Global Events Calendar

Feb
18
Thu
2016
Net Positive – Energy & Water Conference
Feb 18 – Feb 19 all-day

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

Net Positive – Energy & Water Conference

The International Living Future Institute is hosting its third annual Net Positive Energy and Water Conference, dedicated to the exchange of technical expertise, bold strategies and provocative case studies—all aimed at accelerating the global shift toward Net Positive Energy and Water buildings and communities. In the past few years, net positive energy and net zero water projects have gained tremendous momentum. New projects are rapidly emerging to transform the built environment. New regulations and policies are drafted to incentivize Net Zero Energy buildings. With the pressure of the drought in California and the Southwestern United States, it is more important than ever that we collaborate to create communities that are beneficial to their surrounding ecosystems.

http://www.netpositiveconference.org/

Feb
20
Sat
2016
Wisdom 2.0 Conference
Feb 20 – Feb 22 all-day

Wisdom 2.0 Conference

Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world. The people at Wisdom 2.0 come from all over the world and from many vocations, including coaches; technology staff from Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter; as well as venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Participants share a common interest: to live with greater wisdom, purpose, and meaning,
while using technology in ways that create a more open and healthy culture.
The event explores topics that cross sectors, borders, and party lines such as wisdom in society, veteran’s rights, education, coaching, mindfulness in tech, politics, business, neuroscience, etc.

http://www.wisdom2conference.com

Feb
23
Tue
2016
GreenBiz Forum 2016
Feb 23 – Feb 25 all-day

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

GreenBiz Forum 2016

GreenBiz Forum is framed by the State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning 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 2016 Forum will include conversations with C-level execs across a range of functions — CEOs, COOs, CTOs, CIOs, CMO, etc. Conversation will focus on how non-sustainability executives view such topics as Sustainable Supply Chains, Corporate Energy Strategy, Employee Engagement and Retention, Natural Capital Accounting, and Carbon and Water Risk Mitigation.

http://www.greenbiz.com/event/2016/02/23/greenbiz-forum-2016

Mar
2
Wed
2016
GLOBE 2016 – International Environmental Business Summit
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day

Vancouver, BC, Canada

GLOBE 2016 – International Environmental Business Summit

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

www.globeseries.com

Mar
3
Thu
2016
Colorado Impact Days
Mar 3 – Mar 4 all-day

Denver, CO

Colorado Impact Days

The first multi-track competition devoted entirely to assessing and expanding the impact investment opportunities in for-profit and nonprofit ventures in at a state scale. It is intended to engage new impact investors and philanthropists and to drive new capital into the local market by generating knowledge and facilitating connections between investors and investees. While Colorado Impact Day will be designed as a business competition (e.g. pitches, awards, prizes, etc.), its enduring value is threefold and cooperative:

http://www.impactfinancecenter.org/colorado-impact-day/

Mar
7
Mon
2016
Leadership Communication for an Emerging World: Using Stories to Inspire
Mar 7 – Mar 11 all-day

Leadership Communication for an Emerging World: Using Stories to Inspire

San José, Costa Rica

The new Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development is located at the UN mandated University for Peace and it is within one of the biggest natural reserves of the Costa Rican Central Valley, 30 km/20 miles outside of the capital, San José. The new Center has been designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standard. It is the first educational facility in Costa Rica to receive a LEED certificate.

http://bit.ly/earthchartermarch2016

Mar
8
Tue
2016
The 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day

The 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference: We are the Leaders we’ve been Waiting for

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa’

The WeLead Women’s Leadership Conference gives you the opportunity to engage with Africa’s Women Leaders as you discover your own leadership potential. WeLead exists to help you tap into the powerful qualities you already possess, in both your personal and professional life. Through WeLead, you’ll find a generous network to support you as you start a life-changing journey which transforms you from a good to a great leader.

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

Mar
9
Wed
2016
The Global Ethics Summit
Mar 9 – Mar 10 all-day

The Global Ethics Summit

Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, NY

Network with senior executives and compliance & ethics professionals at the eighth annual Global Ethics Summit. A unique event where the C-suite and leaders across industries and geographies assemble to advance corporate integrity and performance.

http://www.globalethicssummit2016.com

Mar
10
Thu
2016
Natural Products Expo West – Where doing business just comes naturally
Mar 10 – Mar 13 all-day

Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Natural Products Expo West – Where doing business just comes naturally

www.expowest.com

Mar
14
Mon
2016
The Annual Wall Street Green Summit
Mar 14 all-day

The Annual Wall Street Green Summit

Columbia University Club, New York, NY

Focus: Market Acceleration of Sustainable Finance in 2016. This 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.

http://www.wsgts.com

Mar
20
Sun
2016
International Corporate Citizenship Conference
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day

International Corporate Citizenship Conference – Global Citizens, Local Communities

Omni Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Effective corporate citizenship is about making a better world—a better world in which to do business, and a better world in which to live. This has always been difficult and important work—and now—in an increasingly complex world with growing challenges—it can seem especially so. Global issues like climate change, data security, and health and wellness impact even our smallest communities. Efforts made at the local level can go a long way in achieving global progress. During the 2016 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, experts from around the world will share the innovative new programs, partnerships, and solutions that are driving positive change across the globe—one community at a time.

