Global Events Calendar

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

Aspen/Snowmass, CO

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

http://www.areday.net

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

Tacoma, WA

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

http://www.naropa.edu/alc

Jun
27
Tue
2017
Green Sports Alliance Summit – Largest Conference on Sports Greening in the World
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day

LEED Platinum Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA

Legendary basketball star, sports commentator, and environmental advocate Bill Walton will be a keynote speaker at the 7th annual Summit. It will draw several hundred sports industry executives internationally to attend the largest conference on sports greening in the world. Since launching in March 2011, membership has grown from six original teams to over 500 members including professional sports leagues, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, and their corporate partners.

http://summit.greensportsalliance.org

Jul
5
Wed
2017
Sun Valley Forum – Resilient Prosperity: The Power of Nature, Technology and Community in a Changing World
Jul 5 – Jul 8 all-day

Sun Valley, Idaho

The premier event of the Sun Valley Institute, the annual Sun Valley Forum was first convened in 2015 to accelerate the transformation to sustainable, equitable, and secure— resilient— economies and communities. In a time of great environmental, political, and economic change, resilience is vital. Each year the Forum gathers approximately 200-250 national and international leaders and innovators from investment, policy, business, nonprofits, sports and entertainment and academia, as well as local leaders, visitors, and residents, to share strategies, broaden thinking, and ignite new partnerships at this groundbreaking event with a goal of building greater resilience. The Forum showcases successful approaches to building sustainable development, the low carbon economy, and resilience with a particular focus on investment, communication and public engagement.

http://www.sunvalleyforum.com

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

Melbourne, Australia

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

http://www.ecocity2017.com/

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

Boston, MA

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

http://investingforimpactevents.com

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

The Conference Board, New York, NY

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

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

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

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Nantucket, MA

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

http://bigpathcapital.com

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

Thomson Reuters Building, NYC

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

http://www.csrinvestingsummit.org

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

Zirabo, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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

http://socialbusinesspedia.com/events/sbd2017

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

Marriott City Center Hotel, Denver, CO

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

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

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

Arusha, Tanzania

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

https://tedglobal2017.ted.com

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

Dallas, TX

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

http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com

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

Luxe Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

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

http://womeningreenforum.com

Aug
31
Thu
2017
Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day

Johannesburg, South Africa

This event will examine the 17 SDGs in depth, with detailed perspectives from business, government, international agencies and NGOs. This is powered by the unprecedented opportunity to accelerate inclusive growth in Africa to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. To fully realize the purpose of the SDGs, it is important to understand the integrated nature of the 17 SDGs. Therefore, the SDGs have been grouped according to the following categories: People, Prosperity, Planet, Peace & Partnership. Over the course of the next few months, we will be focusing on each of the 5 groups or the ‘5Ps’, while also exploring the interlinking relationship that PARTNERSHIPS have with each of the four other groups.

http://www.responsiblebusiness.com/events/responsible-business-forum-on-sustainable-development-2017

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

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

Bhutan, South Asia

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

http://bit.ly/2onewnh

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

Ansan City, Korea

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

http://www.ecotourismconference.org

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

Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC Canada

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

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

Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day

Yale University, New Haven, CT

For three days, sustainability professionals from across the country and around the world will engage with each other and world-class sustainability experts drawn from Yale’s faculty and beyond on the cross-cutting topic of sustainability. The Forum offers both the conceptual and practical tools to help policy makers at all levels of government, public and private sector executives, and anyone in a leadership role to advance sustainability in their workplace. The Forum is indispensable for those wanting or needing to stay abreast of the major changes in environmental thinking in recent years. The diversity of the class sets this program apart, providing participants with a diverse network of professionals engaged in meaningful sustainability work across sectors and across the globe.

https://sustainability-forum.yale.edu

Sep
15
Fri
2017
Public Banking Institute National Conference – Funding a Sustainable Future
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day

Princeton, NJ

“The Public Bank Solution: Funding a Sustainable Future” will bring many notable national speakers and much attention to the momentum for creating public banks around the country. 2017 has become a watershed moment in the drive to create new American public banks. With dozens of local and state initiatives underway around the country, legislators and municipal executives, bankers and economists, civic stakeholders and social activists alike are actively engaged in asking the questions, raising the prospects, making the connections and building the momentum for a sea-change in public finance. The Public Banking Institute, as organizational core for this movement, now invites all those engaging this important work to come together to study, share, collaborate and plan the key next steps forward.

http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org

Sep
18
Mon
2017
Climate Week NYC 2017
Sep 18 – Sep 24 all-day

All around New York City

Taking place during the UN General Assembly – after a remarkable year in international politics and climate action – Climate Week NYC 2017 will gather leaders from business and government to demonstrate how continued investment in innovation, technology and clean energy will drive profitability and lead us towards a net-zero emissions global economy. The extent to which we embrace the immense opportunities of a net-zero emissions future will depend greatly on the actions of the US in the coming five to ten years. Its capacity for innovation in technology, finance and business is unrivaled. It has shaped every industrial revolution of the last 100 years, and can do so again as we enter the next.

https://www.theclimategroup.org/ClimateWeekNYC

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

Sao Paulo, Brazil

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

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

VERGE 2017 Conference
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day

Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

VERGE 2017 Conference

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

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

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

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

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

RAI Convention & Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

http://www.photovoltaic-conference.com

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

The Foundry by Herban Feast, Seattle, WA

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

http://theregenerativebusinesssummit.com

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

Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

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

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

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

Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

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

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

Sep
27
Wed
2017
Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit
Sep 27 all-day

Toronto, Canada

Bloomberg BNA is convening the 2017 Sustainable Business Summit Series to bring sustainable business and sustainable investing conversations to the U.S. and abroad. The Summits will take a forward-oriented look at how companies are innovating in their sustainable business models and adopting practices that prioritize sustainable value. Savvy business leaders know that sustainability initiatives increasingly yield economic returns alongside environmental and social benefits. By embedding them into their corporate structures and strategies, forward-looking companies realize both long-term and short-term benefits.

https://www.bna.com/sustainable-business-summit

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

Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

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

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

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

Oslo, Norway

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

http://www.winconference.net

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

Nasdaq, Stockholm, Sweden

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

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

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

Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

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

http://www.sustainatopia.com

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

Cape Town, South Africa

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

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

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

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

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

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

http://www.solveclimatechange.com

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

Denver, CO

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

https://emergingwomen.com

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

Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

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

http://socialcapitalmarkets.net

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

Atlanta, GA

World’s Only Conference Advancing Neighborhood-Scale Sustainable Development

http://ecodistricts.org/2017-summit

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

MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

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

http://www.commitforum.com

Oct
12
Thu
2017
Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day

Bloomberg LP, New York, NY

Bloomberg BNA is convening the 2017 Sustainable Business Summit Series to bring sustainable business and sustainable investing conversations to the U.S. and abroad. The Summits will take a forward-oriented look at how companies are innovating in their sustainable business models and adopting practices that prioritize sustainable value. Savvy business leaders know that sustainability initiatives increasingly yield economic returns alongside environmental and social benefits. By embedding them into their corporate structures and strategies, forward-looking companies realize both long-term and short-term benefits.

https://www.bna.com/2017-Sustainable-Business-Summit-New-York

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

Caesars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

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

http://www.complianceethicsinstitute.org

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

Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO

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

https://slowmoney.org

Oct
17
Tue
2017
Greenbuild China 2017
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day

W Shanghai – The Bund, Shanghai, China

Hosted by: U.S. Green Building Council – Greenbuild is the world’s largest green building industry conference & expo. Greenbuild offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address pressing issues such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change. Founded in 2002, Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building, making Greenbuild the ideal space to learn about groundbreaking green building products, services and technologies. This award-winning event will be held for the first time in Shanghai, China. Greenbuild offers two groundbreaking days of U.S. and international speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases and workshops on the LEED green building program and on SITES, the newest program for sustainable landscapes.

http://greenbuild.usgbc.org/china

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

London, UK

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

http://www.ethicalcorp.com/events

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

London, UK

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

http://www.ethicalcorp.com/events

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

Marin Center, San Rafael, CA

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

http://www.bioneers.org

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

Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO

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

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

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

Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach, CA

The 25th annual BSR Conference

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

http://www.bsr.org

Oct
27
Fri
2017
2017 Net Impact Conference – Path to Purpose
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

It’s more than a conference, it’s a movement for those who want to change the world. Join nearly 2400 student and professional leaders coming together under one roof to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems.

https://www.netimpact.org/conference/ni17/about

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

Copenhagen, Denmark

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

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

Oct
31
Tue
2017
The 2nd Africa Impact Investing Leaders Forum
Oct 31 – Nov 1 all-day

Kensington Conference & Events Centre, London, England

“Investing in the SDGs: Unlocking Africa’s Trillion Dollar Impact Opportunities” – AIILF 2017 will assemble the key stakeholders in Africa’s impact investment landscape to discuss how capital could be deployed to impact investing efforts aimed at achieving the SDGs, then explore the roles of institutional investors, DFIs, philanthrophy, MFIs and other stakeholders in scaling impact through collaboration. In addition, the meeting will be the definitive platform and a strategic forum to initiate the next Impact deals as well as establishing and cementing business partnerships and accessing project information.

