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2013 CSR conferences, summits and symposiums

A 2012 panel discusses Net Impact's goals and achievements over the last 20 years. Photo: <a href="">Net Impact (flickr) </a>
A 2012 panel discusses Net Impact's goals and achievements over the last 20 years. Photo: Net Impact (flickr)

2013 presents many opportunities to meet and discuss the latest trends in corporate social responsibility, conscious capitalism and the latest "green business" solutions. See our list below for some of the top conferences, summits and symposiums taking place discussing various aspects of corporate partnerships.

Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) Board of Boards CEO Conference
Dates: February 25, 2013
Location: New York City, NY
Theme: Call to Action: Engaged Leadership; Unprecedented Impact
A “unique opportunity for corporate leaders to share insights and best practices and to help advance the business case for corporate community investment. By congregating for this event, global CEOs demonstrate their commitment to CECP’s mission — to lead the business community in raising the level and quality of corporate philanthropy.”
2012 Conference Summary

The Economist's Ideas Economy: Innovation Forum 2013
Dates: March 28, 2013
Location: Berkeley, CA
Theme: Redefining the speed of business
The Ideas Economy event series “brings together communities of active participants from business, government and universities alongside today's leading experts to debate ideas and find solutions to difficult problems...The spread of frugal innovation practices offers new opportunities for the rich world to learn from the developing world.”

Conscious Capitalism 2013
Dates: April 5-6, 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organized by: Conscious Capitalism
Theme: Elevating Humanity Through Business
Conscious Capitalism 2013 is a public summit designed as an “introduction to the principles of Conscious Capitalism and their application to business for a broad and diverse global audience.” The conference will also include “an exploration of the principles of conscious capitalism and their everyday application for people actively engaged in business on any level, and for people who are starting businesses or entering the workforce.”

Bricks & Sticks Sustainability Symposium
Dates: April 16-17, 2013
Location: Washington, D.C.
Organized by: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Business Civic Leadership Centers
Theme: Building Public-Private Partnerships for Economic & Environmental Improvement
Companies are developing a wide array of tools, technologies, products, and services to meet communities increasing desire for "green" solutions. However, solutions can be expensive, have high fixed costs, and require significant natural resources to implement. In some cases, like water, multiple jurisdictions must work together on sensitive issues. If you are working at the nexus of economic and environmental issues in the private sector, public sector, or non-government sectors, this BCLC symposium is for you.
BCLC’s 2012 Conference Video Clips

Dates: May 1-2, 2013
Location: Anaheim, CA
Organized by: UBM
Business4Better (B4B) "will bring together mid-sized business, large corporations and nonprofits to truly define mutually beneficial partnerships. The B4B conference, expo and movement encourages a unique level of engagement that will inspire businesses to action, connect them with like-minded nonprofit organizations and create better-than-ever partnerships that are redefining social purpose and transforming business impact on societal causes."

Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) Summit
Dates: June 4-5, 2013
Location: New York City, NY
Organized by: Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
Each year at this event, CECP shares cutting-edge research and CEO perspectives in panel discussions, and provides the opportunity for candid discussion among peers. *Only representatives from CECP member and subscriber companies may attend.
Download the 2012 Summit Report (pdf)

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
Dates: September 2013
Location: New York City, NY
The annual meeting of Bill Clinton's global hotshots gives CGI members the opportunity to assess the progress of ongoing commitments, develop new partnerships, and recognize the innovative action currently underway by CGI members across the world.
View video clips from the 2012 meeting

7th Annual Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit
Dates: October 8-10, 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Organized by: Conscious Capitalism
Theme: Conscious Leadership: Activating the Unlimited Potential of Business
“Join trailblazing CEOs, renowned thought leaders and other leadership luminaries at the seventh annual Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit designed to activate a deep conversation, foster practical learning and advance the emerging Conscious Capitalism movement.”

Net Impact
Dates: October 24-26, 2013
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
The annual Net Impact Conference is a public event for students and professionals. The 2012 conference “brought together more than 2,800 changemakers from all over the world and 300 dynamic speakers from across industries, from Fortune 500 companies to emerging nonprofits to explore how to take all we’ve accomplished over the past 20 years and accelerate our impact to forge real solutions for the decades to come.”
See what was discussed in 2012

Business for Social Responsibility Conference
Dates: November 5-8, 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA
BSR's annual conference features "global leaders who provide one-hour, interactive presentations," "I3 presenters" who "motivate, inform, and encourage participants with their extraordinary stories," two-hour working sessions that integrate "presentations, case studies, and group discussions into a collaborative, workshop-style setting," and one-hour conversations that "present an intimate forum for discussion and inspiration."
Read the 2012 post-conference report

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