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

Mar
22
Tue
2016
3rd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance
Mar 22 all-day

3rd Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance

International Conference Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

The theme for this year’s event – The Role of Finance in Promoting Sustainable Development. As in previous years, the conference will provide a platform for sustainable finance related research relevant to academics, investment practitioners, think-tanks, policy-makers, non-governmental organizations, and civil society at large.

http://www.geneva-summit-on-sustainable-finance.ch

Mar
24
Thu
2016
Investing for Impact Regional Event
Mar 24 all-day

Investing for Impact Regional Event

San Francisco, CA

What Is Investing for Impact? All investments have impact. The ways we save, spend and invest can dramatically influence both the fabric and consciousness of society. In addition to the benefits of ownership, investors bear responsibility for the impact our money has in the world.
Investing for Impact events are places where like-minded investors and investment professionals come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for the purpose of making money and making a positive difference, at the same time.

http://investingforimpactevents.com

Mar
30
Wed
2016
2nd Annual ESG, SRI, & Impact Investing Summit
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day

2nd Annual ESG, SRI, & Impact Investing Summit

The Princeton Club, New York, NY

The theme: From Integration to Performance Measurement and Everything In Between.
With the help of new regulations, interest in ESG, SRI and impact investing is exploding. But as an investor, how do you make sense of the investment options, implementation, due diligence, performance impact, risk, performance measurement, and so much more. This event brings together leading policy holders, institutional investors, consultants, academics, and money managers for one purpose — strategic growth and execution in ESG and SRI investing.

https://www.frallc.com/conference.aspx?ccode=B994

Mar
31
Thu
2016
Transforming Family Philanthropy
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day

Transforming Family Philanthropy: A retreat for the next generation of leaders

The Guest House, Chester, CT

Are you a young adult (age 18-40) and have a family foundation. Intend to create a foundation, or have another family giving vehicle? Do you want to align your family giving and investing with your values? Then we want you to attend this left-leaning event.

http://resourcegeneration.org/events/transforming-family-philanthropy

Apr
6
Wed
2016
Deforestation Forum: How Business Can Tackle Deforestation
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day

Pew Conference Center, Washington DC,

Deforestation Forum: How Business Can Tackle Deforestation

The conference addresses the outlook on anti-deforestation developments post COP21, and debates what comes next for businesses. The agenda will address topics such as stakeholder engagement in forest management and solutions for engaging smallholders, zero deforestation vs. net zero deforestation, and provide guidance on making collaborative partnerships work. A number of breakouts will discuss risks in Latin America, logging in Southern US forests, combining REDD+ with government commitments and innovation in supply chain transparency and risk evaluation.

http://innovation-forum.co.uk/deforestation-forum-dc.php

ECO:nomics – Creating Environmental Capital
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day

Bacara Resort, Santa Barbara, CA

ECO:nomics – Creating Environmental Capital

The theme: Investing in the Future of Energy. In April, senior editors of The Wall Street Journal will bring together a diverse group of global CEOs, top entrepreneurs, environmental experts and policy makers for ECO:nomics 2016 in Santa Barbara. This year’s conference will give attendees the opportunity to join the national debate over energy policy, sustainability and climate.

http://economics.wsj.com

Apr
11
Mon
2016
Cleantech Forum – Europe
Apr 11 – Apr 13 all-day

Palais du Commerce et la Bourse, Lyon, France

Cleantech Forum – Europe

This annual event offers a comprehensive, three-day program that provides exclusive opportunities to learn, network, and get deals done.
Now in its 12th 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 dinner, the gathering of the leading upstarts, investors and incumbent corporations

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

Apr
12
Tue
2016
Conscious Capitalism 2016 Conference
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

Loews Chicago O’Hare Airport, Rosemont, IL

Conscious Capitalism 2016 is designed for CEOs and their leadership teams, executives and entrepreneurs, the consultants and coaches who serve and support them, and anyone else interested in learning more about Conscious Capitalism. This event is designed to broaden your understanding and deepen your practical application of the principles of Conscious Capitalism with high potency keynotes, multiple tracks of hands on practicums and rich opportunities to connect with and learn from peers

http://www.consciouscapitalism.org/cc2016

Responsible Business Summit USA 2016
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day

Responsible Business Summit USA 2016

Affinia Manhattan Hotel, New York, NY

Ensure Sustainability is Embedded into the Heart of your Business. The Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Summit USA 2016 will be the an exclusive gathering of corporate leaders, NGOs, associations and media with a tailored-made agenda covering everything from incentivizing your supply chain, empowering the workforce, making the most of your CSR report and integrating sustainability across all operations. Identify areas of development, progress towards a more sustainable future and cement your position as a leader of responsible business. North America’s premier meeting place for corporate leaders looking to drive forwards their sustainability efforts, this summit will provide thought leader led key notes, case studies, panel and round table discussion as well as networking.

