Get Ready for #BSR15: Two Upcoming Twitter Chats Will Focus on Resilient Business, Resilient World

Get Ready for #BSR15: Two Upcoming Twitter Chats Will Focus on Resilient Business, Resilient World

Already registered for the BSR Conference 2015? Still deciding whether to attend? These two 30-minute chats will get you pumped up and inspired to make the world a better place, starting at the BSR Conference 2015, November 3-5 in San Francisco.
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I'll join the #BSR15 chats Oct 6 & 20 with @BSRnews to discuss the Conference: Resilient Business, Resilient World


Mark Your Calendars!

Join us for 2 LIVE 30-minute Twitter chats with BSR:

  • Tuesday October 6 from 1:30-2 p.m. EST: BSR Conference 2015 Team
  • Tuesday October 20 from 12-12:30 p.m. EST: BSR Senior Staff
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 11:15am

The BSR Conference brings together sustainability leaders and practitioners to build the business of a better world. Now entering its 23rd year, the BSR Conference is one of the world’s most influential sustainability events. In today’s era of fundamental change—with financial, political, environmental, technological, and social conditions evolving at warp speed—business is being reshaped globally. Only the resilient will survive and grow.

That is the focus of this year’s annual BSR Conference in San Francisco, November 3-5, 2015. If you have already registered for this year’s event or are deciding whether to attend, these two Twitter chats with BSR will get you excited and inspired for this years’ Conference before you set foot into the event.

Part one will take place Tuesday October 6, and will be an up-close-and-personal chat with the team behind the BSR Conference. Meet Melanie Janin (@melanie_janin), managing director of communications; Pamela Schwartz (@pswrtzbsr), director of the conference; and Hetal Shah (@hetal8278), conference associate. They will share highlights from the program and what inspired this year’s theme of Resilient Business, Resilient World.

Part two of this Twitter series will take place Tuesday October 20. We will “sit down” with BSR senior leaders to discuss the five topics from Resilient Business, Resilient World including: the resilient company, leader, community, and system, as well as climate resilience. Join President and CEO Aron Cramer (@aroncramer), Vice President Laura Gitman (@LauraGitman), Partnership Development and Research Managing Director Edward Cameron (@EdwardJCameron), and Energy and Extractives Director Alison Taylor (@FollowAlisonT). Hear how they are translating sustainability goals and aspirations into reality, and how a focus on resilience can transform business as usual.

Top Reasons to Attend #BSR15

  • Connect with Global Senior Executives: 90 percent of attendees are managers, directors, or c-suite executives, and attendees represent more than 40 countries.
  • Jump start a collaboration (or two or three): Year after year, participants launch partnerships and collaborations at BSR that tackle sustainability challenges in creative, powerful ways.
  • #BSR15 by the numbers: Five session tracks, more than 50 sessions and events, 100 inspiring speakers, and three days in San Francisco!


Tips to get the most from #BSR15:

  • Follow the main participants and #BSR15 hashtag.
  • Submit questions before the event to promote a more dynamic discussion.
  • Use the #BSR15 hashtag on your comments that you want to share with the community.
  • Share tweets you think your followers will appreciate.
  • Follow interesting participants during and after the chat.

About the Twitter Chat Panelists:

Melanie Janin, Managing Director, Communications

Melanie oversees communications strategy and activities for BSR, managing a team of communications experts supporting BSR’s work globally. In this role, she creates communications platforms to advance BSR’s mission of working with business to create a just and sustainable world. She is responsible for brand strategy, media relations, editorial content, web/digital communications, marketing partnerships, and the annual BSR Conference.

Pamela Schwartz, Director of Conference

Pamela designs and executes the annual BSR Conference, one of the world’s largest

and most influential corporate responsibility events. As the head of the external and internal Conference planning teams, she manages the content, logistics, and financial aspects of the event, which draws more than 1,000 attendees each year.

Hetal Shah, Associate, Conference

Hetal assists in managing the logistics and content for BSR events, including the annual BSR Conference, which is one of the largest sustainability conferences in the world, attracting more than 1,000 attendees every year. She works closely with the Conference and Communications teams, in addition to providing support to BSR’s Advisory Services practice.

Aron Cramer, President and CEO

Aron is recognized globally as a preeminent authority on corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy by business, NGOs, and the public sector. Under his leadership, BSR has doubled its staff and expanded its global presence, which currently includes offices in eight cities on three continents. On a day-to-day basis, Aron advises senior executives at more than 250 member companies and other global businesses and is regularly featured as a speaker at major events and in a range of top-tier media outlets.

Laura Gitman, Vice President

Laura spearheads BSR’s New York office, working with multinational companies across a range of industry sectors and sustainability issues. She also serves on BSR’s Executive Committee and oversees global membership strategy and services. She runs senior-level strategy workshops and multistakeholder forums, and has published reports on environmental, social, and governance integration in mainstream investing.

Edward Cameron, Managing Director, Partnership Development and Research

With extensive experience in climate change and climate justice issues, Edward leads BSR’s engagement with government, multilateral organizations, civil society, and philanthropies, and oversees BSR’s Research strategy. He further leads our “Business in a Climate-Constrained World” theme, which seeks to catalyze private sector leadership on climate change.

Alison Taylor, Director, Energy and Extractives

Alison leads BSR’s energy and extractives practice. She focuses on approaches to sustainability through risk management, strategy, stakeholder engagement, transparency, governance, and organizational change. She has experience in strategic intelligence, market entry assistance, risk consulting, due diligence, internal investigations, enterprise risk management, and ethics and compliance. She speaks and writes regularly on risk and organizational culture.