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Sep
2
Tue
2014
SOCAP 14 Conference – Igniting Vibrant Communities @ Fort Mason
Sep 2 – Sep 6 all-day

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

Sep
3
Wed
2014
G4 GRI-Certified Sustainability Reporting Program @ BrownFlynn office
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

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

Sep
6
Sat
2014
Climate Ride Midwest – Grand Rapids to Chicago
Sep 6 – Sep 10 all-day

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

Sep
10
Wed
2014
Social Venture Institute (SVI) 2014 @ Hollyhock
Sep 10 – Sep 15 all-day

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

TBLI Conference Nordic 2014 – Connecting the Dots
Sep 10 – Sep 12 all-day

TBLI Conference Nordic 2014 – Connecting the Dots

The event is hosted with BI Norwegian Business School

www.tbliconference.com

Sep
12
Fri
2014
2014 Green Festival – LA @ Convention Center
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day

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

Mother Earth News Fair – a sustainable lifestyle event @ Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day

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

Sep
14
Sun
2014
The annual Compliance and Ethics Institute 2014 @ Hyatt Regency Hotel
Sep 14 – Sep 18 all-day

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

Sep
15
Mon
2014
Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo @ Convention Center
Sep 15 – Sep 18 all-day

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

Sep
16
Tue
2014
Sustainable Forestry Initiative – SFI Annual Conference @ Le Centre Sheraton Hotel
Sep 16 – Sep 19 all-day

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

Wind Operator Congress North America
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day

Wind Operator Congress North America

www.greenpowerconferences.com

Wisdom 2.0 Europe Conference @ Google Conference Center
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day

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

Sep
17
Wed
2014
EcoBuild Southeast Asia @ PWTC
Sep 17 – Sep 20 all-day

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

Natural Products Expo East @ Convention Center
Sep 17 – Sep 21 all-day

The annual Natural Products Expo East

www.expoeast.com

Sep
19
Fri
2014
The 9th Annual AltCar Expo @ Civic Auditorium
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day

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

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Climate March – NYC
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

Climate March – with Bill McKibben and 350.org

www.350.org

Climate Ride – NYC to DC
Sep 20 – Sep 25 all-day

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

Sustainable Living Fair – 15th Annual Celebration @ Legacy Park
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

Sustainable Living Fair – 15th Annual Celebration

www.sustainablelivingfair.org

Sep
21
Sun
2014
2014 Social Good Summit – Connecting for Good, Connecting for All @ 92nd Street Y
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

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

Sep
22
Mon
2014
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Conferences @ Hilton Bonaventure Hotel
Sep 22 – Sep 27 all-day

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

Sep
23
Tue
2014
Water Innovation Summit
Sep 23 – Sep 25 all-day

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

Sep
24
Wed
2014
Sustainable Brands New Metrics 2014 Conference @ Royal Sonesta Hotel
Sep 24 – Sep 27 all-day

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

The 2014 EcoDistricts Summit
Sep 24 – Sep 27 all-day

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

Sep
27
Sat
2014
New Mexico Symposium on Public Banking @ Convention Center
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

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

Oct
6
Mon
2014
Praxis Conference – The Economics of Sustainability @ Fort Mason
Oct 6 – Oct 10 all-day

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

SXSW Eco 2014 Conference @ Convention Center
Oct 6 – Oct 9 all-day

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

Oct
8
Wed
2014
COMMIT Forum – Good Business Makes the Difference @ Marriott Downtown
Oct 8 – Oct 10 all-day

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

Oct
9
Thu
2014
Changing the World: Through Feminine Leadership & Entrepreneurship
Oct 9 – Oct 13 all-day

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

Oct
10
Fri
2014
The Local Money Conference
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day

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

Oct
13
Mon
2014
The 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day

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

The Responsible Supply Chain Summit 2014
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day

The Responsible Supply Chain Summit 2014

www.ethicalcorp.com

World Investment Forum 2014: Investing in Sustainable Development @ Palais des Nations
Oct 13 – Oct 17 all-day

