We track conferences and events in the sustainable investment space for our work and for our clients. Events change dynamically based on travels and commitments, but where possible we will make the case for why sustainable investment is the better approach to investment in the 21st century and attract new minds to the challenge of making it happen. All events are subject to change by organizers.

See also


Private Equity and ESG Webinar with Fong Yee Chan from Principles for Responsible Investment, Elizabeth Seeger from KKR and Peter Tynan from the Global Environment Fund - Thursday, 24 January 2012 12h00 EST

MSCI ESG Research Webinar: '2013 ESG Trends to Watch' - January 23, 2013, from 3pm GMT

Bloomberg Global Markets Summit, NEW YORK USA, 17 January 2013

WEF Davos, Switzerland 23-27 January 2013

The Annual Practitioners Meeting - Catalyzing Change, Interchurch Center, Harlem, 61 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10115, January 22-24 2013

Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Investing, Net Impact London Professional at MSCI ESG Research Ten Bishops Square, London, United Kingdom, E1 6EG, January 16, 2013 6:30 pm

ELP Webinar: Boston’s Green Roofs - The Benefits of Farming and Gardening Up in the Sky with Urban Farmer and ELP Senior Fellow Casey Townsend, TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013

Josh Humphreys of Tellus Institute on the recently released US SIF Foundation 2012 SRI Trends Report, 50 Federal Street, Boston MA 02110 USA, Tuesday, January 15, 2012 12-1:30pm.


IFC Sustainability Days, Renaissance Sao Paolo Hotel, Brazil 28 February 2013, 8-5pm BST

MSCI Webinar: Firearms Divestment in the US, Livemeeting IO, 28 February 2013 1PM EST

Seminar: "The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility South" with Associate Professor Ralph Hamann and Arianna Baldo, UCT GSB Exhibition Hall, 27 February 2013, 8h30–11h00.

Agribusiness Conference under the patronage of General Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, keynoted by Ambassador Anil Sooklal of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) supported by the South African Netherlands Economic Council, by the Jan Hak organisation, sponsored by Nedbank at Nedbank Clocktower Auditorium, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.  26-27 Feburary 2013

Launch of the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) Focal Point South Africa hosted at JSE, Sandown, Gauteng, S.Africa, 26 February 2013. 8.30-18.00.,18POB,O93CU,47C48,1

IFC Sustainability Day, Johannesburg, S.Africa, 25 February 2013.

THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: AN EPIC JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS, hosted by Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership at Mountain Club of South Africa, 97 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town, S.Africa. Tuesday 19th February 2013, 17:00 for 17:30.

Private Equity in Southern Africa presented by SAVCA, Financial Times Live and EMPEA, Hilton Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, 14 February 2013

SAVCA & EMPEA Members-Only Reception, Wednesday 13 February 2013

Launch of Green Innovation Forum of Southern Africa, Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, 13 February 2013, 10.30 - 1PM

Harvard University Center for the Environment: CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOCIAL ACTION at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA, USA on Monday, 11 February 2013, 4 - 5:30pm.

Mining Indaba - the 19th Annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, 3-7 February 2013.

Sutainable Development at Mining Indaba™ - Thursday, 7 February 2013.  


MSCI Webinar: MSCI ESG Research, ATNI and BNP Paribas Asset Management introduce the Access to Nutrition Index, 26 March 2013. 10AM EDT.

MSCI Webinar: Optimizing ESG Factors in Portfolio Construction - March 21, 2013. 11:00AM EDT.

How to track corporate compliance with global norms and assess related risks? Briefing on‘Investing the Rights Way’ A Guide for Investors on Business and Human Rights’ – a joint publication of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, Calvert Investments and ICCR, 20 March 2013 | 10:30 am New York | 7:30 am Vancouver.

WWF South Africa Energy Planning Workshop stakeholder engagement with energy planning processes second Integrated Energy Plan (IEP2), draft proposition for renewable energy development in South Africa hosted at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand, Gauteng RSA, 20 March 2013.  

WWF One Planet Webinar: Breakthrough Capitalism - John Elkington, 20 March 2013 at 12.30 CET

RI Asia 2013: the investor-corporate ESG summit, 19-20 March 2013, SGX Auditorium, Singapore

Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance Hosted by Sustainable Finance Geneva, The University of Geneva and its Finance Research Institute (GFRI),Tuesday March 19, 2013.

MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA, USA. 15-16 March 2913.

18th Annual Public Funds Summit, the 8th Annual Foundations & Endowments Summit, IMN Impact Investing Summit at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA, March 13-15, 2013.

Culture, confidence, change: The new Africans and an unfolding success story in Africa, University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday, 14 March 2013 at 17:30 for 18:00.

The National Business Initiative (NBI) Annual Members and Stakeholders Feedback Session, Summer Place, 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, S.Africa on Wednesday, 13 March 2013.

CPSL Presents Prof Jorgen Randers: What can we expect in the next 40 years? The Cape Town event is hosted in parnership with the African Centre for Cities, Engen and Western Cape Economic Development Partnership, Engen Conference Center, Thibault Square, c/o Riebeeck and Long Street, Cape Town, RSA, Monday 11 March 2013, 17:00 for 17:30.

MN Capital Zambia Pension Fund Investment Forum, Radisson Blu Lusaka, Zambia, 7-8 March 2013.

ERM Sustainability and Climate Change practice: Sustainability & capital planning, Summer Place Hotel in Sandton, South Africa, 6 March 2013  9AM - 1PM.


2nd Annual Zimbabwe Pension Funds Investment Forum: Integrating ESG into Investment Strategy: Focus Risk and Opportunities (15.30 - 16.00, Monday 29 April) at. Rainbow Towers Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe, 29-30 April 2013.

5th Annual ARCS Conference hosted by the Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business Haas at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, Mon. April 29-Wed. May 1, 2013. CFP DEADLINE Monday, January 21st, 2013

EIRIS Foundation report launch 'Responsible investment in pooled funds: a guide for charities', hosted by CCLA at their offices at Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria Street, London UK. Thursday 25 April | 08.30 - 10.30 am

Institute Fund Summit 2013 Americas, Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA, USA  April 24-26, 2013.

4th Annual Active-Passive Investor Summit at The Union League Club in Midtown Manhattan, 22 April 2013.

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Exhibition Hall, UCT Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, S.Africa; 22 April 2013 17h30 for 18h00.

Innovation as Usual, Exhibition Hall, The UCT Graduate School of Business, 19 April 2013. 12:30

UCT GSB Ph.D and Research Colloquim PRC1, UCT Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, S.Africa; 18-19 April 2013 9h00-19h00.

Boston QWAFAFEW Meeting: The Cost of Socially Responsible Investment, 3rd Floor of the Tennis & Racquet Club, 939 Boylston Street, Boston MA USA, Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 6-8pm.

Launch of the International Integrated Reporting Framework Consultation Draft hosted by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the Integrated Reporting Committee (IRC) of South Africa, and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Tuesday 16 April 2013.

The Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize and Speaker Series - Environmental Marketing Symposium: Presentations from ThinkEco and RecycleBank broadcast live on Yale's Youtube Channel from 9:00am to 11:15am, Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT, USA. 12 April 2013, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Global ESG Leadership Forum 2013: ESG Across Asset Classes, 11 April 2013.  2PM EDT

In the Board Room programme hosted by The African Development Bank, The Carlyle Group and UCT Graduate School of Business, Exhibition Hall, UCT Graduate School of Business, Portswood Road, Green Point, Cape Town, S.Africa, 12 April 2013; 08h45.

Linking environmental and financial performance: Implications for investors from State of Green Business 2013 co-hosted by US SIF, Trucost and Greenbiz, 9 April 2013, 1pm EST

RisCura Fundamentals’ Bright Africa Private Equity ReportThe Roof Terrace Room, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Coen Steytler Avenue, Cape Town, RSA. Wednesday, 10 April 2013: 07h15 – 08h45.

Reception for Net Impact Lifetime Membertaste Central Bottle, 196 Massachusetts Avenue , Cambridge MA, USA. Wednesday, April 10th from 6-8PM.

Africa Venture Capital Association 10th Annual Conference: Alpha in Africa: Exceptional Growth, Outstanding Results, in Cape Town 8-10 April 2013.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship host Impact Investing in Africa: Accelerating the Industry Regionally at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, South Africa, 5 April 2013, 9.30 - 5PM.

"Marketing for the BOP" au Palais Brongniart, Paris, France, 4 avril 2013 de 8h30 à 11h30.

Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course - The ESRA Online Course is a product of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and the INCAE Business School, with the support of the Ecobanking Project.  1-19 April 2013.


Bangladesh: The Nexus of Sustainable Supply Chains and the Global Emerging Markets hosted by UBS with Erika Karp, Head of Global Sector Research, UBS Investment Bank, Chris Jochnick, Director of Private Sector Department, Oxfam, Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder, WEConnect International, Nasreen Fatema Awal, Director and Co-Founder Multimode Group, Bangladesh, Thursday, 30 May 2013 at 9:00ET

US SIF:  The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment at Finance for a Sustainable Future at the Westin River North in Chicago, IL, USA. 20-22 May 2013.

IFC and EMPEA Global Private Equity Conference, Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037  USA,  13-16 May 2013.

