Global Events Calendar

Feb
22
Wed
2017
World Oceans Summit 2017
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Resport, Bali, Indonesia

The fourth World Ocean Summit will bring a critical eye to the vital issue of how to finance a sustainable ocean economy. Our aim is ambitious: to mobilize a new discussion on how capital and the private sector can drive scalable, sustainable investment in the ocean. The transition from a conventional economy in the ocean to a “blue” or sustainable economy could be a tremendous economic and investment opportunity, if done right. The risks and challenges are considerable. A new and intensive phase of economic activity in the ocean is getting underway, but science warns that the seas are facing unprecedented pressures from humans, and that time to save them is quickly running out. So, the idea of the blue economy may be at risk before it has been properly established. For all the “blue-speak” of aligning economic activity with the ocean’s health, the gap between the two can be wide, and the prospect of a sustainable ocean economy could be receding rather than advancing.

http://oceansummit.economist.com

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Certified Sustainability Practitioner (CSR) Program
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day

Houston, TX

A leading program for qualifying Sustainability Professionals that want a career in this field. This challenging two-day training offered by Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) aims to give you all the latest tools and resources required to implement or upscale existing sustainability initiatives taking place in your organization

http://www.cse-net.org/article/127/upcoming-trainings

Feb
28
Tue
2017
California Climate & Agriculture Summit
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

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.

http://calclimateag.org/calcan-summit-2017

HigherPurpose17: Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Conference
Feb 28 all-day

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Who should attend this event: CEOs and their leadership teams, executives and entrepreneurs, the consultants and coaches who serve and support them, leaders and team members within businesses, and anyone else interested in learning more about Conscious Capitalism. The Keynote Speaker is John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market with Conscious business leaders from the Bay Area also speaking.

http://consciouscapitalismbayarea.org

Mar
1
Wed
2017
2017 NEXUS USA Summit
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day

Washington, DC

This Summit bring together young philanthropists, impact investors, and allies – including family business members, successful entrepreneurs, and inspiring social change leaders. They will discuss challenges facing our country and the world today and innovative solutions to address them. Connecting the financial, intellectual, creative and social capital of our generation in an action-oriented, solutions-focused and safe space, the NEXUS USA Summit aims to inspire learning and collaboration between a uniquely powerful network of peers. A varied and interactive program of panels, workshops, and social activities explore philanthropy, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship as well as the challenges of wealth stewardship, family dynamics, strategies for investing, and attracting investment, and more. Sessions cover a range of social and environmental issues.

https://www.nexusglobal.org

Mar
7
Tue
2017
Responsible Investment Forum 2017
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day

Convene Conference Center, New York, NY

Create sustainable value in your private equity portfolio. Find out why leading global investors are putting increasing pressure on US managers to adopt stricter environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles as they consider investing in private equity and other alternative asset classes. Building on the success of the longest-running ESG event in Europe, the Responsible Investment Forum comes to New York to bring together the most sophisticated LPs, GPs and service providers to discuss why, when, and how your firm should be implementing an effective ESG strategy. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are at the heart of all PEI’s editorial coverage, with our reporters consistently following and scrutinizing the ways in which managers in the US are adopting responsible investment practices. PEI, partnering with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), continues to prove itself as a thought-leader in this area, and is at the forefront of covering the growth of ESG in North American private equity.

http://www.cvent.com/events/responsible-investment-forum-new-york/event-summary-ae85617eda8d4f949c520cd5e8b0accc.aspx

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Sustainable Brands – SB17 Toyko
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day

Tokyo, Japan

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.

http://www.sustainablebrands.jp/event/en/sbt2017

The WeLead Women’s Leadership Conference
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day

Turbine Hall, Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa

The theme is – “We are the Leaders we’ve been Waiting for.” The WeLead Conference gives you the opportunity to engage with some of Africa’s most exciting Women Leaders AND to explore your own leadership potential. For the last 12 years, we’ve seen talented women relish the opportunity to take responsibility for their own leadership journey in an environment that encourages connection, inspires confidence and gives access to support networks. It is also an honour to celebrate the women (and men) leaders who are paving the way for the future, our role models throughout society.

http://welead.co.za/womans-leadership-conference

Mar
9
Thu
2017
CSR 3.0 – Responsibility as a Driver of Company Performance
Mar 9 all-day

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Discover how companies and CSR practitioners are aligning their initiatives to maximize the benefits of their programs for themselves as well as their stakeholders. Engage with heads of corporate responsibility, human capital, and strategy on the alignment between CSR and company strategy, and how that affects reputation and share value.