World Investment Forum 2014: Investing in Sustainable Development

www.unctad-worldinvestmentforum.org

Oct
15
Wed
2014
Australian Sustainability Conference and Expo
Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day

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

Flourish & Prosper: Forum for Business as an Agent of World @ Veale Athletic Center
Oct 15 – Oct 18 all-day

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

Oct
16
Thu
2014
Social Venture Partners Conference – Audacious Philanthropy
Oct 16 – Oct 19 all-day

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

Oct
17
Fri
2014
The Bioneers 25th Annual Conference
Oct 17 – Oct 20 all-day

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

Oct
20
Mon
2014
Solar Power International Conference & Expo @ Convention Center
Oct 20 – Oct 24 all-day

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/

Oct
22
Wed
2014
2014 Greenbuild Conference and Expo
Oct 22 – Oct 25 all-day

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

Oct
23
Thu
2014
American Water Summit 2014: Smashing Silos @ OMNI Galleria Hotel
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

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

Oct
24
Fri
2014
2014 Green Festival – Chicago @ Navy Pier
Oct 24 – Oct 27 all-day

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

Oct
25
Sat
2014
Mother Earth News Fair – a sustainable lifestyle event @ Kansas Expocentre
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

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

Oct
27
Mon
2014
Finding Ethical Alpha Conference @ Renaissance World Golf Village
Oct 27 – Oct 30 all-day

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

VERGE Conference – Where Tech Meets Sustainability @ Palace Hotel
Oct 27 – Oct 31 all-day

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

Oct
28
Tue
2014
2014 World Bio Markets USA conference and exhibition
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day

The 2014 World Bio Markets USA conference and exhibition

www.greenpowerconferences.com

How Business Can Tackle Deforestation Conference @ Hogan Lovells Offices
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day

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

TBLI Conference – Europe 2014
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day

TBLI Conference – Europe 2014

It is the 18th European Conference by TBLI.

www.tbliconference.com

The IFC – ASrIA 2014 Investing in Climate Business Forum @ Four Season Hotel
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day

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

World Bio Markets USA Conference
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day

World Bio Markets USA Conference

www.greenpowerconferences.com

Oct
29
Wed
2014
Sustainatopia LA – The 5 Conferences @ Hyatt Regency
Oct 29 – Nov 3 all-day

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

Oct
30
Thu
2014
How to Effectively Engage Stakeholders in Frontier Markets (Emerging Markets) Conference
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day

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

Oct
31
Fri
2014
The 2014 Social Enterprise Conference – Millennials Rising: What’s Next for Sustainability? @ Marriott Marquis
Oct 31 – Nov 1 all-day

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

Nov
3
Mon
2014
Sustainable Brands 2014 Conference – London @ Lancaster Hotel
Nov 3 – Nov 6 all-day

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

Sustainable Innovation 2014 Conference @ KADK
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day

Sustainable Innovation 2014 Conference

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

www.cfsd.org.uk

Nov
4
Tue
2014
BSR 2014 Conference – Transparency and Transformation
Nov 4 – Nov 7 all-day

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

Nov
5
Wed
2014
Green California Schools Summit – Investing in Our Future @ Convention Center
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day

Green California Schools Summit – Investing in our Future

www.green-technology.org

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Net Impact 2014 Conference
Nov 6 – Nov 9 all-day

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

Nov
9
Sun
2014
The 25th annual SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing @ Broadmoor Hotel
Nov 9 – Nov 12 all-day

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

www.sriconference.com

Nov
10
Mon
2014
Business and Human Rights Conference
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day

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

The Slow Money Conference – Food, Investing and Culture @ Performing Arts Center
Nov 10 – Nov 13 all-day

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

Nov
11
Tue
2014
Executive Working Group on Stakeholder Engagement @ Cavallo Point Eco Resort
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

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

Nov
12
Wed
2014
ISSP – International Conference for Sustainability Professionals @ Sheraton Downtown Hotel
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day

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

Quivira Coalition annual Conference
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day

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

www.quiviracoalition.org

Nov
13
Thu
2014
CR Reporting & Communications Summit 2014 @ Regents Park Marriott Hotel
Nov 13 – Nov 15 all-day

