New Business Models and Markets

Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF)

10/16/12 (All day) - 10/18/12 (All day)

SEWF2012 is focused on social enterprise and on building global awareness of the effectiveness of social enterprise in solving critical social problems. The overall theme of SEWF2012 is the growing field of impact investing, and will focus on attracting new investment capital for social enterprise. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

The New Metrics of Sustainable Business

09/27/12 (All day) - 09/28/12 (All day)

This 2-day, in-depth discussion, The New Metrics of Sustainable Business, organized by Sustainable Brands and hosted by the Wharton School on the University of Pennsylvania campus, examines leading-edge work being done to expand the way business creates, quantifies, manages and communicates the value it delivers through the metrics it adopts. (Philadelphia, PA)

Advancing Evaluation Practices in Philanthropy

A special supplement to the summer 2012 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The special supplement features an introduction by Jane Wales and articles by five Aspen Philanthropy Group authors describing the monitoring and evaluation philosophies of the foundations they lead.

Global Impact Economy Forum

04/26/12 (All day) - 04/27/12 (All day)

The US Secretary of State‘s Global Impact Economy Forum will gather 250 high-level investors, business executives, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, academics, and policymakers to discuss how to create greater coordination, collaboration, and efficiency in the emerging industry of the Impact Economy. The action-oriented Forum will include two days of interactive panels, workshops, keynotes, networking breaks, and announcements of public and private sector deliverables. (Washington, D.C.)

Ceres Conference 2012

04/25/12 (All day) - 04/26/12 (All day)

At the Ceres Conference, attendees will engage in an interactive program that will examine some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, create a forum for sharing best practices, and present solutions for a more sustainable economy. (Boston, MA)

The effectiveness of climate finance

An ODI blog post on climate-change finance reviews some of the values, including simplicity and the need for a thriving community of practice.

New technologies in humanitarian aid

03/29/12 -- 1:00 PM - - 4:00 PM

An event to discuss the increasing range of technology platforms available to humanitarians for the distribution of assistance, and particularly how they relate to case transfers. (London and online)

BSR Conference 2012

10/23/12 (All day) - 10/26/12 (All day)

The BSR Conference is a corporate responsibility event bringing together more than 1,000 senior business executives, entrepreneurs, and distinguished leaders from the public sector and civil society. The conference provides participants opportunities to engage with sustainability leaders and practitioners to build the business of a better world. (New York)

UN Global Compact US Network Fall Symposium: Impact Investing and Social Business

11/01/11 -- 7:15 AM - - 4:30 PM

This twice yearly gathering of the UNGC US Network will explore the topics of impact investing, social business, and social entrepreneurship industries with speakers and panelists who are actively shaping this space. (San Francisco, CA)

Time to forget sustainability reporting

John Elkington writes that sustainability reporting may be on the way out and integrated reporting gaining traction.