https://skytopstrategies.com/csr-3-0

Natural Products Expo West 2017
Mar 9 – Mar 13 all-day

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.

http://www.expowest.com

The annual Responsible Investing Summit
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day

Marines Memorial Club, San Francisco, CA

This Summit brings together top leaders in ESG/SRI and impact investing for a deep dive into responsible investment options, data and impact measurement, risks and returns, and trending issues in ESG investing. You’ll learn how leading investors are selecting their ESG/SRI investments, specifics in conducting due diligence, return expectations, ways to measure performance and ROI, and how to integrate responsible investments into your portfolio.

https://frallc.com/conference.aspx?ccode=B1041

Mar
14
Tue
2017
Sustainable Smallholder Development: Empowering farmers and delivering at scale
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day

Diageo Park Royal, London, UK

A two-day conference on how business can engage with small farmers to ensure supply security and resilience at scale. The fourth in our global series of sustainability for smallholders meetings will address the major risks for small farmers across agricultural sectors, and focus on how business can create scalable solutions to tackle future supply chain vulnerabilities. We will focus on the top priorities across commodities to provide high-level insight and practical, actionable guidance on how business can implement effective programmes that will boost the resilience of smallholders at scale.

http://innovation-forum.co.uk/sustainable-smallholders-london.php

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

Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

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

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

The 9th Annual Global Ethics Summit
Mar 15 – Mar 16 all-day

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.

https://globalethicssummit2017.com

The Near Future Summit
Mar 15 – Mar 17 all-day

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

http://www.nearfuturesummit.com

Mar
21
Tue
2017
Impact Summit Europe
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day

Vredespaleis (Peace Palace), Carnegieplein 2, The Hague, the Netherlands

The Impact Summit Europe is an investor- and invitation-only conference that aims to catalyse private institutional capital to support the financing of the SDGs and the mainstreaming of impact and sustainable development investing. The Impact Summit Europe does not only offer an inspiring platform for investors to share knowledge, exchange best practices and challenge each other but also creates networking opportunities in the impact investment space, thereby making the experience enriching, fruitful and educational. The summit also provides a capital introduction and match-making platform across all asset classes to impact fund managers.

http://www.impactsummiteurope.com

Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit
Mar 21 – Mar 23 all-day

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.

http://infocastinc.com/event/solar-power-finance-investment

Women in Strategy Summit – Women Inspiring Women To Excel As Leaders
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day

Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, NY

The Women in Strategy Summit is back for its 5th year in New York and with new speakers, themes and panel sessions it is stronger than ever! This summit promises: A series of powerful presentations, panel sessions and interactive discussion that will allow you to be inspired as a woman in business. Exclusive insight from female leaders on the resilience needed to achieve success in a male dominated world. World class agenda with renowed speakers

https://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/women-in-strategy-summit-new-york-2017

Mar
22
Wed
2017
Environmental Industry Summit XV
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

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.

http://www.environmentalbusiness.org/summit

Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Forum
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day

Pew Conference Center, Washington, DC

A two-day forum designed to debate how business can most efficiently improve sustainable agriculture production, raise yields and deliver against company objectives. We will cover important questions around sustainability and agriculture, taking a practical look at the big issues, from emissions to water, and will go on to look into the potential solutions that companies can explore to sustainably improve efficiencies.

http://www.innovation-forum.co.uk/sustainable-agriculture-forum

Mar
23
Thu
2017
Sustainable Impact Management Summit
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day

Park Plaza Airport Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sustainability is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Companies are now seeking new opportunities to profitably integrate sustainability in their marketing, project management and corporate communications. By increasing prosperity and shaping the future of global commerce without putting the life of next generations in jeopardy, sustainability explores what is needed to reach a green, efficient and productive inclusive economy. Corporate Parity’s Sustainable Impact Management Summit is designed to tackle a very meaningful set of topics that will help define, manage, measure, and communicate an organization’s impact in and on sustainability. From industry leaders and experts’ presentations and panel discussions, our goal is to engage and help companies innovate and integrate economic, environmental and social aspects in their business in order to break ground on a sustainable future.

http://c-parity.com/CP/sustainability-impact-management-summit

Mar
26
Sun
2017
International Corporate Citizenship Conference
Mar 26 – Mar 28 all-day

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.

http://ccc.bc.edu/index.cfm?pageId=476

Mar
27
Mon
2017
Certified Sustainability Practitioner (CSR) Program
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A leading program for qualifying Sustainability Professionals that want a career in this field. This challenging two-day training offered by Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) aims to give you all the latest tools and resources required to implement or upscale existing sustainability initiatives taking place in your organization

http://www.cse-net.org/article/127/upcoming-trainings

Responsible Business Summit USA 2017
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day

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.