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

Nov
14
Fri
2014
2014 Green Festival – SF @ Fort Mason
Nov 14 – Nov 17 all-day

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

Nov
17
Mon
2014
TBLI Conference @ Hult – Connecting the Dots @ HULT Business School
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day

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

Nov
19
Wed
2014
Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2014 @ Tower Bridge Hilton Hotel
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day

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

Nov
27
Thu
2014
Global Social Business Summit – Shaping Social Business To Shape the World of 2020
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day

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

The annual Solarpraxis Forum
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day

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

Jan
21
Wed
2015
The 35th Annual EcoFarm Conference @ Asilomar
Jan 21 – Jan 25 all-day

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

Jan
22
Thu
2015
Net Positive Energy + Water Conference @ Hyatt Regency
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day

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

Feb
4
Wed
2015
Solar Power Generation USA Conference
Feb 4 – Feb 6 all-day

Solar Power Generation USA Conference

www.greenpowerconferences.com

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Biofach 2015 (into organic) with Vivaness (into natural beauty)
Feb 11 – Feb 16 all-day

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

www.biofach.de/en

Feb
17
Tue
2015
The 2015 GreenBiz Forum @ JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort
Feb 17 – Feb 20 all-day

The 2015 GreenBiz Forum

www.greenbiz.com

The 2015 GreenBiz Forum @ JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Feb 17 – Feb 20 all-day

The 2015 GreenBiz Forum

www.greenbiz.com

Feb
20
Fri
2015
The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference @ Marriott Pyramid North
Feb 20 – Feb 22 all-day

The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

www.farmtotablenm.org

Feb
24
Tue
2015
Offshore Wind Power USA Conference
Feb 24 – Feb 26 all-day

Offshore Wind Power USA Conference

www.greenpowerconferences.com

Feb
26
Thu
2015
Wisdom 2.0 Annual Conference 2015 @ Marriott Marquis Hotel
Feb 26 – Mar 2 all-day

Wisdom 2.0 Annual Conference

www.wisdom2conference.com

Mar
3
Tue
2015
The Conference Of Resource @ ExCel
Mar 3 – Mar 6 all-day

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

Mar
16
Mon
2015
Cleantech Forum – San Francisco
Mar 16 – Mar 19 all-day

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

TED2015 Conference – Truth and Dare
Mar 16 – Mar 21 all-day

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

Apr
1
Wed
2015
Living Future 2015 Conference
Apr 1 – Apr 4 all-day

Living Future 2015 Conference

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

www.living-future.org

Apr
13
Mon
2015
Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference – Where Jobs and the Environment Meet @ Hilton Hotel
Apr 13 – Apr 14 all-day

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

Apr
21
Tue
2015
The 2015 Impact Capitalism Summit
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day

The 2015 Impact Capitalism Summit

www.impact-capitalism.com

Apr
27
Mon
2015
The 2015 Global Water Summit – The Water Value Revolution
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day

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

Apr
29
Wed
2015
TBLI Conference – Asia 2015
Apr 29 – May 1 all-day

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

May
4
Mon
2015
US SIF conference on Sustainable & Responsible Investing @ Westin Michigan Ave Hotel
May 4 – May 7 all-day

US SIF conference on Sustainable and Responsible Investing

www.ussif.org

May
13
Wed
2015
The 2015 Ceres Conference @ The Fairmont Hotel
May 13 – May 16 all-day

The 2015 Ceres Conference

www.ceres.org

Jun
7
Sun
2015
ACE15 Annual Conference & Expo on Water
Jun 7 – Jun 11 all-day

ACE15 Annual Conference & Expo on Water

The Annual American Water Works Association Conference and Expo

www.awwa.org

Nov
18
Wed
2015
2015 Greenbuild Conference and Expo
Nov 18 – Nov 23 all-day

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

Nov
26
Thu
2015
World Forum on Natural Capital 2015
Nov 26 – Nov 28 all-day

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

Mar
2
Wed
2016
GLOBE 2016 – International Environmental Business Summit
Mar 2 – Mar 5 all-day

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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