BSR Conference 2019

The New Climate for Business

November 12-14, 2019 San Jose, California

Sessions and Workshops

Future-Proofing Human Rights Due Diligence

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Thursday November 14, 10:15 am-12:30 pm
Location: Regency Ballroom II

The world around us is changing at an increasingly rapid pace, with new technologies, shifting social norms, and turbulent politics transforming the circumstances in which business is expected to meet its responsibility to respect human rights. In this context, one big question looms large: Is the business and human rights field equipped to identify, and effectively mitigate, the potentially adverse impacts of the future? This interactive, extended, two-hour workshop will explore new approaches to human rights due diligence designed to help companies identify and address the uncertain human rights impacts of a rapidly changing world. Participants should expect to attend for the full two hours.

Scheduled Speakers
Alexandria Walden

Counsel, Free Expression & Human Rights


Nicole Karlebach

Global Head, Business and Human Rights

Verizon Media

Jacob Park

Director, Sustainable Futures Lab





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