptation to climate and social change. Join us to hear and pursue new perspectives and models to redress today’s challenges and achieve successful outcomes. The Conference will culminate with selection of three ‘big ideas,’ generated by conference attendees, for seed capital investment to support further development. Presented by Pacific Standard & Miller-McCune Center

https://weconference.events

May
22
Mon
2017
Sustainable Brands – SB 2017 Detroit
May 22 – May 25 all-day

Cobo Convention Center, Detroit, MI

Sustainable Brands is a global community that believes that embedding environmental and social purpose into the core of a brand is the future of business. Join us at SB’17 Detroit this May to be a part of a collective conversation about how we can Redefine the Good Life to create a flourishing future for all. Enjoy four days of inspiration and co-creation featuring more than 300 speakers across 10 conference tracks. Together we will illustrate how the brand leaders of the future can shape the next economy.

http://events.sustainablebrands.com/sb17det/

May
24
Wed
2017
Impact Investing – Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns
May 24 all-day

Washington, D.C.

Engage with heads of foundations, institutional investors, fund managers, and market analysts on the latest trends in impact investing. Discover how investors and foundations are changing their investment strategy to include sustainable allocations while still maximizing returns.

https://skytopstrategies.com/impact-investing

May
25
Thu
2017
Certified Sustainability Practitioner (CSR) Program
May 25 – May 26 all-day

New York, NY

A leading program for qualifying Sustainability Professionals that want a career in this field. This challenging two-day training offered by Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) aims to give you all the latest tools and resources required to implement or upscale existing sustainability initiatives taking place in your organization

http://www.cse-net.org/article/127/upcoming-trainings

May
26
Fri
2017
Thought For Food Global Summit
May 26 – May 27 all-day

De Kromhouthal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Thought For Food (TFF) is the world’s leading platform for Next Generation Innovation and Collaboration for global food security. TFF brings people together across sectors, disciplines, cultures and generations to spark new thinking and create opportunities for new ideas and solutions to flourish. Through the annual TFF Challenge, they have worked with over 8,000 millennial innovators and entrepreneurs from more than 1,500 universities in 129 countries to develop bold social impact ventures that help feed 9+ billion people by 2050. At this year’s Summit, we’ll explore some of the important trends and disruptions affecting #whatsnext in the world.

http://summit.tffchallenge.com

May
30
Tue
2017
The 4th International Conference of the Reporting 3.0 Platform
May 30 – May 31 all-day

KPMG HQ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The conference is centered on the theme of “Disclosure for the Green, Inclusive & Open Economy – Blueprinting the Future”. The focal content of the Conference will be the four Blueprints, each in a varying stage of development. The Reporting Blueprint and Data Blueprint are the most mature, as both reports are slated for final release at the Conference. The Accounting Blueprint will be releasing its first Exposure Draft; and The New Business Models Blueprint will be launching at the Conference. The Conference will spotlight pioneering research, case studies, alpha pilots, exposure drafts, and early partnerships from the Blueprints. The structure of the Conference mixes keynotes and associated plenary panels with breakout sessions and ample networking opportunities.

http://reporting3.org/conferences

May
31
Wed
2017
Infocast’s 7th Safer Sustainable Products Summit
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

The Sphinx Club, Washington, DC

Green the Supply Chain with Brand Executives, Policymakers, and Sustainability Experts. The Summit will bring together key decision-makers from the EPA, Federal, State and International regulators, along with leading chemical companies, consumer brands, retailers, green chemistry experts, NGOs, and toxicologists to discuss the changing chemical regulatory landscape. Get the latest information on regulatory hurdles and proven strategies to overcome them at the Safer Sustainable Products Summit

http://infocastinc.com/event/safer-sustainable-products

Jun
1
Thu
2017
2017 Responsible investment Assn (RIA) Conference
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC Canada

Join over 300 delegates from Canada and around the world at the 2017 RIA Conference, the premier event in Canada for responsible investment professionals. The Conference takes place on June 1st and 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Delegates include financial advisors, mutual fund companies, financial institutions, investment management firms, ESG research firms, consultants, community development organizations and asset owners such as pension funds & foundations. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to network with leaders in responsible investing, to hear from ESG specialists and thought leaders and to learn about the latest issues, trends and developments in the field.

https://riacanada.ca/conference2017

The Sustainable Foods Summit
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Sustainable Foods Summit is organized by Organic Monitor, a specialist research, consulting & training company that focuses on the global organic & related product industries. Since 2001, we have been tracking ethical & sustainable industries, such as organic foods, natural ingredients, fairtrade products, natural cosmetics, ethical textiles, sustainable packaging, etc. Our business services include research publications, business & technical consulting, as well as events like seminars, workshops and sustainability summits. The Sustainable Foods Summit is now hosted in North America, Latin America, and Europe.

