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.

Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum

September 21-23, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Are you and your company current on the mega trends in sustainability? Join us at the Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum to explore 21st century sustainability in an intimate setting with a diverse set of thought leaders, industry practitioners, policy experts, and scholars. Team-taught, the Forum will be organized around modules that each provide in-depth topical study to build your leadership skills and provide you with tools, concepts, and strategies essential to success in sustainability.

Scholarships are available (must apply by August 1st). For more information on the Forum and to apply, please visit or email us at

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American Sustainable Business Council SustyBiz16

September 25 – 27, Washington, DC

Once every four years, the presidential election shapes our future and has a real impact on business. With income inequality growing and climate change worsening, the stakes are high. Although the challenges are great, the power of the sustainable business community to provide solutions is greater.

That’s what SustyBiz - ASBC’s- Annual Summit is all about: making sure that the voice and ideas of sustainable business are heard on Capitol Hill and in the Administration. SustyBiz provides business leaders the opportunity to directly engage in the policy process. Join us in September to hear from members of Congress, the White House, media pundits and some of America’s most responsible business leaders. ISSP community members receive a 10% discount on registration. Click here for more information.

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

September 27-29, 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 AASHE Conference & Expo

October 9-12, Baltimore, MD

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Conference & Expo is one of the largest international higher education sustainability conferences that brings together sustainability professionals and partners to inspire innovation and advancement at campuses and surrounding communities.

Higher education institutions have been modeling sustainability solutions on their campuses for many years. With a theme of “Beyond the Campus,” AASHE 2016 focuses on the crucial next step: the dissemination and implementation of these solutions in surrounding communities and the world. Meeting the sustainability challenge requires collaboration across sectors and with stakeholders outside of academia. Learn more and register to join more than 2,300 sustainability professionals in Baltimore, Maryland from Oct. 9 – 12.

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Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference North America

October 19-21, Chicago, IL

The event provides an abundance of networking opportunities, and with delegates from nearly every state and some 20 nations there is a lot of networking to do! Produced in partnership with the PSI chapter of ISRI and SPI, the plastics industry trade association, the event is designed to provide maximum value to those in the recycling industry, generators of recyclable materials, mills and material consumers, those seeking zero waste-to-landfill solutions, government officials and industry suppliers. For more information, click here.


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ACCO Climate Strategies Forum – West Coast

October 19-21, San Diego, CA

Climate Strategies Forum events are the premier programs centered around formal climate change preparedness training for credit applicable to credentials issued under the CCO Certification (TM) program. The Forum also features a suite of keynote conversations, a Women's Climate Collaborative speed mentoring session, CCO Roundtable sessions, networking events, case studies and more than 30 sessions over three days from which you can customize your own learning experience. Find out more and register at


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Corporate Sustainability Accelerator Program

November 2 - 4, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Presented by the Yale School of Management, this two-and-a-half-day program is taught by distinguished faculty working at the intersection of business, society, 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 Corporate Sustainability Accelerator Program is a highly tailored program that kicks off with private meetings with your Yale faculty team. They will evaluate your organization’s sustainability plan on multiple criteria. In one-on-one review sessions, you will learn where your gaps and opportunities lie and what to do next. For more information and to register, click here.

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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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Companies Vs Climate Change

November 30-December 2, 2016, Ft Lauderdale, FL

This is “The B2B Climate Solutions Event” whose mission it is to gather the world’s leading companies to share best practices for addressing the climate crisis. We have an outstanding faculty in store. Speaking companies include: Citigroup, Hershey, Biogen, Ingersoll Rand, TD Bank, Avery Dennison, GE, SAP, EY, JetBlue and more.

For more information and to register please visit For sponsorship info or general questions please email:

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