Convenings that focus on Launching, Managing, or Investing in Sustainable / Socially Responsible Businesses.

Please let us know if there are any conferences or gatherings we should add to this list. We recognize that we are short on events outside of the United States. To add to or update any of the information on this page, please email us at competition@williamjamesfoundation.org. Thank you.


Event Name City Country Date
Aspen Action Forum Aspen CO USA 07/29/14 - 08/04/14
The Social Marketplace Docklands, VIC Australia 08/07/14 - 08/08/14
Agora Partnerships: Impact Investing in Action San Francisco, CA USA 09/01/14 - 09/01/14
Center for Effective Philanthropy Detroit MI USA 09/01/14 - 09/01/14
SOCAP: USA San Francisco CA USA 09/02/14 - 09/05/14
Sustainable Brands: Beunos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina 09/04/14 - 09/05/14
Convergences 2014 Paris France 09/08/14 - 09/09/14
TBLI Norse Oslo Norway 09/10/14 - 09/11/14
Social Venture Institute: Hollyhock Cortes Island, BC Canada 09/10/14 - 09/14/14
WEDC International Conference Hanoi Vietnam 09/15/14 - 09/19/14
Natural Products Expo East Baltimore MD USA 09/17/14 - 09/17/14
IWA World Water Congress Lisbon Portugal 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
Social Good Summit New York NY USA 09/21/14 - 09/22/14
Sustainable Brands: New Metrics Boston, MA USA 09/24/14 - 09/25/14
Environmental Grantmakers Association Annual Retreat Albuquerque NM USA 09/28/14 - 10/01/14
ANDE Annual Conference Glen Cove, NY USA 09/29/14 - 10/01/14
Unreasonable Institute Investor Days Boulder, CO USA 10/02/14 - 10/03/14
TED Global Rio De Janeiro Brazil 10/06/14 - 10/10/14
Global Youth Enterprise Conference Washington, DC USA 10/06/14 - 10/08/14
SXSW Eco Austin TX USA 10/06/14 - 10/08/14
Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit Austin, TX USA 10/07/14 - 10/07/14
Feast Social Innovation Conference Brooklyn, NY USA 10/09/14 - 10/11/14
Opportunity Collaboration Ixtapa Mexico 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
Clean Tech Open: Rocky Mountain Regional Finals Denver, CO USA 10/16/14 - 10/16/14
SVP Audacious Philanthropy Conference Austin, TX USA 10/16/14 - 10/18/14
National Bioneers Conference San Rafael, CA USA 10/17/14 - 10/19/14
Sustainable Brands: Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 10/21/14 - 10/22/14
Green Build New Orleans, LA USA 10/22/14 - 10/24/14
Poptech: Camden Camden ME USA 10/23/14 - 10/25/14
AIGA Design for Social Value New York, NY USA 10/23/14 - 10/24/14
Social Venture Network: Fall Greenwich CT USA 10/23/14 - 10/26/14
Verge San Francisco San Francisco, CA USA 10/27/14 - 10/30/14
TBLI Europe Amsterdam Netherlands 10/28/14 - 10/29/14
LOHAS / Sustainatopia Los Angeles, CA USA 10/29/14 - 11/02/14
Columbia Social Enterprise Conference New York, NY USA 10/31/14 - 10/31/14
Sustainable Supply Chain Summit London United Kingdom 11/14 - 11/14
Sustainable Brands: London London United Kingdom 11/03/14 - 11/05/14
Business for Social Responsibility Conference New York, NY USA 11/04/14 - 11/06/14
Net Impact Minneapolis, MN USA 11/06/14 - 11/08/14
SRI Conference Colorado Springs, CO USA 11/09/14 - 11/11/14
Slow Money Louisville, KU USA 11/10/14 - 11/12/14
EVPA Annual Conference Berlin Germany 11/17/14 - 11/18/14
TBLI Hult Boston, MA USA 11/17/14 - 11/17/14
Social Innovation Summit Redwood City, CA USA 11/19/14 - 11/20/14
Global Social Business Summit Mexico City, DF Mexico 11/27/14 - 11/28/14
mHealth Summit Washington, DC USA 12/07/14 - 12/11/14
Social Enterprise Alliance Nashville, TN USA 04/13/15 - 04/16/15
Enactus US National Exposition St. Louis, MO USA 04/13/15 - 04/16/15
Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship London United Kingdom 04/15/15 - 04/17/15
Social Venture Network: Spring San Diego, CA USA 04/16/15 - 04/19/15
US SIF Conference Chicago USA 05/04/15 - 05/06/15
CERES Conference San Francisco, CA USA 05/13/15 - 05/14/15
BALLE Phoenix, AZ USA 06/10/15 - 06/13/15
We not yet have upcoming dates for the events listed below. They are listed with the last date we have for them.
