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    7 Best Sustainability Conferences for CSR leaders in 2023

    The most up-to-date guide to sustainability conferences in 2023 to learn about engaging employees and growing your programs

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    This is the most up-to-date guide to the best sustainability conferences in 2023. We will continue to update this page so be sure to bookmark this page for future planning!

    If you are trying to grow your employee sustainability engagement or up-skill your CSR planning and growth tactics, these are the conferences you should have marked on your 2023 calendar!

    Best Sustainability Conferences in 2023:

    Sustainable Brands Annual Conference | October 16-19 in San Diego, CA

    The Sustainable Brands Annual Conference is the premier sustainability conference on the circuit, attracting thousands of sustainability, brand, and R&D leaders every year. When we asked the team here at WeSpire about their fvorite conference this was the unanimous winner.

    Each year attendees meet to discuss driving “successful brand transformation that wins in the market by delivering meaningful value in today’s context and ensures readiness for tomorrow.” And you can’t beat beautiful San Diego in October!

    CSR teams big and small will walk away with actionable insights and tactics to engage employees in their critical programs.

    Sustainable Brands hosts multiple events throughout the year and WeSpire will be at many of them in 2023. Let’s meet up! Send us an email at and we will see you there!

    GreenBiz23 | Feb 14-16 in Scottsdale, AZ

    GreenBiz is known to host some of the most exciting sustainability conferences in the world (including Verge23 later next on the list.).

    What to expect? Greenbiz says it best:

    “By attending, you'll gain access to inspiring keynotes, engaging breakout sessions, and valuable networking that will help you address the complex issues on your plate at the scale, scope, and speed required.”

    This is a great way to kick off your conference schedule and catch some warmth in sunny Scottsdale.

    Verge23 | Oct 24 - 26 in San Jose, CA

    Another Greenbiz event, Verge23 is focused on Sustainability Tech that is transforming the way we do business.

    “VERGE 23 is the leading climate tech event accelerating solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time. Join thousands of leaders — from business, government, solution providers and startups — working together to address the climate crisis.”

    This is right after Sustainable Brands and just up the coast in San Jose so just hp in your rental car and you can hit two of the most popular sustainability conferences back to back!

    8th Annual Sustainability Week | March 29 - 31 in London, England

    For our friends across the pond in Europe the 8th Annual Sustainability Week event is one of the largest conferences with over 1000 attendees in-person. Can’t make it to London? Don’t worry there is a virtual event to go along with it.

    CSR professionals can expect a schedule jam packed with content from businesses, policymakers, financiers, investors, NGOs and others working to achieve sustainability goals, faster.

    Fortune Global Sustainability Forum | Late September, Virtual (TBD in person)

    The Global Sustainability Forum has been virtual over the past few years but there are rumblings of a return to an in-person event for 2023. 2022’s single day event was completely focused on achieving net-zero and applying action to the ambitious goals set forth by investors and leaders.

    We don’t yet know what is in store for 2023 but check back here for updates in the coming months.

    Responsible Business USA 2023 | April 4-5, New York, NY

    Two of the biggest ESG trends going into 2023 are the politicization and reporting of ESG. Responsible Business USA is where some of the world’s foremost experts on reporting and data in sustainability will be talking about how they are making reporting easier and more comprehensive to meet evolving regulations.

    “We will help you embed sustainability across the business, shape your strategy through quality sustainability data, prepare for upcoming SEC regulation, accelerate the net-zero transition and ultimately balance growth with sustainability.”

    If your CSR team is starting to dive into reporting and need to stay ahead of the trends this is the place to be.

    We will keep updating this list of Sustainability Conferences for CSR leaders in 2023 as more events are announced and dates are confirmed so don’t forget to bookmark this page!

    Where will you be going? Let us know ​​by commenting on our LinkedIn or emailing us at!

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