Other Sustainability Events and Trainings Around the World

ISSP is pleased to make our members aware of these other sustainability events happening around the world. Listing here is not an endorsement per se but an attempt to share opportunities of interest. In some cases these events have extended a discount to ISSP members.

Events are listed in chronological order.  Click on the event name or scroll down to read more.


World Water Week: Energy and Water

August 31 - September 5, Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week, hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), has been the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991.  Every year, SIWI provides a platform for over 200 collaborating organizations to convene events at the World Water Week.  In addition, individuals from around the globe present their findings at the scientific workshops.  Join us in Stockholm, Sweden this year from August 31st-September 5th for collaboration and presentations on this year's theme, Energy and Water.  For more information, visit http://www.worldwaterweek.org/.


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Sustainable Brands '14 Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, September 4 - 5, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Brands that broaden their role within society and redesign the way they deliver value are recognizing the economic, environmental and social benefits that result. This newest community event in South America is yet another opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals. Website: http://www.sustainablebrandsba.com/en/the-event.html


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VERGE Salon: Data Solutions in Cities & Real Estate

September 16, New York, NY

VERGE Salons are focused events that bring together sustainability and technology executives to address sustainability solutions across industries and sectors.  Using fast-paced presentations, facilitated discussions and focused networking, this one-day salon will offer a deep dive into how technologies can accelerate sustainability solutions using the massive amounts of data in cities and real estate.  For more information, visit VERGE Salon NYC.


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Climate Ride NYC-DC

September 20 - 24, New York City to Washington DC


Five days, 300 miles. The nation's only charitable ride dedicated to sustainability and climate change. You choose which organization to support from our extensive list of over 100 non-profit beneficiaries. Our expert staff will help you reach your fundraising goal. Nightly speakers series from sustainable leaders and climate change experts. Referred to as the green conference on wheels. Beautiful back roads, top-notch amenities, a must-do, fully supported ride covering the 4 states and the U.S. Capitol. All in one spectacular week for the cause. Learn more at www.climateride.org.


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Global Business Sustainability Conference

September 23 – 26, University Center, MI


This international conference that is jointly sponsored by the College of Business and Management at Saginaw Valley State ‌University, USA and Shri Ram College of Commerce-University of Delhi, India. The conference provides a forum for both academicians and industry practitioners worldwide to meet and exchange ideas and insights about effective strategies and policies associated with global business sustainability.


The conference program will consist of:


  • Presentations of the latest research on effective strategies and policies on global business sustainability

  • Panel discussions with industry leaders on practical aspects to enhance global business sustainability


For more information, please visit www.svsu.edu/globalbusinesssustainability.


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New Metrics '14

September 24 - 26, Boston, MA

Leading businesses are creating and valuing entirely new forms of positive environmental AND social impact as well as quantifying previously ignored costs and risks. This 3-day Sustainable Brands event in partnership with MIT Sloan School of Management showcases new approaches to valuing risk and impact, explores new frontiers in setting company goals and shares new solutions in ICT and data management. The evolution of business metrics continues with vigor within the Sustainable Brands community. Define your success in the new economy with expanded methods for measuring risk and identifying new forms of value. Website: http://sbshare.co/1pCYO5c




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October 6 – 8, Austin, TX

SXSW Eco attracts a global community to explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world. A uniquely inclusive platform for professionals, SXSW Eco examines the critical challenges of our times through a kaleidoscopic lens of design innovation, policy tipping points, technological breakthroughs, conservation practice, entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of creativity to transform inspiration into action. For more information, visit http://sxsweco.com/.


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Sustainable Brands '14 Kuala Lumpur

October 21 - 22, Kuala Lumpur

The first Asian country as part of our global conference network, Malaysia, will bring another welcomed perspective as sustainability and design leaders gather from around the world. Learn from global thought leaders and practitioners as they discuss earnest ways forward towards a sustainable economy that delivers net good for customers and the world. Website: http://sustainablebrandskl.com/


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Local Renewables Conference 2014 

October 22 - 24, Freiburg and Lörrach, Germany

How to shape regional development through energy transition will be the focus of Local Renewables 2014. The event will explore regional development through energy transition and practical guidance on efficiently utilising renewable energy resources. Topics to be covered include the collaboration with local stakeholders, the value of technological innovations and how to identify sources of financing local action. This is a valuable opportunity for policy-makers, representatives from European institutions, energy service providers and experts to share views and knowledge.

For more information please visit the conference website: www.local-renewables-conference.org/freiburg2014


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PLANET's Green Industry Conference (GIC)

October 22 - 24, Louisville, KY

For the last 25 years, attendees of the Green Industry Conference (GIC) have been inspired, learned about industry trends, formulated strategies, and built new relationships. Come and celebrate our silver anniversary with highly relevant educational sessions, plenty of networking opportunities, a trade show hosting over 750 exhibitors, and a few special celebratory events. This is THE premier landscape industry event of the year. More details, including educational offerings, schedule of events, and registration can be found at GreenIndustryConference.org or by contacting PLANET at 800-395-2522 or events@landcarenetwork.org.


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VERGE: Where Tech Meets Sustainability

October 27 - 30, San Francisco, CA

VERGE San Francisco brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, and leading public officials to explore the opportunities for radical efficiencies created through technology advancements in energy, buildings and transportation.  Cutting-edge green business speakers include entrepreneurs, journalists, and business leaders.  For more information, visit VERGE San Francisco.


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Sustainable Brands '14 London

November 3 - 5, London, UK

A thriving global economy is upon us and global brand leaders see regenerative business models as successful steps toward this delightful future. The international SB community follows up in London this fall to reimagine what's possible and look for opportunities to redesign every aspect of their business. Website: http://sbshare.co/1mbAdlN


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2014 NetImpact Conference

November 6 – 8, Minneapolis, MN

Net Impact is a community of more than 40,000 student and professional leaders creating positive social and environmental change in the workplace and the world. Net Impact is thrilled to bring its annual conference to the Twin Cities for the first time in its 22 year history, and to be able to collaborate with local chapters in creating an inspiring and cutting-edge event for over 2,500 attendees. For more information about Net Impact conferences, visit https://netimpact.org/netimpactconference.


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25th Annual SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing


November 9 -11, Colorado Springs, CO


The SRI Conference is the oldest and largest annual conference for sustainable and responsible investors, SRI industry practitioners, and related organizations in North America. This event is designed to inform, inspire, and serve the needs of investment professionals, as well as institutional and high net worth investors. A professional conference, The SRI Conference is a gathering place for people and organizations directing investment capital in positive, healthy, and transformative ways. The conference offers attendees many opportunities to meet and learn from passionate, creative, socially conscious people from all corners of the responsible investment industry in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit www.SRIconference.com.


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