Hilton Downtown, Miami, FL
There is greater agreement within the North American Water Sector that a fresh and collaborative approach is needed to achieve the shared goal of a thriving water sector. The federal, state, municipal, quasi-governmental, private and other entities need to work together to realize this goal. When the water sector collaborates and works in tandem, the collective intelligence of the stakeholders far outweighs the acumen of the individual entities. At this Summit, it is our attempt to catalyze collaboration between the public and private water utilities, technology providers, financiers, industrial end-users, associations and other agencies. We bring the stakeholders together to share knowledge and insights, ideate, network amongst peers and provide a platform for cross-pollination of networks.
Bloomberg MPR Auditorium, New York, NY
Responsible Investor’s RI Americas Conference – Risky business, Risky Investments
The 8th annual RI Americas topics – Actions from COP21 to COP 22 and future strategies; FSB Taskforce; Proxy headlines; Conflicts between activist investing and declining returns; Who needs to raise their game and why; Where and how politics can influence ESG investing; Product development across asset classes and much more. The conference will include 50 industry leading speakers from many high profile asset owners & asset managers will discuss the most critical ESG issues.
Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, Arkansas
Scaleable Technology Deployment For Sustainable Development
GSS 2016 will meet in collaboration with the Club de Madrid (CdM), an organization comprised of more than 100 former Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of State which will be reconvening in the Club de Madrid – P80 Group “Reunion Proceedings, ” the 6th GCCA Awards Dinner representing more than 10,000 cleantech companies in more than 50 clusters around the world and a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Diplomats Reunion Meeting. The 2016 Summit builds on the widely-acclaimed inaugural Global Solutions Summit which met at the US State Department in April 2014. See here for a brief summary of the guiding philosophy behind the Inaugural GSS. Additional Summits are tentatively planned for London in 2017 and Santiago, Chile in 2018.
Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA
This new edition will feature food ingredients, sustainable food systems, waste impacts and food authenticity & traceability. Like the previous six editions, the summit will bring together some of the most influential organizations involved in sustainability and eco-labeling in the food industry. With agriculture linked to some of the major ecological and social issues the planet faces, what solutions are provided by sustainable food systems? How can sustainable ingredients reduce environmental and / or health impacts of food products? What are best-practices in addressing food waste and packaging impacts? What can be done to improve supply chains and mitigate food fraud risks? Such questions will be addressed in a high-level forum.
San Francisco, CA
This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive, three-day program along with exclusive opportunities to network, learn, and get deals done. There are Entrepreneurs, Corporates, Financial Investors and Innovation Leaders all attending.
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA
The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, ranchers, distributors, retailers, activists, researchers, and educators – featuring over 70 workshops, keynote speakers, discussion groups, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers, and delicious organic meals.
Los Angeles, CA
Join over 700 delegates gathering in Los Angeles to assess “what’s in-market,” “what’s about to be in-market,” and “ what’s needed” in the global, trillion-dollar verde economy. Benefit from 100+ expert panelists and intimate networking opportunities.
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
This Summit continues to be the best event for the wind power industry. Offering unique networking opportunities to connect with the entire spectrum of the wind industry, at the highest levels—developers, yieldcos and yield-oriented vehicles, tax equity investors, lenders, private equity funds and other investors, turbine suppliers, PPA offtakers, customer and more—this can’t miss event of the year is the place to build new business connections and strengthen existing partnerships.
JW Marriott Hotel, Phoenix, AZ
GreenBiz’s sustainability forum is framed by the State of Green Business report, an annual accounting of key sustainability metrics and trends. The report, combined with the high-wattage stage presentations, workshops and networking opportunities that have become hallmarks of GreenBiz events, create a powerful event that has become one of the top annual gatherings for sustainability professionals. The forum addresses sustainability within the context of business, primarily focusing on large, mainstream companies. Because of the high caliber of both speakers and attendees – sustainability professionals at the forefront of their fields – the event emphasizes peer-to-peer learning experiences throughout the conference. GreenBiz 17 is also for leaders beyond the sustainability function, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, heads of legal, supply chain, and more.
Every year, the players of the organic world visit Germany and meet in Nuremberg at BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food. The exhibition and the industry’s players will be focusing on organic solutions for the future from global and local perspectives in a variety of ways. In 2017, the organic sector will be presented as a holistic social approach to development, with diversity and responsibility the main theme of the BIOFACH Congress. BIOFACH’s international patron, IFOAM – Organics International, and national supporting organization, the German Federation of the Organic Food Industry are joining forces with the trade fair to highlight this area.
