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 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, locally and globally. The Forum showcases successful approaches to building sustainable development, the low carbon economy, and resilience with a primary focus on investment and market strategies. Nestled in the beautiful Wood River Valley and surrounded by five mountain ranges, participants will learn and be inspired while connecting on nature trails, by the river and around the dining table. Speakers this year include Raul Pomares of Sonen Capital; Nancy Pfund of DBL Partners, Jay Koh, Founder, Lightsmith Group and the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment Working Group; Lila Preston of Generation Investment Management; Julie Shafer, Head of Purpose Investments, Bank of the West / BNP Paribas; James McMahon of The Collider, and C2C Steering Committee member Nicholas Eisenberger.