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.
- Leading for Sustainability, June 24-27, Ashland, Massachusetts
- 3rd International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium, July 7-9, Nisyros, Greece
- International Summit of Sustainability Leaders, July 11-13, Lake District, UK
- Wellbeing Research Conference, July 24, Lake District, UK
- EV Roadmap 6, July 30-31, Portland, Oregon
- CIIS 2013 International Congress of Innovation and Sustainability, August 29-30, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Greening the Heartland/Building Chicago Conference, September 9-11, Chicago
- 3S Awards in Sustainable & Socially Responsible Sourcing, October, Location TBD
- SXSW Eco, October 7-9, Austin, Texas
- Corporate Sustainability Forum, October 10-11, Redondo Beach, CA
- Green Industry Conference, October 23-25, Louisville, KY
- Local Renewables Freiberg 2013, October 24-25, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
- 2013 Net Impact Conference, October 24-26, Silicon Valley, California
- Conference on Peer-To-Peer Systems for Production, Consumption and Exchange, November 7-8, Lancaster, UK
- Corporate Sustainability and Eco-Innovations, November 18-19, Warsaw, Poland
- Carbon Professional Path, various dates, Canada
- Sustainability Workshop and Networking Series, various dates, Perrysburg, Ohio
Leading for Sustainability
June 24-27, Ashland, Massachusetts
Join Peter Senge and Darcy Winslow for this 3-day leadership workshop and learn how to successfully and collaboratively make sustainability a core value in your organization, supply chain and community. The overall focus of this workshop is joint capacity building in service of developing new capabilities for generative partnerships and collaboration for systemic change.
Leading for Sustainability offers less lecture time, and more time for hands-on development of your leadership skills. You will strengthen your systems thinking skills so you can switch from reactive problem solving to initiating and creating new futures. For more information, visit http://www.solonline.org/?0_LFS
3rd International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium
July 7-9, Nisyros, Greece
The 3rd International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, and Sustainability Workshop & Symposium (ELCAS) will provide a multidisciplinary international forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners from all over the world to exchange information, to present high-quality research results and new developments in the wide domain covered by the tools of Exergy Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and issues relating to the environment, and sustainability. The deadline for submitting an abstract is February 25, 2013. Detailed Information are available at: http://www.elcasnet.com
July 30-31, Portland, Oreon
EV Roadmap 6: Drivers Take the Spotlight rings together Oregon’s early adopters and international experts to inform transportation electrification efforts across the nation. For the past few years, EV Roadmap has been organized by Portland State University <http://pdx.edu/> and Portland General Electric <http://portlandgeneral.com/default.aspx> ; this year, for the first, time, Drive Oregon is playing a substantial role as well.
We are growing this annual event into an interactive, action-oriented format where “cutting edge” issues are identified and plans are set in motion to address them. EV Roadmap brings together electric vehicle leaders who make, sell, buy, use, study, report on, or promote electric vehicle adoption. This year's confirmed speakers already include John Voelcker of Green Car Reports; Nick Barham of Wieden & Kennedy; Sarah Olexsak of USDOE; and many others. The conference will also feature optional "Electric Road Trips" on day two, including a tour of Portland via electric-assist bicycle. More information is available at http://evroadmap6.eventbrite.com
CIIS 2013 International Congress of Innovation and Sustainability
August 29-30, Sao Paulo, Brazil
CIIS 2013 this year carries the theme of Vectors Science and Technology for Sustainability. The theme was chosen after the reflections proposed by Rio + 20, mainly to emerging countries, which have the technological knowledge to align economic practices. According to Professor Vivian Blaso, one of the founders of the congress, "Brazil has a strategic role in the sustainable development of natural resources needed to accommodate the continuing activities of global production and consumption. Moreover, the country has the political initiative and the ability to lead the transformation of the economy, and in this sense the event also brings a challenge instigating public officials, academia and all of Brazilian society in the leadership of these economic opportunities." The event is structured in four thematic panels, sections parallel to the presentation of scientific articles in various areas of sustainability, workshops, table discussions with experts and Round of Innovations, in which small and medium sized companies can share their experiences with the participants of the congress.
For more information, visit http://ciis.com.br.
Greening the Heartland/BUILDING Chicago
September 9-11, Chicago
In this tenth anniversary of Greening the Heartland (GTH), the U.S. Green Building Council’s Midwest regional conference, we want to encourage robust discussion of how the Heartland’s building industry is evolving to embed resilience into its solutions for the built environment as focused in the topic following topic areas: Health & Environmental Quality, High Performance Buildings & Building Science, Design for Resilience, Green Technologies & Materials, Natural Capitalism, Sustainable Community & Campus, Process, and more. The GTH track will be extended to run through the BUILDINGChicago conference offering added opportunities for sharing green building best practices and continuing education for LEED Accredited Professionals. For more information about both events, please visit http://www.greeningtheheartland.org/.
3S Awards in Sustainable & Socially Responsible Sourcing
October, Location To Be Announced
The GSC 3S Awards program highlights socially conscious sourcing professionals and advocates who can see the difference between doing business and creating business-- sustainable business supporting local economies and empowering local communities in various ways. GSC 3S Awards bring to the forefront individuals, start-ups, and companies (e.g. suppliers, buyers and advisory organizations) that go out of their way by applying Sustainable & Socially Responsible Sourcing practices within their supply chains. The program features five categories:
Community Engagement Award
Employee Engagement Award
Empowered Woman Award
People’s Choice Award (based on online voting)
Candidates submit a 3-minute video showcasing the 3S practices of their company or organization. Winners gain unique exposure to world media and c-suite global business people from across sectors; they are also rewarded with a year-long 3S Boot Camp participation consisting of training sessions and conferences that help their company expand its 3S practices.
