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.  If you are interested in having an event listed here, please send an email to info (at) sustainabilityprofessionals (dot) org.

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

 

 

SoL North America's Executive Champions' Workshop

August 18-21, 2015, Stowe, VT

The Executive Champions' Workshop (ECW) is a special setting for nurturing new thinking and relationships among executive leaders in today's rapidly changing economic and social landscape. 

The ECW has thrived over the years because of a growing desire amongst senior leaders from diverse organizations around the world to engage in deeper dialogue with peers who share their aspirations and face similar challenges. With its distinguished participants, this program has consistently created a distinctive space for deep reflection and conversation around questions that matter.

This workshop is by invitation only. For more information, or to be considered for an invitation, please visit http://www.solonline.org/?page=ecw or contact programs@solonline.org.

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Integrated Reporting Series 

September 29, 2015, Dallas/Ft Worth, TX

Engage with peer companies, institutional shareholders and subject matter experts on how to assess the potential of creating an integrated report. Discover how to identify and address the challenges involved in creating an integrated report along with potential costs and benefits. Apply best practices in assessing the viability of creating an integrated report gathered through peer exchange and interaction with subject matter experts. For more information click here.

 

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SoL North America's Foundations for Leadership Program

September 29-October 1, 2015, The Warren Center, Ashland, MA 

Deepen your capacity to lead effectively in this intensive three-day program, based on the leadership development process described in The Fifth Disciplineby Peter Sengeidentified as a seminal management book by Harvard Business Review. Participants in Foundations for Leadership will explore what it takes to create an environment where leadership is a shared responsibility, naturally embedded in the fabric of an organization and community.

Participants will leave with a new set of skills, tools and understanding of how they can facilitate meaningful change, both within their organizations and in their personal lives. The special contribution of this leadership course emerges as participants make the profound connections between personal mastery and systems thinking, seeing that deep change in systems and in oneself are inseparable from each other.

This course is intended for everyone committed to deepening their capacity for effective leadership; teams are encouraged to attend to further develop their collective leadership.

Please visit SoL North America website www.solonline.org or contact Program Manager Lisa Kim (lisa@solonline.org) for more information. Discounts for Non-profits, Teams and SoL North America Members available.

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Emerging Best Practices for Shareholder Engagement and Communication

October 13, 2015, New York City

 

Engage with peers and select subject matter experts for the by-invitation-only full day program. Discover the evolving definition of success with shareholder engagements. Apply new frameworks and techniques designed to enhance the outcomes of your engagement strategy. To learn more, click here.

 

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BioCycle REFOR15 | Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

October 19-22, 2015, DoubleTree Boston North Shore hotel, Boston, MA

BioCycle REFOR15BioCycle REFOR15, the official Conference of the American Biogas Council, will highlight: Anaerobic digestion; Business of biogas; Biogas, digestate and compost markets; Food waste recycling; Livestock manure management; Biosolids management; Energy net zero wastewater treatment.

BioCycle is pleased to announce that the Northeast Residuals And Biosolids Symposium will be hosted at BioCycle REFOR15 on October 19. BioCycle REFOR15 offers an outstanding faculty of over 80 speakers. Four tracks of sessions and the exhibit hall featuring over 50 AD, composting and organics recycling companies will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20 and 21. All day site tours of anaerobic digesters and composting facilities are scheduled for Thursday, October 22. For more details, click here.

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Landscapes 2015

October 21-23, 2015, Louisville, KY

National Association of Landscape ProfessionalsThis is the largest and most highly anticipated landscape and lawn care industry educational and networking experience of the year. Held in conjunction with the GIE+EXPO and Hardscapes North America trade shows which host nearly 750 indoor and outdoor exhibits, we present over 40 educational sessions featuring the industry’s frontrunners and most successful entrepreneurs, and other leading business experts. We focus on topics that address your most pressing concerns, emerging trends, and strategic solutions to common (and uncommon) business questions. This is an unparalleled opportunity for your entire staff to be inspired, increase knowledge, build new relationships, and achieve business success.  More details, including educational offerings, schedule of events, and registration can be found at www.landscapeprofessionals.org/annual-convention/annual-convention/annual-convention  or by contacting NALP (formerly PLANET) at 800-395-2522 or events@landscapeprofessionals.org.

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All In For Impact: SRI's 26th Annual Conference

November 3-5, 2015, Colorado Springs, CO

SRIThe SRI acronym (Sustainable, Responsible, Impact) reflects the common threads that weave the motivations of many socially conscious investors together: Putting investment capital to work toward creating a truly sustainable future; owning shares of the most responsible companies; while making money and having a positive impact—all at the same time.

The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (formerly SRI in the Rockies) is the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals investing for positive impact—for a truly sustainable future.

Read more at http://www.sriconference.com/.

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Gender Equality in the C-Suite and Boardroom

November 10, 2015, Chicago, IL

 

Engage with institutional shareholders, company diversity executives, practice experts, researchers, and academics. Discover ways to plan for and successfully recruit women in the c-suite and board room. Apply best practices designed to enhance company performance through diversity at the senior level. Read more here.

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The 9th Annual CR Reporting and Communications Summit

November 10-11, 2015, Tower Bridge Hilton, London, UK

 

The CR Reporting and Communications Summit is Europe's leading summit where you will find cutting edge innovation and strategic initiatives from the most distinguished sustainable companies including Lego, Marks & Spencer, Orange, Alcoa and Walgreen Boots Alliance. Attendees will learn how to prepare for G4 implementation, develop fresh ways of engaging stakeholders to discover their most significant issues, understand big data and metrics for setting KPI’s that are most material to the business, discover innovative ways to communicate sustainability performance, and use materiality and metrics to align strategy with performance. To learn more and register, click here.

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