http://www.organicmonitor.com

Jun
4
Sun
2017
Next Generation Water Summit
Jun 4 – Jun 6 all-day

Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM

This first-of-its-kind, national event will feature three educational tracks, two keynote speakers and an expo. The Summit will begin with the Green Expo, an exhibition presented by the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce. Three tracks will focus on emerging policy development, building design and construction, and water conservation tools and technologies.

http://www.nextgenerationwatersummit.com

Jun
5
Mon
2017
Environmental Leader Conference 2017
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day

Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO

This Conference, featuring the Energy Manager Summit, offers a unique opportunity for environmental, sustainability and energy professionals to come together to identify new areas of opportunity to work more collaboratively in addressing their organizations goals. Unlike other conferences, this program unites a group of multidisciplinary, forward-thinking executives to share diverse perspectives and approaches to improving processes and better managing resources.

http://environmentalleader.com/events/conference2017

Jun
7
Wed
2017
Business Impact for Good (BIG) – The Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

New Impact Hub, San Francisco, CA

It’s time to go BIG. Act big as company. Be big as a leader. And coalesce the movement in a BIG and impactful way. At the intersection of sustainable business, conscious leadership, and social impact is YOU, the conscious business leader. The leader who cares about the planet, our fellow human beings, and the mindful awareness and compassion needed to lead in today’s world. Now, more than ever, we business leaders are being called to ACT and ADVOCATE in ways we never imagined.

http://consciouscompanymedia.com/forum/

Investing for Impact event – Inspire, Educate, Collaborate
Jun 7 all-day

New York City, NY

All investments have impact. The ways we save, spend and invest can dramatically influence both the fabric and consciousness of society. Call it green, responsible, sustainable, SRI, or ESG, there are many ways to invest for profit and positive impact. Attending a regional Investing for Impact event can help you understand the valuable resources available, develop the confidence to talk about investment impact and performance, create deeper relationships with investors based on trust and common values, and assist investors to make more informed, more impactful choices. A regional investing for impact event is a place and a time to connect with like-minded investors, financial planners, and investment advisors who can help you conquer the challenges and recognize the benefits of sustainable, responsible, impact investing. CE Credits available.

http://investingforimpactevents.com

Responsible Business Summit Europe 2017
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day

Hilton Tower Bridge, London, UK

Europe’s leading business conference focussing on the latest in sustainability, communications and governance. 2017 is bringing 500+ innovative and inspiring companies in responsible business to London, with a focus on ‘Social Purpose and quantified Impact’
The end of CSR and the dawn of the Social Purpose Era: Understand how the landscape is changing and the opportunities that are aligning commercial and financial goals with macro societal needs / Data, information and insight: Using the right data to mitigate risks, measure impact and progress, deliver trust and positive social transformation / Internal engagement strategy – Prove your case / External engagement and Communications – You can’t do it alone / In-depth roundtable and breakout workshops to tackle some of the critical issues: human rights, deforestation, SDG integration, carbon emissions, circular economy, partnerships.

http://events.ethicalcorp.com/rbs/

Jun
12
Mon
2017
The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Jun 12 – Jun 15 all-day

International Fairs and Congress Centre, Stockholm, Sweden

The EUBCE is the largest international conference for biomass research, technologies and applications. It gathers the global biomass community to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in biomass, to network and to conduct business. It is the world-renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global biomass sector.

http://www.eubce.com/conference.html

Jun
13
Tue
2017
The Sustainable Apparel Forum
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day

The Planetarium, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A two-day conference focused on how brands can gain from engaging with the social and environmental challenges facing the apparel industry, from start to finish. This forum builds on the work of several Innovation Forum conferences covering sustainable apparel, cotton, ethical trade and circular economy. We will debate the biggest business opportunities for the apparel sector in developing more sustainable supply chains. We’ll also tackle the major social and environmental risks associated with apparel production, whilst taking a look at the latest innovations throughout the supply chain.

http://innovation-forum.co.uk/sustainable-apparel-2017.php

Jun
19
Mon
2017
The 14th Annual AREDAY Summit
Jun 19 – Jun 24 all-day

Aspen/Snowmass, CO

This event includes Start-Up Green, AREDAY Electric Vehicle Show, Impact Film Fest and more. The theme” Protecting America’s Greatness: The Business of Innovation, Climate Leadership and Resilient Communities” The Annual Summit brings together over 100 cross-sector speakers and includes a film festival, concert, electric vehicle show and environmental expo. Called the “Davos of Clean and Renewable Energy,” the purpose of the dynamic five day annual AREDAY Summit, a program of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), is to provide a platform for high level cross-sector networking that results in investments, collaborations, strategic alliances and new initiatives.

