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.

 

 

Ceres Conference 2015

May 13 – 14, 2015, The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Each year the Ceres Conference brings together leaders from diverse backgrounds to share their knowledge, insights and experiences with our more than 600 attendees.

 

This year we are excited to have Miles Reiter, Chief Executive Officer, Driscoll’s Inc. and Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor, National Geographic Magazine participate in our plenary discussion The Future of Food.

 

The challenges of sustaining agricultural productivity in the face of population growth, growing food demand, climate change, water scarcity and declining soil health can seem daunting. Across the world, the pressures on farmers and agricultural supply chains are unprecedented. But there are solutions.

 

Join us at the Ceres Conference 2015 for this and many other exciting plenary discussions! For more information, visit www.ceres.org/conferences.

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S.E.E. Summit

S.E.E. Summit: Society | Economy | Environment

May 28, 2015, Linklaters Conference Center, London, U.K.

We are thrilled to present the 2015 edition of the annual Society.Economy.Environment Summit (S.E.E. Summit). It is our aim to bring together representatives of all areas of the economy to discuss today's most pressing topic: How can we combine economic, sustainability and environmental goals to build a better future for all stakeholders.

This year, leading representatives of corporations, successful entrepreneurs, lawyers and academics will discuss "The future of sustainable business - Will money grow on trees?"

Register and learn more

 

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Sustainable Brands San Diego

Sustainable Brands San Diego

June 1-4, 2015, Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego, CA

Reinvent yourself in response to changing norms. We know the world is changing – transparency is driving a multitude of stakeholders to connect the dots between brands and their positive or negative environmental and social impacts. The demand for new products, services and business models that deliver purpose and profit is soaring and it’s the resilient brand leaders of the 21st century who will thrive.

Dive deep into the brand innovation trenches at SB’15 San Diego and learn How you can successfully innovate your brand for sustainability Now. As part of our global conference network, SB’15 San Diego is the largest gathering of courageous optimists who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. Find partners and solutions to help you accelerate your business success.

Register and learn more

 

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SoL North America’s Leading Sustainable Transformation Workshop with Peter Senge & Darcy Winslow

 

June 2-4, 2015 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 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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Renewable Energy World Europe

June 9 – 11, 2015, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Europe’s energy transition is placing renewables at the forefront of that change. The delivery of ambitious energy policies and climate change targets will depend on the successful integration of wind, solar, hydro, biomass and tidal power into Europe’s energy mix. For information on how to connect with the European renewables industry, download the Renewable Energy World Europe Preliminary Event Guide here: http://bit.ly/1C1QJbe

 

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Green Sports Alliance

2015 Green Sports Alliance Summit

June 29-July 1, 2015, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Green Sports Alliance members span nearly 300 pro and collegiate sports teams and venues from 20 different leagues and 14 countries.

The annual Green Sports Alliance Summit is the largest and most influential gathering for the sports community to unite around sustainability. The event brings together more than 800 industry stakeholders to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in greening operations, advancing the supply chain and engaging fans.

Get your game on

 

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Energy Storage USA 2015

July 7 – 8, 2015, Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

Energy Storage USA is the only event in the United States focused exclusively on the commercialization of storage, to help you bring your technology to market and win lucrative projects. This is your chance to network with utilities, legislators, financiers, developers and those at the cutting edge of technological development to define your future strategy. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1bX5hmj.

 

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World Engineers Summit 2015

World Engineers Summit | Climate Change

July 21-24, 2015, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

In July 2015, Singapore will once again host the World Engineers Summit on Climate Change (WES) 2015, focusing on the theme ‘Sustainable Urban Development for Global Climate Resilience’. After its inaugural success in 2013. WES has become an anticipated platform by the global community to exchange insights and ideas to address the effects of climate change.

To harness the collective thinking and expertise of engineers to build climate resilience, The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) will hold WES 2015 from 21 to 24 July 2015 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Convening engineers from multiple disciplines, urban planning specialists, energy specialists, environmental and water specialists, academia, financiers, policy makers, and business leaders of corporations from across industries around the world, WES 2015 will see the discussion of innovative solutions and sharing of best engineering practices to help realise milestones in the journey to a sustainable and resilient future.

Learn more, register, and submit a paper

 

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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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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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BioCycle REFOR15

BioCycle REFOR15

Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

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

BioCycle 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.

Abstracts are being accepted now for presentations on October 20 and 21. Deadline is July 15. Click here to submit an abstract

BioCycle is pleased to announce that the Northeast Residuals And Biosolids Symposium will be hosted at BioCycle REFOR15 on October 19. NEWEA's Residuals Management Committee & North East Biosolids and Residuals Association (NEBRA) are accepting abstracts for the Northeast Residuals And Biosolids Symposium, Monday, October 19, 2015, at the DoubleTree Boston North Shore. Abstracts pertaining to the management of biosolids and other water and wastewater residuals are welcome. Deadline for submittal of abstracts is July 15, 2015. Click here to submit abstract.

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. More details coming soon.

 

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National Association of Landscape Professionals

Landscapes 2015

October 21-23, 2015, Louisville, KY

This 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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SRI

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

November 3-5, 2015, Colorado Springs, CO

The 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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