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

The annual Wall Street Green Summit
Mar 27 all-day

Princeton Club, New York, NY

The 16th Annual Wall Street Green Summit is the longest running and most comprehensive sustainable finance event in the industry. Launched in 2002 by Peter Fusaro, the Wall Street Green Summit covers cutting edge content, industry developments and features the practitioners and the leaders of tomorrow. The emergence of the “Impact Economy” is where main street investors team up with corporations, entrepreneurs and government to solve environmental and social problems while generating financial returns. Get up to speed on the latest developments in Green Innovation & Finance.

http://www.wsgts.com

Apr
2
Sun
2017
European Compliance and Ethics Institute
Apr 2 – Apr 5 all-day

Marriott Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

SCCE’s European Compliance & Ethics Institute provides an invaluable opportunity to learn the latest practices for effectively addressing challenges facing the European compliance and ethics community. Learn directly from experienced compliance and ethics professionals through both formal presentations and informal networking events. Help improve your compliance and ethics program and develop your expertise, in this growing and evolving profession.

http://www.europeancomplianceethicsinstitute.org

Apr
3
Mon
2017
How Business Can Tackle Deforestation Conference
Apr 3 – Apr 4 all-day

Washington, DC

This conference builds on previous Innovation Forum meetings in Washington DC, London and Singapore and is designed to provide practical guidance for the development and implementation of zero deforestation policies for business. Key players from business, government, NGOs and the investment community, will come together to discuss the latest trends and challenges faced in the effort to remove deforestation from corporate supply chains. This conference will allow you to see how your organization’s sustainability strategy can best be applied to preserve forests in an impactful manner and stop deforestation while protecting your company’s reputation.

http://innovation-forum.co.uk/deforestation-us-2017.php

Apr
4
Tue
2017
ESG Summit – A Driver of Company Performance and Shareholder Value
Apr 4 all-day

New York, NY

Engage with institutional shareholders, public company management, ESG practice and capital markets experts on how to leverage favorable consideration in the capital markets from sustainable ESG practices. Discover emerging methodologies in assessing and presenting ESG performance to the capital markets.

https://skytopstrategies.com/esg3

GLOBE Capital Summit – Financing the 21st Century
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

Four Season Hotel, Toronto, Canada

GLOBE Capital is a new summit for leaders to discuss how to mobilize and accelerate the funding necessary to transform into a low-carbon economy. We’re bringing together private and public sector leaders to explore how we can open the floodgates of capital needed for new infrastructure. Participants will engage in candid, high-level discussions focused on the intersection of three main pillars – 21st Century Infrastructure; Financing & Markets; Policy & Innovation.

http://www.globeseries.com

Apr
18
Tue
2017
Conscious Capitalism’s annual Spring Conference
Apr 18 – Apr 20 all-day

Sheraton Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Join together with CEOs and their executive teams, entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants and others who are passionate about Conscious Capitalism. In addition to high-potency keynotes and meaningful opportunities to connect with other participants, the major focus of the event is hands on practicums designed to deepen your practice of Conscious Capitalism. Come prepared to build and strengthen friendships and foster collaborative relationships.

http://www.consciouscapitalism.org/cc2017

Apr
20
Thu
2017
Sustainable Brands – SB17 Istanbul
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day

Istanbul, Turkey

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.

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/events

Apr
25
Tue
2017
The 2017 Green California Summit and Expo
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

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.

http://www.green-technology.org/gcsummit17

The Impact Capitalism Summit
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

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.

http://www.impact-capitalism.com

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Ceres Conference 2017 – Sustainability is the Bottom Line: Inspiring Action
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day

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.

http://www.ceresconference.org

May
4
Thu
2017
WaterVent 2017 Conference
May 4 all-day

BakerHostetler Office, Philadelphia, PA

Funding in the Water Nexus – technology, financing and venturing

http://www.watervent.com

May
7
Sun
2017
Sustainatopia 2017 Conference
May 7 – May 10 all-day

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

http://www.sustainatopia.com

May
8
Mon
2017
2017 Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Summit
May 8 – May 10 all-day

Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s annual Summit brings together visionary purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions in order to share, simplify, and spread the best sustainable purchasing practices across the whole economy.

https://www.sustainablepurchasing.org

May
9
Tue
2017
The 3rd Annual Invest In Women Conference
May 9 – May 10 all-day

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.