http://www.areday.net

Jun
20
Tue
2017
REFF – Wall Street: Renewable Energy Finance Forum
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day

Intercontinental Barclay Hotel, New York, NY

REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. The event draws an especially senior audience, comprising of over 600 decision makers, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists, and other top transactional professionals in renewable energy finance.

http://www.reffwallstreet.com

VERGE Hawaii 2017: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day

Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI

Hosted in partnership with the Hawaii State Energy Office. VERGE is a global event series that focuses on the technologies and systems accelerating sustainability solutions across sectors in an interconnected world. Long regarded as ground-zero for next-generation energy issues, the island state of Hawaii will serve as host as the best minds in energy identify and advance next-generation practices for sustainable energy solutions in Hawaii and beyond.

https://www.greenbiz.com/event/2017/06/20/verge-hawaii-2017-asia-pacific-clean-energy-summit

Jun
22
Thu
2017
Authentic Leadership Institute Summer Intensive
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day

Tacoma, WA

Strengthen your capacity to lead fearlessly in challenging situations. Participate in a powerful learning community and experience “deep dive” modules with world-class faculty.

http://www.naropa.edu/alc

Jul
12
Wed
2017
The 2017 EcoCity World Summit
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day

Melbourne, Australia

The Ecocity Summit series, held every two years since 1990, has developed into one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanising world. Ecocity 2017: Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations will bring together a diverse mix of researchers, policy makers and citizens with a common focus on identifying and creating pathways to more sustainable, resilient and equitable cities. The Summit will address the unprecedented ecological, social and economic challenges and opportunities – facing the world’s cities through a focus on six major themes: Climate and energy transformations; Food and water security; Smart cities for people; Healthy and caring cities; Culturally vibrant cities; Governance, infrastructure and finance.

http://www.ecocity2017.com/

Jul
18
Tue
2017
Investing for Impact event – Inspire, Educate, Collaborate
Jul 18 all-day

Boston, MA

All investments have impact. The ways we save, spend and invest can dramatically influence both the fabric and consciousness of society. Call it green, responsible, sustainable, SRI, or ESG, there are many ways to invest for profit and positive impact. Attending a regional Investing for Impact event can help you understand the valuable resources available, develop the confidence to talk about investment impact and performance, create deeper relationships with investors based on trust and common values, and assist investors to make more informed, more impactful choices. A regional investing for impact event is a place and a time to connect with like-minded investors, financial planners, and investment advisors who can help you conquer the challenges and recognize the benefits of sustainable, responsible, impact investing. CE Credits available.

http://investingforimpactevents.com

Sustainability Summit – Making your Approach to Sustainability, Reporting, and Ratings/Rankings Deliver Value for Your Business
Jul 18 – Jul 19 all-day

The Conference Board, New York, NY

The 2017 Sustainability Summit (16th Annual) will provide a unique opportunity for sustainability practitioners at leading companies to enjoy a safe space to address the most urgent and persistent strategic, operational, and implementation challenges they face in addressing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of their companies. The Summit will enable peer-to-peer exchange and engagement with leading practitioners and subject matter experts to work in a collaborative way through the major challenges that corporate sustainability professionals face today. We will focus on key challenges through interactive sessions that enable participants to learn from and support one another.

https://www.conference-board.org/conferences/conferencedetail.cfm?conferenceid=2865

Jul
19
Wed
2017
ICS Nantucket – Impact Capitalism Summit
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Nantucket, MA

The Summit bring together leading impact investors deploying capital for return, social and environmental outcomes. We inform investors on impact opportunities across asset classes, including public equity, public debt, private equity, private debt, and direct investments and across impact themes. In addition, we arrange one-on-one meetings between attendees and successful impact fund managers and CEOs of impact companies.

http://bigpathcapital.com

Summer in the City – CSR Investing Summit
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day

Thomson Reuters Building, NYC

The Summer in the City 5th Annual CSR Investing Summit is an all-day conference that presents a forum for participants to engage with thought leaders and discuss their views on how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing. The conference includes expert practitioners who are plan sponsors, endowments, consultants, academics, non-governmental organizations, the sell side, and media.

