BSR Conference 2019

The New Climate for Business

November 12-14, 2019 San Jose, California

Sessions and Workshops

Building Stakeholder Trust in 2019

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Wednesday November 13, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Location: Regency Ballroom II

In 2019, the question of how to build and retain trust—among investors, regulators, customers, suppliers, civil society organizations, and the general public—is the most pressing challenge facing business. The stakes have never been higher. The average tenure of a business on the S&P 500 shrank from 33 years in 1964 to 24 years in 2016 and is forecast to last a mere 12 years by 2027. Competition, innovation and technological disruption, while important drivers, tell only part of the story. If a business is not trusted by its stakeholders, it will not be able to maintain revenue, let alone grow, and soon may find its very existence imperiled. Therefore, approaches to stakeholder engagement have shifted their focus from managing risk to building trust. This interactive workshop will explore how to refine and evolve stakeholder engagement efforts to respond to these new dynamics.

Scheduled Speakers
Celine Suarez

Executive Director, Global Sustainable Finance

Morgan Stanley

Charlotte Bancilhon

Associate Director



I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.


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

Silver Sponsor
Global Child Forum logo

Supporting Sponsors

Carbon Offset
Bonneville Environmental Foundation