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  1. Aug
    5
    Tue
    2014

    1. NextWave Greentech Investing Conference (all-day)
      Menlo Park, CA, USA
      Aug 5

      NextWave Greentech Investing Conference

      This annual conference on how capital is being successfully put to work by investors and entrepreneurs in the market, is back in 2014 with a real tailwind.
      NextWave Greentech Investing is the annual gathering of leading investors, entrepreneurs and senior corporate decision makers to chart a new way forward in the greentech market.

      www.greentechmedia.com

  2. Aug
    10
    Sun
    2014

    1. AREDAY Summit 2014 – American Renewable Energy Summit (all-day)
      Aspen, CO, USA
      Aug 10 – Aug 13

      AREDAY Summit 2014 – American Renewable Energy Summit

      America’s premier renewable energy summit is a deep immersion into topics designed to precipitate an historic and necessary transition to an environmentally and economically sound future.
      Speakers and attendees include world leaders from both the public and private sectors in science, finance, investment, government and diverse technology development and deployment. We will cover Solar, Wind, Biofuels, Geothermal and other trail-blazing approaches to sustainability.

      www.areday.net

  3. Aug
    17
    Sun
    2014

    1. ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (all-day)
      Pacific Grove, CA, USA
      Aug 17 – Aug 22

      The 2014 ACEEE Summer study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings – The Next Generation: Reaching for High Energy Savings

      www.aceee.org

  4. Aug
    19
    Tue
    2014

    1. The Art of Leadership Program (all-day)
      Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
      Aug 19 – Aug 24

      The Art of Leadership Program

      Are you committed to making a difference in your community or business? In education, politics, social change, or the arts? Learn to empower and engage others in effective action to broaden the impact of your work together. This internationally acclaimed program offers training in personal mastery (the ability to manage your own state of being), skillful communication, building effective partnerships, high performing teams, organizational leadership and personal ecology (self-care.) Come participate in an intensive process of discovering how who you are impacts the results you create.
      Presented by: Robert Gass

      LINK
      www.hollyhock.ca

  5. Aug
    21
    Thu
    2014

    1. World Renewable Energy Technology Congress – WRETC-2014 (all-day)
      Delhi, India
      Aug 21 – Aug 23

      World Renewable Energy Technology Congress – WRETC-2014

      WRETC, The India’s premier renewable energy annual event, where you will share ideas with global renewable energy industry leaders, experts, financers, network and do business with leading companies. It’s a great opportunity to expand your business and keep up-to-date with developments in renewable energy technologies.
      This event is the most important renewable energy industry conference that will have 105 high profiled global speakers and industry leaders in Plenary sessions, interactive Keynote sessions, CEO’s Forum, thought-provoking panel discussions and poster sessions to provide the focal points for translating knowledge into action. The Congress encourages activities of business matching, B2B meetings, especially focused on key industry issues and emerging energy solutions while pursuing business building and networking.

      www.wretc.in

  6. Aug
    24
    Sun
    2014

    1. The first annual Climate Hike (all-day)
      West Glacier, MT 59912, USA
      Aug 24 – Aug 28

      The first annual Climate Hike

      www.climateride.org

  7. Aug
    25
    Mon
    2014

    1. National Black, Brown and Green Supplier Diversity & Sustainability Summit (all-day)
      San Juan, Puerto Rico
      Aug 25 – Aug 27

      National Black, Brown and Green Supplier Diversity & Sustainability Summit

      www.nblcsummit.com

  8. Aug
    26
    Tue
    2014

    1. The 5th Annual Women In Green Forum (all-day)
      Los Angeles, CA, USA
      Aug 26

      The 5th Annual Women In Green Forum

      www.womeningreenforum.com

  9. Aug
    28
    Thu
    2014

    1. Base of Pyramid (BoP) World Convention & Expo (all-day)
      Singapore
      Aug 28 – Aug 30

      Base of Pyramid (BoP) World Convention & Expo – A Brave New Marketplace: Unleashing Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid

      This inaugural BoP World Convention & Expo is a unique forum that encourages key stakeholders from multiple sectors and industries to share knowledge, engage with issues and explore partnerships to bring sustainable and affordable solutions that could impact millions of lives.
      In conjunction, an expo will be held to offer corporate participants a platform to provide holistic solutions, products and services for the consumers and entrepreneurs at the base of the pyramid.

      www.bopworldconvention.org

  10. Sep
    2
    Tue
    2014

    1. SOCAP 14 Conference – Igniting Vibrant Communities (all-day)
      San Francisco, CA, USA
      Sep 2 – Sep 5

      SOCAP 14 Conference (Social Capital Markets) – Igniting Vibrant Communities

      Join with some of the world’s boldest entrepreneurs and investors along with leaders in philanthropy and social impact for the seventh SoCap Conference

      www.socialcapitalmarkets.net

  11. Sep
    3
    Wed
    2014

    1. G4 GRI-Certified Sustainability Reporting Program (all-day)
      Cleveland, OH, USA
      Sep 3 – Sep 4

      G4 GRI-Certified Sustainability Reporting Program

      This two-day, GRI-certified program provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of reporting their environmental, social and economic policies—a practice which often establishes or enhances a company’s sustainability strategy—according to the G4 Reporting Guidelines.

      www.brownflynn.com

  12. Sep
    6
    Sat
    2014

    1. Climate Ride Midwest – Grand Rapids to Chicago (all-day)
      Grand Rapids, MI, USA
      Sep 6 – Sep 9

      Climate Ride Midwest – Grand Rapids to Chicago

      On the first-ever Climate Ride Midwest you’ll spend four days cycling through Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois on a scenic journey that explores the back roads of Lake Michigan. You’ll discover amazing scenery, stay at comfortable retreats and classic summer camps, and experience the thrill of touring by bicycle with a community united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles – the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation.