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

Apr
13
Wed
2016
Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship – Fierce Compassion
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day

Oxford, United Kingdom

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship – Fierce Compassion

Join nearly 1,000 top innovators from more than 60 countries will come together for the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England for three days of debate, discussion, networking, and design to accelerate entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. This year’s theme, Fierce Compassion, will explore how effective change agents simultaneously embrace the dual, often opposing qualities of deep distress—over an unjust status quo—and deep compassion for those suffering from poverty, conflict, and injustice. Joining us during this pivotal time of challenge and hope, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the embodiment of fierce compassion and commitment to the promotion of basic human values and peace worldwide.

http://skoll.org/skoll-world-forum

Apr
14
Thu
2016
Social Venture Network – Spring Conference
Apr 14 – Apr 17 all-day

Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA

Social Venture Network – Spring Conference

SVN is a community of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs working together to create transformational innovation, growth and impact.

http://www.svn.org

The Real Cost of American Food Conference
Apr 14 – Apr 17 all-day

Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

The Real Cost of American Food Conference

This event out on by The Sustainable Food Trust will highlight the high cost of cheap food in the United States. The event will uncover the economic distortions of our current food system, which depends on intensive farming, to reveal the dishonest food pricing that is holding back the shift to sustainable practices in farming.

http://sustainablefoodtrust.org

Apr
16
Sat
2016
Green Festivals Expo
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

Green Festivals Expo

Javtis Convention Center, New York, NY

Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living. Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green from food, fashion and health to energy, construction and design. People can shop and enjoy vegan, vegetarian, organic foods, hands-on demos, educational activities and inspirational speakers.

http://greenfestivals.org/

Apr
20
Wed
2016
Investing for Impact Regional Event
Apr 20 all-day

Investing for Impact Regional Event

Portland, OR

What Is Investing for Impact? All investments have impact. The ways we save, spend and invest can dramatically influence both the fabric and consciousness of society. In addition to the benefits of ownership, investors bear responsibility for the impact our money has in the world.
Investing for Impact events are places where like-minded investors and investment professionals come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for the purpose of making money and making a positive difference, at the same time.

http://investingforimpactevents.com

The 2016 Food Tank Summit
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day

Washington, DC

The 2016 Food Tank Summit

This Summit brings together some of the world’s most impactful food system leaders. Each event will feature 50+ speakers in interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, networking, and delicious food, followed by a day of hands-on activities and opportunities for attendees.

http://foodtanksummit.com

Apr
21
Thu
2016
2016 Green California Summit – Greening the Golden State
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day

Convention Center, Sacramento, CA

The 2016 Green California Summit – Greening the Golden State

This Summit provides a forum where innovations in policy, technology and practice can be showcased and shared. For those who are responsible for creating and managing programs for state and local government and educational institutions, it provides an annual opportunity to find out what’s new and what is working. For companies it offers a chance to build relationships with decision makers from the nation’s largest marketplace for green products and services. The Summit includes keynote presentations, educational sessions, networking opportunities and an Expo featuring green products and services.

http://www.green-technology.org

WaterVent Conference – Funding in the Water Nexus
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day

BakerHostetler, Philadelphia, PA

WaterVent Conference – Funding in the Water Nexus

This nineth edition of WaterVent will bring entrepreneurs, investors and interested parties from around the globe together. WaterVent invites entrepreneurs, investors and interested parties in water technology innovation from all regions of the world to participate in this unique opportunity. In addition we welcome any neighboring technologies and sectors with relevant water technology impacts such as: Smart agriculture, green, blue, industrial (“grey”) biotechnology, aquaculture, forest, fire battling, waste treatment, hydropower, algae and more.

http://www.watervent.com/overview.html

Apr
22
Fri
2016
Earth Day Food & Wine: Grown for the Greater Good
Apr 22 – Apr 24 all-day

Earth Day Food & Wine: Grown for the Greater Good

Castoro Cellars, Paso Robles, CA

The 10th Annual Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend celebrates the Central Coast’s sustainable food and wine culture, highlighting a green lifestyle attractive to local and urban visitors. While there is a level of sophistication, visitors regularly compliment the event’s approachable and authentic atmosphere. This was the first event to provide an opportunity for guests to connect directly with local farmers, winemakers, and chefs in this unique format. Since 2007, Earth Day Food & Wine has celebrated the delectable flavors of the sustainable wine and food culture. Borne from a desire to share with hungry foodies and caring connoisseurs, Earth Day Food & Wine has become the acclaimed culinary experience of the season. Farmers, food purveyors, winemakers and chefs who are passionate about sustainability come together in a casual atmosphere.