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

The annual Women’s Leadership Conference
May 9 – May 10 all-day

Westin Times Square, New York, NY

The Leadership Journey: Advancing Yourself; Advancing Those Around You; Advancing Your Organization. The Conference Board’s 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference will bring together top business leaders to provide new, specific and actionable insights on the essential stages of the Leadership Journey: how to advance oneself through the challenges women continue to face; how to advance those around you through mentorship, sponsorship, and peer support; and how to advance one’s organization through systemic change. And because it is the whole organization that is advanced when women’s leadership is strengthened – advanced in innovation, decision-making, and business results – this is a journey that every member of your leadership, women and men, would benefit from taking.

https://www.conference-board.org/conferences/conferencedetail.cfm?conferenceid=2854

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

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

http://www.ussif.org

May
11
Thu
2017
Positive Business Conference
May 11 – May 12 all-day

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

What if organizations saw possibilities and not just problems? What if we looked past perceived restraints and revealed our true potential? What if we blew the lid off “what is” and marched boldly toward what could be? Discover the incredible transformation that has already taken place at organizations large and small at the Positive Business Conference. Courageous intrapreneurs and leaders at these companies increased purpose, passion, performance — and profit —and they are eager to share their stories and secrets with you. The theme of this year’s event is “Positive Leadership: Practices & Inspiration,” as our driving purpose is to spread knowledge and foster a community of leaders to make the world of work a better place.

http://positivebusinessconference.com

May
15
Mon
2017
Regenerative Future Summit: Cultivating an Economy in Service to Life
May 15 – May 17 all-day

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Regenerative Future Summit: Cultivating an Economy in Service to Life – Sustainablity, Energy, Environment Complex
Why the Summit – The world is in trouble. The current economic narrative is not working. New narratives are already being developed that serve people and the planet better. This gathering is an exploration of the frameworks that academics and practitioners are developing and how business and institutions are creating a new regenerative economic reality. This Summit is a two and half day interactive, impact-driven conference. Participants will work across sectors to explore the theories, strategies and actions that cultivate a regenerative economy. The Summit is an exploration of cutting edge thinking and actions, bringing together thought leaders from academia, business, finance and government. We are building an environment for strategic thinking to design the paths to a new economy in service to life. One that restores our eco-systems, creates prosperity for the many and is regenerative at its heart.

http://www.attheepicenter.com/events/regenerative-future-summit

May
16
Tue
2017
Cleantech Forum Europe 2017
May 16 – May 18 all-day

Helsinki, Finland

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.

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

May
17
Wed
2017
Living Future unConference: Genius and Courage
May 17 – May 19 all-day

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.

http://www.livingfutureunconference.org

May
22
Mon
2017
Sustainable Brands – SB 2017 Detroit
May 22 – May 25 all-day

Cobo Convention Center, Detroit, MI

Sustainable Brands is a global community that believes that embedding environmental and social purpose into the core of a brand is the future of business. Join us at SB’17 Detroit this May to be a part of a collective conversation about how we can Redefine the Good Life to create a flourishing future for all. Enjoy four days of inspiration and co-creation featuring more than 300 speakers across 10 conference tracks. Together we will illustrate how the brand leaders of the future can shape the next economy.

http://Sb17detroit.com

May
24
Wed
2017
Impact Investing – Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns
May 24 all-day

Washington, D.C.

Engage with heads of foundations, institutional investors, fund managers, and market analysts on the latest trends in impact investing. Discover how investors and foundations are changing their investment strategy to include sustainable allocations while still maximizing returns.

https://skytopstrategies.com/impact-investing

May
25
Thu
2017
Certified Sustainability Practitioner (CSR) Program
May 25 – May 26 all-day

New York, NY

A leading program for qualifying Sustainability Professionals that want a career in this field. This challenging two-day training offered by Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) aims to give you all the latest tools and resources required to implement or upscale existing sustainability initiatives taking place in your organization

http://www.cse-net.org/article/127/upcoming-trainings

May
30
Tue
2017
The 4th International Conference of the Reporting 3.0 Platform
May 30 – May 31 all-day

