Climate City Expo: Exploring Innovative Climate Solutions & Business Opportunities

A world prepared for a changing climate requires creative engagement from all people. Founded in 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina, Climate City Expo (CCx) offers professional and experiential tracks for individuals to explore innovation at the forefront of climate adaptation and resilience.

The heart of the experience is CCx: Business — a convening of global leaders and visionaries in business, climate science, sustainability, data, and entrepreneurship to discuss risks, opportunities, and solutions to humanity’s biggest challenge.

CCx 2019 features additional programming designed to engage our next generation of climate leaders and the public in different tracks that showcase the way our communities are rising to the challenge of climate change.

Why Asheville?
Home to the world’s largest repository of climatological data at the National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, North Carolina, has grown into an important hub of climate expertise. Our city’s climate-conscious ethos attracts entrepreneurs, chefs, builders, brewers, artists, and companies, large and small. They come for the elevated quality of life and the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They contribute to a culture deeply connected to nature. They generate solutions that inspire the world.

Welcome to ‘Climate City’ — U.S. World News and Report, December 2018


ONE WORLD: Innovations in Corporate Social Impact Summit

A fantastic line-up of corporate professionals will offer insight into the various initiatives underway at their organizations geared at increasing corporate social and environmental impact. With many activities now extending far beyond traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, the primary goals of this event are to educate participants about the practical programs and initiatives achieving success and generating maximum impact through an in-depth program of talks, panel discussions and peer-to-peer networking.

WHAT'S UNIQUE
Focus - This program is focused on corporate initiatives where both financial and social goals are achieved simultaneously.
Participants - Attendees across a variety of corporate functions: Executive Office, Product and Service Line Leaders, Finance, Marketing & Sales, HR and Operations.
Local - The program is designed for companies based in the Bay Area to build the community of local professionals working toward a common cause.


BSR Conference 2017

The annual BSR Conference is one of the most important gatherings dedicated to sustainable business. By bringing together an audience of nearly 1,000 business leaders from more than 25 countries, our program equips and inspires participants to pursue and accomplish even the most ambitious sustainability goals.

For 24 years, the BSR Conference has gathered leaders from across sectors dedicated to sustainability to share solutions, build partnerships, and drive change. Through powerful plenary addresses, interactive breakout sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities, the BSR Conference will provide you will the tools, inspiration, and connections you need to build sustainable change in your company.

This year’s Conference theme is a rallying cry for businesses addressing the toughest issues our time: BE BOLD. The challenges of building a sustainable future are immense, and will require collaborative, innovative thinking from all sectors of society. We know there are substantial opportunities to build inclusive, sustainable economies through business leadership and partnerships—and we also know that we won’t achieve these goals unless we think big, and think bold.

In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we are working on exciting changes to our Conference agenda. Registration will open in May 2017—sign up for our mailing to be the first to know.

 


SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: Detroit

Against a backdrop of stunning economic and community revitalization, the SB Community will convene in Detroit, Michigan for our flagship event in May 2017. Join the global dialog about how together, through our vision for the aspirational lifestyle of the future, we can collectively Redefine the Good Life.

Sustainable Brands® events were founded on the belief that unleashing the best of our human ingenuity and innovation can change the shape of business, and with it, the world. Connect with professionals from different perspectives and disciplines in an optimistic, collaborative environment and create a shared vision of what is possible.


SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: Istanbul

As the country's economic, cultural and historic center, Istanbul hosts the SB community for a 5th year. Learn how business leaders are working together to solve challenges unique to emerging economies that contribute toward a sustainable future.


WHARTON SOCIAL IMPACT INITIATIVE: Wharton Social Impact Conference

The Wharton Social Impact Conference brings together a network of impact-oriented business and community leaders with the shared goal of driving sustainable social change. This flagship conference spans various sectors and pulls from the experience of industry practitioners.

This event will bring together a community of corporate social “change-makers”, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, nonprofit and government executives, philanthropists, and university students with the shared vision of driving social change. Together we explore questions around social impact and business: what works, how, and why?

This event is presented by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, in collaboration with students from the MBA Wharton Social Impact Club, and students from the Wharton MBA Program for Executives.

Current students and nonprofit employees receive discounted admission.

If you are interested in learning more about leveraging business to create positive social, environmental, and financial impact, we welcome you to join us. Fill out this form to sign up to receive updates on the conference, including exclusive early-bird ticket pricing and information on speakers.


Open

"Open" is an annual gathering of practitioners of technology entrepreneurship in higher education.

VentureWell is dedicated to fostering an emerging generation of young inventors and entrepreneurs driven to improve life for people and the planet. Our Open conferences gather together engaged faculty and university students from across multiple disciplines to share stories, start new collaborations and learn best practices in the rapidly growing field of technology entrepreneurship education.


SUSTAINABLE BRANDS: Tokyo

Launched in 2006, Sustainable Brands has become a global learning, collaboration, and commerce community of forward-thinking business and brand strategy, marketing, innovation and sustainability professionals who are leading the way to a better future. We recognize that brands today have a unique role to play in both focusing corporate energy and also influencing culture. We seek to enable the success of better brands that are helping shift the world to a sustainable economy by helping them embed purpose-driven environmental and social innovation into the DNA of their business so that sustainability becomes a core driver of business and brand value.

A lot of thought leaders, brand innovators, designers, and global business leaders will gather to explore various topics and issues pertinent to sustainability. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join them in discovering How to tap emerging innovations to successfully scale sustainability Now.


GREENBIZ GROUP: GreenBiz Forum

Sustainability leaders from the world’s largest companies gather each year at the GreenBiz forum to explore pressing challenges and emerging opportunities in sustainable business. The event offers a rich blend of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities framed by the State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual research and analysis of key sustainability metrics and trends. Attendees return from GreenBiz both inspired by what’s possible and ready to tackle their organization’s greatest sustainability challenges. GreenBiz is produced in collaboration with the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.


SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

The Sundance Film Festival brings the most original storytellers together with the most adventurous audiences for its annual program of dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and dynamic music events. Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gained critical recognition, received commercial distribution, and reached worldwide audiences eager for fresh perspectives and new voices. Year after year, the Festival pursues new ways to introduce more people to the most original and authentic storytelling.