http://www.csrinvestingsummit.org

Jul
28
Fri
2017
The 7th Social Business Days
Jul 28 – Jul 29 all-day

Zirabo, Dhaka, Bangladesh

This event is hosted by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Social Business Day is an annual conference organized by the Yunus Centre to celebrate the groundbreaking idea of social business and to highlight new developments. Social Business Day showcases the concept of social business with leading experts in the field. The annual event attracts the participation of international and local actors, corporate and social leaders, NGOs, students, and innovators, and connects them with the social business network. It also creates an opportunity for participants to engage in different interactive plenary sessions and workshops to broaden their understanding in specific areas of interest. This year, our theme will be “Can Wealth Concentration Be Stopped?”

http://socialbusinesspedia.com/events/sbd2017

Aug
15
Tue
2017
ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry
Aug 15 – Aug 18 all-day

Marriott City Center Hotel, Denver, CO

The theme: Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency through Collaboration. Industrial energy efficiency has always been about people. The latest technologies often get the most attention but it’s the people who manage the plant, find the opportunities, develop the solutions, and make the decisions – large and small – that determine the efficiency of today’s facilities. It’s more challenging than ever to go it alone and that is why in 2017 we’re focused on developing the community of people involved in industrial energy efficiency. As in past years, the Summer Study has brought the latest thinking on managing plant energy use, national energy policy and industrial energy efficiency program administration. However this year we’re including events that will help you take what you learn and turn it into action. There will be more networking time and sessions designed to introduce you to people who can help you accomplish mutual goals.

http://aceee.org/conferences/2017/ssi

Aug
27
Sun
2017
TEDGlobal 2017: Builders, Truth-Tellers, Catalysts
Aug 27 – Aug 30 all-day

Arusha, Tanzania

In the ten years since our 2007 conference in Tanzania, the continent has experienced spectacular economic, demographic and creative growth, and made exciting progress toward its rightful place in the world. Yet many African nations are beset by challenges. And the stakes have never been higher. At TEDGlobal 2017, we’ll bring together an incredible group of speakers who can collectively help shape how this plays out. Dreamers and doers. Technologists and entrepreneurs. Business leaders and creatives. The event ten years ago felt like history in the making. The ideas and connections forged then have had untold impact. We invite anyone passionate about the future of Africa, and the future of the world, to come and be part of something special.

https://tedglobal2017.ted.com

Aug
28
Mon
2017
The annual XY Financial Planning Conference (XYPN17)
Aug 28 – Aug 31 all-day

Dallas, TX

The YX Planning Conference delivers the best content for financial advisors who want to start, run, and grow their own, independent financial planning firms. You get access to the best content in the industry on how to serve Gen X and Gen Y clients — while still running a profitable firm. And we’re bringing back industry experts and leaders to give you the inspiration and education you need to find success on your chosen path in financial planning.

http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com

Aug
30
Wed
2017
The annual Women in Green Forum
Aug 30 all-day

Luxe Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

The 8th Annual Women in Green Forum will bring together an international audience focused on the latest green innovations. From the White House to Fortune 500 company leaders, our annual program features the environmental industry’s brightest and most innovative speakers. The mission of the Women In Green Forum is to create a venue for sustainability professionals to develop the skills necessary for professional success, to promote women’s leadership across the environmental industry, and to channel our efforts on building a better world where both genders have equal access to and are involved in leadership and decision-making. Offering interactive sessions, career workshops, networking activities, and a clean vehicle ride & drive, the Forum provides attendees with a platform to form effective relationships with key players in the environmental industry.

http://womeningreenforum.com

Sep
10
Sun
2017
Sustainable Brands’17 Kuala Lumpur
Sep 10 – Sep 11 all-day

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia brings another welcomed perspective as sustainability and design leaders gather from around the world to share profitable business models that deliver brand purpose. With Kuala Lumpur continuing to be a major hub for business in Asia, brand leaders will reconvene at SB’17 Kuala Lumpur in October of 2017.

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

Sep
11
Mon
2017
Sustainable Brands’ Leaders Journey
Sep 11 – Sep 14 all-day

Bhutan, South Asia

NEW event – Join business leaders in a 3-day master class workshop to learn, share and co-create a pathway to betterment. Explore how happiness can create growth and lead to a sustainable economy. Limited to only 30 executives.

http://bit.ly/2onewnh

Sep
12
Tue
2017
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day

Ansan City, Korea

Widely considered to be the most important conference in ecotourism, ESTC 2017 will bring together 600 professionals and organizations from over fifty countries to share knowledge and best practices, as well as create ecotourism policy for the world. The conference is being sponsored by some of the most important institutions in Korea, and will focus on the theme Ecotourism’s Global Impact: Human Ecology, Sea, and Forests for the Future. ESTC 2017 will expand on the impact of sustainable tourism and ecotourism on protecting, sustaining, and enhancing natural, cultural, and physical resources that add to quality of life and positive development.

http://www.ecotourismconference.org

Sep
13
Wed
2017
Social Venture Institute
Sep 13 – Sep 17 all-day

Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC Canada

Join and learn alongside mission-based entrepreneurs from across sectors and generations for a five-day dynamic gathering to share goals, challenges and successes. SVI is a practical, problem-solving alternative “business school” within a confidential and supportive setting. For leaders of established small business and non-profit enterprises.

https://hollyhock.ca/programinfo/svi-2017/

Sep
18
Mon
2017
Sustainable Brands’17 Sao Paulo
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Brazilian community moves to São Paulo this year showcasing how global and local businesses are committing to brand value creation through sustainability-led innovation. Join other thought leaders this September and learn how to position your brand for success.