      www.climateride.org

  13. Sep
    10
    Wed
    2014

    1. Social Venture Institute (SVI) 2014 (all-day)
      Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
      Sep 10 – Sep 14

      Social Venture Institute (SVI) 2014

      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. Apply at hollyhocklife.ca/svi.
      Presented by Joel Solomon is co-founder of RenewalFunds and Hollyhock Board Chair. Theodora Lamb is an online community strategist and SVI/SCI producer. Mike Rowlands is principal of Junxion Strategy. Pam Chaloult is COO of BALLE. Heidi Hartman is a coach and project manager.

      www.hollyhock.ca

    2. TBLI Conference Nordic 2014 – Connecting the Dots (all-day)
      Oslo, Norway
      Sep 10 – Sep 11

      TBLI Conference Nordic 2014 – Connecting the Dots

      The event is hosted with BI Norwegian Business School

      www.tbliconference.com

  14. Sep
    12
    Fri
    2014

    1. 2014 Green Festival – LA (all-day)
      Los Angeles, CA, USA
      Sep 12 – Sep 14

      2014 Green Festival – LA

      Green Festival is a vibrant and dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the United States. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.

      www.greenfestivals.org

    2. Mother Earth News Fair – a sustainable lifestyle event (all-day)
      Seven Springs, PA, USA
      Sep 12 – Sep 14

      Mother Earth News Fair – a sustainable lifestyle event

      Our goal is to deliver practical, hands-on training and experience taught by leading experts in the areas we concentrate on in the magazine: renewable energy, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, green home building and more! So expect to get down and dirty at the Mother Earth News Fair.

      www.motherearthnewsfair.com

  15. Sep
    14
    Sun
    2014

    1. The annual Compliance and Ethics Institute 2014 (all-day)
      Chicago, IL, USA
      Sep 14 – Sep 17

      The annual Compliance and Ethics Institute 2014
      SCCE’s Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute is the primary education and networking event for professionals working in compliance and ethics around the world. At this meeting, learn the latest methods and strategies for developing and improving your compliance program in this rapidly growing and evolving profession. More tracks and sessions than ever before to meet the need for education on the issues you are facing.

      www.complianceethicsinstitute.org

  16. Sep
    15
    Mon
    2014

    1. Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo (all-day)
      Honolulu, HI, USA
      Sep 15 – Sep 17

      Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo

      The event is the preeminent meeting place for international leaders and energy experts at the forefront of the clean energy movement. Securing energy independence and developing a clean energy industry that promotes the vitality of our planet are two reasons why it is critical to reaffirm already established partnerships and build new ones throughout the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit & Expo, the Pacific Defense Energy Summit & Showcase and the Islands Innovation Summit & Showcase provide a forum for the high-level global networking necessary to advance this emerging clean energy culture. Read our attendee testimonials at right.

      www.islandsconnect.com

  17. Sep
    16
    Tue
    2014

    1. Sustainable Forestry Initiative – SFI Annual Conference (all-day)
      Montreal, QC, Canada
      Sep 16 – Sep 18

      Sustainable Forestry Initiative – SFI Annual Conference

      The work you do today will help shape our future forests. We want you to join us at the 2014 Annual SFI Conference – where key influencers shaping future forests from Canada’s Boreal to the U.S. South and globally will be sharing their thoughts and ideas.
      Every year the SFI program does its best to match the success of earlier conferences and 2014 will be no exception. This year’s conference brings together an impressive lineup of speakers sure to inform and inspire. If you are a conservation group, government agency, forest manager or corporation that buys or sells paper or forest products into the North American or European markets, we have topics to interest you to hear perspectives on forest conservation and the role of managed forests from Canada s boreal to the U.S. South; fostering sustainable communities; growing certification through the value chain and more.

      www.sfiprogram.org

    2. Wind Operator Congress North America (all-day)
      Chicago, IL, USA
      Sep 16 – Sep 17

      Wind Operator Congress North America

      www.greenpowerconferences.com

    3. Wisdom 2.0 Europe Conference (all-day)
      Dublin, Ireland
      Sep 16 – Sep 17

      Wisdom 2.0 Europe Conference

      Announcing our first ever European event! Familiar faces from the Wisdom 2.0 community will join European business leaders, meditation teachers, and tech gurus.

      www.wisdom2conference.com

  18. Sep
    17
    Wed
    2014

    1. EcoBuild Southeast Asia (all-day)
      Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
      Sep 17 – Sep 19

      EcoBuild Southeast Asia

      Sustainable design solutions conserve natural resources and enable the development of eco- friendly habitats and cities. This is what EcoBuild is all about – and why it’s Southeast Asia’s leading event for Sustainable Design, Construction and Built Environment.

      www.ecobuildsea.com

    2. Natural Products Expo East (all-day)
      Baltimore, MD, USA
      Sep 17 – Sep 20

      The annual Natural Products Expo East

      www.expoeast.com

  19. Sep
    19
    Fri
    2014

    1. The 9th Annual AltCar Expo (all-day)
      Santa Monica, CA, USA
      Sep 19 – Sep 20

      The 9th Annual AltCar Expo – Discover & Test Drive the Largest Selection of Electric, Hybrid, Natural Gas. Hydrogen & Propane Vehicles

      The City of Santa Monica will present AltCar Expo, a FREE event held in conjunction with the AltBuild Energy. Now in its 9th year, AltCar Expo the nation’s leading forum for green car ride and drive, public education and demonstration of the latest green technology vehicles. AltCar Expo will present the most extensive array of sustainable vehicles in one place, including: electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid electric, natural gas, propane, biodiesel, ethanol and hydrogen vehicles. Most are available to test drive and many may even be purchased during the Expo. The event will feature a number of North American vehicle debuts, lectures and demonstration opportunities.

