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.

GLOBE 2016

March 2-4, Vancouver, Canada


GLOBE 2016 will address carbon innovation and technology transfer, climate action mechanisms and policy, corporate investment, sub-national climate leadership, and public-private partnerships, all geared towards seizing carbon-action opportunities, while the Innovation Expo will showcase climate change solutions and low-carbon generating/emitting technologies. Learn more

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SoL North America's Foundations for Leadership Program, Facilitated by Peter Senge & Robert Hanig

March 15-17, Ashland, MA


Deepen your capacity to lead effectively in this intensive three-day program, based on the leadership development process described in The Fifth Discipline, by Peter Senge, identified 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. Learn More.


Please visit SoL North America website or contact Program Manager Lisa Kim for more information. Discounts for Non-profits, Teams and SoL North America Members available.  


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2016 Macao International Environmental Co-Operation Forum & Exhibition

March 31-April 2, Macao, China


Every year, thousands of government officials, policymakers and environmental industry players from all over the world come together at the Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF) for three days of activities, information exchange and policy updates. With an exciting lineup of an international conference, exhibition, business matching and networking activities, MIECF offers access to unparalleled opportunities in environmental industry, from the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region of Mainland China (PPRD Region), Asia-Pacific, Europe, Portuguese-Speaking countries and beyond. Get more info and register


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Yale Executive Program in Sustainability Leadership

April 19-22, New Haven, CT


Presented by the Yale School of Management, this three-and-a-half-day program is taught by distinguished faculty working at the intersection of business and environmental science. The rigorous, hands-on curriculum is grounded in a sustainability framework that will enable you to immediately produce results for your company or organization. The program is unique in that it provides a full review of your sustainability plan; in one-on-one review sessions, Yale faculty will talk through where your gaps and opportunities lie and what to do next. Learn more.


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The Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture

April 27-29, Jakarta, Indonesia 


The 3rd Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture which will explore innovative and collaborative approaches to improving agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability across key commodity value chains; coffee, corn, dairy, palm oil, rice and sugar. Global leaders will gather from business, government, academia and NGOs to make actionable recommendations for increasing agricultural productivity, whilst improving rural livelihoods and reducing environmental impacts. Working groups will produce recommendations on sustainable land use, equitable opportunity for small-holder farmers, increasing productivity and improving rural livelihoods. Get more info and register.


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Ceres Conference 2016

May 4-5, Boston, MA


Join us at the Ceres Conference 2016 to learn how sectors from electric utilities and transportation to food and finance are adapting to 21st century sustainability challenges – and to gain an understanding of the roadblocks ahead as we work together to address sustainability threats on a more-crowded, more-connected warming planet. Learn more here


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CleanMed 2016

May 17-19, Dallas, TX

CleanMed is the premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability who are on the leading edge of greening the health care sector. CleanMed is presented each year by Practice Greenhealth, the leading membership association for hospitals and businesses engaged in sustainable health care, and Health Care Without Harm, the campaign for environmentally responsible health care and advocate for environmental health and justice across the globe. No other conference will connect you with the leaders at the forefront of implementing sustainability projects, green building design and environmentally preferable purchasing. Get more info


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West Coast Energy Management Conference 

May 25-26, Seattle, WA


The West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West Coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum path to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability, as well as innovation solutions to improve your ROI.

You can explore promising new technologies, compare energy supply and alternative energy options, and learn about innovative project implementation strategies. Get more info and register.


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The Responsible Business Summit 2016

June 7-8, 2016, Hilton Tower Bridge London  


Create positive impact through smarter business strategy.


#RBS16 leads the conversation with 400+ European brands on what it takes to be a business of the future and how to leverage responsibility to keep ahead of business risk:


  • Manage business risk: Promote a responsible culture and mitigate risk throughout the value chain

  • Partner successfully: Identify opportunities to add real value to brand and reputation

  • SDGs - how business can deliver: Redevelop your strategy and identify the required capabilities and relationships 

  • Influence customer behaviour: Engage all departments to deliver a positive change in customer behaviour

  • Relate to investors: deliver bottom line value for your business

Download the summit brochure to see the unrivalled speaker line-up including CEOs and leaders from Fairphone, Odeon, Veolia, Nespresso, Salesforce, Patagonia, Novo Nordisk and 400 more:

Moreover, you can get £100 off your delegate pass using the discount code: SP100 when registering online.

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SoL North America's Leading Sustainable Transformation Workshop with MIT Sloan's Peter Senge

June 21-23, 2016, Ashland, MA


Join Peter Senge and Darcy Winslow for the Society for Organizational Learning North America's (SoL NA) interactive, three-day Leading Sustainable Transformation workshop and learn with a diverse group of peers how to make sustainability a core value in your organization, supply chain or community. The program is designed for organizational leaders at all levels, from all sectors: corporate, non-profit, government agencies and education. The sessions will help build personal and joint capacity and provide tools to collaboratively address complex problems of systemic change. Leading Sustainable Transformation will be both personal and collective: participants learn how to work better together to achieve common goals that otherwise might not be possible. 


Please visit SoL North America's website or contact Program Manager Lisa Kim for more information. Discounts for Non-profits, Teams and SoL North America Members available. 


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SRI Conference 

November 9-11, Denver, CO 


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 27th year, The SRI Conference continues to offer a robust agenda covering innovative financial products, emerging topics, and compelling industry issues as well as its legendary networking opportunities. Learn more and register


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