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

VERGE 2017 Conference
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day

Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

VERGE 2017 Conference

VERGE is a global event series that focuses on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world. It focuses on transformative but practical, scalable, solutions-oriented exchanges through seven program tracks: Grid 2.0, Next-Gen Buildings, Smart Cities, Food & Ag Tech, Sustainable Water Systems, Connected Transportation, and Intelligent Supply Chains. Participants come from a broad range of sectors and job functions, including buildings and facilities, fleets, IT, energy, sustainability, strategy, policymakers and the public sector.

http://www.greenbiz.com/event/2017/09/18/verge-2017

Sep
21
Thu
2017
Sustainable Brands’17 Buenos Aires
Sep 21 all-day

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Brands that broaden their role within society and redesign the way they deliver value are recognizing the economic, environmental and social benefits that result. This event in South America is yet another opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals.

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

Sep
25
Mon
2017
European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Sep 25 – Sep 29 all-day

RAI Convention & Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications and at the same time a top international PV Industry Exhibition. It gathers the global PV community to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics, to network and to conduct business. This global event uniquely combines scientific, technological, industrial and market issues from the perspective of research and development, industry, finance and politics. It is considered to be the world renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global PV Solar.

http://www.photovoltaic-conference.com

Regenerative Business Summit 2017
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

The Foundry by Herban Feast, Seattle, WA

Invest: Invested Co-Creators! Investing for Growth! Committed Investors! Summit Purpose: To elevate and enrich the conversation about Regeneration and focus it on innovative enlightened disruption in business and industries. This invitation only event engaging leaders who are initiating regenerative approaches in 6 value adding business streams. Are you ready to uplift your own and others’ pursuits along a regenerative path

http://theregenerativebusinesssummit.com

Sep
26
Tue
2017
CSR Asia Summit 2017
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day

Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

The Summit is one of the most important annual events for sustainability leaders in Asia. Join key stakeholders across the region to discuss pressing challenges, emerging trends and explore opportunities in today’s sustainable world. In September, 450 senior business executives, and thought leaders from the public sector and civil society will meet in Bangkok. The theme for this year – Future Proofing Sustainable Business – will explore how companies are recognizing that there are measureable benefits associated with having a sound sustainability strategy. To leverage this strategy companies need to move from being reactive to proactive. Although the future is uncertain, businesses realize that they will need to contribute to the challenges associated with sustainable development. To do so means engaging with global challenges and making a contribution development in line with core business activities.

http://www.csr-asia.com/summit2017

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day

Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

We had the opportunity to move the conference earlier in the year and grabbed it to keep our industry front and center. September is a perfect time for more than 1,200 CDFI practitioners and their supporters to raise our voices and let Congress know about the important work CDFIs do nationwide.

http://ofn.org/articles/save-new-date-2017-ofn-conference-dc

Sep
27
Wed
2017
The SFI Annual Conference: Forest – A Way of Life
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

This conference brings together thought leaders and influencers from the forest products industry, conservation and community partners, tribal and indigenous leaders as well as some of the most engaged forest product customers in North America. This year’s conference theme – Forests. A Way of Life – will highlight how we all depend on forests whether we are harvesting professionals, landowners, producers, customers, Indigenous peoples or individuals using forests for recreation. To enjoy our shared quality of life, we need to ensure our forests are responsibly managed, so we have clean air, clean water, biodiversity, sustainable communities and forest products that improve our quality of life. We’ll discuss topics of relevance to the Canadian, American and International forest sectors.

http://www.sfiprogram.org/annual-conference/annual-conference-2017

The WINConference – Women’s preferred leadership forum
Sep 27 – Sep 30 all-day

Oslo, Norway

Creating the Future in an authentic, global and feminine way. Come be a part of this world-class, pioneering transformative leadership extravaganza for company executives, managers, entrepreneurs and artists alike. More than 800 leaders from across the world join to increase the number of conscious women in decision-making, prepare for the future, expand possibilities and realize new opportunities. WIN inspires, provides context, tools, knowledge and a generous network of support for women to contribute authentically, integrating their feminine values and global awareness into all that they do. With an outstanding roster of brilliant speakers, WIN inspires companies to become inclusive, conscious and global. WIN inspires women to step up to the next level in the world, in their careers and in their lives.

