Global Events Calendar

Jun
20
Mon
2016
The AREDAY Summit – From Paris to the Polls
Jun 20 – Jun 24 all-day

Aspen, CO

The AREDAY Summit – From Paris to the Polls: Implementing Low Carbon Economies
America’s Premiere Renewable Energy Networking Event. This event features Clean Energy World Leaders in Finance, Investment, Government, Solar, Biofuels, Geothermal, the Public and Private Sectors.

http://www.areday.net

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Biomimicry Thinking for Social Innovation Immersion Workshop
Jun 25 – Jun 30 all-day

De Spreeuwelse Heide, near Eindhoven in Westelbeers, the Netherlands

Each of our biomimicry immersion workshops takes participants to ecosystems
around the world as we explore how nature’s time-tested strategies can help us implement regenerative and sustainable solutions to our biggest challenges. We’re excited to invite you to explore the one-of-a-kind ecosystems of the Netherlands in June, during the first Biomimicry Thinking for Social Innovation workshop in Europe. Spots are still available for this six-day, all-inclusive immersion experience—where leadership innovation skills will blossom among heather fields, moors, and bogs—that explores the wisdom inherent to the interrelationships in nature, helping participants better understand how to lead change, grow our organizations, and motivate people to think in more systemic, life-affirming ways.

http://biomimicry.net/social-innovation-workshop-2

Jun
28
Tue
2016
Business and Climate Summit 2016
Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day

Guildhall, London, UK

The Business & Climate Summit – Working Together to Deliver Real Climate Action is the leading annual forum for businesses, investors and policymakers on climate action. It is where business and governments come together to agree a roadmap for reaching net zero emissions over the next half century. It will demonstrate how low carbon strategies are good for business and good for growth and it will build the partnerships needed to scale up and accelerate the low carbon transition. Sponsored by The Climate Group

http://www.businessclimatesummit.com

Jul
5
Tue
2016
Unlikely Allies 2016: Future of Cities Festival & City Solutions Laboratory
Jul 5 – Jul 6 all-day

Unlikely Allies 2016: Future of Cities Festival & City Solutions Laboratory

Seattle, WA

Are you worried about the sustainability of our cities with growing populations and significant infrastructure problems in most major cities around the globe? Do you work with issues revolving around this topic? Unlikely Allies is a two day festival that takes place in a new city each year bringing together global and local thought leaders, changemakers and inspired citizens. In 2016 and 2017, we will take action together to explore the theme of creating positive solutions for the future of cities. As a group of unlikely allies, the city of Seattle will become our living laboratory where we explore local solutions and exchange best practices with 80+ cities represented to inspire new collaborative initiatives that are globally applicable.

http://unlikelyallies.net

Jul
8
Fri
2016
Common Bound Conference
Jul 8 – Jul 10 all-day

Buffalo, NY

A conference visionary solutions and strategies that puts people and planet first
Presented by New Economy Coalition. Common Bound will bring together hundreds of leaders and organizations from across North America for an international conference on visionary strategies for achieving deep systemic change. Participants will share insights and stories, build relationships, highlight achievements, and chart a shared path toward a society that puts people and planet first. Participants will include a cross-section of community leaders, thinkers, and practitioners from around the world, including the New Economy Coalition’s 140-plus member organizations from throughout the US and Canada.

http://www.commonbound.org

Jul
10
Sun
2016
Clean Enviro Summit – Innovative Clean Enviro-Solutions for Growing Cities
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day

Sands Expo & Convention center, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

Environmental sustainability is becoming an increasingly critical issue in rapidly developing Asia. The main challenges to achieving a sustainable environment in growing cities have been attributed to the absence of adequate policies, enabling legislation and an environment-stimulated and enlightened public. Hence, there is an increasingly crucial need to promote sustainable environmental management in the Asian region. This Summit is the global platform for government leaders, policy makers, regulators and industry captains to connect, examine and discover practical solutions to address environmental challenges for tomorrow’s cities. It will facilitate the sharing of insights on the latest environmental market trends through a myriad of activities including the Clean Environment Convention and high level plenaries, business forums and Clean Environment Regulators Roundtable. The showcase the latest innovations in waste management, clean management, environmental technology and recycling solutions

http://www.cleanenvirosummit.sg

Jul
14
Thu
2016
Investing for Impact Regional Event
Jul 14 all-day

Investing for Impact Regional Event

Boston, MA

What Is Investing for Impact? All investments have impact. The ways we save, spend and invest can dramatically influence both the fabric and consciousness of society. In addition to the benefits of ownership, investors bear responsibility for the impact our money has in the world.
Investing for Impact events are places where like-minded investors and investment professionals come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for the purpose of making money and making a positive difference, at the same time.

