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
- Northwest Environmental Conference and Trade Show, December 10-11, Portland, OR
- Toward Urban Sustainability, January 5-15, Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Sustainable YOU, January 27-28, Tallahassee, FL
- Beyond Sustainability, February 2-4, South Carolina
- GreenBiz Forum 2014, February 18-20, Scottsdale, Arizona
- Public Sector Reform and Transformation Forum 2014, Feb 18 – 20, Putrajaya, Malaysia
- Southface Greenprints Conference, March 12 -13, Atlanta, GA
- Globe 2014, March 26 – 28, Vancouver, BC
- CERES Conference 2014, April 30 - May 1 Boston, MA
- Sustainable Brands 2014, June 2 -5, San Diego, CA
- 2014 Net Impact Conference, Nov. 6 – 8, Minneapolis, MN
Northwest Environmental Conference and Trade Show
December 10-11, Portland, OR
NWEC is the Northwest's largest and most comprehensive environmentally focused conference & tradeshow. Now in its 25th year, NWEC brings the latest information and best practices in Environmental protection & compliance, health and safety programs, sustainable business management and contemporary policy issues. Regulatory compliance is the cornerstone of environmental management. However, other operational elements - now part of the sustainability concept - not only benefit the environment but also reduce costs, improve profitability, and enhance competitiveness. This conference brings these elements together to help companies thrive in today’s marketplace. ISSP members can save $75 by entering discount code ISSP13 during the registration process. For more information about the conference, visit http://www.nwec.org/about/overview.
Toward Urban Sustainability: A South African Case Study
January 5-15, 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa
CIEE, the world leader in international education and exchange, is excited to offer the 2014 International Faculty Development Seminar (IFDS) Toward Urban Sustainability: A South African Case Study in Stellenbosch, South Africa, January 5-15, 2014.
Using South African and African urban issues and case studies, this interdisciplinary seminar will explore our past, present, and future living in an urbanized world challenged by growing populations and dwindling resources. We’ll explore the many facets of the city as a unit of human settlement and explore issues that affect sustainability: natural resources, waste, the green economy, food security and agriculture, mobility, culture, and learning. And we’ll examine the related idea of community and the role that “place” and “place making” have in creating livable urban spaces.
Discussions with local experts, community leaders, and practitioners; field trips and community engagement opportunities in and around Stellenbosch and Cape Town; presentations and lectures; and more will allow participants to:
· Explore the complex relationship between formations of human community and place making and urban sustainability.
· Focus the analysis of urban sustainability issues on one African city’s attempts to address public resource consumption and infrastructure challenges in the face of environmental threats and population growth.
· Identify the unique economic, social, and environmental challenges facing South African cities and place them in conversation with the broader context of global challenges and sustainability efforts.
Application Deadline: October 29, 2013 Apply Now! <https://www.ciee.org/international-faculty-development-seminars/myaccount/>
CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars
For more than 65 years, CIEE has been the world leader in international exchange, providing institutions with the highest quality programs that support their mission to internationalize campuses. Our 10- or 11-day International Faculty Development Seminars provide faculty and administrators with access to rich academics, diverse intercultural experiences, and innovative approaches to learning and problem-solving needed to enhance syllabi, internationalize curriculum, and increase global understanding on campus.
To learn more or apply, visit www.ciee.org/ifds.
January 27-28, Tallahassee, FL
The City of Tallahassee, Florida's First Gold Certified Green City, will host its Sustainable YOU Conference from January 27 – 28, 2014, in Tallahassee, Florida, at the Turnbull Conference Center. One of Florida’s top regional sustainability conferences, The Sustainable YOU Conference provides engaging discussions and learning opportunities about topics ranging from efficient business practices to Do It Yourself sustainability projects. The day and a half conference will provide attendees with dynamic learning opportunities related to the theme Sustainability: The Power of Collaboration and will feature the following four tracks: The Green Economy, Town & Gown Collaborations, Green "Hands-on" Learning, and Partners of Change. In line with the theme, The City is working with a diverse group of community partners to provide unique learning and networking opportunities for attendees through: dynamic keynote presentations, tours of green attractions, businesses, and organizations, and an entertaining opening night reception.
The City has issued a Call for Presentations and individuals and panels are requested to submit proposals for consideration until Monday, October 21, 2013. Learn more information and submit your abstract on: http://www.talgov.com/eper/eper-sustainable-you.aspx. Conference registration begins on Friday, November 1, 2013.
About the City of Tallahassee
The City of Tallahassee has been recognized internationally, nationally, and regionally as a leader in the field of environmental stewardship and sustainability by several organizations and agencies most notably, The White House, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, International Awards for Livable Communities, and Florida Green Building Coalition. Learn more about the City of Tallahassee’s sustainability leadership and its 5-year plan to create a more sustainable and livable community on: http://www.talgov.com/eper/eper-greenprint-home.aspx. Stay connected with Conference updates and other sustainability events on: https://www.facebook.com/GoGreenTallahassee.
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February 2-4, 20-14, The Sanctuary Hotel, Kiawah Island, SC
Why Attend this Groundbreaking Event?
Instead of spending energy, time and money on reducing the importance of financial stakeholders, those assets should be used to increase the importance and relevance of the all stakeholders, i.e., the environment, employees, communities and supply chains, so that they are all treated equally.
Redefining the current definition of wealth is therefore nothing more, or nothing less, than aligning the interests of all stakeholders equally. However, achieving that paradigm shift is far harder than talking about it.
