Confluence Recommends: Sun Valley Forum, Turning Risk Into Opportunity: Vision, Courage & Innovation


Sun Valley, Idaho

Limelight Hotel, 151 S. Main Street, Ketchum, ID 83340

The Sun Valley Forum accelerates the transformation to sustainable, equitable, and secure— resilient— economies and communities. Each year approximately 250 leaders and innovators from business, government, philanthropy, advocacy, sports and entertainment, academia, the arts and philanthropy gather for three days of inspiration and action to share strategies, catalyze collaborations, and drive courageous leadership. Convened in collaboration with the global investor network Confluence Philanthropy, the Sun Valley Forum delivers inspiration as well as direct results with new projects, partnerships, and investments catalyzed at this action-oriented convening.

Confluence Recommends: The Global Climate Action Summit

September 12-14, 2018  | San Francisco, California

The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action.

Check out the Climate Solutions Track at the Confluence Practitioners Gathering

Check out the Climate Solutions Track at the Confluence Practitioners Gathering

March 12-15, Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA

Join us for the Climate Solutions Track at the 2018 Annual Practitioners Gathering to hear from leaders in the philanthropic, family office, and investment sectors on how to better advance climate solutions investing at your institution. The program will explore key themes to help you identify opportunities and move the community towards scaling real solutions.

In addition to pre-conference field trips to Mosaic, Powerhouse, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and SunPower, the program includes sessions on the following topics:      

  • Climate Risk 101
  • Investing in Disaster Recovery
  • Solarcoaster
  • Waste is the Next Gold Rush: Impact Investing & The Circular Economy
  • A Climate Solutions Collaborative strategy session
  • Insight on the latest policy developments impacting climate investment   

This event is intended for Confluence Philanthropy Practitioner members and approved guests. Click here to apply and join us as a non-member guest.

Speakers include:

  • Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Director, Carbon Tracker Initiative
  • Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)
  • David Sand, Chief Investment Strategist, Community Capital Management
  • Susan Phinney Silver, Director of Mission Investing, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Aimee Barnes, Senior advisor to the Governor, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

From C2C Partners PRIME Coalition and Cambridge Associates: The Investment Gap that Threatens the Planet

From C2C Partners PRIME Coalition and Cambridge Associates: The Investment Gap that Threatens the Planet

On the contrary, [the authors] argue that investments in early- and late-stage solutions are complementary. The most effective portfolio to achieve climate change mitigation will require thoughtful investments in climate solutions along the entire “innovation continuum,” from conceptual ideas to solutions that are ready for commercial deployment and widespread impact. Drawing a distinction between so-called innovation and deployment presents a false dichotomy; innovation takes place as solutions are ideated, developed, and deployed.

Confluence Recommends: 2018 Climate Bonds Annual Conference

Join the world’s green bond industry as we gather to talk about how we will grow the market in the coming year. 

In 2018 we’ll do that on 20 March, plus a bonus day of special Roundtables on 21 March and two very special pre-conference Workshops on 19 March. Download the Agenda here.

Register here.

The conference theme will be: "How to get to a Trillion Dollar Market"

EVENT - Vermont Council on Rural Development - cc: econ Catalysts of the Climate Economy: National Innovation Summit

EVENT - Vermont Council on Rural Development -  cc: econ Catalysts of the Climate Economy: National Innovation Summit

September 6-8 2017, Burlington, Vermont: As members of the nation’s movement to answer climate change, we want to invite you to join us for the “Catalysts of the Climate Economy: National Innovation Summit” (cc:econ) September 6-8 at the Davis Center at UVM in Burlington VT. Join entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders who are accelerating economic development by solving the unprecedented challenges presented by climate change.

RFP Now Available for Partners for Places Round Eleven

In partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) is pleased to announce the opening of Round Eleven of the Partners for Places grant program.The grant program provides partnership investments between $25,000 and $75,000 for one year projects, or $50,000 and $150,000 for two year projects, with a 1:1 match required by one or more local foundations.

EVENT - Croatan Institute Clean Portfolio Project: Bay Area Convening

June 15th, 2017, Oakland, CA - Our partners at the Croatan Institute are organizing a special Bay Area convening of the Clean Portfolio Project where participants will learn about the next phase of an on-going initiative coordinated by Croatan Institute and a growing consortium of collaborators.  Dana Lanza, CEO of Confluence Philanthropy and Co-Convener of C2C will be speaking.

EVENT - Clean Innovation Investor Forum & Carbon XPRIZE Summit

June 12-13 2017, New York, New York: This invitation-only event will convene a select group of capital providers, corporate leaders, and innovators and entrepreneurs who together are are building the innovative companies driving the clean economy.

 

EVENT - C2C Recommends the Sun Valley Forum. Building Resilient Prosperity: the Power of Nature, Technology & Community in a Changing World

July 5-8, 2017, Sun Valley, Idaho: The premier event of the Sun Valley Institute, the annual Sun Valley Forum was first convened in 2015 to accelerate the transformation to sustainable, equitable, and secure— resilient— economies and communities. In a time of great environmental, political, and economic change, resilience is vital. Each year the Forum gathers approximately 200-250 national and international leaders and innovators from investment, policy, business, nonprofits, sports and entertainment and academia, as well as local leaders, visitors, and residents, to share strategies, broaden thinking, and ignite new partnerships at this groundbreaking event with a goal of building greater resilience.

Macarthur & Packard Foundations: Expanding Clean Energy in India

C2C members MacArthur Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation are participating in the creation of two innovative finance initiatives that seek to catalyze private, institutional and other capital sources for renewable energy projects in India — the U.S.-India Clean Energy Finance (ICEF) initiative and the U.S.-India Catalytic Solar Finance Program (CSFP).