      www.altcarexpo.com

  20. Sep
    20
    Sat
    2014

    1. Climate March – NYC (all-day)
      New York, NY, USA
      Sep 20 – Sep 21

      Climate March – with Bill McKibben and 350.org

      www.350.org

    2. Climate Ride – NYC to DC (all-day)
      New York, NY, USA
      Sep 20 – Sep 24

      Climate Ride – NYC to DC

      Climate Ride NYC-DC is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation’s most important cities – New York and Washington, DC – by bicycle. From the exciting departure by ferry in Manhattan to the hero’s welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol, the east-coast version of Climate Ride is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with 200 like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles – the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation.

      www.climateride.org

    3. Sustainable Living Fair – 15th Annual Celebration (all-day)
      Fort Collins, CO, USA
      Sep 20 – Sep 21

      Sustainable Living Fair – 15th Annual Celebration

      www.sustainablelivingfair.org

  21. Sep
    21
    Sun
    2014

    1. 2014 Social Good Summit – Connecting for Good, Connecting for All (all-day)
      New York, NY, USA
      Sep 21 – Sep 22

      2014 Social Good Summit – Connecting for Good, Connecting for All

      The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and voices from around the world will take place to coincide with United Nations Week.
      The theme of this year’s Summit – Connecting for Good, Connecting for All – will challenge speakers, participants, and a growing worldwide community to explore how technology and new media can be leveraged to benefit people everywhere, to create a better world by the year 2030.

      www.socialgoodsummit.com

  22. Sep
    22
    Mon
    2014

    1. Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Conferences (all-day)
      Montreal, QC, Canada
      Sep 22 – Sep 26

      Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Conferences 2014

      PRI in Person, the PRI’s annual global Conference along with the PRI Academic Network Conference (focusing on bridging the gap between research in responsible investment and Corporate Social responsibility and the needs for the practitioners)

      www.unpri.org

  23. Sep
    23
    Tue
    2014

    1. Water Innovation Summit (all-day)
      Berkeley, CA, USA
      Sep 23 – Sep 24

      Water Innovation Summit

      Join us at our 3rd annual summit, bringing together top corporate leaders, utility executives, entrepreneurs, and public sector representatives to focus on innovating towards smarter, cleaner water.

      www.cleantech.com

  24. Sep
    24
    Wed
    2014

    1. Sustainable Brands New Metrics 2014 Conference (all-day)
      Cambridge, MA, USA
      Sep 24 – Sep 26

      Sustainable Brands New Metrics 2014 Conference – Boston

      As the definition of value continues to evolve, the demand for business to demonstrate its ability to create value of various forms for all stakeholders – and not just profit for shareholders – is increasing, and the question of how this value is identified, measured and communicated becomes paramount. This 3-day, in-depth discussion with some of sustainability’s top minds will examine leading-edge work that is expanding the way business creates, quantifies, and manages the value it delivers through the metrics it adopts.
      We will explore the latest advances in capturing traditionally ignored social and environmental risks throughout the value chain, opportunities in creating and measuring shared value with all stakeholders in mind, the very tangible value of human capital and employee engagement, as well as the increasingly sophisticated science of assessing natural capital. We will check in for the latest on competing sustainability performance and reporting standards, and launch a search for new metrics on trust, reputation and 21st century brand value.

      www.sustainablebrands.com

    2. The 2014 EcoDistricts Summit (all-day)
      Washington, DC, USA
      Sep 24 – Sep 26

      The 2014 EcoDistricts Summit

      Experience EcoDistricts Summit, the premier conference dedicated to promote sustainable neighborhood development.
      Each year the EcoDistricts Summit convenes leading municipal policymakers, developers, business leaders, planners, and community leaders – people with decision-making power – to share best practices and shape the growing EcoDistricts marketplace. Take a look behind development and neighborhood revitalization – for this can’t-miss event for leaders who are shaping and building the cities and urban neighborhoods of the future.

      www.ecodistricts.org/summit

  25. Sep
    27
    Sat
    2014

    1. New Mexico Symposium on Public Banking (all-day)
      Santa Fe, NM, USA
      Sep 27

      New Mexico Symposium on Public Banking

      The theme is – Banking on New Mexico: Growing Local Economies Using Public Banking, Micro Credit, Worker Owned Businesses, Complementary Currencies & Moving Our Money

      www.publicbankinginstitute.org

  26. Oct
    6
    Mon
    2014

    1. Praxis Conference – The Economics of Sustainability (all-day)
      San Francisco, CA, USA
      Oct 6 – Oct 9

      Praxis Conference – The Economics of Sustainability – Emerging Models for a Healthy Planet

      The conference will focus on the intersection of Economics and the Environment. Programs will include workshops, networking meetings, action groups, and outstanding presentations from economists, scientists, activists, and leaders in the environmental movement. The goal is to launch a platform for systemic change — economically, culturally, politically — and to network organizations for collaborative efforts in that pursuit.

      www.praxispeace.org

    2. SXSW Eco 2014 Conference (all-day)
      Austin, TX, USA
      Oct 6 – Oct 8

      SXSW Eco 2014 Conference

      SXSW Eco attracts a global community to explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world. A uniquely inclusive platform for professionals, SXSW Eco examines the critical challenges of our times through a kaleidoscopic lens of design innovation, policy tipping points, technological breakthroughs, conservation practice, entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of creativity to transform inspiration into action.