UC Davis Conference Center, Davis, CA
Save the date for the 5th California Climate and Agriculture Summit, organized and hosted by the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN). The first day of the Summit will include plenary, workshop and poster presentations and ending with a wine and cheese reception. On the following day you can choose to join a farm tour in the Yolo County area, or a Policymaker Education Day at the capitol where we will meet with state legislators and agency staff to share with them the climate solutions agriculture can offer and discuss current policy issues. The Summit explores the science, policy and practice of climate change and agriculture in California. Participants include farmers and ranchers, agency staff, agricultural professionals, policymakers and advocates.
The SB community will gather in Tokyo in the spring of 2017 to demonstrate how companies are elevating the business case for embedding environmental and social purpose into the core of a brand. Join sustainability and brand leaders in Japan to discover ways to accelerate business success by activating brand purpose.
Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Whether you are a retail buyer, manufacturer, supplier or distributor, Natural Products Expo can help you reach your goals. Natural Products Expo West continue to be the leading trade shows in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 75,000 industry professionals. Our goal is to deliver an event that connects retailers, with the entrepreneurs and innovators in the natural products marketplace, and to support the next generation with education on the latest trends, products and business concepts.
Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
Sustainable Nation Ireland is partnering with Response Global Media (publishers of Responsible Investor and ESG Magazine) to host a major global financial gathering to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing all institutions in the investment chain for sustainable capital flows into low-carbon, resource-efficient investment projects in Ireland and across the world. This high level event will build on the momentum of the historic global climate deal agreed in Paris. Companies and investors are increasingly responding to some of the biggest environmental and social challenges of our time, such as: climate change, resource scarcity, employment, housing, health, diversity, inequality and corporate governance.
New York City, NY
The Global Ethics Summit is the premier annual event connecting the most respected and diverse class of company leaders who come together to inspire company integrity and responsible business performance. CEOs, board members, CLOs, corporate secretaries, chief compliance officers, leading industry executives, global thought leaders and others participate in the Summit to network, collaborate, exchange ideas, share best practices and fuel companies with actionable solutions to minimize risk and enhance company performance worldwide. Join the conversation in 2017 and leave inspired, with uncompromising approaches that will enhance compliance, governance, and integrity at your organization.
La Jolla, CA
Near Future brings together inventors, entrepreneurs, media and investors with a passion for being a metamorphic force, and the tools and insights to tackle crucial challenges. Over 3 content-rich days and 2 unforgettable nights, Near Futurists (people who want to get shit done…now) collaborate to multiply and amplify strategies to build a healthier, more equitable, joyful world. The experience is an intense brain strain defined by presentations and displays illuminating bleeding-edge solutions — punctuated by art, music, and laughter. The outcome is unexpected relationships that create lasting partnerships to sustain positive change in a scalable way
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
This Summit provides valuable insights into the ongoing development of the industry, about its strategic opportunities and about the industry’s efforts to overcome its challenges. Moreover, it is the primary industry event where industry players come to stay abreast of the solar financing landscape. All this is delivered in 3 days through the following outstanding events.
Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, CA
The Environmental Industry Summit is a national three-day learning event bringing together professionals from the environmental industry. With an ideal setting, ample networking opportunities and presentations and panel discussions from environmental industry executives and analysts, the Environmental Industry Summit offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable perspective on today’s environmental industry.
The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Carroll School of Management is pleased to announce 2017 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, with the theme: Corporate Citizenship Ecosystems. Uniquely tailored to corporate citizenship professionals, the annual 2.5 day conference brings together industry experts and more than 600 CSR practitioners from around the world to network, learn, and grow. This year’s conference focuses on broadening perspectives beyond daily operations and tapping into the collective power of our global social, economic, and natural ecosystems.
New York, NY
Navigate the changing landscape. Become a leading sustainable business. After a successful return to New York in 2016, RBS USA returns, bigger & better in 2017. The Summit will address the key issues and opportunities faced in 2017. In total, we’ll bring together over 40 leading sustainability, communications and supply chain executives from high-performing companies. Note the Summit is 2x bigger than ever before, offering in-depth, real-world advice and experience over three independent conferences: Sustainability, Communications and Branding, Supply chain and Environmental management. You get access to all three conferences, as well as our ‘CEO Symposium’ – a morning of strategic insights and guidance from CEOs at the world’s biggest brands. Previous brands sending CEOs include Nespresso, Interface, Timberland, Coca-Cola, Virgin Atlantic.
As the country’s economic, cultural and historic center, Istanbul hosts the SB community for a 5th year. Learn how business leaders are working together to solve challenges unique to emerging economies that contribute toward a sustainable future.
