2021 CSR and Sustainability Conferences Guide

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Many of the conferences and events listed below have been rescheduled or adjusted to a virtual event due to COVID-19. Click the link associated with each event to visit the organization’s website and find updated dates, times, and locations.


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Find conferences around the world that are rich with industry expertise, fresh takes, challenging topics, and great speakers. The guide includes a comprehensive, month-by-month listing of CSR and sustainability conferences with an interactive map so you can search by location. Click on the conference title to see the event description.

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How to use the map: Click on the location tags to see a list of the upcoming events in 2020 based on location. Click and drag to navigate across the map, and use the zoom controls (+,-) on the upper-left corner to zoom in and out.

Detailed events list by month

View descriptions of each event by month. Click on View Events to go to the event website.


January 21-22. Digital conference.

Federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program.

December 21 – early bird registration deadline | $4000 for companies with up to 100 employees.

January 28 & 29, 2021 at 11AM – 2PM eastern standard time – Virtual Meeting
SB Yokohama – February 24-25, 2021
SB Asia Pacific – February 24-25, 2021
SB Kuala Lumpur – March 23-24, 2021
SB San Diego – June 7-10, 2021
SB Paris – dates coming soon

Examine case studies and host interactive discussions with member companies who have meaningly changed behavior, placing a focus on topic ares that are more relevant than ever this year.

N/A – must send further company information.


February 2021. Specific date not posted

Develop connections with diverse leaders in the field of corporate community engagement, sharing to share experiences and resources through face to face gatherings, virtual and informal opportunities.

Non-student oral/poster presenter registration – 450 Euro
Listener Registration – 250 Euro

February 4, 2021 at 10:30AM, Eastern Standard

The virtual board of board series will feature a CEO who will share his or her case study related to the theme, Tough Choices. This series will feature all the things that make the Board of Boards a CEO power play event: dialogue, networking, real case examples, exclusively CEOs, closed-door, and more.

Registration full for CEOs to speak.

February 9-11, 2021

Sustainability profession is evolving, and to keep up, you need to know the latest trends, tools, and insights shaping your job and company today – and tomorrow.

Early rate – December 11. Advanced rate – January 22. | Early rate – $495. Advanced rate – $595.

February 17 – 18, 2021 – Virtual

Sharp focus on accelerating business development and investment acquisition with social, financial, and environmental sustainability & impact. Sustainatopia curates an expert global ecosystem of investors/fund managers, corporations, foundations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs, government, think tanks and leading intermediaries within a high engagement, heavy networking format- supplemented by outstanding, leading-edge content.

Early bird pricing until December 17, 2020. | $159 until December 17, 2020. $249 after that date.

February 20, 2021

Created by leaders who share your dreams, we’re here to show you how we were able to ignite our YL business to the top ranks. In this live 2-day event, you learn and practice proven skills that can lead to success at every rank.


February 24 – 25, 2021. Hosted in Yokohama, Japan.

As a part of the program, attendees will hear from visionaries who are culturally attuned, purpose-driven, and action-oriented during an inspiring set of plenary presentations. Under the theme of “Regenerative Brands Better Future,”the vent will also offer six breakout sessions focused on social and environmental innovation…


February 24 – 26, 2021. Virtual

This three day conference will build your cultural competency and critical thinking around the workforce trends, leadership, advocacy, and equity in the nonprofit sector.

$75 until Jan. 24, 2021. $175 after this date.


March, 2021 (not final) in New York City, NY at the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge (Virtual)

This summit is dedicated to best practices, ideas, and strategies on sustainable business issues as well as business sustainability commitments on the environment, climate change and supply chains.

$1199 – $3399

March 2 – 5, 2021 – Virtual

Each year, 1,000+ changemakers from the Benevity client community gather at Goodness Matters to connect and share best practices. This year, for the first time ever, we’re opening up the first day of the conference, March 2, so more companies can get a look at how some of the most purpose-driven brands are creating impact, and we can ide8 on the future of corporate purpose, together.


March 10, 2021 – Virtual, UK

1 day webinar conference brings together leading academics & inspirational educators. The KIP education & Vanessa Rogers Women’s conference is the biggest event on the feminist calendar.

Private sector rate: 125 Euro

March 15, 2021 – March 17, 2021 – All virtual communication

Creates a virtual space for funders to explore the strategies and stories that are creating more equitable, sustainable, and resilient places to live.


March 16 – 20, 2021 – Virtual meeting

This digital experience will feature conference key notes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions.


The 2020 event was delayed until March 24 – 25, 2021
The 2021 event will take place on March 22 – 23, 2021 8AM – 6PM

This event will invite some of the thought leaders of our time from various industries to share some of the most innovative ideas for environmental protection, community empowerment, gender equality and workplace diversity, supply chain transparency, corporate transparency, brand activism and technology for social good.