http://www.EarthDayFoodAndWine.org

Apr
25
Mon
2016
Ecotourism and Sustainable Conference – Uniting Conservation, Communities & Sustainable Travel
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

Kasane, Botswana, Africa

Ecotourism and Sustainable Conference (ESTC16) – Uniting Conservation, Communities, and Sustainable Travel for 25 years

In 2016, the ESTC will bring together 600 professionals from around the world. With a strong focus on highlighting and promoting ecotourism’s role in sustainable development, the ESTC16 aims to strengthen the industry’s commitment to the recent UN resolution, “Promotion of Ecotourism for Poverty Eradication and Environment Protection”, which recognizes ecotourism’s positive impact on sustainable community development efforts. The conference program will feature ideas, opportunities and solutions for the tourism industry to support conserving natural areas, alleviating poverty, empowering women, enhancing education, and improving the health and well-being of local communities.

http://www.ecotourismconference.org

Apr
26
Tue
2016
Impact Capitalism Summit – Impact Across Asset Classes
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day

Union League Club, Chicago, IL

Impact Capitalism Summit – Impact Across Asset Classes

Learn how to deploy capital to make a positive impact while still maximizing returns. Maximize Impact and Maximize Return. The 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 Billion 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. Presenters, LP’s, and strategic partners will also be able to schedule targeted, one-on-one breakout sessions. The conference provides a rich environment for learning and business development opportunities.

http://www.impact-capitalism.com

Apr
27
Wed
2016
The Sustainable Extractives Forum
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

The Sustainable Extractives Forum: How to manage risk and navigate uncertainty

Herbert Smith Freehills Office, London, UK

As extraction continues to take place in ever more remote geographies, low commodity prices persist and expectations for responsible business practice continue to grow, the sustainability challenges faced by the extractives sector have arguably never been greater. With this in mind, we have elevated those which are most pressing and brought together leading experts in the field representing corporations, investors, NGOs, government and academics. The Sustainable Extractives forum offers a two day event focused on solutions and strategy; highlighting innovative practice across the extractives sector in managing risk and creating shared value.

http://innovation-forum.co.uk/sustainable-extractives-forum

May
1
Sun
2016
The Sustainatopia Conference and Festival
May 1 – May 4 all-day

The Sustainatopia Conference and Festival

Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Founded in 2009, Sustainatopia is one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact. Attendees have participated from more than 60 countries. Consisting of both a mega-conference and a broad-ranging Festival, Sustainatopia brings together the global ecosystem of social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact like no other singular event. Tracks include: Ecosystem of Impact + SRI Investing, Sustainable Strategies & Innovation, Clean Technology & Smart Cities, Empowering Women Thru Investment – Health & Impact Tech, Millennials 100, and Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability (LOHAS)

http://www.sustainatopia.com

May
3
Tue
2016
Invest in Women – A conference about women in wealth management
May 3 – May 4 all-day

Invest in Women – A conference about women in wealth management

Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX

Invest In Women 2016 is the leading forum nationwide to explore, discuss and learn about issues that are meaningful for women financial advisors and female clients. This two-day event promises insight and networking to help your practice grow. The 2016 conference will offer expanded programming that reflects input from prior attendees as well as other industry leaders.

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

Social Venture Institute – Vancouver
May 3 – May 5 all-day

SFU Woodwards, Vancouver, BC Canada

Social Venture Institute – Vancouver

SVI Vancouver provides a diverse group of leaders with an opportunity to convene and explore the day-to-day challenges and rewards of operating a socially conscious enterprise. Case studies, keynote speakers and peer learning are the heart of the SVI model, bringing together leaders to share their greatest wins and true confessions. Learn, collaborate and be inspired with a strong network of industry leaders and peers who are all committed to building enterprises that inspire social change.

http://hollyhock.ca/programinfo/svi-vancouver

May
4
Wed
2016
The Ceres Conference 2016
May 4 – May 5 all-day

The Ceres Conference 2016 – Business Not as Usual: Sustainability in an Age of Disruption

Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

Disruption is sweeping across the business world – from water and electric utility business models, to the sharing economy, to how we receive and convey information. These trends have deep implications for the urgent global sustainability challenges we face. They also present significant opportunities for forward-thinking business leaders. Transitioning to cleaner energy, tackling water scarcity risks and ensuring resilient supply chains that protect and enhance basic human rights are forcing big changes for companies and investors across entire industries. In many cases, they are catalyzing seismic shifts that go far beyond ‘business as usual.’ Companies and investors can either recognize and adapt to these rapidly shifting landscapes and get ahead of the curve – or be left behind. Come learn how sectors from electric utilities and transportation to food and finance are adapting to 21st century sustainability challenges – and to gain an understanding of the roadblocks ahead as we work together to address sustainability threats on a more-crowded, more-connected warming planet.