Convention Center, Sacramento, CA
With the recent passage of SB 32, California has taken its commitment to sustainability to a new level. The Green California Summit is a unique opportunity for companies with green products and services. Years of program development, legislation and ballot measures in California have come to fruition, and today the focus is on implementation. The goals are clear and there have never been more ways to fund projects – from incentives to carbon trading proceeds to innovative financial mechanisms.
Union League Club, Chicago, IL
This Summit is an excellent forum to develop relationships, to gain insight into successful strategies across industry segments and to learn from leaders who are mainstreaming impact investing. A new model of value creation is emerging deploying capital in strategies that leverage the inherent link between natural, social and financial capital. Over 300 family offices, asset managers, and fund managers representing over $150 Bn in investable assets will explore the current state and trends of this dynamic sector. The Summit will feature a variety of industry leaders with panel discussions on specific asset classes including private equity, public equity, private debt, public debt and direct deals.
Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Each year, the Ceres Conference brings together a unique group of more than 600 corporate sustainability leaders, the country’s largest institutional investors, and leading social and environmental advocates to mobilize action on the world’s most significant sustainability challenges. Throughout the two-day program, conference attendees will engage on a broad range of topics, including building a sustainable global supply chain, driving better water management practices, and pursuing the latest in low-carbon investment opportunities – all building a path toward achieving a sustainable global economy.
BakerHostetler Office, Philadelphia, PA
Funding in the Water Nexus – technology, financing and venturing
Marines Memorial Club and Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Conference tracks include – Ecosystem of Impact SRI & ESG Investing; Sustainable Strategies and Innovation; Clean Tech & Water; Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability; Smart Cities, Resilience and Community; and the Millennial 100
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dallas, TX
Invest In Women 2017 theme is – A 360-Degree Approach for Women in Wealth Management. This is the leading forum nationwide to explore, discuss and learn about issues that are meaningful for women financial advisors and female clients. Both male and female advisors are invited to this two-day event that promises insight and networking to help practices grow. The 2017 conference will offer expanded programming that reflects input from prior attendees as well as other industry leaders.
JW Marriott Hotel, Chicago, IL
The 2017 Conference theme – A New Climate for Investing in Impact
This annual conference offers a unique opportunity to network with leaders of sustainable, responsible and impact investing, to hear from leading investors, CEOs and policymakers, and to learn about new approaches, trends and policy developments in the field. The conference attracts representatives of investment management and advisory firms, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community development institutions and asset owners such as pension funds and foundations, along with policymakers and corporate leaders
Now in its 13th year, Cleantech Forum Europe continues to be the place to create connections, to connect the dots across multiple industrial sectors being disrupted by information, bio and clean technology innovations, and to enjoy the annual Forum Awards dinner, the gathering of the leading upstarts, investors and incumbent corporations in beautiful settings.
Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA
The 11th annual Living Future unConference, Living Future brings hundreds of thought-leaders to the table to create a healthy future for everyone. Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. This year’s three-day conference will focus on the diverse layers of Genius and Courage. Out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats lend to the design strategies and cutting-edge technical information that abounds at Living Future.
Against a backdrop of stunning economic and community revitalization, the SB Community will convene in Detroit, Michigan for our flagship event in May 2017. Join the global dialog about how together, through our vision for the aspirational lifestyle of the future, we can collectively Redefine the Good Life.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC Canada
Join over 300 delegates from Canada and around the world at the 2017 RIA Conference, the premier event in Canada for responsible investment professionals. The Conference takes place on June 1st and 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Delegates include financial advisors, mutual fund companies, financial institutions, investment management firms, ESG research firms, consultants, community development organizations and asset owners such as pension funds & foundations. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to network with leaders in responsible investing, to hear from ESG specialists and thought leaders and to learn about the latest issues, trends and developments in the field.
Ethical Corporation’s flagship event returns for the 16th time to build upon the discussions made last year with over 350 senior business execs
International Fairs and Congress Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
The EUBCE is the largest international conference for biomass research, technologies and applications. It gathers the global biomass community to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in biomass, to network and to conduct business. It is the world-renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global biomass sector.
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI
Hosted in partnership with the Hawaii State Energy Office. VERGE is a global event series that focuses on the technologies and systems accelerating sustainability solutions across sectors in an interconnected world. Long regarded as ground-zero for next-generation energy issues, the island state of Hawaii will serve as host as the best minds in energy identify and advance next-generation practices for sustainable energy solutions in Hawaii and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
World’s Only Conference Advancing Neighborhood-Scale Sustainable Development
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.
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.
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.
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.