      www.sxsweco.com

  27. Oct
    8
    Wed
    2014

    1. COMMIT Forum – Good Business Makes the Difference (all-day)
      New York, NY, USA
      Oct 8 – Oct 9

      COMMIT Forum – Good Business Makes the Difference

      Are you improving the role of business in society? You’re the CEO, board member, or head of corporate responsibility. You’re an investor, investment analyst, blogger, or member of the media. You’re a leading member of the academy, graduate student, or dedicated professional. You’ll get a year’s worth of connections and data in hours.
      Do you lead your company’s responsible, sustainable, and transparent practices? You’re the head of corporate responsibility, sustainability, or governance. You lead environment, heath, & safety or human rights, supply chain, or risk management. You head up communications, marketing, or brand awareness. You’ll get practical tools to implement the next day.
      Join the World’s Leaders Shaping the Face of Corporate Responsibility

      www.commitforum.com

  28. Oct
    9
    Thu
    2014

    1. Changing the World: Through Feminine Leadership & Entrepreneurship (all-day)
      New York, NY, USA
      Oct 9 – Oct 12

      Emerging Women Live Conference on Changing the World – Through Feminine Leadership and Entrepreneurship

      Emerging Women Live targets women entrepreneurs and leaders who share a vision to change the world by living the truth of who they are. These are women who are burning with desire to express their uniqueness in the fullest way possible, all while promoting a new paradigm of success that leverages the incredible power of the feminine: Collaboration, community, compassion, intuition, vulnerability, receptivity, and heart. There will be practice sessions, workshops, and authentic connecting throughout the event week, in addition to keynotes and panel discussions. Ultimately, the aim of the event is to promote the rise of women across the globe – to create a world where women have a strong voice and can fully participate in the creation of our future in all areas of life.

      www.emergingwomen.com

  29. Oct
    10
    Fri
    2014

    1. The Local Money Conference (all-day)
      Spokane, WA, USA
      Oct 10 – Oct 12

      The Local Money Conference

      Sustainable Resources INW (previously named SLIP) will host a Local Money Conference, bringing together business leaders and stakeholders in the local investing movement in the intension to build momentum and education towards the New Economy.

      www.sustaininw.org

  30. Oct
    13
    Mon
    2014

    1. The 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress (all-day)
      Istanbul, Turkey
      Oct 13 – Oct 15

      The 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress

      The OWC 2014 will involve a total of three tracks: Main Track, Scientific Track, and Practitioners’ Track, each exploring the global organic industry from numerous perspectives. In addition, a series of workshops will also be held highlighting the contributions various initiatives are making to the organic world.

      www.owc2014.org

    2. The Responsible Supply Chain Summit 2014 (all-day)
      London, UK
      Oct 13 – Oct 14

      The Responsible Supply Chain Summit 2014

      www.ethicalcorp.com

    3. World Investment Forum 2014: Investing in Sustainable Development (all-day)
      Geneva, Switzerland
      Oct 13 – Oct 16

      World Investment Forum 2014: Investing in Sustainable Development

      www.unctad-worldinvestmentforum.org

  31. Oct
    15
    Wed
    2014

    1. Australian Sustainability Conference and Expo (all-day)
      Melbourne VIC, Australia
      Oct 15 – Oct 16

      Australian Sustainability Conference and Expo

      This event will be held alongside All-Energy Australia, Waste Expo and Inter-Water Australia to form Australia’s most significant showcase for the clean energy, sustainability, waste and recycling and water industries.

      www.australiansustainability.com.au

    2. Flourish & Prosper: Forum for Business as an Agent of World (all-day)
      Cleveland, OH, USA
      Oct 15 – Oct 17

      Flourish & Prosper: The Third Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World

      This is a dynamic two-and-a-half day summit that will explore how cutting-edge innovators and forward-thinking leaders are moving beyond traditional notions of social responsibility and sustainability to full-spectrum flourishing. It’s the new spirit of business—recognizing that business leaders and management educators have the opportunity to inspire organizations and individuals to explore and embrace mindful management practices that will drive bold thinking, creative problem-solving and profitability—for the benefit of all.

      www.globalforumbawb.com

  32. Oct
    16
    Thu
    2014

    1. Social Venture Partners Conference – Audacious Philanthropy (all-day)
      Austin, TX, USA
      Oct 16 – Oct 18

      Social Venture Partners Conference – Audacious Philanthropy – Unleashing potential for a better world.

      Join hundreds of business, nonprofit and foundation leaders, board chairs, social entrepreneurs, and venture philanthropists come together every Fall – all focused on making a greater impact – together.

      www.socialventurepartners.org

  33. Oct
    17
    Fri
    2014

    1. The Bioneers 25th Annual Conference (all-day)
      San Rafael, CA, USA
      Oct 17 – Oct 19

      The Bioneers 25th Annual Summit Conference on Growing the Movement – The World We Want & How To Get There

      After a quarter-century, the Bioneers community of leadership has learned a thing or two about breakthrough solutions and what directions to head. Like a magnifying glass channeling sunlight, we’ll focalize this wealth of wisdom, skillfulness and vision into beams of action that can guide our shared work in these coming crucial years.

      www.bioneers.org

  34. Oct
    20
    Mon
    2014

    1. Solar Power International Conference & Expo (all-day)
      Las Vegas, NV, USA
      Oct 20 – Oct 23

      Solar Power International Conference and Expo

      Solar Power International, the solar industry’s most powerful, comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition.
      Join more than 15,000 professionals in solar energy and related fields for four days of action-packed show floor hours, educational sessions and workshops, general sessions and special events and the best chance of the year to connect with colleagues and industry leaders.

      www.solarpowerinternational.com/

  35. Oct
    22
    Wed
    2014

    1. 2014 Greenbuild Conference and Expo (all-day)
      New Orleans, LA, USA
      Oct 22 – Oct 24

      Greenbuild Conference and Expo

      Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious.
      Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose. Greenbuild features three days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city’s green buildings. Join thousands of other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business.

