[UPDATED] October 2020 Events

Check out these upcoming social impact webinars and events!

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ReutersEvents: Transform USA 2020 | October 1-2, 2020 | VIRTUAL

"Putting Resilience and Sustainability at the Heart of the U.S. Recovery" It is business’ responsibility to lead the worldwide recovery and embark upon the ‘decade of action’ towards a resilient, circular, low-carbon and inclusive world. Covid-19 has revealed to the world just how critical yet fragile our global supply chains really are, and now more than ever is it apparent that sustainable procurement must be upheld and circularity should be pursued – all for the good of our planet and future. Transform USA will be bringing together CSOs, CPOs and ESG Investors from across the world to share their latest insights, and more importantly, tangible strategies into how they are helping deliver the required transformation of business for a sustainable, circular, inclusive future post Covid-19.

For more information and to register, click here.


bbconn 2020 | October 6-8, 2020 | VIRTUAL 

bbconn is the premier tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good. This free, virtual, and global gathering will unite the social good community for three days of cutting-edge thought leadership, actionable inspiration, virtual peer networking, and unforgettable experiences. 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.


Sustainatopia | October 7-8, 2020 | VIRTUAL & 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.

*Limited in-person attendance


The Civic 50: 2020 Key Findings & Insights | Oct. 9, 2020 | VIRTUAL

Join Points of Light on Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. ET as we share insights and key findings from the 2020 cohort of The Civic 50 honorees. You'll hear more about their work in 2019 that set these 50 community-minded companies up for success in 2020. We are thankful to our partners at True Impact and Bea Boccalandro for their help with the survey instrument, data collection, and analysis.

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.


Examining the State of American Civic Engagement and the Path Forward for Businesses and Nonprofits to Inspire Service and Volunteerism | Oct. 19, 2020 | Virtual

To best understand current perceptions of civic life and identify a path forward for businesses, nonprofits, and individuals, Points of Light, in partnership with AT&T, Hart Research and Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, surveyed adults about their behaviors, attitudes and motivations for civic engagement. This research is a comprehensive look into the current state of civic engagement, a universal desire to do more in the future, and how we can help convert good intentions into positive action.

Join us on Monday, October 19 at 1 p.m. ET, for a special webinar to discuss these research findings in more detail. 

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.


BSR Conference 2020 | October 20-23, 2020 | VIRTUAL

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.


26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference | POSTPONED to 2021 | 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.


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

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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