Beyond Sustainability focuses on how we can expedite the development of communities and economies where:
- Capitalism is embraced because it produces equal returns for all stakeholders
- The social fabric of our societal ecosystems are revived
- Humanitarian and environmental inequalities are eradicated
- Our imperative environmental ecosystems are regenerated and thrive
Beyond Sustainability provides a platform for many of the world's leading conservationists to support the desires of Fortune 1000 CEO's, Private Family Offices, Endowments, Foundations and Sustainability Officers to link sustainable investing and sustainability in general to global sustainable conservation.
Conference delegates include corporate sustainability officers and investors, sustainability consulting and reporting firms, investment manager, conservationist groups and philanthropists, asset owners, investors, fund managers, rating agencies, SRI research specialists, sustainable businesses, and social entrepreneurs.
A sample of the 30 confirmed Welcoming Committee members include:
Hazel Henderson, Futurist, Economic Iconoclast and Founder of Ethical Markets Media
Eric Lowitt, Founder of Nexus Global Advisors, Author of The Future of Value
Chris Morgan, Ecologist, Conservationist, Adventurer, Author & TV Host Chris Morgan Wildlife
Paul Lister, Founder, The European Nature Trust (TENT)
Sheila Abed, Executive Director, IDEA & Special Envoy for Environmental Justice, The United Nations Program for the Environment
Ghislaine Maxwell, Founder, The TerraMar Project
Mark Biedron, Co-Founder, The Willow School
During the conference, attendees have ample opportunity to network and speak individually to Speakers, Stakeholders, and Welcoming Committee Members. The first day closes with a Low Country dinner and an exclusive screening of Chris Morgan’s Beartrek, a film and conservation campaign that takes viewers to some of the wildest areas of the world including Peru, Italy, the Arctic, Borneo and Alaska, all by motorcycle, to observe native bears in their environment.
February 18-20, 2014 | Montelucia Resort & Spa, 4949 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Framed by the 2014 State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Forum brings together thought leaders and business executives to define the trends, challenges and opportunities in sustainable business today, and charts the course for the future. Prepare yourself for the year through in-depth keynote interviews with industry leaders, great ideas shared by innovisionaries and interactive workshops lead by field experts to show you exactly how to apply the concepts introduced throughout the Forum. Get an edge on emerging trends affecting sustainability professionals, and discuss how, and how well, companies are addressing sustainability challenges and opportunities, in a comprehensive view of the state of green business today. Use our discount code GBF14ISSP to receive 10% off- learn more here.
For more information, click here.
Public Sector Reform and Transformation Forum 2014
Feb 18 – 20, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Public Sector Reform and Transformation Forum 2014 is an exciting new international event which will provide the unique opportunity to network, share ideas and benchmark progress with peers from a wide range of Government agencies and jurisdictions. Practical insights from various Public Sector organizations around the region as well as key expert commentaries will be shared in an interactive one day forum. Following this will be a practical two day workshop which will deliver key skills and strategies for building your skills and capability to contribute to Government reform and transformational programs. Reserve your seats now to be a part of this exciting event! For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1hzh2iM.
Southface Greenprints Conference
March 12 -13, Atlanta, GA
Now in its 17th year, Greenprints is the premier convening of national thought leaders in sustainable design, construction and communities. On March 12 and 13, 2014 over 200 of these leaders will meet to explore issues related to green building, sustainable development and policy in the Southeast. Conference presentations will be taken to the next level with interactive sessions and onsite tours designed to deepen attendee knowledge in the context of real world application. Greenprints will be held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Midtown Atlanta. www.greenprints.org
March 26 – 28, Vancouver, BC
GLOBE™ is about taking responsibility. Forging new partnerships. Thinking outside the box. It’s where leaders come to devise winning strategies to conserve precious resources, save money, and meet people that can help them be more profitable, more efficient, and protect the planet while doing so. GLOBE is where it all happens. Where it’s always happened, every two years since 1990. GLOBE 2014 will offer:
In-Depth Review of challenging issues at the nexus between people, planet, and profit
Critical Insights from more than 150 speakers and innovators
Active Participation through new interactive sessions, workshops, and networking
Real World Take-Aways including important lessons, innovative solutions, and valuable new tools
For more information, visit http://2014.globeseries.com/
CERES Conference 2014
April 30 - May 1, Boston, MA
Smart businesses and investors are mobilizing today to deploy clean energy, protect water resources, and improve sustainability performance throughout their supply chains – and not just because it is necessary for long-term sustainability, but because they see great economic opportunity in tackling climate change and other sustainability threats. The challenges are formidable, but for the past 25 years Ceres has worked with businesses and investors to create a future where a sustainable economy is possible. The future is now and our mission is more urgent than ever. So join us and more than 600 sustainability leaders in Boston at the Ceres Conference 2014, April 30th - May 1st, to celebrate Ceres’s 25th anniversary and build a sustainable global economy. For more information, visit http://www.ceres.org/conferences
Sustainable Brands 2014
June 2 -5, San Diego, CA
At Sustainable Brands our mission is to replenish the world through better brands. Via our flagship annual international gathering, the Sustainable Brands Conference, we inspire, engage and equip brand and sustainability leaders to profitably shift to more environmentally and socially valuable product and service offerings while building a network of like minded colleagues who can help.
Our goal is to amplify business success surrounding innovation for sustainability, to educate business leaders throughout an organization about how they can contribute to a more sustainable brand, and to grow the market for business solutions that can help companies reduce environmental impact and play a more positive role in the lives of their stakeholders. For more information, visit http://www.sustainablebrands.com/events/sb14.
2014 Net Impact Conference
Nov. 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.