[Updated] October 2020 Events

Check out these upcoming social impact webinars and events!

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Ethical Corporation: The Responsible Business Summit West | October 6-7, 2020 | Seattle, WA  

This is the west coast’s leading brand-focused responsible business conference focused on shaping the future of sustainable business and society. This conference brings together the leading B2B and B2C companies to share their latest ideas and strategies on key sustainability issues.  

For more information and to register, click here.


bbconn 2020 | October 6-8, 2020 | Seattle, WA  

bbconn is the premier tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good. This conference features content for arts and cultural organizations, cause-based nonprofits, educational institutions, faith communities, healthcare organizations, foundations and corporate giving.  

For more information and to register, click here.


Sustainable Brands | October 8-10, 2020 | Paris, France  

Sustainable Brands is the premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. European stakeholders will be gathering to explore the regenerative economy, and how businesses can play a pivotal role in influencing customers, employees and partners to advance sustainability goals.  

Registration is coming soon, click here for more information.


26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference | October 11-14, 2020 | Abu Dhabi, UAE  

IAVE, a convener of volunteer leaders, NGOs, businesses and volunteer centers, IAVE brings together global professionals who share a belief in the power of volunteers to make a significant, strategic contribution to resolving the world’s most pressing issues.  

For more information and to register, click here.


Sustainatopia | October 12-14, 2020 | Boulder, CO  

Sustainatopia is one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability and impact. Attendees will be able to participate in a variety of topics and issue areas including, SRI & ESG Investing, Energy, Water, and Smart City Revolution and Inclusive and Sustainable Economy.  

For more information and to register, click here.

Upswell 2020: A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE | OCT 14-16, 2020

No matter your mission, one thing is true for all of us: we can’t go back to the way things were. 2020 has fundamentally unsettled us, calling into question how we live, who we see, and what we value. The state of the nation shouldn’t surprise us.

As changemakers, we know the gross systemic failures that have perpetuated racism and we understand the festering void of unity that has allowed the pandemic to ravage our communities. But what we know – and even the good we’ve done – simply isn’t enough.

So, we’ve made the decision to re-focus Upswell 2020 exclusively on the two issues that will either define or destroy us: anti-racism and COVID-19 recovery. Consider this your invitation to help design the next normal. 

Registration opens in August. For more information, click here.

The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit 2020 | October 19-20, 2020 | Amsterdam, Netherlands  

Join 350+ CEOs, reporting, sustainability, communication and investor practitioners to share practical solutions and ideas to shape the future of sustainability reporting and communications.  

For more information and to register, click here.


ICCSR 2020: 14th International Conference on CSR | October 22-23, 2020 | Bali, Indonesia  

This conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of CSR. It also provides a platform for attendees to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered, and solutions adopted in the field of CSR.  

For more information and to register, click here.


Net Impact Conference | October 22-24, 2020 | Baltimore, MD  

With a new kind of capitalism on the horizon, Net Impact 2020 promises to bring together some of the leading business voices to discuss the need for our economic system and the stakeholders it serves to evolve.  

For more information and to register, click here.


BSR Conference 2020 | October 27-29, 2020 | New York, NY  

The BSR Conference is one of the longest-running sustainability conferences. This conference provides a space for thought-provoking conversations, where participants can work together to identify solutions to the most pressing and complex global challenges.  

For more information and to register, click here.

If you want to add a relevant event, or update details for an existing entry, please reach out to cece@pointsoflight.org and be sure to include the date, location, brief summary and the corresponding link.  

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

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Katy Elder

Vice President, Business Innovation, Points of Light

A member of the Points of Light team since November 2012, Katy serves as Vice President, Business Innovation. She brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in employee volunteerism, community affairs and internal communications. After leading Points of Light’s corporate consulting practice for six years, she is now responsible for developing content and innovative learning opportunities to advance the corporate citizenship sector.
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