Announcing Our Plenary Lineup, the BSR Conference 2014 Kicks Off in One Week

Announcing Our Plenary Lineup, the BSR Conference 2014 Kicks Off in One Week

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 12:00pm

CAMPAIGN: BSR Conference 2014: Transparency and Transformation

CONTENT: Newsletter

The BSR Conference 2014 is almost here! Register now to join us one week from today, and start planning your schedule from our packed agenda.

Announcing Our Speaker Lineup

We have an incredible lineup of speakers for our plenary and I3 (“Innovate, Integrate, Inspire”) sessions, and we are thrilled to share the full schedule with you.

Hear from groundbreaking leaders in sustainable business and civil society, all striving to build a better world.

Plenary Speakers

Nils S. AndersenGroup CEO, The Maersk Group

Indra NooyiChairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Karl-Johan PerssonManaging Director and CEO, H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB

Darren WalkerPresident, Ford Foundation

Sir Andrew WittyCEO, GlaxoSmithKline


Special Presentation

Jeffrey WrightActor; Ebola Survival Fund


I3 Speakers

Dame Ellen MacArthurFounder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ethan ZuckermanDirector, Center for Civic Media, MIT

Robert HammondExecutive Director, Friends of the High Line


Session Updates

Never Let a Failure Go to Waste

We rarely like to admit when we’ve made a mistake, but failure can inform innovation, as Silicon Valley knows all too well. This session will explore how failing early, openly, and often can transform sustainable business. Hear from Christine Bader, BSR’s Human Rights Advisor and the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil in discussion with Intel’s Jacklyn A. Sturm, Vice President and General Manager of Global Supply Chain Management, and Reiner Hengstmann, PUMA’s Global Director for Sustainability. Read more →


Big Data: Friend or Foe?

Big Data can help us address sustainability challenges in smarter ways, but it can be costly, and it raises important questions about privacy, security, and freedom of expression. Join a session with IBM’s Chief Privacy Officer Christina PetersSeeta Peña Gangadharan, Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation and Open Technology Institute; and BSR Managing Director for Advisory Services Dunstan Allison-HopeRead more →


Explore the full Conference agenda →

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Sponorship Opportunities
A limited number of additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit our website for more information.


About the BSR Conference 2014
The BSR Conference 2014 will explore how transparency can transform supply chains, energy and climate, consumer engagement, community impacts, and more, and how businesses are managing differently in a fully transparent world. Join us in New York November 4-6 to discover how transformative technologies, business models, and financial valuations can produce rapid progress on the road to a more just and sustainable future.

About BSR
BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit for more information about BSR’s more than 20 years of leadership in sustainability.