http://www.winconference.net

Sep
28
Thu
2017
The TBLI Conference – Nordic
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

Nasdaq, Stockholm, Sweden

Explore investment opportunities and learn about latest trends in the Nordic Market on ESG & Impact Investing. There will be a carefully curated program tailored for both ESG and Impact Investors; Practical Workshops with case studies, market analysis and lessons learned; Interactive TBLI Masterclasses on opportunities, innovation and risks; High-Level Plenary Sessions with seasoned ESG investors, entrepreneurs, CSR and SRI specialists; Entrepreneur Pitching Salon featuring pre-qualified businesses

http://www.tbligroup.com/tbliconference/nordic2016.html

Oct
1
Sun
2017
SUSTAINATOPIA – Boston
Oct 1 – Oct 4 all-day

Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

More than 500 global thought leaders, investors + more than 50 Fortune 500 companies will attend the event. Tracks include: Ecosystem of Impact, SRI & ESG Investing; Sustainable Strategies & Innovation (Fortune 500s); Millennials 100; Clean Tech & Water; Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability (LOHAS); Smart Cities, Resilience & Community.

http://www.sustainatopia.com

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Sustainable Brands’17 Cape Town
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day

Cape Town, South Africa

Join local and global brand innovators in Cape Town and discover how to create an abundant Africa. SB’17 Cape Town will feature inspiring program events, break away workshops, tours and networking opportunities.

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

Oct
4
Wed
2017
Companies Vs. Climate Change: Europe
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

Companies Vs Climate Change: Europe – “The B2B Climate Solutions Event”

We aim to be “The COP 23 of the Business Community”
Speakers from SAP, Henkel, Walgreens, Lidl, Carlsberg, Ball, Siemens, Philips Lighting, CDP and ArcelorMittal.

http://www.solveclimatechange.com

Oct
5
Thu
2017
Emerging Women Live 2017
Oct 5 – Oct 8 all-day

Denver, CO

From money to mindset, Emerging Women is creating tidal waves of impact with new paradigms of business that emphasize a connected and inclusive approach to leadership. Join us at our annual event Emerging Women Live for 4 days of collaboration and inspiration with women of influence across all industries. Join the global network and leadership platform for women who want to live the truth of who they are. With an ethos of authenticity, consciousness and connection, our mission is to support learning and collaboration that integrates feminine leadership and catalyzes a vision for a thriving future.

https://emergingwomen.com

Oct
10
Tue
2017
SOCAP17 – Social Capital Markets Conference
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day

Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

SOCAP17 will gather impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, corporations, global nonprofits, and other valuable strangers all contributing to a vibrant marketplace for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable solutions.

http://socialcapitalmarkets.net

Oct
11
Wed
2017
The annual EcoDistricts Summit 2017
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

Atlanta, GA

World’s Only Conference Advancing Neighborhood-Scale Sustainable Development

http://ecodistricts.org/2017-summit

The Commit Forum on Responsible Culture and Supply Chain
Oct 11 – Oct 12 all-day

MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

The Event Where Responsible Companies Buy From Responsible Companies. Professionals who attend COMMIT!Forum learn the latest corporate responsibility best practices and how-to’s from our hand-picked experts. Just as important, the COMMIT!Forum allows networking opportunities to engage with C-suite executives, CEOs, corporate communication pros, and CR professionals – industry leaders who can help our attendees achieve their professional goals.

http://www.commitforum.com

Oct
15
Sun
2017
The Compliance and Ethics Institute
Oct 15 – Oct 18 all-day

Caesars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

SCCE’s annual Compliance & Ethics Institute is the primary education and networking event for professionals working in the Compliance and Ethics profession across all industries around the world. Sessions at the 2017 conference will offer the latest compliance information on hot topics and current events. Sessions are carefully selected and will be presented by leading experts who will explore real-world compliance issues, practical application, emerging trends, and state of the art techniques.

http://www.complianceethicsinstitute.org

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Slow Money National Gathering 2017
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day

Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO

Slow Money 2014 in Louisville, KY was Slow Money’s largest event to date, with over 850 attendees from 46 states, Canada and France, and 6,000 watching via live stream. Highlights included the successful completion of our first Beetcoin campaign, the release of our first State of the Sector Report, and a series of Town Hall Meetings and entrepreneur group conversations, with active audience participation throughout.

https://slowmoney.org

Oct
18
Wed
2017
The CR Reporting and Communications Summit 2017
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