      www.greenbuildexpo.org

  36. Oct
    23
    Thu
    2014

    1. American Water Summit 2014: Smashing Silos (all-day)
      Houston, TX, USA
      Oct 23 – Oct 24

      American Water Summit 2014: Smashing Silos

      The American Water Summit, now in its 5th year, is the only event in the water calendar that focuses entirely on the business of water in North America. The Summit brings together 400 top executives and thought leaders from the public and private sectors in a format that is geared toward maximum networking return as well as the discussion of cutting-edge ideas.
      The Summit will be attended by a wide range of industry stakeholders, including public and private utilities, consulting engineers, contractors, water technology and service companies, industrial water users, banks, investment funds, oil & gas and power generation companies and state and federal government agencies.

      www.americanwatersummit.com

  37. Oct
    24
    Fri
    2014

    1. 2014 Green Festival – Chicago (all-day)
      Chicago, IL, USA
      Oct 24 – Oct 26

      2014 Green Festival – Chicago

      Green Festival is a vibrant and dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the United States. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.

      www.greenfestivals.org

  38. Oct
    25
    Sat
    2014

    1. Mother Earth News Fair – a sustainable lifestyle event (all-day)
      Topeka, KS, USA
      Oct 25 – Oct 26

      Mother Earth News Fair – a sustainable lifestyle event

      Our goal is to deliver practical, hands-on training and experience taught by leading experts in the areas we concentrate on in the magazine: renewable energy, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, green home building and more! So expect to get down and dirty at the Mother Earth News Fair.

      www.motherearthnewsfair.com

  39. Oct
    27
    Mon
    2014

    1. Finding Ethical Alpha Conference (all-day)
      St. Augustine, FL, USA
      Oct 27 – Oct 29

      Finding Ethical Alpha Conference

      An event to promote investing which embraces the sustainability, ESG and Ethical Biomimicry Finance metrics that we have identified to create long term value across all sectors and asset classes. This research conference is sponsored by Ethical Markets and Endobility.

      www.emm-endoconferences.com

    2. VERGE Conference – Where Tech Meets Sustainability (all-day)
      San Francisco, CA, USA
      Oct 27 – Oct 30

      VERGE Conference – Where Tech Meets Sustainability

      Sustainability’s next tipping point. Interconnected technologies for energy, buildings and transportation enable radical efficiencies and huge opportunities.
      The conference will focus on: Distributed Energy Systems, Sustainable Mobility, Next-Gen Buildings, Resilient Cities, Food and Water Systems, Smarter Supply Chains and a lots more. There are numerous top notch speakers including a special conversation between Janine Benyus and Paul Hawken.
      This event will have fresh perspectives on the innovative ideas, convergence opportunities, and enabling technologies shaping our future.

      www.greenbiz.com

  40. Oct
    28
    Tue
    2014

    1. 2014 World Bio Markets USA conference and exhibition (all-day)
      San Diego, CA, USA
      Oct 28 – Oct 29

      The 2014 World Bio Markets USA conference and exhibition

      www.greenpowerconferences.com

    2. How Business Can Tackle Deforestation Conference (all-day)
      London, UK
      Oct 28 – Oct 29

      How Business Can Tackle Deforestation Conference

      Collaborate effectively with suppliers and NGOs, understand policy and enforcement trends.
      Innovation Forums are top quality, high level events and analysis about the opportunities for companies, investors and governments in emerging markets around the world.

      www.innovation-forum.co.uk

    3. TBLI Conference – Europe 2014 (all-day)
      Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      Oct 28 – Oct 29

      TBLI Conference – Europe 2014

      It is the 18th European Conference by TBLI.

      www.tbliconference.com

    4. The IFC – ASrIA 2014 Investing in Climate Business Forum (all-day)
      Hong Kong
      Oct 28 – Oct 29

      The IFC – ASrIA 2014 Investing in Climate Business Forum

      This an invite-only forum, bringing together high-level participants from investment, finance, policy, business and development to explore and identify opportunities for investment and growth related to climate business.
      The Forum will bring together respected individuals and organizations from around the world to assist investors in identifying opportunities in key sectors including green energy, clean technology, resource efficiency and water. Seasoned investors and experts will share insights and lessons learned, and policy-makers will explain how they are creating an incentivizing regulatory environment for sustainable businesses and investment.

      www.asria.org

    5. World Bio Markets USA Conference (all-day)
      San Diego, CA, USA
      Oct 28 – Oct 29

      World Bio Markets USA Conference

      www.greenpowerconferences.com

  41. Oct
    29
    Wed
    2014

    1. Sustainatopia LA – The 5 Conferences (all-day)
      Beverly Hills, CA, USA
      Oct 29 – Nov 2

      Sustainatopia LA – The 5 Conferences

      Founded in 2010, Sustainatopia remains one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability.
      Consisting of 5 Conferences and a broad-ranging Festival, Sustainatopia brings together the global ecosystem of social, financial and environmental sustainability like no other single event.
      Over 1,000 speakers have participated in the Conferences during the last 5 years, including the White House, Donna Karan, the Inter-American Development Bank & Matthew Bishop, Chief Business Editor of the Economist.
      Attendees participate from more than 50 countries.

      www.sustainatopia.com

  42. Oct
    30
    Thu
    2014

    1. How to Effectively Engage Stakeholders in Frontier Markets (Emerging Markets) Conference (all-day)
      London, UK
      Oct 30 – Oct 31

      How to Effectively Engage Stakeholders in Frontier Markets (Emerging Markets) Conference

      An exclusive two-day executive training workshop, certified by the CSR Training Institute
      Innovation Forums are top quality, high level events and analysis about the opportunities for companies, investors and governments in emerging markets around the world.

      www.innovation-forum.co.uk

  43. Oct
    31
    Fri
    2014

    1. The 2014 Social Enterprise Conference – Millennials Rising: What’s Next for Sustainability? (all-day)
      New York, NY, USA
      Oct 31

      The 2014 Social Enterprise Conference – Millennials Rising: What’s Next for Sustainability?

