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October 8-9: COMMIT! Forum: To A Responsible Culture & Supply Chain, Downtown Marriot, New York City

Engage with C-suite executives, CEOs, corporate communication pros, and CR professionals on how to improve the role of business in society and how corporate responsibility and sustainability drive sales, save money, and improve asset values.

October 9-12: Changing the World – Through Feminine Leadership and Entrepreneurship, New York City

Listen to speakers ranging from established trailblazers and leaders to women at the start of their emerging process, and everything in between! They are successful business women, moms, single entrepreneurs, authors, workshop leaders, Ted Talkers, and other infinite varieties of women rock the house.​

October 16: Sandbox All Ideas Pitch Contest, Lowell, MA

Are you an entrepreneur with any type of idea-- tech, social impact, local, creative, etc...? Then pitch your idea at the Sandbox All Ideas Pitch Contest!

October 31: CBS 2014 Social Enterprise Conference, New York Marriott Marquis

Join the Columbia Business School 2014 Social Enterprise Conference and help spark the conversation on driving sustainable change beyond the new millennium. Topics include: Sustainable Practices, Sustainable Financial Models and Sustainable Behaviors. 

November 3-5: Sustainable Brands Conference, Lancaster Terrace, London, UK

Connect with Sustainability Executives, Brand Strategists, Design & Innovation Leaders, and Marketing & Communication Stakeholders Leaders as the Sustainable Brands London Conference convenes to drive innovation that leads to enhanced business and brand value.

November 4-6: BSR Conference, New York

The BSR Conference 2014 will explore how transparency can transform supply chains, energy and climate, consumer engagement, community impacts, and more, and how businesses are managing differently in a fully transparent world.

November 6-8: Net Impact Conference, Breaking Boundaries, Minneapolis , MN

The Net Impact Conference is the leading forum for students and professionals who want to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. This year, we’ll be breaking boundaries—leaving limits behind, forging unexpected alliances, and exploring creative solutions—to transform the world.

November 10-12: Slow Money 2014, Louisville, KY

Slow Money gatherings have emerged as a significant new venue for field building, investing, and social change. The events feature food entrepreneurs who are leading the way rebuilding local food systems, along with many renowed thought leaders in agriculture, investing, and philanthropy.

January 12-23: Frontier Market Scouts Training, Monterrey, CA

The program includes an intensive, two-week certificate training that prepares fellows for 3-12 month field assignments with social enterprises and impact investment foundations in the US and abroad.

February 26-28: Ashoka University Exchange​, University of Maryland

Gain unique perspectives and insights on social innovation in higher education.

March 6-8: CGI U 2015, University of Miami, FL

The Clinton Global Iniative University meeting will bring together more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Through the CGI University Network and other opporunities, funding will be available to select CGI U 2015 students to help them turn their ideas into action.