Upcoming Events

International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame 

Induction into the ISSP’s Hall of Fame with Bob Willard of Sustainability Advantage, Hunter Lovins of Natural Capital Solutions, Joel Makower of GreenBiz.com, and Susan Burns of Global Footprint Network. Jeffrey will also be presenting at a breakout session discussing “The Responsibility Revolution: The Business for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.”

When: November 12, 2014

Where: Denver, Colorado

Sponsoring Organization: International Society of Sustainability Professionals


Kansas State University


When: October 14, 2014

Where: Manhatten, Kansas

Sponsoring Organization: Kansas State University College of Business Administration



Can Business Be A Force For Good? – Vermont Town Hall

Tom Chappell, founder of Tom’s of Maine and most recently Rambler’s Way, has been creating companies that make natural, healthy, sustainable products since 1970.  Jeffrey Hollender, founder of Seventh Generation, is a leading authority on corporate responsibility, sustainability and social equity.  As colleagues and competitors, they will discuss the status of social entrepreneurship today.  Vermont journalist David Goodman, host of The Vermont Conversation on WDEV, will moderate the discussion.  Vermont Town Hall features intriguing people in public conversations. Come with an open mind, leave with a better understanding of the world around you.

When: September 26, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Spruce Peak  Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe, Vermont

Sponsoring Organization: Spruce Peaks Arts Center Foundation

To purchase tickets ($10) http://sprucepeakarts.org/event/vermonttownhall/

Retail Sustainability Conference

Keynote speaker for micro sessions that gathers retail leaders across every critical retail role – such as marketing, communications, real estate and compliance – to address the leading sustainability challenges in a fresh new way. Topic: Ten Ways Retailers Can Be More Sustainable and Profitable.

When: October 1, 2014

Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Where: Hyatt Regency, Nicollet Alcove, 1st Ballroom, Minneapolis, MN

Sponsoring Organization: Retail Industry Leaders Association



Previous Speaking Engagements


VolunteerMatch Client Summit

Keynote speaker at invitation-only gathering of 150 corporate social responsibility and corporate volunteer engagement professionals that work with VolunteerMatch, the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network.

When: May 16, 2013

Time: TBD

Where: New York University Kimmel Center for University Life

Sponsoring Organization: VolunteerMatch


Strategies for a New Economy Conference

Presenter for workshop on “Re-imagining Ownership and Work: Coops, Stakeholders, Corporate Structure”

When: June 8-10, 2012

Time: TBD

Where: New York, NY

Sponsoring Organization: Bard College, New Economics Institute


2012 Slow Living Summit


When: June 1, 2012

Time: 11:15am

Where: Brattleboro, VT

Sponsoring Organization: Slow Living


UN Social Innovation Summit 2012

Featured Speaker

When: May 31, 2012

Time: All day

Where: New York, NY

Sponsoring Organization: United Nations


2012 Sustainability Summit @MIT


When: April 27, 2012

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm Transforming Large Organizations into Sustainability Leaders; 1:15pm-2:15pm Navigating Sustainability Standards, Protocols and Certifications

Where: Cambridge, MA

Sponsoring Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology


2012 No Impact Week

Lecture and Q&A

When: April 23, 2012

Time: 7:00pm

Where: Statesboro, GA

Sponsoring Organization: Center for Sustainability in partnership with the Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership at Georgia Southern University


2012 Conference on Entrepreneurship

Lecture and Q&A

When: March 6, 2012

Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Palo Alto, CA

Sponsoring Organization: Stanford University Graduate School of Business


Citi Leadership & Ethics Program Conference


When: March 2, 2012

Where: New York, NY

Time: All day

Sponsoring Organization: New York University Stern School of Business Citi Leadership & Ethics Conference


Speaker Series: The Future of American Business

Lecture and Q&A

When: February 7, 2012

Where: New York, NY

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Sponsoring Organization: New York University Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship



Keynote Speaker

When: September 6-9, 2011

Where: San Francisco, CA

Sponsoring Organization: Social Capital Markets