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Greenlining Economic Summit

Across the country, racial justice has moved front and center in the national consciousness. From the recent election to the gentrifying streets of Oakland and Los Angeles to growing rural poverty and the endless killings of black people, these issues demand attention. Our communities demand fulfillment of the promises of equality written into our laws decades ago — in the economy, politics, criminal justice, and beyond. Join us as we lift up the voices of our communities at our 2017 Economic Summit, exploring innovations created by frontline communities that can make the dream of opportunity real for all.

Date: April 14, 2017
Venue: Unnamed Venue


Earth Day 50 Challenge Convening 2017

This will be the third annual dinner and discussion held at  Earth Day Texas, the largest eco conference and expo in the USA.  At our second last April, we launched an ambitious new initiative: the Earth Day 50 Challenge—a five-year collaborative process to identify systemic market solutions to our most pressing oceans, forests, and climate challenges and put them into action by Earth Day 50 in 2020. You can view our consensus issue areas and solutions in our inaugural Earth Day 50 Challenge report here, and learn more about Earth Day Texas here.

Start: April 19, 2017
End: April 24, 2017
Venue: Unnamed Venue


Earth Day March for Science

Earth Day Network will join with organizers of the March for Science to present an Earth Day Rally on the National Mall followed by a March through Washington DC. The March for Science will bring together major partners including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, World Science Festival, National Council for Science and the Environment, National Audubon Society, Defenders of Wildlife, SUNY, League of Conservation Voters, Rachel Carson Council and academic institutions too numerous to list.

Scientists and supporters will demand that our leaders recognize scientific truths across all disciplines.

Date: April 22, 2017
Venue: National Mall


Ceres Conference

Join the Ceres Conference 2017 in San Francisco as we hear from leaders who are catalyzing the biggest breakthroughs in fair and just treatment of workers across global supply chains; investing the trillions of dollars needed to provide clean, affordable energy; adopting meaningful and supportive public policies; increasing efficiencies to deal with water scarcity; and decoupling food production from environmental degradation and human rights abuses. Regardless of political headwinds, sustainability is the bottom line.

Start: April 26, 2017
End: April 27, 2017
Venue: Unnamed Venue


Business Climate Lobby Day

The May 2nd National Business Climate Lobby Day aims to bring hundreds of companies, large and small, to Washington, D.C. to deliver a strong message to Congressional policymakers: Climate change is a fundamental risk to the nation’s economic success, human health and environmental security. Congress must take concrete steps to reduce carbon pollution and support the transition towards a clean energy economy’.

Date: May 2, 2017
Venue: Capitol Hill



Founded in 2009, SUSTAINATOPIA remains 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.

Start: May 7, 2017
End: May 10, 2017
Venue: Unnamed Venue


Skytop Seminar: Sustainability & Risk 2

Skytop Strategies provides a platform for market-moving dialogue by connecting decision makers through actionable exchange, revolutionizing the way 21st century companies create value. As the corporate landscape evolves around global, social, environmental and economic change, Skytop Strategies works to facilitate discussion with executive-level corporate leaders, institutional investors, stakeholders, reputable industry experts, and authoritative NGO/government agencies around corporate strategy.

This event engages company risk and sustainability officers, along with institutional shareholders and capital markets experts on how ESG factors alter operational and investment landscapes, discovers new pathways and applies best practices to build out real-world sustainability solutions.

Date: June 5, 2017
Venue: Unnamed Venue


Innovation Forum’s Sustainable Apparel Forum

This forum builds on the work of several Innovation Forum conferences covering sustainable apparel, cotton, ethical trade and circular economy.

Over the two days, we will debate the biggest business opportunities for the apparel sector in developing more sustainable supply chains.

We’ll discuss new business models and circularity, the latest traceability technology, where the biggest business opportunities lie, how you can collaborate with others, learn to negotiate internally, measure and benchmark your results, and where digitalisation can take your business.

Start: June 12, 2017
End: June 13, 2017
Venue: Unnamed Venue


FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit

The Global Sustainability Summit is the only event this year designed with the specific needs of the food retail and consumer products industry in mind. It is the one conference you will attend that will focus on the interconnected issues impacting retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers.

Start: August 9, 2017
End: August 11, 2017
Venue: Unnamed Venue


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