http://investingforimpactevents.com

Jul
18
Mon
2016
Education, Ethics, and Values for Sustainability: Transformative Teaching and Learning with the Earth Charter
Jul 18 – Jul 22 all-day

Education, Ethics, and Values for Sustainability: Transformative Teaching and Learning with the Earth Charter

Near San Jose, Costa Rica

This master class is designed for educators in formal and informal settings, whether in schools, universities, NGOs, or training centers. Under the framework of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter, this programme offers an opportunity to deepen understanding on the role of education in fostering sustainability. The programme empowers educators to create practical and meaningful experiences that give power and significance to the ethical principles and values of the Earth Charter. The programme explores how to craft learning experiences that go beyond rational logic and touch on emotional learning abilities. The Earth Charter, when introduced and used in vibrant and tangible ways, provides a transformative force and offers an essential foundation for sustainability to succeed.

http://bit.ly/earthcharterjuly2016

Jul
19
Tue
2016
Strategic Community Impact Symposium – Let’s Get Practical
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day

The Conference Board Center, New York, NY

This event will focus on practical issues for leaders involved in Community Affairs, Company Giving, Employee Volunteering and HR/Employee Engagement. At the SCIS event in December 2015, feedback informed us that people would like an even deeper dive into the real and useful methods of carrying out Leadership Development through Targeted Volunteer Activities, Team-Building as it relates to company life in the 21st century, Reaching Millennials, Measurement and Evaluation, Technology as it relates to Community Programs, and connecting the Giving and Volunteering aspects of the Company’s overall CSR Strategy. So bring your biggest challenges, and let’s get practical about solving them

https://www.conference-board.org/conferences

Strategic Community Impact Symposium – Let’s Get Practical
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day

The Conference Board, New York, NY

This event by The Conference Board is where you’ll learn one the best ways to stay relevant is to have strong corporate social responsibility (CSR), philanthropy, and community involvement/volunteer components at your organization. That’s because these have been proven to help boost employee engagement, retention, and recruitment—all things that lead to increased productivity. This event will focus on practical issues for leaders involved in Community Affairs, Company Giving, Employee Volunteering and HR/Employee Engagement. Find out aobut Leadership Development through Targeted Volunteer Activities, Team-Building as it relates to company life in the 21st century, Reaching Millennials, Measurement and Evaluation, Technology as it relates to Community Programs, and connecting the Giving and Volunteering aspects of the Company’s overall CSR Strategy.

http://www.conferenceboard.org/communityimpact

Jul
20
Wed
2016
Impact Capitalism Summit (ICS) – Nantucket
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

Nantucket Inn, Nantucket, MA

The Impact Capitalism Summit is for institutional investors deploying capital across asset classes for return and impact. The one and a half day forum will inform and provide one-on-one meetings between institutional investors and successful impact fund managers in various asset classes including public equity, public debt, private equity, private debt, and direct investments.

http://www.impactcapitalismne.com

Jul
29
Fri
2016
The 2016 Green Economics Institute Conference
Jul 29 – Jul 31 all-day

Kellogg College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Rational for the Conference: To halt the rolling Tide of Climate Change, Halt the Mass Extinction of Species, Prevent Poverty, End Austerity and create an inclusive future looking economy for the benefit of all the worlds people, nature, other species and the planet. Serious climate change and its consequences has now really started. Everywhere and everyone is affected. We pool that knowledge together. We accept that migration is in part caused by Environmental Change and in part by deep structural inequalities. We look at serious change making to try to create a philosophy for the 21st century which allows for a more inclusive and beneficial economy, mutual respect between and for all the world’s people, the planet, nature, other species and its systems.

http://www.greeneconomics.org.uk

Aug
19
Fri
2016
Intl Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture & Innovation Workshop
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA

The Freshwater Institute is partnering with the 11th annual International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture (ICRA) to offer two concurrent events. The ICRA offers a wider scope of aquaculture-related topics, including research, enterprise and discovery, and unique opportunities for discussion. The Aquaculture Innovation Workshop (AIW) focuses on the technical, biological and economic performance of land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) for production of market sized fish. You can also explore new products and technologies at our trade show.

http://www.recircaqua.com

Aug
24
Wed
2016
Money Mindfulness Program
Aug 24 – Aug 28 all-day

Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

Money Mindfulness Program

Our very survival depends on mastering the flow of money in our lives. And yet, for so many of us it is a subject fraught with anxiety, fear and even loathing. In this dynamic, cutting edge program we look at money from new perspectives. Our relationship with, and patterns around money are examined as a window into our soul journey. Melding various disciplines, philosophies and economic principles we develop a personal theology of money, employ mindfulness techniques and create new strategies for self-management. In aligning our heart and soul we will create not just a healthier and better flow but a pathway to financial wellness and peace of mind.

http://hollyhock.ca/programinfo/theemes

Aug
31
Wed
2016
The Women In Green Forum
Aug 31 all-day

Luxe Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

The Women in Green Forum has Emerged as the Premier Conference Series Highlighting Women’s Impact on the Environmental Industry. 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
13
Tue
2016
Social Capital Markets Conference – SOCAP16
Sep 13 – Sep 16 all-day

Social Capital Markets Conference – SOCAP16

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

SOCAP16 is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. The event unites innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.

http://www.socialcapitalmarkets.net

Sep
14
Wed
2016
The annual Social Venture Institute
Sep 14 – Sep 18 all-day

Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

The annual Social Venture Institute

Presented by Hollyhock and Social Venture Network
Join 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. Pre-approval required.

http://hollyhock.ca/programinfo/svi

Sep
16
Fri
2016
The annual XY Planning Conference
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day

The annual XY Planning Conference

Sheraton Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA

The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who specialize in working with Generation X & Generation Y clients. Founded in 2014 by Michael Kitces and Alan Moore to help bring financial planning advice to the next generation of clients. Our mission is to:
Connect next generation clients with the highest quality advisors
Provide fee-only advisors with turnkey support to start, run, and grow their practice to serve next generation clients

http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com

Sep
18
Sun
2016
The Impact Investing Conference
Sep 18 all-day

Sheraton Hotel Downtown, Denver, CO

The Impact Investing Conference

Leading industry experts will share their insights and acumen on ways to gain and retain clients by leveraging the myriad attributes impact investments afford. From prospecting to client meetings and next-generation planning, attendees will amass the knowledge and skill set to service clients at a higher level and collaborate for a more prosperous future. Impact investments already appeal to the vanguard of financial services – family offices, institutions and high net worth individuals.

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

Sep
19
Mon
2016
VERGE 2016 Conference
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all-day

Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

VERGE 2016 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/2016/09/19/verge-2016

Sep
20
Tue
2016
TBLI Conference Nordic 2016
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day

Nasdaq, Stockholm, Sweden

TBLI Conferences offer a wealth of opportunity for networking with like-minded investors and new business partners. We invite you to share your ideas, challenges and solutions and to learn about innovation and investment opportunities. Explore investment opportunities and learn about latest trends in the Nordic Market on ESG & Impact Investing

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

Sep
21
Wed
2016
The 2016 Food Tank Summit
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

Sacramento, CA

Farm Tank Summit – Agriculture begins here

Food Tank, in partnership with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Farm-to- Fork Program, and University of California- Davis, is excited to announce the 1st annual Farm Tank Conference at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. This two-day event will feature more than 35 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels. The event will feature interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, networking, and delicious food, followed by a day of hands-on activities and opportunities for attendees.

http://foodtanksummit.com/sacramento

Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum – From Environment to Sustainability
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum – From Environment to Sustainability: Megatrends of the 21st Century

Yale University, New Haven, CT

This new Forum is a three-day program exploring sustainability as an overarching framework for life in the 21st century, focusing specifically on the megatrends distinguishing sustainability from its 20th century precursors. Team-taught, the Forum will be organized around modules that each provide in-depth topical study, and will bring together a diverse set of thought leaders, industry practitioners, policy experts, and scholars working on the leading edge of sustainability. This program is indispensable for those wanting or needing to stay abreast of the major changes in environmental thinking in recent years. It is designed for policy makers at all levels of government and from any country, public and private sector executives, and anyone who wants a better understanding of the full range of developing concepts, tools, and strategies essential to leadership in sustainable practices and policies.

http://sustainability-forum.yale.edu

Sep
25
Sun
2016
Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute
Sep 25 – Sep 28 all-day

Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, IL

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 2016 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/home.aspx

Sep
26
Mon
2016
Climate Chance – Climate Actors World Summit
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day

Convention Centre, Nantes, France

Climate Chance is a global summit dedicated to concrete action with the aim to become a regular event for all non-state actors involved in the fight against climate change. Local authorities, businesses, associations, trade unions, the scientific community and citizens are invited to this meeting, which should enable a global plan of action to be drawn up, offer more in-depth discussions on both achievements and obstacles, encourage the sharing of experiences and innovations, as well as highlight the opportunities emerging from this resolute fight against climate change.

http://www.climatechance2016.com/en

Corporate Renewables 2016 Conference
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day

Westin Hotel, Washington DC

A conference designed By Corporates For Corporates. Corporations that seek to take advantage of the various opportunities in renewable energy must develop a nuanced understanding of the renewables procurement process. There are a variety of options available to buyers, and the process for acquiring renewables can be complex. The good news is that Corporate Renewables 2016 is a place where corporate renewable energy buyers can come to stay abreast of the latest market developments, to tap into the experience of their corporate peers, to boost their renewable procurement skills and capabilities and to search for renewables deals. At this event: corporate renewables buyers, renewable energy suppliers and advisors will gather to engage in a unique, comprehensive examination of the current state of corporate renewable energy procurement.

http://www.corporate-renewables.com

Sustainable Brands 16 Copenhagen – Activate Purpose
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day

Amager Blvd. 70, Copenhagen, Denmark

As the demand for new products, services and business models that deliver purpose and profit continues to soar, brand leaders who are tapping into this shift are thriving in the face of uncertainty. But who are the brands that are succeeding? What will it take for them to consistently outperform within changing 21st century market dynamics? How are they activating systemic-wide change for a sustainable future?
Join nearly 500 global business leaders by attending breakout sessions, workshops, plenaries, evening events, and co-create sessions at SB’16 Copenhagen to share ideas and discover how to mobilize your brand to succeed in the new economy.

http://events.sustainablebrands.com/sb16cph

Sep
27
Tue
2016
The 2016 SFI Annual Conference – Linking Forests to Communities
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Hilton Hotel, Clearwater Beach, FL

This Sustainable Forestry Initiative event is a must attend event for people interested in strengthening the vital links between healthy forests, responsible purchasing and sustainable communitities. We have a great lineup of confirmed speakers. They will cover topics including landscape conservation, customer engagement, forests and maintaining healthy watersheds, fostering youth connections to forests, encouraging the next generation of natural resource professionals, and the carbon marketplace and climate resiliency.

http://www.sficonference.org

The Corporate Renewables Summit
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Washington, D.C.

At Corporate Renewables 2016, corporate renewables buyers, renewable energy suppliers and advisors will gather to engage in a unique, comprehensive examination of the current state of corporate renewable energy procurement. The event will provide corporate energy buyers with the latest insights into energy sourcing strategies, contracting models, deal opportunities, and making the business case for renewables.

http://www.infocastevents.com

Sep
28
Wed
2016
Mentor Capital Network’s Annual Gathering
Sep 28 – Oct 1 all-day

Washington, DC

The Mentor Capital Network supports entrepreneurs who are building for-profit companies that make the world a better place by just existing. Firms that use their social, environmental, and/or cultural mission to strengthen their financial margins.

http://mentorcapitalnetwork.strikingly.com

SEED Africa Symposium 2016 – From Innovation to Imitation
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya Africa

