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.


Sustainable Brands'17 Madrid

May 7 – 9, Madrid, Spain

Join the SB community in the capital city of Spain to discover how brand and sustainability leaders are accelerating business success by activating brand purpose. Learn how to build a trusted and authentic brand that activates purpose at its core. Learn more here:

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Sustainable Brands'17 Detroit

May 22 – 25, Detroit, Michigan

Purpose driven brands are transforming the global economy by designing new product and service offerings that meet evolving societal aspirations. Challenge your brand to succeed in the new economy by enriching it through sustainability-led innovation that creates and scales positive impact, as well as business success. An initiative is underway among business leaders like Ford, BASF, CVS Health, Dow and others to support and accelerate new prosperity through brand innovation by Redefining the Good Life and what it means for healthy families, communities, cities and the planet. Join them at SB’17 Detroit, MI, at the Cobo Center, May 22-25, 2017. For more information, visit

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Environmental Leader Conference

June 5 – 7, Denver, CO

This conference, featuring the Energy Manager Summit, offers a unique opportunity for environmental, sustainability and energy professionals to come together to identify new areas of opportunity to work more collaboratively in addressing their organizations goals. Unlike other conferences, this program unites a group of multidisciplinary, forward-thinking executives to share diverse perspectives and approaches to improving processes and better managing resources. Learn more here.

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CommonGround Chicago

June 7 – 9, Chicago, Illinois

CommonGround Chicago: Not your typical sustainability conference, we provide cross-sector professional development for the experienced sustainability practitioner. We offer best-in-class content that has been validated through executive education programs offered at Harvard University.

CommonGround is for those seeking tangible approaches for increasing their leadership and change-agent abilities. Content, case studies, and activities specifically address and advance a crucial new sustainability leadership role focused on transforming organizations and communities to increase: the flow of innovative ideas; group intelligence and learning; effective de-risking; complex stakeholder engagement; organizational agility; and shared purpose.


  • Limited to 20 corporate, 20 higher education, and 20 government/nonprofit spots.
  • Small, intimate professional development workshop that provides participants with tools they can take back to their organizations to advance organizational adoption of sustainability
  • LOTS of networking time
  • New panel discussion: Should Sustainability Be a Bad Word?

ISSP members receive a $100 discount for a corporate registration and a $50 discount for a higher education registration. Find out more at

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Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum

September 13 - 15, New Haven, CT

After a successful inaugural year, the Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum (YSLF) returns this September 13-15!

At YSLF, participants are welcomed into a collegiate seminar-style setting to share the challenges and opportunities they face with respect to sustainability and what strategies can be adopted for advancing sustainability across the private and public sectors. Participants are elected officials, industry leaders and professionals, investors, legal experts, policymakers, and scholars.

“YSLF was an excellent opportunity for me... Listening to and engaging with some of the field’s brightest minds and leading scholars was both inspiring and an opportunity to calibrate aspects of my work to become more effective and successful.” -Tanja Srebotjnak (2016 participant)

Deadline to apply is August 11th. Apply & pay by July 10th to receive 30% off tuition.

Learn more:

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Sustainable Brands'17 Buenos Aires

September 21, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Brands that broaden their role within society and redesign the way they deliver value are recognizing the economic, environmental and social benefits that result. This event in South America is yet another opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals. Learn more at

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Sustainable Brands'17 Cape Town

October 2 – 4, Cape Town, South Africa

Join local and global brand innovators in Cape Town and discover how to create an abundant Africa. SB'17 Cape Town will feature inspiring program events, break away workshops, tours and networking opportunities. Find more information at

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Companies vs Climate Change: Europe

October 4 – 6, Brussels, Belgium

Companies Vs Climate Change (CvCC) is an event series whose mission it is to bring together companies from around the world to discuss climate change and how they can work together to address it most impactfully. Known as “The B2B Climate Solutions Event”, CvCC recently hosted an event at the Hyatt in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. The CvCC: Europe event will take place in Brussels on 4-6 October. Speakers are confirmed from Carlsberg, Schneider Electric, Walgreens, Hankel, Solvay, Ball, Siemens, Philips Lighting, CDP, ArcelorMittal, SAP and Lidl with many more to come. CvCC is seeking industry speakers. Questions about sponsorship or attending? Email Jason Youner, CEO.

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Sustainable Brands'17 Kuala Lumpur

October 10 – 11, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia brings another welcomed perspective as sustainability and design leaders gather from around the world to share profitable business models that deliver brand purpose. With Kuala Lumpur continuing to be a major hub for business in Asia, brand leaders will reconvene at SB’17 Kuala Lumpur in October of 2017. Learn more here:

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AASHE Conference & Expo

October 15 – 18, San Antonio, TX

AASHE's educational program covers the higher education sustainability community's most relevant and timely topics - providing leadership and change agency needed to institutionalize sustainability in higher education. In each session, top thought leaders offer insights that will inspire, motivate, energize and empower campus leaders to advance sustainability in higher education and beyond. For more information, click here.

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Kingdom Renewable Energy Summit 2017

October 18 - 19, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is targeting 9.5 GW of renewable energy by 2023 in line with Vision 2030, an economic reform plan launched last year to diversify the economy beyond oil, by using renewable energy to balance economic needs towards environmental goals, as it has considerable solar power potential and is eager to reduce its use of fossil fuels. The Kingdom Renewable Energy Summit 2017 will give you an in-depth and insight view on renewable energy technologies and solutions. Now is the time for local and international companies to explore complementary alliances that would enable them to participate in the kingdom’s solar market. Learn more at:

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Sustainable Brands'17 Copenhagen

October 30 – November 1, Copenhagen, Denmark

Join hundreds of global business leaders for our second year in Copenhagen, a model city for green living and sustainable business. Learn more at

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Sustainable Brands New Metrics'17

November 13 – 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leadership in the new economy requires innovative methods and metrics for identifying, measuring and quantifying entirely new forms of business value and risk. Join business intelligence, finance and sustainability leaders to discover innovative tools, ideas and methodologies that capture tangible business value and translate it into financial performance. Learn more and register here:

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Companies Vs Climate Change: USA

November 29 – December 1, Miami, Florida

Companies Vs Climate Change (CvCC) is an event series whose mission it is to bring together companies from around the world to discuss climate change and how they can work together to address it most impactfully. Known as “The B2B Climate Solutions Event”, we can guarantee that our agenda will have the most cutting edge content delivered by some of the world’s most prominent business leaders in this space. Companies must lead the way to climate solutions and CvCC is the place where corporate leaders will work together to pave the way to a new age of cooperation. Questions about sponsorship or attending? Email Jason Youner, CEO.

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Sustainable Brands'17 Bangkok

November 29 – 30, Bankkok, Thailand

A major regional force in business, the vibrant city of Bangkok hosts the SB community for the third year in a row. Join business leaders and sustainability practitioners in Bangkok and learn about the local companies who are recognizing the business benefits of delivering better brands. Learn more at

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