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The Economist Sustainability Summit 2018

Economist Sustainability Summit Chicago 2018

From resources to capital markets: Long-term strategy for a short-term world. It’s time to raise the sustainability bar and sharpen the focus.

The Economist Events’ second Sustainability Summit will convene business leaders, policymakers,
scientists, researchers, advocates and investors to gauge the scale of the task, and work out how best to lead and encourage co-operation on the path to progress.

For more information, please visit https://goo.gl/gZtxNg

Date: June 5, 2018
Venue: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 West Upper Wacker Drive - Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States


Living Future unConference: the leading event in regenerative design

Living Future unConference is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement to make strides toward a healthy future for all. Our focus this year on Authenticity in Action will allow us to bring our unique backgrounds, experiences, and personalities together to instigate united and thoughtful movement toward a living future. Celebrate 12 years of innovation and partake in out-of-the-ordinary sessions, listen to inspiring keynote speakers, and join the movement that starts at the unConference.

Register at 2018.livingfutureunconference.org and enter code  “FUTURE10” for our 10% partner discount!

Start: May 1, 2018 8:00 am
End: May 4, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR, United States


Skytop Seminar: CSR 4.0

CSR 4.0 presents the evolution of corporate responsibility from its initial shared value paradigm to its current form. The program will track the growth of CSR as a sector, examine the multi-dimensional ways that CSR programs are implemented in corporations today, and present cutting-edge ideas from academics that will shape the future of CSR as an industry. 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. Discover how companies and CSR practitioners are aligning their initiatives to maximize the benefits of their programs for themselves as well as their stakeholders. Apply next-generation ideas and tools to create innovative CSR strategies that contribute to the bottom line and positively impact your company’s stakeholders. Come join our own Brendon Steele, who will be moderating one of these informative panels.

Affiliates of Future500 receive a 25% discount off registration using code 25CSR3818.

Start: March 1, 2018 8:00 am
End: March 1, 2018 5:00 pm


GreenBiz 18

Join the world’s most influential sustainability leaders at GreenBiz 17 (Feb. 14-16 in Phoenix, AZ). This annual forum convenes more than 800 corporate executives, NGOs, academics and public officials to explore the critical challenges, trends and opportunities in sustainable business today — and tomorrow. Join us this winter for inspiring, actionable ideas to help your organization achieve and exceed its sustainability goals. Learn more and save 10% on registration with discount code GB17F500 here: http://grn.bz/gb17f500


Start: February 6, 2018
End: February 8, 2018
Venue: JW Marriott Desert Ridge
JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ, United States


Sustainable Foods Summit

Taking place in San Francisco on 30-31st January, the eighth North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will showcase health impacts, sustainable ingredients, and eco- labels. For the first time, the executive summit will discuss the future of health foods and ecolabeled products in a high-level forum.

Although organic & eco-labeled products now comprise over 5 percent of food sales in North America, there are concerns about the future outlook. Will the ‘mainstreaming’ of the organic food market continue? What other eco-labels are emerging? Is more label  fragmentation or some degree of harmonization on the horizon? What disruption is being created by Amazon and other new entrants?

Start: January 30, 2018
End: January 31, 2018
Venue: Unnamed Venue


Ethical Corps Responsible Business Summit West

RBSWEST is the Bay area’s leading business conference with 200+ CEOs, VP’s and Directors of CSR from America’s most innovative brands linking social impact to commercial success.

  • Discover the business case: Co-create solutions that meet both the business needs and social purpose using the right evidence
  • Understand which impacts your business should focus on: Discover how to practically align this back business strategy and needs
  • Maximize technology for social good: Learn how technology can be applied for social good and impact
  • Influence the business using the right language and KPIs: Understand what the longer term education piece looks like to make engagement stick
  • Successfully engage external stakeholders: Understand how social impact can be used as an effective tool to attract customers, engage investors and build talent
Start: November 14, 2017 8:00 am
End: November 15, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Hotel Kabuki
1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA, 94115, United States


Sustainable Brands: New Metrics ’17

Leading businesses are creating and valuing entirely new forms of social and environmental business impact. These new forms of value require smart new metrics. Define your success in the new economy and discover expanded methods for identifying and measuring cost, risk and new forms of value this fall. Join the Sustainable Brands New Metrics convention in Philadelphia this fall for three days of learning, conversation and collaboration via plenary sessions, breakouts, deep-dive workshops and the dynamic Activation Hub.

Start: November 13, 2017
End: November 15, 2017
Venue: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market St, , Philadelphia, PA, 19107, United States


SRI Conference

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 offers a robust agenda covering innovative financial products, emerging topics, and compelling industry issues as well as legendary networking opportunities.

Start: November 1, 2017
End: November 3, 2017
Venue: Unnamed Venue


Innovation Forum: How business can tackle ocean plastic pollution

Innovation Forum is hosting the ‘how business can tackle ocean plastic pollution’ forum in London on 26th-27th October.

This two-day, multi-stakeholder forum will bring together the business community, government, innovators and NGOs. It aims to take a practical and realistic look at the steps business can take to improve practices and eradicate plastic pollution in the ocean. Future 500’s Gavriela Keyles will host an expert panel, “Microfibers: A Little BIG Problem,” featuring Nick Mallos from the Ocean Conservancy, Pamela Ravasio from the European Outdoor Group, and Dr. Lucy Woodall from the Oxford University Ocean Research & Conservation Group.

Register here and get a 15% discount using the code F500, or get in touch with Innovation Forum
directly – charlenne.ordonez@innovation-forum.co.uk

Start: October 26, 2017 8:00 am
End: October 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue


ASBC Sustainable Business Summit

Government often makes bad decisions about climate, infrastructure, health care, taxes, regulations and other priorities because a few unsustainable mega-influencers insist that’s “what business wants.” Responsible business leaders know better. At SustyBiz17, on October 22-24 in Washington, D.C., you’ll get the tools to tell your representatives what your business really wants from government to create an economy that works for all.

Join Future 500 CEO Bill Shireman as he leads a panel of prominent political and business leaders to discuss the role of business–large and small–in creating policy change at the state level.

Register here and use our partner code ‘FUTURE500′ for a 15 percent discount!

Start: October 22, 2017 8:00 am
End: October 24, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue