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Where Biodiversity Meets the Bottom Line

Oct 24 - 25, 2023
San Jose Convention Center


Bloom 23 is the leading event for professionals advancing strategies to protect and regenerate nature. Over the course of two interactive days, it creates essential connections between companies, innovators and experts from leading organizations and indigenous groups. By participating, you'll get to explore the markets, technologies and partnerships key to addressing the climate and biodiversity crises hand-in-hand. 

While climate change has been front and center for today’s business world, an equally existential crisis is confronting the global economy: the accelerating loss of biodiversity and ecosystems. Increasingly, business leaders and policymakers are recognizing that the two crises are inextricably linked — that solving each requires solving both — and they are moving to take decisive action.

At Bloom 23, more than 500 professionals will convene for two days of inspiring sessions and networking to advance strategies to protect and regenerate nature.


"We need business leadership to understand and address their impacts and dependencies on nature, and to help halt and reverse nature loss so we can build a nature positive future. Bloom will provide a platform for the critical conversations and collaborations that will allow us to act at the pace and scale needed."

Senior Vice President, Private Sector Engagement
WWF - ‎World Wildlife Fund
Tim Christopherson headshot

"We are in a race against time, and the private sector has a critical role now to turn risk into opportunity at speed and scale. We need all innovators, disruptors and ecopreneurs on deck for nature and climate."

VP, Climate Action

"As Indigenous Peoples, we think long term, and we try to do what we think is going to be best in the long term. I look forward to participating in Bloom to help other stakeholders understand how to respect Indigenous Peoples' jurisdictions and invest in their knowledge."

Managing Director, Canada
Nature for Justice
Theresa Lieb

"Biodiversity has quickly become a hot topic for companies and investors. At Bloom 23, the flourishing group of nature-focused business leaders will come together with policymakers, entrepreneurs, Indigenous groups and other key stakeholders to transform rising awareness into real progress."

Vice President, Nature & Europe
GreenBiz Group

Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Program aims to elevate, cultivate and support the next generation of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) leaders in the climate community. Selected Bloom 23 Emerging Leaders will receive a complimentary all-access scholarship to participate in the conference.

Emerging Leaders sitting around a table.


VERGE 23 Water Forum

VERGE 23 Water Forum


Bloom 23 registrants are eligible to request an invite to the inaugural VERGE 23 Water Forum — an invitation-only, half-day gathering of leaders from at the forefront of creating sustainable, resilient and equitable water systems.

Request an invitation and join more than 100 leaders working to reform how we value and manage water.


Complimentary passes for Indigenous and local groups

Local and Indigenous groups are instrumental stakeholders in protecting and regenerating nature, and businesses need to foster stronger collaborations with them. Recognizing that Indigenous people and experts from grassroots organizations often don't have the financial means to participate in business-focused events like Bloom 23, GreenBiz is pleased to offer a limited number of complimentary All-Access passes. 

We are also aware that travel to and accommodation in San Jose are expensive and are actively seeking sponsors to fund travel scholarships for local and Indigenous groups. If your organization is interested in funding this initiative, please contact

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Rise Up: After Dark Party


All Bloom 23 and VERGE 23 registrants are encouraged to join us for Rise Up: After Dark Party — a great party for a great cause — taking place the evening of October 25. Rise Up is the official fundraiser for  — a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing and empowering BIPOC professionals to accelerate a just transition to a clean economy.

The 11th annual After Dark party combines the can’t-miss live music, dancing and celebration of the Bloom and VERGE communities that After Dark is famous for, while also building meaningful support for and its flagship Emerging Leaders Program. Contributions to will help us cultivate a transformative, vibrant ecosystem that dismantles environmental injustice. We hope to see you there!


Rise Up: After Dark Party

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