London, UK

Europe’s leading conference for CSR, Sustainability, Reporting and Communication professionals looking to improve their sustainability reporting and communications strategy.

http://www.ethicalcorp.com/events

The Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2017
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

London, UK

Europe’s premier meeting place for supply chain, sustainability and procurement professionals. Learn how to drive collaboration and go deeper in their supply chain to deliver bigger positive impact for stakeholders.

http://www.ethicalcorp.com/events

Oct
20
Fri
2017
The National Bioneers Conference
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day

Marin Center, San Rafael, CA

For 28 years, Bioneers has been the leading summit calling for a revolution from the heart of nature.

http://www.bioneers.org

Oct
23
Mon
2017
Impact / SRI and ESG Investing Conference
Oct 23 all-day

Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO

Theme – Build Your Business by Helping Clients Make a Difference. Making Impact Great. Impact investments are growing at a furious pace. Millennials, retirees, and women-led households are especially hungry for investments that not only perform well financially but do good socially – make a positive impact on the world. At this one-day Inside Alternatives track, leading experts will share their insights on building outstanding impact investing portfolios and will relay how prospecting, client meetings, and next-generation planning, among other facets of financial services, shine when impact is lent to the mix. Private equity, ESG, SRI, ETF, and pioneering investment vehicles are showcased. Impact investments already appeal to the vanguard of financial services – family offices, institutions and high-net-worth individuals.

http://conferences.fa-mag.com/impact

Oct
24
Tue
2017
The 2017 BSR Conference – 25th Anniversary
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day

Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach, CA

The 25th annual BSR Conference

The BSR Conference brings together sustainability leaders and practitioners to build the business of a better world. Now entering its 25th year, the BSR Conference is one of the world’s most influential sustainability events.

http://www.bsr.org

Oct
30
Mon
2017
Sustainable Brands’17 Copenhagen
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day

Copenhagen, Denmark

Join hundreds of global business leaders for our second year in Copenhagen, a model city for green living and sustainable business.

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

Nov
1
Wed
2017
The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, CA

The SRI Conference – on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders, investors, and investment professionals in the ESG, Shareowner Advocacy, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. Now in our 28th year, The SRI Conference continues to offer a robust agenda covering innovative financial products, emerging topics, and compelling industry issues as well as its legendary networking opportunities.

http://www.sriconference.com

Nov
7
Tue
2017
Impact Capitalism Summit London
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Houses of Parliament, London, UK

Big Path Capital in partnership with the UK Government is pleased to host the Impact Capitalism Summit London. The Global Summit will bring together the leading institutional investors deploying capital for return and impact. This event will be a unique cross-continental opportunity to discuss the impact investing space and explore impact investing trends affecting both continents. The Summit is continuation of 6 Impact Capitalism Summits in Europe and the US and 3 Impact Trade Missions to Amsterdam, London, London, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, and Stockholm.

http://www.impactcapitalismuk.com

Nov
8
Wed
2017
2017 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

Greenbuild, owned and operated by Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate and presented by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The three-day conference attracts 20,000+ attendees and 600 exhibitors annually from across the green building sector, spanning commercial and residential professionals, architects, building owners and operators, students, advocates and educators.

http://www.greenbuildexpo.org

Nov
13
Mon
2017
New Metrics 2017 Conference
Nov 13 – Nov 15 all-day

Philadelphia, PA

Leadership in the new economy requires innovative methods and metrics for identifying, measuring and quantifying entirely new forms of business value and risk. Join business intelligence, finance, investment and sustainability leaders to discover innovative tools, ideas and methodologies that capture tangible business value and translate it into financial performance.

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/events

Nov
15
Wed
2017
CO Impact Days 2017 – Learn, Connect, Invest
Nov 15 – Nov 17 all-day

Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO

Join visionary investors, innovators, and business leaders who care about Colorado’s communities and transforming the model for scaling positive social, environmental, and corporate governance across the state. CO Impact Days is the first statewide marketplace for impact investing: identifying, connecting, and celebrating top social ventures. CO Impact Days 2016 sourced more than 350 Colorado social ventures, and brought together Colorado’s top 60 social ventures, 200 impact investors — including 92 affiliated with foundations— and 500+ community members in a first of its kind event to Learn. Connect. Invest.

http://www.coimpactdays.org

Nov
27
Mon
2017
World Forum on Natural Capital
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

