BSR Conference 2019

The New Climate for Business

November 12-14, 2019 San Jose, California

Sessions and Workshops

Business and the Biodiversity Crisis

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Thursday November 14, 10:15 am-11:15 am
Location: Gold

In the coming decades, 1 million of the world's 8 million plant and animal species are at risk of disappearing from Earth. Business intervention has never been more important. In advance of the 2020 Biodiversity Convention and the New Nature Action Agenda, participants will hone in on the crucial, but not always obvious, role of business in conservation and biodiversity protection. Explore nature-based solutions to climate, wildlife trading and its impact on conservation and livelihood, the role of business in creating healthy ecosystems, and more during this timely discussion. 

Scheduled Speakers
Helen Crowley

Senior Advisor, Resilient Supply Chains

Conservation International

Tim Reilly

NRDA Program Manager


Sissel Waage

Independent Strategic Advisor

Environmental and Sustainability Initiatives

Elisa Niemtzow

Managing 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