BSR Conference 2019

The New Climate for Business

November 12-14, 2019 San Jose, California

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Schedule of Events

Sessions, workshops, and confirmed speakers are subject to change.

Tuesday, November 12

7:30 am-7:30 pm

Conference Registration


10:00 am-6:00 pm

Headshot Photo Station

A professional head shot makes a lasting impression. Tell the world who you truly are and update your headshot at BSR19.


12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Coaching for Impact: Enhance Your Health, Happiness, and Professional Fulfillment

Do you have a challenge that you would like to explore at a deeper level or consider from a different perspective? A focused coaching session can provide you with the tools and framing that you need to move forward. BSR19 participants will receive an opportunity to register for a 20-minute coaching session with Elissa Goldenberg, Founder and President of EG Coaching & Consulting.


1:30 pm-4:30 pm

BSR Member Forum

Leading up to the start of BSR19, this intimate event will bring together leaders from our global network of member companies to share challenges, explore best practices, and network.

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4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Zero Waste Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Target

Target

5:45 pm-6:05 pm

Conference Opening: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR


6:05 pm-6:30 pm

Plenary Spotlight: Tan Le, CEO and Founder, Emotiv

Tan Le, CEO and Founder, Emotiv


6:30 pm-7:15 pm

Plenary Address: Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action

Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action


7:15 pm-8:30 pm

Local Harvest Dinner


8:30 pm-10:00 pm

Dessert and Networking


Wednesday, November 13

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Conference Registration


7:30 am-3:30 pm

Work Pods sponsored by International Copper Association

Sponsored by International Copper Association

International Copper Association

7:30 am-3:30 pm

Meditation Studio sponsored by Target

A room to think and recharge.

Sponsored by Target

Target

7:30 am-8:30 am

Breakfast


8:30 am-8:55 am

Plenary Spotlight: Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose, City of San Jose, California

Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose, City of San Jose, California


8:55 am-9:20 am

Plenary Spotlight: Roald Lapperre, Vice Minister for the Environment, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands


9:20 am-10:00 am

Plenary Address: Hubert Joly, Executive Chairman, Best Buy Co. Inc.

Hubert Joly, Executive Chairman, Best Buy Co. Inc.


10:00 am-10:30 am

Networking Break


10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

  • A ‘Future of Work’ That Works for Women
  • Aligning Materiality and Risk Management to Ignite Change
  • Building Stakeholder Trust in 2019
  • The New Climate for Resilience: Leveraging TCFD Scenario Analysis to Manage Climate Risks
  • The Secret to Transparent, Traceable Supply Chains

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Lunch


1:00 pm-1:15 pm

Plenary Spotlight: Miranda Ballentine, CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Miranda Ballentine, CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)


1:15 pm-1:45 pm

Plenary Spotlight: Kevin Roose, Technology Columnist, New York Times

Kevin Roose, Technology Columnist, New York Times


1:45 pm-2:30 pm

Plenary Panel: Putting Climate On the Agenda

Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

Amy Harder, Journalist, Axios

Patrick Temple-West, Journalist, Financial Times


2:30 pm-3:00 pm

Networking Break


3:15 pm-4:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Investor Relations in the New Era of ESG Scrutiny
  • Leading Radical Change through Collaboration
  • The New Climate for Ever-Evolving Technology
  • The New Climate for Inclusive Growth: The Business Response to Income Inequality
  • Standardizing and Scaling Up: Climate Resilience Across Value Chains

4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Climate’s Impact on Health: Why Every Business Should Care
  • Countdown to 2030: Innovating for the SDGs
  • Facing the Future: The Implications of Facial Recognition
  • The New Climate for Business Responsibility: Modernizing the Social Contract
  • The New Climate for Leadership: Business Voice in a Tribalized World

5:45 pm-7:15 pm

San Pedro Square Dine Around

• Exit Fairmont San Jose • Turn right (northwest) on South Market Street • Walk 0.2 miles • Turn left on West Santa Clara Street • Walk one block to North San Pedro Street


Thursday, November 14

7:00 am-3:00 pm

Meditation Studio sponsored by Target

Sponsored by Target

Target

7:00 am-4:00 pm

Conference Registration


7:15 am-8:30 am

Private Event: From Promise to Practice: Making the Case for Children’s Rights and Business

Global Child Forum and BSR would like to invite you to a breakfast event on " From Promise to Practice: Making the Case for Children’s Rights and Business" on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 from 7:15-8:30 a.m. This breakfast marks the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as the launch of Global Child Forum’s flagship report, The State of Children’s Rights and Business 2019 – the most extensive report of its kind, benchmarking approximately 700 global companies on how they respect, respond to, and report on children’s rights issues. This session will also include perspectives from leading companies within the ICT, consumer goods, and industrial sectors.

Sponsored by Global Child Forum

Global Child Forum

7:30 am-3:00 pm

Work Pods sponsored by International Copper Association

Sponsored by International Copper Association

International Copper Association

7:30 am-8:30 am

Breakfast


8:30 am-9:00 am

Plenary Spotlight: Simone Niven, Group Executive, Corporate Relations, Rio Tinto

Simone Niven, Group Executive, Corporate Relations, Rio Tinto


9:00 am-9:45 am

Plenary Address: Stephen Badger, Chairman, Board of Directors, Mars, Incorporated

Stephen Badger, Chairman, Board of Directors, Mars, Incorporated


9:45 am-10:15 am

Networking Break


10:15 am-11:15 am

Breakout Sessions

  • Business and the Biodiversity Crisis
  • Future-Proofing Human Rights Due Diligence (2-hour workshop)
  • Smashing the Patriarchy: The Limits and Risks of Corporate Feminism
  • Using Technology to Monitor and Improve Supply Chains: Lessons from the Field

11:30 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Future-Proofing Human Rights Due Diligence (2-hour workshop, continued)
  • Making Big Bets: From Pilot Testing to Scalable Impact
  • Next-Generation Sustainability Governance and Organizational Change
  • The New Climate for Corporate Political Accountability

12:30 pm-1:30 pm

A Taste of San Jose Lunch


1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Advancing Gender Equality to Tackle Climate Change
  • Beyond Case Studies: Measuring and Communicating Total Impact
  • Content Moderation in the Era of Virality
  • The New Climate for Activism: Employees Take the Lead
  • The New Climate for Business: The Retreat of Universal Values

2:50 pm-3:20 pm

Plenary Spotlight: Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak, Board Director and Former Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak, Board Director and Former Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY


3:20 pm-4:00 pm

Plenary Address: Seth Goldman, Co-Founder, Honest Tea, Executive Chair, Beyond Meat

Seth Goldman, Co-Founder, Honest Tea, Executive Chair, Beyond Meat


4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Closing Reception


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It is very difficult to find the right level of conversation for an audience from such a diverse range of sectors. BSR does an excellent job at keeping the discussion both strategic and fresh—it is time well spent.

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Gold Sponsor
International Copper Association
Don't Ban Equality—Tara Health
Target

Silver Sponsor
Global Child Forum logo

Supporting Sponsors

Carbon Offset
Bonneville Environmental Foundation