http://www.ceres.org/conference

May
5
Thu
2016
The IE Expo 2016 – Asia’s leading environmental show
May 5 – May 7 all-day

New Intl Expo Centre, Shanghai, China

The IE Expo 2016

As the Asia’s leading environmental show, IE expo offers an effective business and networking platform for Chinese and international professionals in the environmental sector and is accompanied by first-class technical-scientific conference program. It is the ideal platform for the professionals in the environmental industry to develop business, exchange idea and do networking

http://www.ie-expo.com

May
7
Sat
2016
Green Festivals Expo
May 7 – May 8 all-day

Green Festivals Expo

Convention Center, Washington, DC

This marks the 11th Green Festival at the D.C. Convention Center. Washington, D.C. earns top rankings for public involvement in environmental policies, and features some of the most advanced green building laws in the country. In its first year, the Sustainable D.C. Program planted 9,280 trees, organized 62 new community garden plots in 5 wards, and established 11 school composting pilot programs. Bike to the DC Green Festival Expo, show your helmet to the box office attendants, and receive FREE admission! Green Festival Expo would like to make this event as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible, and we love to reward our attendees for helping us out! Kids 16 and under receive free admission as well. Click on the link above to purchase tickets online and beat the line at the door.

http://greenfestivals.org/

May
9
Mon
2016
The Mindful Business Conference
May 9 – May 10 all-day

Convene Event Center, New York City

The Mindful Business Conference

This event will provide a roadmap for high performance, leadership and culture in an age of disruption. Many corporate leaders are bringing mindfulness practices into the workplace and seeing an impressive list of business outcomes. An engaged workforce, enhanced high performance, and effective leadership–these are only a few of the real and measurable positive impacts mindfulness can have. It’s an emerging field, yet scientific research is already suggesting multiple benefits for the workplace. Join an extraordinarily diverse group of corporate leaders who will share their experiences in bringing a variety of mindfulness practices into the workplace. Hear about the successes as well as the failures, and learn how these practices can bring tangible benefit to your business.

http://mindfulbusinessconference.com

May
11
Wed
2016
Investing for Impact Regional Event
May 11 all-day

Chicago, IL

What Is Investing for Impact? All investments have impact. The ways we save, spend and invest can dramatically influence both the fabric and consciousness of society. In addition to the benefits of ownership, investors bear responsibility for the impact our money has in the world.
Investing for Impact events are places where like-minded investors and investment professionals come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for the purpose of making money and making a positive difference, at the same time.

http://investingforimpactevents.com

Living Future 2016 – Truth & Transparency
May 11 – May 13 all-day

Living Future 2016 – Truth & Transparency

Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA

Join us to celebrate ten years of truly sustainable design at Living Future 2016. Transparency is a pathway to authenticity. Design must be more than beautiful or functional; it must also be purposeful. Truth emerges through collaborative design, where we realize common threads that connect us all. We want design that is relevant. We want to design for an enriched human experience.

http://www.livingfutureunconference.org

May
12
Thu
2016
The 2016 Food Tank Summit
May 12 – May 13 all-day

Sao Paulo, Brazil

The 2016 Food Tank Summit

This Summit brings together some of the world’s most impactful food system leaders. Each event will feature 50+ speakers in interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, networking, and delicious food, followed by a day of hands-on activities and opportunities for attendees.

http://foodtanksummit.com

May
17
Tue
2016
Responsible Business Summit Asia 2016
May 17 – May 18 all-day

Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay, Singapore

Through a series of interactive round tables and intimate workshops, the Responsible Business Summit Asia will provide with practical tools and ideas to achieve commercial growth and enable value chain sustainability.
The Summit will cover – Materiality analysis to understand your value chain by identifying areas of risk and opportunity; Move beyond mere auditing and work with suppliers to build trust and develop capacity building programs that pay off; Engage procurement colleagues to ensure social and environmental values are part of their decision making process; Relate Creating Shared Value to your business and find out where and how your company can make the biggest impact; Enhance brand reputation through strong sustainability and CSR values and communicating the progress; Facilitate industry change through effective lobbying: how to work with partners, competitors and civil society

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

May
18
Wed
2016
The Fifth GRI Conference – Empowering Sustainable Decisions
May 18 – May 20 all-day

The Fifth GRI Conference – Empowering Sustainable Decisions

RAI Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Join GRI and up to 1,500 sustainability leaders from around the globe to exchange leading-edge knowledge on best practices, innovations and trends that are empowering sustainable decisions and changing the world. The Conference on Sustainability and Reporting will be an inclusive platform to inspire and engage a truly global network of sustainability leaders. As we move towards a new era of sustainability, it is clear that for information to truly empower decision making it must be more accessible, comparable and available in real time. The focus of the GRI 2016 Conference is to embrace this new era and accelerate progress by delivering innovative sustainability content and by building capability.