Replicating successful business models for green growth and sustainable development. The SEED Africa Symposium is an annual international forum for sharing knowledge and experience, establishing partnerships, and developing solutions to stimulate the growth of social and eco-entrepreneurship across the African continent. With this year’s topic: ‘From Innovation to Imitation’ we will bring together around 500 enterprises, researchers, practitioners, investors, policy makers and representatives of the civil society to discuss how we could collaboratively utilize the replication of business models for successfully contributing to green growth and sustainable development in Africa.

http://www.seed.uno/seedas16

Oct
5
Wed
2016
Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

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

Oct
9
Sun
2016
Sustainatopia 2016 Conference – Boston
Oct 9 – Oct 12 all-day

Hyatt Boston Harbor, Boston, MA

This is one of the leading conferences in the country for social, financial and environmental sustainability + impact investing – hosting close to 300 speakers (all global thought leaders) & hundreds more attending from around the world- including many investors + more than 50 Fortune 500 companies. This is the 10th iteration of the event, which started in 2009. The 2016 Boston Conference Tracks include: the Ecosystem of Impact + SRI & ESG Investing (biggest track), Sustainable Strategies & Innovations (Fortune 500s), Clean Technology & Water, Smart Cities, Resilience & Community, Millennials 100, and LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability).

http://www.sustainatopia.com/boston2016

Oct
10
Mon
2016
The annual SXSW Eco 2016
Oct 10 – Oct 12 all-day

The annual SXSW Eco 2016

Convention Center, Austin, TX

SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to drive economic, environmental and social change.

http://www.sxsweco.com

Oct
17
Mon
2016
Esca Bona
Oct 17 – Oct 19 all-day

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Austin, TX

What is Esca Bona? We’re gathering good food’s renegades, challenging them to put on their game face and get their hands dirty to help us overcome the monumental challenges we face in building a good food future for all. We’re Rewriting the Next Decade for Food. Consumers are waking up to what’s in their food and where and how it was made. Innovations throughout the supply chain are disrupting even the most modern of food inventions and enabling companies to unravel much of what has been done to food over the last 75 years. Transparency, big data, the rise of social entrepreneurship and a new social awareness of health are creating a new landscape for suppliers, manufacturers, brands, retailers and investors. we will connect trend-setting entrepreneurs, game-changing technologists and visionary business leaders from across the food supply chain to work together to magnify the positive innovations happening in food. Credible, influential voices from across disciplines and sectors touching the food supply chain will be included to focus, align and inspire leadership. Participants will convene inspired by the people they will meet, learn from, work with and mentor during their time in Austin—and they will leave supported by the new relationships, friendships and partners they will need to fast track their ideas, missions and businesses.

http://www.escabona.com

RIA Foundation and Endowment Forum – Investing for Impact
Oct 17 all-day

Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada

Join 150 delegates at Canada’s first-ever foundation and endowment forum focused exclusively on responsible investing. Learn how incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into your organization’s investment decisions can leverage your impact while managing risk and increasing long-term returns. This event is sponsored by Responsible Investment Association

http://www.riaforum.ca

Oct
18
Tue
2016
COMMIT Forum – Commit to a Responsible Culture & Supply Chain
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

Westin at Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

Each year, COMMIT Forum attracts C-suite executives, leaders in communications, CR and sustainability professionals, foundation heads, and non-profit execs. This year’s theme is “Commit to a Responsible Culture & Supply Chain.” Professionals who attend learn the latest best practices and how-tos from their peers and 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

Regenerative Business Summit
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day

The Foundry by Herban Feast, Seattle, WA

This Summit brings leaders together to advance a field or set of industries by innovative disruption. Conferences, by contrast, tend to have a few people share existing knowledge and popular paths. The Regenerative Business Summit is an invitation to “edge thinkers,” exploring and inventing from a Regenerative Paradigm. We will work, co-creatively, with shared frameworks focused on inventing business and industry disrupting ideas. You can sign up to be a living case study, benefiting from collaborative thinking with your peers. Focus, not only on your business, but moving entire industries.

http://www.theregenerativebusinesssummit.com

Oct
19
Wed
2016
Moving to Impact Conference – Responsible Investing in Canada
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day

Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Carleton Univ, Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Join us for this important policy conference on responsible and impact investing in Canada. The conference will be held during the Canadian Responsible Investment Week (Oct 17 to 20).

http://carleton.ca/3ci

Oct
20
Thu
2016
The CR Reporting & Communications Summit
Oct 20 – Oct 21 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://events.ethicalcorp.com/reporting

The Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2016
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day

London, UK

Over 150 leading supply chain, sustainability and sourcing professionals will meet to share insights and practical tips to address key issues such as; human rights, environmental management, lifecycle assessments, supplier partnerships and more

http://events.ethicalcorp.com/supplychain

Oct
21
Fri
2016
Bioneers 2016 Conference
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day

Bioneers 2016 Conference

Marin Center, San Rafael, CA

An Annual Gathering for the Movement of Movements. For 25 years, the National Bioneers Conference has connected thousands of people with practical, visionary solutions for humanity’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Whether you’re a community activist or organizer, environmentalist, social justice advocate, business or civic leader, educator or student—or simply a person who wants to ensure a sustainable and just future for all.

http://www.bioneers.org

Oct
25
Tue
2016
2016 UNEP FI Global Roundtable and Annual General Meeting
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The new 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Climate Agreement have made it more clear than ever that the finance sector has a vital role to play in driving sustainable development. This increasing role opens doors to new opportunities for finance institutions, governments and other sustainability players in business and in catalyzing change. Realizing the full potential of these opportunities requires new ways of doing, thinking and acting. The 2016 UNEP-Finance Initiative (FI) GRT and AGM will provide solutions. Now being held for the 13th time, this event will bring together hundreds of leading actors from all parts of the financial system along with leaders from governments, civil society, and the United Nations to work, talk, and think together. This diverse gathering stimulates global system-level thinking and collaboration that does not happen anywhere else.

http://www.unepfi.org/events/2016/roundtable

Impact Capitalism Summit (ICS) – London
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

London, UK

The Impact Capitalism Summit is for institutional investors deploying capital across asset classes for return and impact. The one and a half day forum will inform and provide one-on-one meetings between institutional investors and successful impact fund managers in various asset classes including public equity, public debt, private equity, private debt, and direct investments.

http://www.bigpathcapital.com/events/icslondon

Nov
1
Tue
2016
The 2016 BSR Conference
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

Grand Hyatt, New York, NY

The annual BSR Conference

The BSR Conference brings together sustainability leaders and practitioners to build the business of a better world. Now entering its 24rd year, the BSR Conference is one of the world’s most influential sustainability events.

http://www.bsr.org

Nov
3
Thu
2016
Social Venture Network – SVN Fall Conference
Nov 3 – Nov 6 all-day

Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Social Venture Network – SVN Fall Conference

SVN is a community of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs working together to create transformational innovation, growth and impact.

http://www.svn.org

The 2016 Net Impact Conference
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Net Impact Conference is the premier gathering of students and professionals who are committed to making a lasting social and environmental impact now and for a lifetime. Join us in Philadelphia, a city where revolutions are made, to fast track your own path to impact and join a movement of others passionate about changing the world. It is our turn to make history.

https://www.netimpact.org/conference/ni16/about

Nov
7
Mon
2016
Sustainable Innovation 2016 – Circular Economy Innovation & Design
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK

Part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences
Sustainable Innovation 2016 will provide a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to Circular Economy innovation and design related to products, services, technologies and new business models. Sustainable Innovation 2016 will include invited and refereed papers from academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, technology providers, designers and innovation and sustainability directors as well as other business functions. The event will create a unique space for learning, networking and thinking. Delegates will come globally from large companies and SMEs, as well as academia, government and non-governmental organisations. The conference is supported by an international Advisory Board.

http://cfsd.org.uk/events/sustainable-innovation-2016

Nov
8
Tue
2016
Election Day – United States
Nov 8 all-day

Election Day – United States

Make Sure to Vote

https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

Nov
9
Wed
2016
The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible Impact Investing
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day

The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible Impact Investing

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Denver, CO

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 27th 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
16
Wed
2016
The 2016 Food Tank Summit
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day