      This conference is presented by The Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School

      www.columbiasocialenterprise.org

  44. Nov
    3
    Mon
    2014

    1. Sustainable Brands 2014 Conference – London (all-day)
      London, UK
      Nov 3 – Nov 5

      Sustainable Brands 2014 Conference – London

      Hundreds of brand leaders such as Unilever, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Kingfisher, Philips, MARS joined us last year in London, to discuss how better brands will shape the future by keeping tabs on the ever-evolving playing field. The conference served as the centre of gravity for companies committed to leveraging sustainable innovation as a driver of business and brand value.
      As organizers, our goal is to amplify current leadership and success surrounding innovation for sustainability, to educate business leaders and organizations to make smarter strategic moves, and leverage game-thinking and play to spur creativity and innovation, customer engagement and loyalty, teamwork, and behavior change to create a more positive role in the lives of their stakeholders.

      www.sustainablebrands.com

    2. Sustainable Innovation 2014 Conference (all-day)
      Copenhagen, Denmark
      Nov 3 – Nov 4

      Sustainable Innovation 2014 Conference

      Theme: Cities & Regions as Catalysts for Smart & Sustainable Innovation

      www.cfsd.org.uk

  45. Nov
    4
    Tue
    2014

    1. BSR 2014 Conference – Transparency and Transformation (all-day)
      New York, NY, USA
      Nov 4 – Nov 6

      Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) 2014 Conference on Transparency and Transformation

      Radical transparency defines our time, shaping all aspects of culture and business. Transparency can substantially accelerate sustainability progress, and it also raises fundamental questions about the tradeoffs that accompany this transition. This dynamic is unfolding in the context of increased urgency to achieve the transformation that will deliver a truly sustainable economy. Incremental progress is not enough; we need transformative ideas.
      The BSR Conference 2014 will explore how transparency can transform supply chains, energy and climate, consumer engagement, community impacts, and more, and how businesses are managing differently in a fully transparent world. Join us tp discover how transformative technologies, business models, and financial valuations can produce rapid progress on the road to a more just and sustainable future.

      www.bsr.org

  46. Nov
    5
    Wed
    2014

    1. Green California Schools Summit – Investing in Our Future (all-day)
      Pasadena, CA, USA
      Nov 5 – Nov 6

      Green California Schools Summit – Investing in our Future

      www.green-technology.org

  47. Nov
    6
    Thu
    2014

    1. Net Impact 2014 Conference (all-day)
      Minneapolis, MN, USA
      Nov 6 – Nov 8

      Net Impact 2014 Conference

      Dive into sessions across 11 tracks with 2,500 like-minded peers to take your inspiration and impact to the next level. Sign up now to be notified when registration opens and get an exclusive discount!

      www.netimpact.org

  48. Nov
    9
    Sun
    2014

    1. The 25th annual SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (all-day)
      Colorado Springs, CO, USA
      Nov 9 – Nov 11

      The 25th annual SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing

      www.sriconference.com

  49. Nov
    10
    Mon
    2014

    1. Business and Human Rights Conference (all-day)
      London, UK
      Nov 10

      Business and Human Rights Conference

      How to get beyond policy, manage risk and build relationships
      Innovation Forums are top quality, high level events and analysis about the opportunities for companies, investors and governments in emerging markets around the world.

      www.innovation-forum.co.uk

    2. The Slow Money Conference – Food, Investing and Culture (all-day)
      Louisville, KY, USA
      Nov 10 – Nov 12

      The 2014 Slow Money Conference – A local and global gathering on Food, Investing and Culture

      Since our inaugural national event in 2009, Slow Money gatherings have emerged as a significant new venue for field building, investing, and social change. The events feature food entrepreneurs who are leading the way rebuilding local food systems, along with many renowned thought leaders in agriculture, investing, and philanthropy.
      Speakers include: Vandana Shiva, Joel Salatin, Amy Domini, Eliot Coleman, Judy Wick, Mary Dee Berry, George Siemon and many others.

      www.slowmoney.org

  50. Nov
    11
    Tue
    2014

    1. Executive Working Group on Stakeholder Engagement (all-day)
      Sausalito, CA, USA
      Nov 11 – Nov 12

      Executive Working Group on Stakeholder Engagement – 5th Annual

      Future 500 invites you to join 25 senior executives from some of the world’s leading companies at our event. This year’s theme is “Uncommon Collaborations to Drive Systemic Change”

      www.future500.org

  51. Nov
    12
    Wed
    2014

    1. ISSP – International Conference for Sustainability Professionals (all-day)
      Denver, CO, USA
      Nov 12 – Nov 14

      ISSP 3rd International Conference for Sustainability Professionals

      Meet sustainability champions from all over the world. Convene, network, learn and participate in shaping the profession.
      Join us for ISSP’s third international conference, an opportunity for sustainability champions from all over the world to convene, network, learn and help shape the profession. Over 300 attendees, all sustainability professionals, will contribute to professional standards development, learn from real world case studies, network with their peers and experience hands-on learning.
      Reserve your place now, and participate in a rich learning experience specially designed to build the skills, knowledge, and connections necessary to accelerate the adoption of sustainability in organizations and communities around the globe.