https://www.globalreporting.org

May
19
Thu
2016
Accelerate Your Enterprise Program
May 19 – May 22 all-day

Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

Accelerate Your Enterprise Program

Challenge core assumptions and expand your entrepreneurial expertise in this up-close version of the Social Venture Institute. Whether you lead a for-profit enterprise or a not-for-profit organization, you’ll benefit from these three power-packed days with a seasoned entrepreneur and the experience in the room. Designed for entrepreneurs at all stages, from early visioning and start-up to those seeking to transition larger more established entities, each participant will be the focus of a problem-solving group case study and will have private sessions with the instructor. Both hard skills and soft skills will be enhanced as you gain ideas, strategies and tips to take your enterprise to the next level. This is a potent opportunity to step back from your day to day business to reflect, recharge and retool for your next big leap. The program is led by Joel Solomon, Chairman of Renewal Funds and Board Chair of Hollyhock. He has many years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, board member and advisor to hundreds of for-profit, not-for-profit and social enterprises

http://hollyhock.ca/programinfo/accelerate-your-enterprise

May
23
Mon
2016
2016 US SIF Conference: Investing for the Next Generation
May 23 – May 25 all-day

2016 US SIF Conference: Investing for the Next Generation

Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC

This 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. Investing requires us to think about the future. Many investors, including individuals, pension plans and foundations, seek to provide security and opportunities to the next generation and beyond.

http://www.ussif.org

Sustainability, Leadership, and Decision Making: Learning from Failures and Successes
May 23 – May 27 all-day

Sustainability, Leadership, and Decision Making: Learning from Failures and Successes

San José, Costa Rica

This one-week intensive programme will look at the kinds of leadership and ethical approaches required to realize the Earth Charter sustainability vision and contribute to the common good. It will address dilemmas in decision making through the lenses of the Earth Charter, and offer an opportunity to share experiences, dialogue, and deepen understanding on core sustainability values and principles. This programme will also look and the new United Nations 2030 Development agenda and collaborative ways to make it reality.

http://bit.ly/earthchartermay2016

Jun
6
Mon
2016
European Biomass Conference and Expo (EUBCE 16)
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

European Biomass Conference and Expo (EUBCE 16)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe. The EUBCE covers the entire value chain of biomass to conduct business, network, and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations, the vision is to educate the biomass community and to accelerate growth. The EUBCE will host a dynamic international Exhibition for companies and research labs to showcase their latest products and bringing scientists, technologists and key players together with leading Biomass industries and organizations.

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

Responsible Investment Association – RIA Conference
Jun 6 – Jun 7 all-day

Hyatt Regency, Toronto, Canada

Responsible Investment Association – RIA Conference

Join more than 300 delegates from Canada and around the world at the 2016 RIA Conference, the premier event in Canada for responsible investment professionals. 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.

http://www.riacanada.ca

Sustainable Brands – SB ’16 Conference
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

Sustainable Brands – SB ’16 Conference

Paradise Point Island Resort, San Diego, CA

Reinvent yourself in response to changing norms. We know the world is changing – transparency is driving a multitude of stakeholders to connect the dots between brands and their positive or negative environmental and social impacts. The demand for new products, services and business models that deliver purpose and profit is soaring and it’s the resilient brand leaders of the 21st century who will thrive. Dive deep into the brand innovation trenches at SB’16 San Diego and learn to successfully innovate your brand for sustainability. As part of our global conference network, SB’16 San Diego is the largest gathering of courageous optimists who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. Join them in finding the partners and solutions needed to help you accelerate your business success.

http://events.sustainablebrands.com/sb16sd/about

Jun
7
Tue
2016
Responsible Business Summit 2016
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day

Responsible Business Summit – RBS 2016

Hilton Hotel, London, UK

RBS leads the conversation with 400+ European brands on what it takes to be a business of the future and how to leverage responsibility to keep ahead of business risk. The Responsible Business Summit is truly THE one-stop shop for answers to the key issues and opportunities faced in sustainability. 2015 benefited a 4-tracked agenda, covering the hot topics in; CSR, communications, HR and supply chain.

http://events.ethicalcorp.com/rbs

Jun
16
Thu
2016
The Annual Women’s Leadership Conference
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day

Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City

The Annual Women’s Leadership Conference

Women now head some of the largest corporations in the US, yet women still lag men in advancement, compensation, and leadership. Indeed, the numbers and percentage of women at the highest corporate levels and board positions have remained constant. Women still face challenges in moving to senior positions in corporations. At The Conference Board’s 12th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, learn how women can move effectively to and through the executive levels of their organizations, seeking practical guidance from successful leaders.

https://www.conference-board.org/conferences

Jun
21
Tue
2016
Environmental Leaders Conference
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Environmental Leaders Conference

