Catalyzing solutions for an equitable, secure and thriving world
Why Now? Because we need immediate action and a plan for the future. Because we are seeing what happens when our communities are not prepared. Because we know the risks of being out of balance with the natural world. Because our hometowns, our countries and our planet cannot wait.
A resilience accelerator, the Sun Valley Forum strengthens communities and economies by sparking projects such as large-scale deployment of solar on Washington State public lands and scalable microgrids for rural communities in Fiji. This year, we turn the power of our curated Forum community toward building solutions to address the current crisis. This work is critical. Though we can’t meet in person, our redesigned virtual Forum series is the new platform to drive our recovery and catalyze innovation to help us build back better.
We hope you will join us in shaping this powerful gathering at this critical moment!
The Magic of the Sun Valley Forum
“Having participated in this event last year, we witnessed the level of thought leadership among attendees and are really looking forward to participating this year.” – Michael Cohen, President, Cypress Creek Renewables, Forum Presenting Sponsor 2018
“The Forum is a unique gathering of thought leaders, changemakers and educators, all ready to take action. We recognize that, whatever sector we represent, the issues of resiliency and sustainability are critical to our survival.” – Julie Shafer Davitz, Head of Philanthropy & Purpose Investment, BNP Paribas / Bank of the West, Forum Sponsor 2016, 2017, and 2018
“The program was excellent, the attendance and enthusiam were impressive and you thought of everything…The Institute is a tremendous idea, and the focus on resilience really resonates with me right now.” – Silda Wall Spitzer, Forum Speaker 2016
“It was a totally amazing event. The best part of it is the eclectic mix of people you’re so good at gathering together. Honored and grateful to be part of it.” – Jeff Goodell, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone, Forum Speaker 2015, 2017, and 2018
“There may be no greater concern for investors than climate risk, yet very few have begun taking the next step – consideration about resilience. The Sun Valley Institute is pioneering this discussion like no other. Having attended the conference I highly recommend it to any forward-thinking impact investor. Plus, it is a lot of fun!” – Dana Lanza, CEO and Co-Founder, Confluence Philanthropy, Forum Speaker and Partner