      www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org

    2. Quivira Coalition annual Conference (all-day)
      Albuquerque, NM, USA
      Nov 12 – Nov 14

      Quivira Coalition annual Conference – Back to the Future: Celebrating the International Year of Family Farming and Ranching

      www.quiviracoalition.org

  52. Nov
    13
    Thu
    2014

    1. CR Reporting & Communications Summit 2014 (all-day)
      London, UK
      Nov 13 – Nov 14

      CR Reporting & Communications Summit 2014

      Reporting CR activities is an evolving process. Developing a sophisticated and focused stakeholder engagement is no easy feat. It’s our 8th year so how we can make things different?
      ‘Four Valued’ themes will leave you with practical advice to implement in your company tomorrow. Focus on these value-driven issues to improve your reporting process and start thinking about the ‘bigger’ issues. Get this right, and you’ll be well on your way to creating a sustainably viable commercial business.
      NINE industries to network with – we’ve managed to secure the leading reporters and comms specialists from telecoms & media, banking, chemicals & manufacturing, oil & gas, retail, consumer goods, energy, ICT, real estate & construction so you can get more value out of cross-sector networking.

      www.ethicalcorp.com

  53. Nov
    14
    Fri
    2014

    1. 2014 Green Festival – SF (all-day)
      San Francisco, CA, USA
      Nov 14 – Nov 16

      2014 Green Festival – SF

      Green Festival is a vibrant and dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the United States. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.

      www.greenfestivals.org

  54. Nov
    17
    Mon
    2014

    1. TBLI Conference @ Hult – Connecting the Dots (all-day)
      Boston, MA, USA
      Nov 17

      TBLI Conference @ Hult – Connecting the Dots

      We are pleased to invite you to our first TBLI CONFERENCE in Boston, hosted by Hult Business School as part of our Academic Partnership program.
      The one-day program addresses topics high on the agenda for finance professionals in impact investing or ESG and CSR managers alike. Reflecting this year’s theme for TBLI Conferences, “Connecting the Dots”, we aim to build on the results of previous TBLI Conferences and are taking up selected topics already featured at our events in New York, Amsterdam, Zurich or Oslo. Additional sessions will explore current challenges, recent investment trends and innovative approaches in the sustainable investing space.

      www.tbliconference.com

  55. Nov
    19
    Wed
    2014

    1. Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2014 (all-day)
      London, UK
      Nov 19 – Nov 20

      Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2014

      Build a Responsible, Resilient and Secure Value Chain

      The Sustainable Supply Chain Summit is now established as the meeting place for those looking to embed sustainability into their value chain. The event brings together over 200 senior executives working in value chain, supply chain, procurement, sustainability, CSR; along with the key government, civil society and association representatives this is the only place you need to be in order to witness the upward progress of business.

      www.ethicalcorp.com

  56. Nov
    27
    Thu
    2014

    1. Global Social Business Summit – Shaping Social Business To Shape the World of 2020 (all-day)
      Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
      Nov 27 – Nov 28

      Global Social Business Summit – Shaping Social Business To Shape the World of 2020

      The Global Social Business Summit is the worldwide leading forum for social business, non-loss, non-dividend companies with a social goal. It serves to spread awareness of social business, foster discussion and collaboration between practitioners and stakeholders, as well as present and conceive best practices. The annual event is organized by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and his Creative Advisor Hans Reitz, which gathers experts from private sectors, civil society, governments and academia over a few days of meetings, forums and workshops.

      www.socialbusinesspedia.com

    2. The annual Solarpraxis Forum (all-day)
      Berlin, Germany
      Nov 27 – Nov 28

      The annual Solarpraxis Forum

      We expect, just like in previous years, 700+ key players of the German market to attend Germany’s leading solar business conference and warmly invite you to join us in Berlin

      www.solarpraxis.de

  57. Jan
    21
    Wed
    2015

    1. The 35th Annual EcoFarm Conference (all-day)
      Pacific Grove, CA, USA
      Jan 21 – Jan 24

      The 35th Annual EcoFarm Conference

      The Ecological Farming Association nurtures healthy and just farms, food systems, communities and environment by bringing people together for education, alliance building and advocacy.

      www.eco-farm.org

  58. Jan
    22
    Thu
    2015

    1. Net Positive Energy + Water Conference (all-day)
      San Francisco, CA, USA
      Jan 22 – Jan 23

      Net Positive Energy + Water Conference

      Net Positive is a one-and-a-half-day conference dedicated to the exchange of technical expertise, bold strategies and provocative case studies—all aimed at accelerating the global shift towards Net Positive Energy and Water buildings and communities. The conference is presented by International Living Future Institute

      www.living-future.org

  59. Feb
    4
    Wed
    2015

    1. Solar Power Generation USA Conference (all-day)
      San Diego, CA, USA
      Feb 4 – Feb 5

      Solar Power Generation USA Conference

      www.greenpowerconferences.com

  60. Feb
    11
    Wed
    2015

    1. Biofach 2015 (into organic) with Vivaness (into natural beauty) (all-day)
      Nuremberg, Germany
      Feb 11 – Feb 15

      Biofach 2015 (into organic) with Vivaness (into natural beauty) Conferences

      www.biofach.de/en

  61. Feb
    17
    Tue
    2015

    1. The 2015 GreenBiz Forum (all-day)
      Phoenix, AZ, USA
      Feb 17 – Feb 19

      The 2015 GreenBiz Forum

      www.greenbiz.com

    2. The 2015 GreenBiz Forum (all-day)
      Phoenix, AZ, USA
      Feb 17 – Feb 19

      The 2015 GreenBiz Forum

      www.greenbiz.com

  62. Feb
    20
    Fri
    2015

    1. The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference (all-day)
      Albuquerque, NM, USA
      Feb 20 – Feb 21

