BSR Conference 2019: The New Climate for Business

BSR Conference 2019: The New Climate for Business

The annual BSR Conference is one of the longest-running and most well-regarded sustainability conferences. We provide a space for thought-provoking conversations, where we work together to identify solutions to our most complex global challenges. We convene more than more than 1000 participants (onsite and virtually) from around the world, including senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and governments.

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BSR Conference 2019: Hubert Joly, Executive Chairman, Best Buy Co., Inc.
In August 2019, the Business Roundtable declared that the purpose of business is to serve all stakeholders, not just shareholders. This fit in well with the vision of purposeful leadership that Hubert Joly had promoted during his time as Best Buy's CEO. When Joly became the CEO of the electronics company in 2012, it was at a challenging time in the company’s history thanks to...
Dec 24, 2019 4:00 PM ET
BSR Conference 2019: Simone Niven, Group Executive, Corporate Relations, Rio Tinto
The mining industry is undergoing change and transition. After nearly 150 years in this industry, Rio Tinto is still looking for ways to break new ground in sustainability. Simone Niven, Rio Tinto's Group Executive in Corporate Relations, discussed the company's three strategic priorities, the importance of transparency, and the need to collaborate with communities and governments...
Dec 23, 2019 4:00 PM ET
BSR Conference 2019: Roald Lapperre, Vice Minister for the Environment, Netherlands
Climate change is a global and complex challenge. Ambition at both national and international levels is necessary, as well as cooperation between the public and private sectors. As Vice Minister for the Environment of the Netherlands, Roald Lapperre drew upon his experience in cooperation and climate issues when he gave a...
Dec 20, 2019 4:00 PM ET
BSR Conference 2019: Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose
The BSR Conference 2019 took place this past November in the city of San Jose, and one of the conference's plenary speakers was the city's mayor, Sam Liccardo. As mayor, Liccardo has big plans for San Jose, from upgrading its energy technology to ensuring better access to education. He shared the importance of achieving these goals via collaboration, with the private sector and with other...
Dec 19, 2019 4:00 PM ET
BSR Conference 2019: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR
As we approach the 2020s, it is clear that the world is transforming in a way that creates a new climate for business, from changes in policy and public perception to the growing imperative to address the climate crisis. In his opening remarks at the BSR...
Dec 9, 2019 3:00 PM ET

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