Sustainability Summit Series

Sustainability Summit Series

2020 marks the beginning of the “Decade of Action” to accelerate progress toward greater global sustainability. While COVID-19 continues to present the business community with unprecedented challenges, sustainability remains a priority for many. 

Given the need for urgent climate action, we are excited to announce the Sustainability Summit Series, focusing on the timeliest topics in corporate sustainability and how business leaders are adapting to the challenges faced in this critical time. These carefully curated, interactive sessions will go beyond the “what” and “why” of sustainability priorities as we know them, to explore how sustainability leaders can continue the momentum in the new normal, gleaning lessons from the corporate response to the pandemic.

Below you can find information on past and upcoming events in the Sustainability Summit Series. If interested in speaker or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Potter ( and Peter Fadoul (

Upcoming Events

Sustainability Investment and Reporting: The Road Ahead I September 24 @ 1:00 p.m. ET
The U.S. Chamber Foundation is inviting thought partners to join a discussion focused on the future of sustainable investment and reporting. We will share findings from our latest research on the status of the ESG landscape as we transition to a post-COVID-19 world, explore private sector leadership in communicating ESG-related information, and discuss the frameworks needed to support companies in proactively disclosing consistent sustainability data.  

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Past Events

Collaborating for Impact I September 17 @ 1:00 p.m. ET

Achieving sustainable outcomes requires creative, efficient, and inclusive collaboration across sectors and silos. This discussion will focus on replicable private sector-led partnerships built on cross-industry collaboration that solve unprecedented sustainability challenges through collective action and deliver meaningful results.

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Climate Efforts in the Decade of Action I September 3 @ 1:00 p.m. ET
Climate action, a critical element of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Agenda, requires accelerated progress now to reach the 2030 targets. As we transition into a “new normal” in the face of COVID-19, what are the most impactful climate strategies companies continue to drive forward, and what are the tactics and technologies being deployed to deliver on sustainability commitments? Join us for a discussion with leaders from the manufacturing, shipping, and banking industries on their unique approaches to advancing sustainable progress at the outset of the Decade of Action. 

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Circularity for a Sustainable and Secure Future I August 20 @ 1:00 p.m. ET
What is the role of materials management in the quest to reduce waste and transition to closed loop production systems? There are a myriad of new technologies and processes that leverage circular thinking to increase materials efficiencies and promote positive environmental impact. This conversation discussed the role that circular materials management can play in both achieving sustainability goals and responding to resource-constrained settings such as the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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