2023 Social Impact, CSR and Sustainability Conferences Guide

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This guide is updated regularly with more conferences and details as information becomes available. Click the link associated with each event for more details and registration.

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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 2022 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

January 23-24, 2022. London, UK. Virtual.

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

Registration €300

February

February 1-3, 2023. Ljubljana, Slovenia. In-person and virtual.

On Sustainability Research Network is brought together by a common concern for sustainability from a holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic, and social interests intersect. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. The Eighteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability features research addressing the following annual themes.

Registration: In-Person $195 | Virtual $145

February 14-16, 2023. Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

Join the dynamic GreenBiz 22 community of more than 1,000 professionals to explore the latest trends, learn from your peers and form valuable connections.

Advance Registration (until January 20): All-Access Pass $3,775
Standard registration: All-Access Pass $3,975
Final registration: All-Access Pass $3,975 | Conference-Only Pass $4,175

February 22-24, 2023. Virtual.

Elevate is a three–day virtual conference experience that contains key content on how to manage change in times of uncertainty. Attendees will be able to engage with fellow social impact professionals from across the country while attending on-demand and live sessions.

Early registration (until February 1) $100
Regular registration $125

February 23, 2023. San Francisco, CA, USA.

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.

Registration details not yet available.

March

March 9-10, 2023. Miami, FL, USA.

Concordia’s first major event of 2023, the seventh Americas Summit will gather leaders from the public, nonprofit, and private sectors in Miami, FL to confront the challenges and opportunities facing the Western Hemisphere.

Registration details not yet available.

March 10-19, 2023. Austin, TX, USA.

Provides an opportunity for the global community of digital creatives to encounter cutting-edge ideas, discover new interests, and network with other professionals who share a similar appetite for forward-focused experiences.

Early registration (until January 5): $695-1395

March 20-24 and April 24-77, 2023. Virtual.

Conference attendees include leaders and decision-makers from a variety of industries. With various sessions, workshops, and featured speakers that cover a wide range of topics, you can adapt your experience for optimal learning. From understanding how to be a better leader and creating a better workplace to embracing Multiculturalism and Diversity, there is something here for you.

Registration: Trainings $799/each | Conference starts at $1,500

March 29-31, 2023. London, UK. In-person and virtual.

Bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world, the event will assess how society can take a more holistic approach to sustainability in order to achieve targets and deliver significant impact.

Registration: In-person £499-899 | Virtual £0

April

April 5, 2023. Chicago, IL, USA.

Leading for Good is the premier convening for executives and rising leaders who thrive at the intersection of profit and purpose. The conference will feature Heather McGhee, Author of the New York Times Bestseller The Sum of Us as our keynote speaker.

Registration: $250

April 12-14, 2023. Denver, CO, USA. In-person and virtual.

NTEN’s conference — often referred to as the NTC — is the annual gathering of people who want to make the world a better place through the skillful and equitable use of technology. At the NTC, you’ll learn essential nonprofit technology best practices while connecting with a community that shares your commitment to social change.

Early registration (until January 15): In-person $849 | Virtual $600
Regular registration (until March 9): In-person $949 | Non-members $650
Last-minute registration (until April 11): In-person $1,049 | Virtual $700

April 13-14, 2023. Paris, France.

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

Registration €300-500

April 19, 2023. London, UK. In-person and virtual.

A unique virtual experience that includes 45+ industry experts sharing their exclusive case studies, live Q&A panels and interviews from those who are shaping the future of employee engagement in the ‘new norm’.

Early Registration: £295
Regular registration: £595

April 19, 2023. Virtual.

Learn from leading experts and fellow practitioners, earn recertification credits, and connect with colleagues at HCI’s virtual conferences.

Registration: $195 per event | $1895 Premium Membership

April 25-27, 2023. Virtual.

For more than 20 years, the International Corporate Citizenship Conference (the Conference), hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC), has brought together hundreds of global CSR professionals looking to learn, share, and network among peers.

Registration details not yet available.

April 30-May 2, 2023. Minneapolis, MN, USA.

For more than 20 years, the International Corporate Citizenship Conference (the Conference), hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC), has brought together hundreds of global CSR professionals looking to learn, share, and network among peers.

Early registration (until February 24): In-person $2,395
Advance registration (before March 17): In-person $2,595
Regular registration (after March 18): In-person $2,795

May

May 9-12, 2023. San Diego, CA, USA. In-person and virtual.

Connect with 1600+ purpose-driven changemakers just like you! Experience four days of learning, growing and celebrating. You’ll leave inspired, equipped with the insights, tools and strategies to make an impact — on your people, communities and your company.

Early registration (until February 28): General Admission $1,199 |All-Access Pass $1,698 | Online Pass $199
Regular registration: General Admission $1,449 |All-Access Pass $1,958 | Online Pass $249

May 16-18, 2023. Atlanta, GA, USA.

The place to be for business and nonprofit corporate social impact leaders to grow their knowledge and network. Hear from top, purpose-focused brands and leading nonprofits on various social impact topics in this engaging, high-energy event.

Early registration (until March 15) $1,095-$1,345
Regular registration (until May 4) $1,345-$1,495

June

June 5-8, 2022. Washington, D.C., USA.

The Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) is a partnership among academic institutions created to provide data and networking opportunities to facilitate research on corporate sustainability.

Registration details not yet available.

June 6-7, 2023. Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Registration: $1,995

June 6-7, 2023. London, UK.

Registration: Basic €2,199 |VIP €2,999

June 6-8, 2023. Kyoto, Japan. In-Person and virtual.

The Consumer Goods Forum flagship event is the place where business leaders come to build the future.

Registration details not yet available.

June 14-16, 2023. Chicago, IL, USA. In-Person.

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.

Early registration (March 1-31): $675
Regular registration (April 1-May 31): $775

June 21, 2023. Virtual.

Learn from leading experts and fellow practitioners, earn recertification credits, and connect with colleagues at HCI’s virtual conferences.

Registration: $195 per event | $1895 Premium Membership

July

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June 13-14, 2023. New York, NY, USA.

The premier gathering of corporate executives and other leaders in 2023 who are focused on finding growth opportunities in the transition that lies ahead.

Registration: $1995 | $1695 Member Price

August

Events pending.

September

September 20, 2023. Virtual.

Learn from leading experts and fellow practitioners, earn recertification credits, and connect with colleagues at HCI’s virtual conferences.

Registration: $195 per event | $1895 Premium Membership

September 6-7, 2023. Rome, ITL.

The 11th ICSD 2023 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics.

Registration: See website.

October

October 11-12, 2023. Houston, TX, USA.

Reuters Events Hydrogen 2023 will unite global leaders from public and private sectors to create a pathway for scaling up hydrogen production and form partnerships which will move hydrogen beyond pilot to full-scale projects.

Registration: $2199-3499 (see website for details)

October 16-18, 2023. Denver, CO, USA.

Stay tuned for more details on ACCP’s Annual Conference.

Registration details not yet available.

October 17-18, 2023. Toronto, ON, CAN.

Charities:  Learn about the best practices in corporate-charitable partnerships and meet corporate CSR/social impact leaders. Corporations:  Meet your peers from the corporate sector and charity leaders.  We will be hosting an SIPC dinner on Night One which is included with your registration.

Registration: Early bird $775 | Standard $835

October 22-24, 2023. Denver, CO, USA.

bbcon, hosted by Blackbaud, brings together the Blackbaud community annually to share, learn, inspire, and innovate. After three years of meeting virtually, we’re bringing bbcon back in-person October 22-24 in Denver! Join us for three days of unmatched networking, the latest in innovation and industry trends, and inspiring keynotes.

Registration: $1,479 USD

October 16-19, 2023. San Diego, CA, USA.
October 23-24, 2023. Madrid, ESP.

The SB annual conference brings together and enables sustainability, brand, and innovation/R&D leaders to drive successful brand transformation that wins in the market by delivering meaningful value in today’s context and ensures readiness for tomorrow.

Registration details not yet available.

November

November 2, 2023. Denver, CO, USA.

This year’s conference will provide actionable speakers and sessions, empowering you to return to work with new connections, fresh ideas, skills, and strategies to implement immediately.

Registration: $350 USD

November 5-7, 2023. Baltimore, MD, USA.

“PowerUP! Baltimore: The Spark Igniting Collaboration” is Philanos’ 3-day national Conference for visionary leaders in women’s collective giving who believe in the power of women’s collective giving to create impact in local communities.

Registration: Philanos Affiliates and Conference Co-Hosts $750 USD | Non-Philanos Affiliate Members $850 USD

November 7-8, 2023. New York, NY, USA.

The International Grantmaking Symposium is a forum that convenes foundations, philanthropists, and advisors to advance global philanthropy.

Registration: $575-625

November 7-9, 2023. Shenzhen, China.

We are delighted to be partnering with Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) for the THE Innovation & Impact Summit 2023. Leaders will gather in Shenzhen, China, to analyse how universities can create and sustain cities that are hubs of innovation.

Registration details not yet available. Register your interest now.

November 9, 2023. Mountain View, CA, USA.

At this year’s Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI) we’ll explore what it means to create a new pathway and build new standards. We’ll highlight the pressures (both external and internal), offer context under which we’re doing our work today, share replicable strategies, provide tools for you to take back home to your company, and most importantly, offer space to be with others in the field wrestling with and seeking answers.

Registration: Members $300 | Non-members $400 (Early bird ends Sep 18)

November 12, 2023. Location to be announced.

The virtual board of board series will feature a CEO who will share his or her case study related to the theme. 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.

View website for registration details.

December

December 5-6, 2023. Virtual.

Join to learn about the current trends and challenges in the impact measurement landscape today and how companies are changing their metrics and processes to better measure the effect of their CSR work on both community outcomes and business results. 

View website for registration details.

December 5-6, 2023. Virtual.

The online Business Fights Poverty Climate Summit 2023, broadcasting live from Dubai and Nairobi during the COP28 climate summit, will give you the chance to have your voice heard wherever you may be in the world. Our highly-rated hybrid formats enable you to genuinely participate in meaningful conversations and build valuable relationships.

Registration: £298

Inquire with us about these events

If you want to add a CSR or sustainability event, 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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