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Civil Society and Sustainability Conference

About the Sustainability Research Conference Series

The Stanford Initiative on Business and Environmental Sustainability Research Conference Series is hosted by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

In partnership with Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, this conference is designed to strengthen the community of scholars at the intersection of civil society and sustainability, and advance scholarship and insights on the roles civil society serve in sustainability efforts.


May 25–26, 2023


Stanford University campus

Presenters will represent a broad range of fields such as sociology, political science, business, education, public policy, public administration, and social ecology.

Conference Application

Conference attendance will be limited. 

Conference Organizers

Associate Professor of Education at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and by courtesy, of Sociology
Director of Research and Scholar Programs at Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Important COVID-19 Restrictions

  • By registering for this event/conference, you agree to follow all Stanford University, Santa Clara County, and California State COVID-19 guidelines. Future public health restrictions may necessitate the postponement of the event/conference.
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  • If you are experiencing symptoms of upper respiratory illness, please refrain from attending the event.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 within ten days of your attendance at the event, please fill out this General COVID-19 Case Reporting Form.