Adaptation and Innovation for Sustainable Societies Conference

Eight social scientists with expertise in behavioral science, social-ecological systems, institutional change, anthropology, psychology, and other areas pertinent to biosocial/biocultural adaptation will present pioneering research and insights on key aspects of adaptation and innovation for sustainable societies. The presentations, and resulting discussions, will address a range of issues including, but not limited to, climate change, biodiversity loss, and population, among other pressing challenges.

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.


May 19–20, 2023


Stanford University campus

This conference is designed to facilitate dialogue, knowledge exchange, and collaboration among world class researchers and practitioners with the hope to create a sustainable toolkit to cultivate positive habits for our future and a sense of shared prosperity.

Call for Papers

Conference Application

Conference attendance will be limited.

Conference Organizers

Associate Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Earth System Science Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
Director, E-IPER, Associate Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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