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Business For Good San Diego

Wednesday, September 25th, 2024

Save the Date!

The (Doing) Business For Good Summit will return for its 3rd year on Wednesday, September 25th, 2024, at Bread & Salt for another incredible day of creating connections with, learning from, and being inspired by purpose-driven business owners, policymakers, and/or nonprofit and public sector leaders. Stay tuned for more information.

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Highlights from last year’s event

The annual (Doing) Business For Good Summit returned on Thursday, November 9th, 2023! Local professionals, business owners, public sector workers, or nonprofit advocates all connected with other values-led organizations to learn from each other, network, and be inspired to make a difference in the community,

What can I expect?

From our General Session and lunch to the Summit Workshops and Happy Hour, you’ll have the opportunity to learn, be inspired, and connect.

Each Summit workshop will be hosted by a panel of seasoned, purpose-driven business owners, policymakers, and/or nonprofit and public sector leaders. Sessions will focus on three key areas:

Operational—How to run an efficient, purposeful, and impactful business with no greenwashing
Aspirational—How to leverage the position of local business in policy advocacy to affect positive change in our communities
CommUNITY—How to engage with like-minded local people, businesses, and organizations to drive more meaningful change together

Thursday, November 9th - 9AM - 6PM at Bread & Salt
200+ values-aligned local businesses

Why should I come?

The (Doing) Business For Good Summit offers a rare, centralized space to get to know 200+ values-aligned professionals from San Diego-based organizations and public agencies. From running a purpose-driven business to learning how to advocate for local policies that benefit everyone in our community, there’s something for everyone!

“Great people, well organized. Really enjoyed seeing how Business for Good is working to improve San Diego communities. That was evident in every interaction.”

“My favorite part was being in person with everyone at a cool venue in Barrio Logan! The event had a good flow – not too long, not too short, and the happy hour after was perfect.”

“It was wonderful connecting with like-minded people. I think the timing of it all was perfect, nothing felt too long or too short. There was enough moving around to not feel stationary or bored.”

“The keynote speaker was really great – informative and entertaining. I loved the breakout sessions too. Lunch was tasty and the happy hour was a great end of the day.”

2023 Agenda

The (Doing) Business For Good Summit
Thursday, November 9, 2023

Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113

9:00–9:30 Registration & Mingle
9:30–11:00 General Session
11:00–11:15 Break
11:15–12:15 Workshops Part 1
12:15–1:30 Lunch*
1:30–2:30 Workshops Part 2
2:30–2:45 Break
2:45–3:45 Workshops Part 3
3:45–4:00 Break
4:00–4:15 Closing Session


*Lunch is included in your ticket


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kyra R. Greene
Executive Director, Center on Policy Initiatives
The Importance of Business in Affecting Change

Dr. Kyra R. Greene joined the Center on Policy Initiatives’ staff in 2014 and became the Executive Director in June 2017. Before joining CPI, Dr. Greene was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University. Kyra earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University. She also holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

Presently, Dr. Greene serves as the Board Chair of PowerSwitch Action and is a board member for Southern California Black Worker Hub, Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Engage San Diego and the Engage San Diego Action Fund.

After-Summit Mix & Mingle

Mujeres Brew House
1983 Julian Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113

The Happy Hour ticket includes two (2) 12oz beers or non-alcoholic drinks and a flight of three (3) tacos

Happy Hour and a half

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors

Bread & Salt
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Interested in becoming a sponsor and building awareness for your organization in San Diego? Click the image below to explore our sponsorship opportunities or contact our team to learn more at

“At San Diego Community Power we believe in the power of community to create a cleaner and greener future. The Annual (Doing) Business for Good Summit celebrates like-minded organizations committed to making our region better for all.”