Access to Nutrition Index Investor Briefings Roadshow BOSTON @ MSCI Boston office at 101 Federal St 13 May 2013 8-10AM .

WEF Africa Delivering on Africa’s Promise, Cape Town, South Africa, 8-10 May 2013.

Access to Nutrition Index Investor Briefings Roadshow  NEW YORK @ MSCI Headquarters at 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich St NY NY 8 May 8-10AM.

Corporate Governance and Financial Risk: Is ESG Adequate? Institute for Responsible Investment and Hauser Center hosted at Weil Hall, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge MA, USA! 6 May 2013.

Seminar on Frontiers in Sustainable Investment: Integrating ESG in Growth Economies at 11th Annual Pensions and Capital Stewardship Conference hosted by Pensions and Capital Stewardship, Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, 1-3 May 2013.


The 23rd Annual FundForum International 2013, The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, 24-27 June 2013.

The 5th Annual SuperReturn Emerging Markets 2013, InterContinental Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland, 24-27 June 2013.

4th edition of the WWF Zermatt Summit “Business & NGOs: Building partnerships of winners” Zermatt, Switzerland 20-21 June 2013.

The 4th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas & Energy Conference 2013 hosted annually by Global Pacific & Partners at InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya; 18-20 June 2013; pre-Conference 4th Eastern Africa Strategy Briefing by Dr Duncan Clarke.

IFC 7th Annual Sustainability Exchange, IFC Headquarters, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20433 , USA, 19-21 June 2013.

IFC The Sustainabiity Forum - Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 USA, 18 June 2013.

TBLI CONFERENCE™ USA  in New York, USA, 17-18 June 2013.

GDF's 4th Russia (CIS) - EURASIA Private Equity Convention, 5 Sofitel St James, London UK, 17-18 June 2013.

FT / IFC Sustainability Conference, InterContinental London Park Lane, London UK 13 June 2013.  #FTIFCAwards

Ethics & Shareholder Value Summit. #tcbethics hosted by The Conference Board @conferenceboard, The Westin New York Grand Central, New York, NY, 13-14 June 2013.

  • Thursday, June 13th from 11:00-12:00PM: Investor Panel: Why Corporate Governance and Ethical Practices Make a Difference to Shareholders?  > LINK

ANDE Metrics Conference: From the Ground Up, The Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle Washington, District of Columbia  20036, United States, June 12-13, 2013

Access to Nutrition Index Investor Briefings Roadshow  LONDON Investor briefing Access to Nutrition Index project 12 June 8.15 for 8.30-9.45AM 12 June 2013

ATNI Investor briefing hosted by F & C Asset Management at Exchange House, 12 Primrose St, London UK, Wednesday 12 June 2013 8.30 - 9.45am.

RI Europe, London, UK, 11-12 June 2013.

Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course - The ESRA Online Course is a product of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and the INCAE Business School, with the support of the Ecobanking Project. 6 - 24 June 2013.

11th International Workshop on Pension, Insurance and Saving at the Université Paris-Dauphine, Place du Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny, 75 016 Paris, France on 6-7 June 2013.

4th Annual Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards 2013, London, UK,  June 2013


Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking, A Lewis M. Branscomb Forum, Thursday, 25 July 2013  2:00-5:00 p.m. PDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. EDT.

Africa Investment Fund & Asset Management (#AIFAM2013) Forum 2013 at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sandton, South Africa, 23–24 July 2013.

Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course - The ESRA Online Course is a product of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and the INCAE Business School, with the support of the Ecobanking Project.  22 July-9 August 2013.

UCT GSB Ph.D and Research Colloquim PRC3, UCT Graduate School of Business Executive Room, Cape Town, S.Africa; 19 July 2013 9h00-19h00.

Global Webinar - ESG Investment Implications in Emerging Markets hosted by MSCI ESG on 11 July 7:00 AM PDT (San Francisco)

UCT GSB research seminars hosted by Tamlyn Mawa and Ralph Hamman: 2012 Trends Report on Sustainable Investment in Africa - Lessons and Learnings at UCT GSB, Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa 3 July 2013, 1PM -2PM. POSTPONED.

Buy Sell Invest and Visit Johannesburg (BSIV) Conference: Infrastructure, Resource, Services and Manufacturing hosted by the City of Johannesburg at Sandon Convention Centre, South Africa on 1 - 3 July 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa produced by Frontier Advisory. Panels on 2 July 09:00 to 10:15 Johannesburg as a financial platform for the continent; 11:40  to 12:55 Financing for the Future – Alternative Funding Models.

International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference ISDRC19 - ‘Just Transitions', Spier Estate, Lynedoch valley, Stellenbosch, Cape, South Africa, 1-3 July 2013.   