$813.00 for single delegate, $3000 for bundle.

March 22 – 25, 2021

Join us as we call for the urgent, necessary, and achievable actions we must take today to transform tomorrow. During this 4 day virtual program, speakers and participants will network with and learn from leading experts and their peers on how to adapt to the ever changing investment and business realities.

December 31 for early bird registration | $495 US

March 22 – 25, 2021 – Virtual

This summit will provide actionable insights and solutions to help businesses on their path to greater sustainability


March 23 – 25, 2021 – Virtual

The NTC goes virtual in 2021 with over 100 live sessions, thought-provoking and inspiring keynote speakers, and opportunities to connect with the community and sponsors.

Early bird – by 12/15 – $650
Regular – by 2/28 – $750
Last Minute – by 3/24 – $900
**NTEN members save $250 on registration

March 24 – 26, 2021. Mandalay Beach Hotel / Virtual and in-person

This is the same event that was supposed to take place in 2020, it was postponed until 2021.

$1200 for standard registration (dates unknown).


April 15, 2021 – San Francisco – 8AM-5:30PM

This summit presents the evolution of corporate social responsibility from its initial shared value paradigm to its current form. The program will track the growth of CSR as a sector, examine the multi-dimensional ways that CSR programs are implemented in corporations today…

Conference price: $1395

April 21 – 22 / April 28 – 29. 2021. location TBD

Conference attendees will include leaders and decision-makers from a variety of industries. There is no better place to connect and strengthen your professional network.



May 11 – 13, 2021, virtual summit

This summit has moved to an interactive virtual conference boasting three days of case study presentations, firmly established as Europe’s premier event, examining all aspects of work under the overarching theme of how technology is changing the face of employee engagement.

OnDemand x1 Stream license: 395 Euro
Unlimited x3 stream license: 699 Euro
Subscription (one person) Festival pass: 995 Euro

May 25 – 27, Digital Conference

Hear from top, purpose-focused brands and leading nonprofits on various social impact topics in this engaging, high-energy virtual event.

Members – $349
Non-members – $399


June 2 – 3, 2021. Austin, Texas, in-person.

Event description not yet available.

Event registration details not yet available.

June 21 – 25, 2021 / Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Canada

NA partner leadership conference holds a tradition of high level thought leadership and provocative, frank discussions on relevant concerns in the accounting arena and current benchmark statistics highlighting best practices of our member firms.

Event registration details not yet available.

June 21 – 24, 2021, Virtual Conference

The Global Summit aims to provide delegates, speakers and sponsors the opportunity to learn more about how our industry has worked tirelessly to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 – and promote the CEO-backed roadmaps that are being delivered by our Coalitions of Action to help our industry create the right kind of new normal.

June 23 – 25, 2021. Lisbon (Portugal)

This event is one of the largest international conferences focusing on responsible business with delegates from over 40 nations expected to present their latest research and its practical implications for business, society, academia and politics.

Early bird: April 30, 2021
$250 for early bird price
$350 for late price


July 6 – 7, 2021. Campus Repsol Madrid

This is the same event that was supposed to take place in 2020, it was postponed until 2021.

Event registration details not yet available.

July 14 – 16, 2021 – Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL.

A global convening of nonprofit, government, business and civics leaders who connect, collaborate, gain and share the knowledge and resources needed to galvanize the power of people to create change.

Event registration details not yet available.

July 21, 2021 – Virtual Conference

In today’s environment, we must re-examine everything for continued relevance and effectiveness. One of the biggest areas of change is how employees now perceive their experience, whether they’re in the office or remote. Using new strategies for onboarding, creating personalized paths for learning and growth, and by facilitating cross functional collaboration you can create customized experiences that inspire and retain in any working environment.

1-event access pass: $195 / 3-event access pass: $495 / All access conference pass (3days&12events): $1895


Events pending.


September 8 – 9, 2021. Rome, Italy.

The 9th annual ICSD will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics.

Registration March 10, 2021 – N/A


October 1, 2021 OR November 30, 2021. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This is the same event that was supposed to take place in 2020, it was postponed until 2021.

Event registration details not yet available.


November 3-4, 2021. Houston, TX

Conference is ACCP’s signature annual event and provides multiple days of learning and networking for corporate citizenship professionals.

Event registration details not yet available.

November 30, 2021. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This is the same event that was supposed to take place in 2020, it was postponed until 2021.

Event registration details not yet available.


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Inquire with us about these events

If you want to add a CSR or sustainability events, or update details for an entry in the guide, please reach out to contact@realizedworth.com and be sure to include the date, location, and link.

Please note that the descriptions are summarized from the corresponding event’s website and do not necessarily reflect the views of Realized Worth.

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