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO

Real-World Challenges & Ready-To-Go Solutions for Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Management Professionals
This event is all about current and emerging real-world challenges and the practical tools and solutions to help you meet them. What you’ll take away are ready-to-go solutions that are tangible, replicable, measurable and transferable across multiple industry sectors. Increase your knowledge by learning from commercial and industrial environment, sustainability, EHS and energy professionals who will share strategies and tools they use to achieve cost savings, reduce waste, increase business value, improve processes, and align and improve resource productivity.

http://www.environmentalleader.com/events/conference2016/

Investing for Impact Regional Event
Jun 21 all-day

Investing for Impact Regional Event

New York City

What Is Investing for Impact? All investments have impact. The ways we save, spend and invest can dramatically influence both the fabric and consciousness of society. In addition to the benefits of ownership, investors bear responsibility for the impact our money has in the world.
Investing for Impact events are places where like-minded investors and investment professionals come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for the purpose of making money and making a positive difference, at the same time.

http://investingforimpactevents.com

The Responsible Extractives Summit 2016
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day

Crowne Plaza Hotel, London, UK

This Summit features global leaders from the most sustainable brands in mining, oil and gas sharing real case studies and providing practical advice on overcoming the biggest Environmental and Social Challenges today: Falling commodity prices and a global agreement on climate change are going to shake up the industry and will help guard against social and environmental risk at uncertain times. The Summit will cover: Get buy in from the top – CEO’s will be sharing their views on trends facing the industry and what it means for Corporate Social Responsibility; Learn how to implement your strategies – get practical tools and tips from industry practitioners using a range of case studies; Strengthen financial value – leading investors will show you how you can protect your shareholders against horizon risk; Increase your access to land and resources – Learn how to work with governments whilst ensuring that your roles are clearly defined; Maintain operational excellence – discover how to manage your budget and reduce costs from protests, fines, production delays and compensation

http://events.ethicalcorp.com/extractives

Jun
22
Wed
2016
The Sustainability Summit – Prepare for the Sustainability Era
Jun 22 @ 2:40 pm – Jun 23 @ 3:40 pm

New York, NY

The Paris Climate Accord and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have ushered in “the Sustainability Era.” The most pressing socio-economic, geo-political, demographic, corporate governance, and customer demand challenges affecting business all tie to sustainability considerations. This Summit will help sustainability professionals and other top executives to think like a CEO in understanding critical risks, opportunities, trends, and organizational needs and their vital links to strategic approaches to sustainability that will support enduring business success. The Summit will also help Sustainability Professionals identify which of the myriad of proliferating requests for ratings, rankings, standards, surveys, and transparency initiatives will be most germane in addressing critical sustainability challenges. It will help participating companies to steer away from reactive demands of the moment to target the most pressing, business-critical and strategic sustainability issues their company should prioritize.

https://www.conference-board.org/conferences

Jul
14
Thu
2016
Investing for Impact Regional Event
Jul 14 all-day

Investing for Impact Regional Event

Boston, MA

What Is Investing for Impact? All investments have impact. The ways we save, spend and invest can dramatically influence both the fabric and consciousness of society. In addition to the benefits of ownership, investors bear responsibility for the impact our money has in the world.
Investing for Impact events are places where like-minded investors and investment professionals come together to teach, learn, and gain a deeper understanding of how to direct investment capital for the purpose of making money and making a positive difference, at the same time.

http://investingforimpactevents.com

Jul
18
Mon
2016
Education, Ethics, and Values for Sustainability: Transformative Teaching and Learning with the Earth Charter
Jul 18 – Jul 22 all-day

Education, Ethics, and Values for Sustainability: Transformative Teaching and Learning with the Earth Charter

Near San Jose, Costa Rica

This master class is designed for educators in formal and informal settings, whether in schools, universities, NGOs, or training centers. Under the framework of the UNESCO Chair on Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter, this programme offers an opportunity to deepen understanding on the role of education in fostering sustainability. The programme empowers educators to create practical and meaningful experiences that give power and significance to the ethical principles and values of the Earth Charter. The programme explores how to craft learning experiences that go beyond rational logic and touch on emotional learning abilities. The Earth Charter, when introduced and used in vibrant and tangible ways, provides a transformative force and offers an essential foundation for sustainability to succeed.

http://bit.ly/earthcharterjuly2016

Aug
24
Wed
2016
Money Mindfulness Program
Aug 24 – Aug 28 all-day

Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

Money Mindfulness Program

Our very survival depends on mastering the flow of money in our lives. And yet, for so many of us it is a subject fraught with anxiety, fear and even loathing. In this dynamic, cutting edge program we look at money from new perspectives. Our relationship with, and patterns around money are examined as a window into our soul journey. Melding various disciplines, philosophies and economic principles we develop a personal theology of money, employ mindfulness techniques and create new strategies for self-management. In aligning our heart and soul we will create not just a healthier and better flow but a pathway to financial wellness and peace of mind.

http://hollyhock.ca/programinfo/theemes

Aug
31
Wed
2016
The Women In Green Forum
Aug 31 all-day

Luxe Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

The Women in Green Forum has Emerged as the Premier Conference Series Highlighting Women’s Impact on the Environmental Industry. 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