IMN’s 4th Annual African Cup of Investment Management, Westin Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa 29-30 August 2013.  #ACIM2013    

  • 30 August 2013 -  9:35 Generational Attitudes to Investing: Preparing for Longevity  > LINK
  • 29 August 2013 - 16:30 ESG Idealism vs. Realism: Overcoming Doubts and Demonstrating Opportunities for Returns > LINK  

UCT GSB Research Seminar: Plagairsm and Turnitin by Mary Lister & Rene Page, 7 August 2013 1-2PM SAST


ANDE Annual Conference, Glen Cove, NY, USA. September 30 - October 2, 2013.

JSE SRI Index South African Company Showcase side-event to Principles of Responsible Investment in Person annual event, Cape Town International Convention Center, Convention Square, Cape Town, S.Africa, 30 September 2013

Multinational Corporations and Tax Transparency: Issues for Responsible Investors panel with Katharine Teague/Christian Aid, Rebecca Lewis/Arisaig Partners Zachary Paris/Sustainalytics on Tuesday, September 17 10:00 SGT | 12:00 AEST

Sustainable Returns Project Responsible Investment Handbook launch to pension industry Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 September 2013 8AM-12PM

2nd Africa Pensions and Sovereign Funds Investment Forum (#APSFIF2013), The Langham Hotel London UK, 2-4 September 2013  

  • Panel 16:30 3 Sep: Responsible Investing in Africa — Focus on Risk and Opportunities  LINK

UCT Graduate School of Business Management Consulting Club 2nd Annual Management Consulting Conference.


Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course - The ESRA Online Course is a product of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and the INCAE Business School, with the support of the Ecobanking Project.  28 October-15 November 2013.

2013 Net Impact Conference, Silicon Valley, California USA. 24-26 October 2013.

2013 Fiduciary Investors Symposium Sofitel Legend - The Grand Amsterdam, The Netherlands 20-22 October 2013.

Villanova University School of Business Campus Sustainability Day national event by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 23 October 2013, Villanova PA USA.

UCT GSB Writers Workshop, 23-25 October 2013.

EMPEA Private Equity in Africa 2013, InterContinental Park Lane, London W1, UK, Wednesday 16 October 2013.

Nyenrode Business University and ABIS - The Academy of Business in Society 12th Annual Colloquium in Breukelen, The Netherlands, 15-17 October 2013.

Russian Sustainable Investment Initiative Forum, Moscow, Russia, 10 – 11 October 2013.

International Corporate Governance Network conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-6 October 2013.

PRI Private Equity event in Cape Town: The growing importance of ESG in African private equity, Old Mutual Investment Group, Old Mutual House, 33 Klaassens Road, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, 3 October 2013; 8.30am – 1pm.

Principles of Responsible Investment in Person annual event, Cape Town International Convention Center, Convention Square, Cape Town, S.Africa, 1-2 October 2013. 8-18:00.  

  • Panel 5B on 2 October - Investment manager and service provider discussion: ‘How can asset owners empower investment managers/service providers to improve their responsible investment practices?’  LINK


UCT GSB Ph.D and Research Colloquim PRC4, UCT Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, S.Africa; 27-29 November 2013 9h00-19h00.

Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development: Transformation, Growth and the Green Economy, Singapore 25 - 26 November 2013  @Responsible_Biz

20th Africa Oil Week/Africa Upstream 2013 in Cape Town, RSA, 25-29 November, 2013.

3rd GSB Conference on the Business of Social and Environmental Innovation (BSEI2013): “Co-innovation to address wicked problems”, UCT Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, South Africa, 25-26 November 2013. CFP closes 15 July.  Presentation of working paper “The investment case for fighting malnutrition: co-innovating through a cross-sector collaboration ranking the food & beverage sector”. LINK

TBLI CONFERENCE™ EUROPE 2013, Zurich, Switzerland, 14-15 November 2013.

2013 PRI Academic Network Conference is being held in Paris hosted by Caisse des Depots, 13-15 November 2013 

Namibia Pension Funds Investment Forum at the Windhoek Country Resort, Windhoek Country Club, Namibia, 6-7 November 2013

3rd Trading Africa Summit by Thomson Reuters, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-7 November 2013 > LINK


RI USA 2013: the investor-corporate ESG summit, Bloomberg MPR Auditorium, New York City, USA, 10-11 December 2013.  > LINK

IMN's Global Indexing & ETFs: The Pre-eminent Investment Management Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, USA on 8-10 December 2013

The 4th Annual SuperReturn Africa 2013, Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana on 3-5 December 2013.

South African Investment Forum, Waterfront Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 3-4 December 2013. 


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