International Conference Center, Edinburgh, Scotland

The World Forum on Natural Capital is once again being organised by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, in association with the United Nations Environment Programme; International Union for Conservation of Nature; World Business Council for Sustainable Development; Natural Capital Coalition and The Wildlife Trusts. Working with our partners from Scotland and around the world, we aim to: Progress global action to protect and enhance natural capital, within an ethical framework, for the benefit of society, our economy and the natural environment; Demonstrate how profound change can only happen if business leaders, NGOs, governments and others collaborate; Contribute to international targets focused on reversing the damage we’re doing to biodiversity and ecosystems.

http://naturalcapitalforum.com

Nov
29
Wed
2017
American Water Summit 2017 Conference – Proactive Partnerships
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day

JW Marriott Hotel, Austin, TX

The American Water Summit (AWS) is a conference focusing on the water sector in North America. Each year, the conference gathers senior level executives from all over North America to discuss the opportunities, trends and challenges faced by the water industry.

http://www.americanwatersummit.com

Companies Vs. Climate Change: USA
Nov 29 – Dec 1 all-day

Hyatt Regency, Miami, FL

Companies Vs. Climate Change: USA – “The B2B Climate Solutions Event”

We aim to be “The COP 23 of the Business Community”
Speakers from TD Bank, Walmart, Ryder, Wyndham Worldwide, Office Depot, Johnson Controls, Subway, NRG, Ford, Bechtel and AMD

http://www.solveclimatechange.com/

Sustainable Brands’17 Bangkok
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day

Bangkok, Thailand

A major regional force in business, the vibrant city of Bangkok hosts the SB community for the third year in a row. Join business leaders and sustainability practitioners in Bangkok and learn about the local companies who are recognizing the business benefits of delivering better brands.

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

Dec
13
Wed
2017
The Organic Growers Summit
Dec 13 – Dec 14 all-day

Hyatt Regency, Monterey, CA

Connecting Organic Growers and Producers with Supply Chain and Service Providers. This is event is powered by the Organic Produce Network (OPN) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). For two days in Monterey, organic growers, producers and processors will gather for information, education and networking with the entire organic production supply chain. If you’re a supplier, service provider, equipment manufacturer, packaging company or technology company, you won’t want to miss your customers at this event.

http://www.organicgrowersummit.com

Jan
22
Mon
2018
2018 CleanTech Fourm
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day

San Francisco, CA

Since 2002, Cleantech Group has hosted the premier events for entrepreneurs, investors, enterprise CEO’s, policy-makers and other global forerunners of the clean technology sector. Cleantech Forums set the agenda for the clean technology discussion every year.

http://www.cleantech.com/events/upcoming-events/

Jan
24
Wed
2018
MiaGreen Expo & Conference 2018
Jan 24 – Jan 25 all-day

MACC Convention Center, Miami, FL

This Conference -Where Sustainability becomes your Profit Power Source – combines a major trade show with front edge educational and networking programs serving Green Building & Remodeling, Solar, Energy Saving & Cleantech Industries. MiaGreen Expo & Conference is the only trade show and conference based in North America where Exhibitors Connect with Latin America & Caribbean markets plus East USA and Florida (40 countries under one roof) at the same time.

http://www.MiaGreen.com

Feb
6
Tue
2018
GreenBiz Forum 2018
Feb 6 – Feb 8 all-day

JW Marriott Hotel, Phoenix, AZ

In its 10th year, GreenBiz 18 will return to Phoenix, AZ for GreenBiz Group’s annual temperature-taking of the trends, challenges and solutions in sustainable business today.

https://www.greenbiz.com/events

Mar
14
Wed
2018
Globe Forum 2018 – The Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business
Mar 14 – Mar 18 all-day

Vancouver, BC, Canada

GLOBE Forum 2018 is a high-level event providing inspiration and collaboration between C-suite business executives, government officials, and civil society leaders. Participants engage in sessions and discussions that help them leverage markets and innovation to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities.

http://www.globeseries.com

Nov
6
Tue
2018
BSR 2018: Business for Social Responsibility Annual Conference
Nov 6 – Nov 8 all-day

Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, NY

The BSR Conference is one of the most important global gatherings dedicated to sustainable business. This November, a global audience of close to 1,000 senior business executives and entrepreneurs from the public sector and civil society will gather in New York to explore emerging trends and innovative solutions to crucial sustainability questions. In addition to unrivaled, inspirational keynote speakers and breakout sessions led by industry luminaries, the BSR Conference offers unparalleled opportunities for networking and creative partnerships in building a just and sustainable world.

http://www.bsr.org

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Greenbuild 2018 International Conference & Expo
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Greenbuild, owned and operated by Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate and presented by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The three-day conference attracts 20,000+ attendees and 600 exhibitors annually from across the green building sector, spanning commercial and residential professionals, architects, building owners and operators, students, advocates and educators.

https://greenbuildexpo.com

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