Sep
13
Tue
2016
Social Capital Markets Conference – SOCAP16
Sep 13 – Sep 16 all-day

Social Capital Markets Conference – SOCAP16

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

SOCAP16 is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. The event unites innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes.

http://www.socialcapitalmarkets.net

Sep
14
Wed
2016
The annual Social Venture Institute
Sep 14 – Sep 18 all-day

Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC

The annual Social Venture Institute

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

http://hollyhock.ca/programinfo/svi

Sep
16
Fri
2016
The annual XY Planning Conference
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day

The annual XY Planning Conference

Sheraton Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA

The XY Planning Network is the leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who specialize in working with Generation X & Generation Y clients. Founded in 2014 by Michael Kitces and Alan Moore to help bring financial planning advice to the next generation of clients. Our mission is to:
Connect next generation clients with the highest quality advisors
Provide fee-only advisors with turnkey support to start, run, and grow their practice to serve next generation clients

http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com

Sep
18
Sun
2016
The Impact Investing Conference
Sep 18 all-day

Sheraton Hotel Downtown, Denver, CO

The Impact Investing Conference

Leading industry experts will share their insights and acumen on ways to gain and retain clients by leveraging the myriad attributes impact investments afford. From prospecting to client meetings and next-generation planning, attendees will amass the knowledge and skill set to service clients at a higher level and collaborate for a more prosperous future. Impact investments already appeal to the vanguard of financial services – family offices, institutions and high net worth individuals.

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

Sep
19
Mon
2016
VERGE 2016 Conference
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all-day

Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

VERGE 2016 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/2016/09/19/verge-2016

Sep
22
Thu
2016
The 2016 Food Tank Summit
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

Sacramento, CA

The 2016 Food Tank Summit

This Summit brings together some of the world’s most impactful food system leaders. Each event will feature 50+ speakers in interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, networking, and delicious food, followed by a day of hands-on activities and opportunities for attendees.

http://foodtanksummit.com

Oct
5
Wed
2016
Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

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

Oct
10
Mon
2016
The annual SXSW Eco 2016
Oct 10 – Oct 12 all-day

The annual SXSW Eco 2016

Convention Center, Austin, TX

SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to drive economic, environmental and social change.

http://www.sxsweco.com

Oct
18
Tue
2016
COMMIT Forum – Commit to a Responsible Culture & Supply Chain
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

Westin at Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

Each year, COMMIT Forum attracts C-suite executives, leaders in communications, CR and sustainability professionals, foundation heads, and non-profit execs. This year’s theme is “Commit to a Responsible Culture & Supply Chain.” Professionals who attend learn the latest best practices and how-tos from their peers and 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
21
Fri
2016
Bioneers 2016 Conference
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day

Bioneers 2016 Conference

Marin Center, San Rafael, CA

An Annual Gathering for the Movement of Movements. For 25 years, the National Bioneers Conference has connected thousands of people with practical, visionary solutions for humanity’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Whether you’re a community activist or organizer, environmentalist, social justice advocate, business or civic leader, educator or student—or simply a person who wants to ensure a sustainable and just future for all.

http://www.bioneers.org

Nov
1
Tue
2016
The 2016 BSR Conference
Nov 1 – Nov 3 all-day

Grand Hyatt, New York, NY

The annual BSR Conference

The BSR Conference brings together sustainability leaders and practitioners to build the business of a better world. Now entering its 24rd year, the BSR Conference is one of the world’s most influential sustainability events.

http://www.bsr.org

Nov
3
Thu
2016
Social Venture Network – SVN Fall Conference
Nov 3 – Nov 6 all-day

Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Social Venture Network – SVN Fall Conference

SVN is a community of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs working together to create transformational innovation, growth and impact.

http://www.svn.org

Nov
8
Tue
2016
Election Day – United States
Nov 8 all-day

Election Day – United States

Make Sure to Vote

https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote

Nov
9
Wed
2016
The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible Impact Investing
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day

The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible Impact Investing

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Denver, CO

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 27th 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
15
Tue
2016
The CR Reporting & Communications Summit
Nov 15 – Nov 16 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://events.ethicalcorp.com/reporting

The Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2016
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

London, UK

Over 150 leading supply chain, sustainability and sourcing professionals will meet to share insights and practical tips to address key issues such as; human rights, environmental management, lifecycle assessments, supplier partnerships and more

http://events.ethicalcorp.com/supplychain

Nov
16
Wed
2016
The 2016 Food Tank Summit
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day

Chicago, IL

The 2016 Food Tank Summit

This Summit brings together some of the world’s most impactful food system leaders. Each event will feature 50+ speakers in interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, networking, and delicious food, followed by a day of hands-on activities and opportunities for attendees

http://foodtanksummit.com

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

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

Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

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

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