The new Resilience Now Summer Series addresses the current crisis by bringing together the right cross-section of leaders and changemakers needed at this moment for our recovery and beyond. This creative and action-oriented group is focusing on catalytic tools for building wellbeing, shaping economies beyond GDP,  expanding resilient food systems, and rebalancing the human relationship with nature. Our curated Forum community puts the right people in the room, this year the virtual room, to drive the actions we need now. 


Globally, leaders are working to build a more prosperous, equitable and secure world, with recent agreement to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate change accord. At the same time, rapid environmental change and the highly dependent nature of the global economy have made resilience an imperative for government leaders, businesses, and communities. Resilience includes foresight, strength, adaptability, and innovation; we get ahead of risk and simultaneously  build opportunity.

This transformation is already happening in pockets of innovation by:
  • government leaders at the local, state, national and regional level;
  • businesses within their companies and without, throughout supply chains, in the communities where they operate, and in partnership with other companies;
  • investors, aligning their dollars with their values, finding ways to drive impact far beyond the bottom line; and
  • nonprofits and individuals, home-to-home, neighborhood-to-neighborhood, building the new models and shifting choices.

The Sun Valley Forum convenes these innovators to share successes and challenges and to build and spread approaches with speed and scale to support leaders everywhere to accelerate the transformation to a prosperous, equitable, thriving future.

Speakers focus on critical leverage points including shifting capital to invest for impact, corporate strategy, community wellbeing, public engagement, and communication, as well as sector-specific sessions on food, energy, water, natural system restoration and health.

Our audience of approximately 250 includes our speakers, who are innovators in investment, policy, business, nonprofits and academia from across the country and beyond.

“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, is a lot of fun!”

– Dana Lanza, CEO, Confluence Philanthropy
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