KPMG HQ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The conference is centered on the theme of “Disclosure for the Green, Inclusive & Open Economy – Blueprinting the Future”. The focal content of the Conference will be the four Blueprints, each in a varying stage of development. The Reporting Blueprint and Data Blueprint are the most mature, as both reports are slated for final release at the Conference. The Accounting Blueprint will be releasing its first Exposure Draft; and The New Business Models Blueprint will be launching at the Conference. The Conference will spotlight pioneering research, case studies, alpha pilots, exposure drafts, and early partnerships from the Blueprints. The structure of the Conference mixes keynotes and associated plenary panels with breakout sessions and ample networking opportunities.

http://reporting3.org/conferences

Jun
1
Thu
2017
2017 Responsible investment Assn (RIA) Conference
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

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.

https://riacanada.ca/conference2017

The Sustainable Foods Summit
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Sustainable Foods Summit is organized by Organic Monitor, a specialist research, consulting & training company that focuses on the global organic & related product industries. Since 2001, we have been tracking ethical & sustainable industries, such as organic foods, natural ingredients, fairtrade products, natural cosmetics, ethical textiles, sustainable packaging, etc. Our business services include research publications, business & technical consulting, as well as events like seminars, workshops and sustainability summits. The Sustainable Foods Summit is now hosted in North America, Latin America, and Europe.

http://www.organicmonitor.com

Jun
5
Mon
2017
Environmental Leader Conference 2017
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day

Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO

This Conference, featuring the Energy Manager Summit, offers a unique opportunity for environmental, sustainability and energy professionals to come together to identify new areas of opportunity to work more collaboratively in addressing their organizations goals. Unlike other conferences, this program unites a group of multidisciplinary, forward-thinking executives to share diverse perspectives and approaches to improving processes and better managing resources.

http://environmentalleader.com/events/conference2017

Jun
7
Wed
2017
Responsible Business Summit Europe 2017
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day

Hilton Tower Bridge, London, UK

Europe’s leading business conference focussing on the latest in sustainability, communications and governance. 2017 is bringing 500+ innovative and inspiring companies in responsible business to London, with a focus on ‘Social Purpose and quantified Impact’
The end of CSR and the dawn of the Social Purpose Era: Understand how the landscape is changing and the opportunities that are aligning commercial and financial goals with macro societal needs / Data, information and insight: Using the right data to mitigate risks, measure impact and progress, deliver trust and positive social transformation / Internal engagement strategy – Prove your case / External engagement and Communications – You can’t do it alone / In-depth roundtable and breakout workshops to tackle some of the critical issues: human rights, deforestation, SDG integration, carbon emissions, circular economy, partnerships.

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

Jun
12
Mon
2017
The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Jun 12 – Jun 15 all-day

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.

http://www.eubce.com/conference.html

Jun
13
Tue
2017
The Sustainable Apparel Forum
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day

The Planetarium, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A two-day conference focused on how brands can gain from engaging with the social and environmental challenges facing the apparel industry, from start to finish. This forum builds on the work of several Innovation Forum conferences covering sustainable apparel, cotton, ethical trade and circular economy. We will debate the biggest business opportunities for the apparel sector in developing more sustainable supply chains. We’ll also tackle the major social and environmental risks associated with apparel production, whilst taking a look at the latest innovations throughout the supply chain.

http://innovation-forum.co.uk/sustainable-apparel-2017.php

Jun
20
Tue
2017
REFF – Wall Street: Renewable Energy Finance Forum
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day

Intercontinental Barclay Hotel, New York, NY

REFF-Wall Street is the premier renewable energy financing event in the U.S. The event draws an especially senior audience, comprising of over 600 decision makers, lenders, investors, investment bankers, private equity investors, venture capitalists, and other top transactional professionals in renewable energy finance.

http://www.reffwallstreet.com

VERGE Hawaii 2017: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day

Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI

Hosted in partnership with the Hawaii State Energy Office. VERGE is a global event series that focuses on the technologies and systems accelerating sustainability solutions across sectors in an interconnected world. Long regarded as ground-zero for next-generation energy issues, the island state of Hawaii will serve as host as the best minds in energy identify and advance next-generation practices for sustainable energy solutions in Hawaii and beyond.

https://www.greenbiz.com/event/2017/06/20/verge-hawaii-2017-asia-pacific-clean-energy-summit

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
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

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

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
18
Mon
2017
VERGE 2017 Conference
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day

Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

VERGE 2017 Conference

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

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

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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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

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

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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