      The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

      www.farmtotablenm.org

  63. Feb
    24
    Tue
    2015

    1. Offshore Wind Power USA Conference (all-day)
      Boston, MA, USA
      Feb 24 – Feb 25

      Offshore Wind Power USA Conference

      www.greenpowerconferences.com

  64. Feb
    26
    Thu
    2015

    1. Wisdom 2.0 Annual Conference 2015 (all-day)
      San Francisco, CA, USA
      Feb 26 – Mar 1

      Wisdom 2.0 Annual Conference

      www.wisdom2conference.com

  65. Mar
    3
    Tue
    2015

    1. The Conference Of Resource (all-day)
      London, UK
      Mar 3 – Mar 5

      The Conference Of Resource

      In 2014 the conference of Resource established itself as the finest source of debate, discussion and strategy for companies looking to maximize resource efficiency and progress with a circular economy strategy. With over 100 speakers and several thousand attendees over three days, attendees left with new ideas, inspiration and guidance.
      We will soon release our conference programme, and are already looking for new viewpoints, new insight and original discussions that will ensure our visitors leave with a richer awareness, better equipped to make their approach to a circular business model. Resource is proud to host the undisputed number one conference for resource efficiency and the circular economy.

      www.resource-event.com

  66. Mar
    16
    Mon
    2015

    1. Cleantech Forum – San Francisco (all-day)
      San Francisco, CA, USA
      Mar 16 – Mar 18

      Cleantech Forum – San Francisco

      This is the annual gathering of the global innovation community. Our comprehensive, multi-day program offers exclusive opportunities to network, socialize, and get deals done.

      www.cleantech.com

    2. TED2015 Conference – Truth and Dare (all-day)
      Vancouver, BC, Canada
      Mar 16 – Mar 20

      TED2015 Conference – Truth and Dare

      TED2015 will challenge and reshape many of our core beliefs about today’s reality. And at the same time celebrate the thinkers, dreamers and mavericks who offer bold new alternatives.

      www.conferences.ted.com/TED2015

  67. Apr
    1
    Wed
    2015

    1. Living Future 2015 Conference (all-day)
      Seattle, WA, USA
      Apr 1 – Apr 3

      Living Future 2015 Conference

      Place and Community – The end of incrementalism and the beginning of being

      www.living-future.org

  68. Apr
    13
    Mon
    2015

    1. Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference – Where Jobs and the Environment Meet (all-day)
      Washington, DC, USA
      Apr 13

      Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference – Where Jobs and the Environment Meet

      This Conference brings together hundreds of labor, environmental, business, non-profit, and civic leaders for Good Jobs, Green Jobs.

      www.greenjobsconference.org

  69. Apr
    21
    Tue
    2015

    1. The 2015 Impact Capitalism Summit (all-day)
      Chicago, IL, USA
      Apr 21 – Apr 22

      The 2015 Impact Capitalism Summit

      www.impact-capitalism.com

  70. Apr
    27
    Mon
    2015

    1. The 2015 Global Water Summit – The Water Value Revolution (all-day)
      Athens, Greece
      Apr 27 – Apr 28

      The 2015 Global Water Summit – The Water Value Revolution

      This year’s global water summit will focus on these four themes – Finance, Customer engagement, Creating value in industry, Water for growth. In bringing together government and utilities leaders, senior executives from across the global water industry, pivotal corporate water users and investors, the ambition is not to dream. It is a revolution in the role of water in the global economy.

      www.watermeetsmoney.com

  71. Apr
    29
    Wed
    2015

    1. TBLI Conference – Asia 2015 (all-day)
      Singapore
      Apr 29 – Apr 30

      TBLI Conference – Asia 2015

      TBLI Conferences cover CSR, ESG, Impact Investing and more. Exploring current challenges, recent investment trends and innovative approaches in the sustainable investing space.

      www.tbliconference.com

  72. May
    4
    Mon
    2015

    1. US SIF conference on Sustainable & Responsible Investing (all-day)
      Chicago, IL, USA
      May 4 – May 6

      US SIF conference on Sustainable and Responsible Investing

      www.ussif.org

  73. May
    13
    Wed
    2015

    1. The 2015 Ceres Conference (all-day)
      San Francisco, CA, USA
      May 13 – May 15

      The 2015 Ceres Conference

      www.ceres.org

  74. Jun
    7
    Sun
    2015

    1. ACE15 Annual Conference & Expo on Water (all-day)
      Anaheim, CA, USA
      Jun 7 – Jun 10

      ACE15 Annual Conference & Expo on Water

      The Annual American Water Works Association Conference and Expo

      www.awwa.org

  75. Nov
    18
    Wed
    2015

    1. 2015 Greenbuild Conference and Expo (all-day)
      Washington, DC, USA
      Nov 18 – Nov 22

      Greenbuild Conference and Expo

      Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious.
      Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose. Greenbuild features three days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city’s green buildings. Join thousands of other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business.

      www.greenbuildexpo.org

  76. Nov
    26
    Thu
    2015

    1. World Forum on Natural Capital 2015 (all-day)
      Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
      Nov 26 – Nov 27

      World Forum on Natural Capital

      A revolution is taking place in how businesses and governments account for natural capital.
      Register to keep informed of developments for the next World Forum on Natural Capital, 26-27 November 2015 in Edinburgh
      The inaugural World Forum on Natural Capital was the first major global conference on natural capital. It built on the significant private sector interest shown at the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio in June 2012 and the many developments that have taken place since.

      www.naturalcapitalforum.com

  77. Mar
    2
    Wed
    2016

    1. GLOBE 2016 – International Environmental Business Summit (all-day)
      Vancouver, BC, Canada
      Mar 2 – Mar 4

      GLOBE 2016 – International Environmental Business Summit

      GLOBE is about taking responsibility. Forging new partnerships. Thinking outside the box. It’s where leaders come to devise winning strategies to conserve precious resources, save money, and meet people that can help them be more profitable, more efficient, and protect the planet while doing so. It has helped corporations understand and embed sustainability into their operations, influenced the international debate on climate change, and developed the global marketplace for environmental and energy technologies and services. GLOBE continues to draw the ‘best and brightest’ of the international sustainable business community, making it an unsurpassed strategic networking opportunity.

      www.globeseries.com

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