Chicago, IL

The 2016 Food Tank Summit

This Summit brings together some of the world’s most impactful food system leaders. Each event will feature 50+ speakers in interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, networking, and delicious food, followed by a day of hands-on activities and opportunities for attendees

http://foodtanksummit.com

Dec
1
Thu
2016
Strategic Community Impact Symposium – Let’s Get Practical
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day

The Conference Board, New York, NY

This event by The Conference Board is where you’ll learn one the best ways to stay relevant is to have strong corporate social responsibility (CSR), philanthropy, and community involvement/volunteer components at your organization. That’s because these have been proven to help boost employee engagement, retention, and recruitment—all things that lead to increased productivity.

http://www.conferenceboard.org/communityimpact

The Annual ShiftCon – Eco-Wellness Influencer Conference
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day

Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, LA

The 3nd Annual ShiftCon – the premier eco-wellness social media and healthy lifestyle blogger conference. The featured speakers include “Gangsta Gardener” Ron Finley, Ashley Koff, Andrea Donsky of Naturally Savvy, John Foraker of Annie’s, Shazi Visram of Happy Family, Steve Young of General Mills, and Nova Covington of Goddess Garden Organics.

http://shiftconmedia.com

Dec
6
Tue
2016
American Water Summit 2016 – Catalyzing Collaboration
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

Hilton Downtown, Miami, FL

There is greater agreement within the North American Water Sector that a fresh and collaborative approach is needed to achieve the shared goal of a thriving water sector. The federal, state, municipal, quasi-governmental, private and other entities need to work together to realize this goal. When the water sector collaborates and works in tandem, the collective intelligence of the stakeholders far outweighs the acumen of the individual entities. At this Summit, it is our attempt to catalyze collaboration between the public and private water utilities, technology providers, financiers, industrial end-users, associations and other agencies. We bring the stakeholders together to share knowledge and insights, ideate, network amongst peers and provide a platform for cross-pollination of networks.

http://www.americanwatersummit.com

Responsible Investor’s RI Americas 2016 Conference
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

New York, NY

Responsible Investor’s RI Americas 2016 Conference

https://www.responsible-investor.com/events

Jan
23
Mon
2017
Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2017
Jan 23 – Jan 25 all-day

San Francisco, CA

This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive, three-day program along with exclusive opportunities to network, learn, and get deals done. There are Entrepreneurs, Corporates, Financial Investors and Innovation Leaders all attending.

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

Jan
29
Sun
2017
VerdeXchange 2017 – Green Economy Marketmakers Conference
Jan 29 – Jan 31 all-day

Los Angeles, CA

Join over 700 delegates gathering in Los Angeles to assess “what’s in-market,” “what’s about to be in-market,” and “ what’s needed” in the global, trillion-dollar verde economy. Benefit from 100+ expert panelists and intimate networking opportunities.

https://www.verdexchange.org

Feb
14
Tue
2017
The GreenBiz Forum 2017
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day

JW Marriott Hotel, Phoenix, AZ

This annual event cover the trends, challenges and solutions facing sustainable business today.

https://www.greenbiz.com/event/2017/02/14/greenbiz-17

Mar
15
Wed
2017
Global Sustainable Capital Forum 2017 – Connecting the world’s thought leaders on sustainable finance
Mar 15 – Mar 16 all-day

Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

Sustainable Nation Ireland is partnering with Response Global Media (publishers of Responsible Investor and ESG Magazine) to host a major global financial gathering to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing all institutions in the investment chain for sustainable capital flows into low-carbon, resource-efficient investment projects in Ireland and across the world. This high level event will build on the momentum of the historic global climate deal agreed in Paris. Companies and investors are increasingly responding to some of the biggest environmental and social challenges of our time, such as: climate change, resource scarcity, employment, housing, health, diversity, inequality and corporate governance.

https://www.responsible-investor.com/events

May
10
Wed
2017
US SIF – Social Investment Forum Annual Conference
May 10 – May 12 all-day

JW Marriott Hotel, Chicago, IL

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

Jun
20
Tue
2017
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

Sep
18
Mon
2017
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

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
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

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

Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

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

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