http://aiilf.com

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

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, CA

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

http://www.sriconference.com

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Greenbuild India 2017
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day

Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India

Greenbuild offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address pressing issues such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change. Founded in 2002, Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building, making Greenbuild the ideal space to learn about groundbreaking green building products, services and technologies. This October, the award-winning event will be held for the first time in Mumbai, India. Why India? India ranks third among the Top 10 Countries for LEED green building and in 2016, nearly 650 Indian building projects earned LEED certification. Greenbuild India is where you can learn about the latest global and regional market trends, innovative solutions, products, services and technologies.

http://greenbuild.usgbc.org/india

Nov
6
Mon
2017
Regenerative Earth Summit – Food, Climate, Culture
Nov 6 – Nov 7 all-day

Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Today, the way we produce our food contributes up to half of all global greenhouse gas emissions. But did you know that we can use food and farming as a tool to foster vibrant communities and trade, regenerate the environment, feed the world – and mitigate the effects of global warming and climate change? The Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture is not your usual conference. The Summit aspires to a bold goal: create an actionable plan to enhance the adoption of regenerative strategies in our system of food and agriculture. The Summit embraces a model that engages the talents and interests of diverse stakeholders, from businesses to farmers to citizen consumers.

http://www.attheepicenter.com/regenerative-earth-summit

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

Houses of Parliament, London, UK

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

http://www.impactcapitalismuk.com

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

Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

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

http://www.greenbuildexpo.org

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

Philadelphia, PA

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

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/events

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Responsible Business Summit West (RBSWEST)
Nov 14 – Nov 15 all-day

Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, CA

RBSWEST brings best, most innovative and most inspiring brands in responsible business together to uncover the potential for social purpose to drive commercial success. There’s no corporate/ CSR fluff in our agenda, just practical, deep-dive examples to make the business case using data, change culture and engage external stakeholders. Also Discover the business case: Co-create solutions that meet both the business needs and social purpose using the right evidence; Understand which impacts your business should focus on: Discover how to practically align this back business strategy and needs; Maximize technology for social good: Learn how technology can be applied for social good and impact; Influence the business using the right language and KPIs: Understand what the longer term education piece looks like to make engagement stick; Successfully engage external stakeholders: Understand how social impact can be used as an effective tool to attract customers, engage investors and build talent.

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

Nov
15
Wed
2017
Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

London, England

Bloomberg BNA is convening the 2017 Sustainable Business Summit Series to bring sustainable business and sustainable investing conversations to the U.S. and abroad. The Summits will take a forward-oriented look at how companies are innovating in their sustainable business models and adopting practices that prioritize sustainable value. Savvy business leaders know that sustainability initiatives increasingly yield economic returns alongside environmental and social benefits. By embedding them into their corporate structures and strategies, forward-looking companies realize both long-term and short-term benefits.

https://www.bna.com/sustainable-business-summit

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

Curtis Hotel, Denver, CO

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

http://www.coimpactdays.org

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

International Conference Center, Edinburgh, Scotland

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

http://naturalcapitalforum.com

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

JW Marriott Hotel, Austin, TX

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

http://www.americanwatersummit.com

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

Hyatt Regency, Miami, FL

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

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

http://www.solveclimatechange.com/

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

Bangkok, Thailand

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

http://bit.ly/2o049YQ

Dec
7
Thu
2017
Social Venture Network (SVN) 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala
Dec 7 – Dec 9 all-day

Sonoma, CA

For 30 years, high-impact business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors have convened at SVN conferences to have authentic conversations with values-aligned peers. SVN’s unique conference experience creates an environment where the real challenges, insights, and best practices of leading a mission-driven business can be discussed. SVN conferences facilitate peer-to-peer relationship building, and create a community where attendees can enhance their leadership, improve their businesses, and expand their impact.

http://www.svn.org/attend-an-event/2017-svn-conference

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

Hyatt Regency, Monterey, CA

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

http://www.organicgrowersummit.com

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

San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

MACC Convention Center, Miami, FL

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

http://www.MiaGreen.com

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

JW Marriott Hotel, Phoenix, AZ

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

https://www.greenbiz.com/events

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

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

http://www.globeseries.com

Apr
24
Tue
2018
The Ceres Conference 2018
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

Boston, MA

The Ceres Conference bringing together more than 600 investor and company leaders and advocates who are catalyzing the biggest breakthroughs on sustainability. The two-day events feature compelling, content-rich sessions, engaging keynotes and valuable networking opportunities for attendees.

https://www.ceres.org

May
30
Wed
2018
The annual US SIF Conference
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day

Omni Shoreham hotel, Washington, DC

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

http://www.ussif.org

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

Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, NY

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

http://www.bsr.org

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

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

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

https://greenbuildexpo.com

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