The awards program is hosted by the Global Sourcing Council. (www.gscouncil.org)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
October 7-9, Austin, Texas
Following an amazing second year, SXSW Eco has quickly become a significant connector for professionals working to solve the complex challenges facing civil society, the economy and the natural world. Hosting an international audience of thought leaders and decision makers, this three-day event serves as the platform to evolve these critical matters towards actionable and profitable solutions. SXSW Eco provides unique networking opportunities and cross-sector discussion for diverse, passionate and pragmatic professionals in the public, private and academic sectors. SXSW Eco is for those individuals and organizations at the razor's edge of this effort, as well as for those ready to learn and get down to business.
Join us in 2013 and share your visionary ideas for a better world. For more information, visit http://sxsweco.com/
Corporate Sustainability Forum
May 9-10, Redondo Beach, CA
The Corporate Sustainability Forum is a C-Level Forum for Senior Sustainability Executives looking to:
Uncover emerging issues in sustainability so that you can repare for them.
Ensure that their Company operates optimally so as to MAXIMIZE profits in a manner that also reduces their Organization's environmental impact
- Create a road-map for "greening" their overall operations.
- Implement upgrades/improvements to their Existing Facilities.
- Fine tune their current Sustainability Initiatives.
For more information, visit http://www.corporatesustainabilityforum.com/
Oct. 23-25, 2013, Louisville, KY
PLANET is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices, and business professionalism.
PLANET would like to invite you to join thousands of landscape industry professionals for its annual Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville, KY, Oct. 23–25, 2013. The landscape is changing and you can’t grow if you don’t show!
This is the most highly anticipated landscape industry education and networking experience of the year. A speaker lineup composed of the industry's leaders and most successful entrepreneurs; an exposition floor, hosting nearly 500 exhibits; and an unparalleled opportunity to be inspired, learn about industry trends, and build new relationships make this an event you cannot miss.
Held in conjunction with GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America trade shows, GIC offers educational and networking opportunities that will give you answers to your uncommon questions and provide strategies to help grow your business in 2014 and beyond. More details about GIC, including registration and hotel information, can be found at GreenIndustryConference.org or by contacting PLANET at 800‐395‐2522 or email@example.com
Local Renewables Freiberg 2013
October 24-25, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Since 2007 the Local Renewables conference series represents an international forum for discussion and exchange among policy-makers from various level of government, energy experts, energy services providers, researchers and business representatives.
Every year the Local Renewables Conference analyses a different topic linked to renewable energy such as local action for secure and sustainable energy in Europe (2007), urban policy and public planning (2009), sustainable mobility(2010), green buildings (2011) and, smart grids and smart solutions (2012).
The conference series aims to advance the switch to renewable energy sources and accelerate sustainable development. Local Renewables achieves this through showcasing ground-breaking ideas and approaches to reduce energy consumption while enhancing energy efficiency in cities and towns. For more information, visit www.local-renewables-conference.org/freiburg2013
2013 Net Impact Conference
October 24-26, Silicon Valley, California
Where better to convene our powerful network of impact-makers to supercharge world change than Silicon Valley, the epicenter of technological innovation? For three exciting days, change starts here. At Net Impact, we believe that it takes just one idea, one risk, one person to change everything. So join us in this hub of innovation, where some of the greatest minds are reinventing how we experience the world through technology, experimentation, and new business models. Immerse yourself in the energy and connect with nearly 3,000 like-minded impact-makers, 300+ speakers, and groundbreaking organizations to exchange ideas, build relationships, and develop solutions to our greatest challenge. For more information, visit netimpact.org/netimpactconference
November 18-19, Warsaw, Poland
The organizer of the event is the Department of Finance at Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland. Detailed information can be found on the website:www.csei2013.kozminski.edu.pl
The organizers will select up to 12 papers of the highest quality for a monograph to be published as an issue of The International Journal of Environmental Studies in April 2014. Also the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management will devote a special edition to this conference.
Feb 26-27, 2013,
June 4-5 2013,
Sep 26-27 2013,
Nov 14-15 2013
2-Day ‘Carbon Professional Path – Fast Track’ program leading to CSA Groups globally recognized, professional GHG Inventory Quantifier Certification that demonstrates competence to develop, quantify, assess and report GHG Inventories.
HRCarbon’s Carbon Professional Path to CSA GHG Inventory Quantifier Certification Fast-Track Program includes the following two courses:
Corporate Carbon Management
CSA Examination Review
For more information please visit us at: http://www.hrcarbon.com/aboutus/upcoming-events
21 February 2013 Build a Sustainability Program
18 APRIL 2013 Sustainability Reporting
18 JULY 2013 Carbon Footprint Basics
17 OCTOBER 2013 Waste—Resource—Revenue
Strategic Sustainable Solutions (3S) invites you to explore the many ways that sustainability practices in any organization provide a competitive advantage. Each event features an interactive workshop, take-away resources, lunch and an intimate networking opportunity with business professionals from the region.
Workshops are held in Perrysburg, OH. Space is limited, reserve your seat today. Registration form and additional details are available at www.thinkgreenbiz.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Can’t make the event? Bring this workshop into your organization! To schedule an on-site event or arrange for web-based workshop, contact 3S today.
Please feel free to share this across your own network. The issues translate to any industry- from manufacturing to retail, hospitality to healthcare, education, government and beyond. See you there!
Registration includes lunch, workbook, prize drawing