Future 500 | Finding common ground between uncommon allies

earth day 50

This April 18-20, a diverse group of approximately 100 corporate, environmental, academic, and philanthropic leaders are gathering in Dallas, Texas, to take the next steps on a positive path toward a sustainable future. Our stated mission:

Halt, and begin repairing, decades of damage to the world’s oceans, forests, and climate, and show measurable progress by April 2020 – the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

ED50 Group 2015

The Earth Day 50 Challenge is founded upon an unwavering commitment to civil discourse and mutual respect, which in today’s charged political climate is more necessary than ever. We draw together a fundamentally diverse community of leaders to meet challenges side-by-side, agreeing to set aside conflict or polarization.

Last year, challenge participants identified key efforts needed to reverse ecosystem decline through forestry and fishery protection, ocean and forest restoration, and carbon pricing.

This year we will take steps toward enacting systemic market solutions with the most positive impact on our oceans, forests, and climate. The three-day agenda is simple: Come with ideas, leave with actions. Share and build support for your existing commitments, or find collaborators to implement new proposals.

Together, we endeavor to advance systemic approaches to environmental challenges, such as supply chain and market-based alternatives that focus on feedback-and-adaptation principles, rather than command-and-control regulations.

To learn more about our past and upcoming convenings, recently rebranded as the Future 500 Summit at EarthX, click here.

Recent Earth Day 50 Challenge Participants:

ED50 Challengers


Are you a business or advocacy leader seeking opportunities and collaborators to amplify your impact? Join the Earth Day 50 Challenge network. Contact us and learn more at Future 500.org.