NYU Social Innovation Symposium New York NY USA 02/22/13 - 02/22/13
IMN: Impact Investing Summit Huntington Beach CA USA 03/14/13 - 03/15/13
CDVCA Washington DC USA 03/21/13 - 03/22/13
Sankalp Unconvention Summit Mumbai India 04/09/13 - 04/12/13
Global Social Venture Competition Berkely, CA USA 04/12/13 - 04/12/13
Reff Latin American & Caribbean Renewable Energy Finance Forum Miami, FL USA 04/30/13 - 05/01/13
Conferencia Internacional IARSE Buenos Aires Argentina 05/28/13 - 05/29/13
First Global Investor Forum on Climate Change Hong Kong China 06/13/13 - 06/14/13
Clinton Global Initiative America Chicago, IL USA 06/13/13 - 06/14/13
Reff West Renewable Energy Finance Forum San Francisco CA USA 09/16/13 - 09/18/13
New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference Philadelphia PA USA 09/24/13 - 09/25/13
Social Enterprise World Forum Calgary AB Canada 10/02/13 - 10/04/13
Partnerships against Poverty Summit Manila Philippines 10/09/13 - 10/11/13
GIIN Investor Forum London United Kingdom 10/10/13 - 10/11/13
Ethical Corporation Summit Chicago IL USA 10/21/13 - 10/22/13
Social Venture Institute: Philadelphia Philadelphia PA USA 10/25/13 - 10/26/13
BoP Global Network Sao Paulo Brazil 11/07/13 - 11/08/13
CDFI Bank 2.0: Innovation for Impact Chicago IL USA 11/12/13 - 11/14/13
Clinton Global Initiative: Latin America Rio De Janeiro Brazil 12/08/13 - 12/10/13
Latin American Impact Investment Forum Merida Mexico 02/18/14 - 02/20/14
Green Business Forum Phoenix AZ USA 02/18/14 - 02/20/14
SXSW Edu Austin TX USA 03/03/14 - 03/06/14
TED Vancouver Canada 03/17/14 - 03/21/14
Harvard Social Enterprise Conference Cambridge, MA USA 03/29/14 - 03/30/14
Global Health and Innovation Conference New Haven CT USA 04/12/14 - 04/13/14
AEO National Conference New Orleans, LA USA 05/05/14 - 05/07/14
Mission Investors Exchange St. Paul MN USA 05/16/14 - 05/15/14
CECP Summit New York NY USA 05/20/14 - 05/21/14
TBLI Conference USA New York NY USA 05/29/14 - 05/30/14
CleanMed 2014 Cleveland OH USA 06/02/14 - 06/05/14
Sustainable Brands: San Diego San Diego CA USA 06/02/14 - 06/05/14
Impact Forum: Investing in Inclusion Singapore Singapore 06/12/14 - 06/13/14
FT / IFC Transformational Business London United Kingdom 06/12/14 - 06/12/14
Asia Clean Energy Forum Manila Philippines 06/16/14 - 06/20/14
Social Impact Exchange New York, NY USA 06/18/14 - 06/19/14
Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Denver, CO USA 06/23/14 - 06/25/14
Aspen Ideas Festival Aspen CO USA 06/24/14 - 07/03/14
PCBC / West Coast Green San Francisco CA USA 06/25/14 - 06/26/14
SOCAP: Health New York, NY USA 06/25/14 - 06/26/14
ICIC: Impact Investing in Inner Cities Cambridge, MA USA 07/01/14 - 07/01/14
Nexus Global Youth Summit New York, NY USA 07/23/14 - 07/26/14
William James Foundation Gathering Washington DC USA 07/24/14 - 07/26/14