BSR Conference 2019

The New Climate for Business

November 12-14, 2019 San Jose, California

Sessions and Workshops

Making Big Bets: From Pilot Testing to Scalable Impact

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Thursday November 14, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Crystal

Today’s rapidly changing world requires companies to make big bets in order to achieve their future goals—but how do they make the initial leap? There are innumerable factors to weigh before identifying the right pilot and testing it. And once a pilot is in place, how do companies transition to scaling the program to meet the desired commitment? Join us for this candid discussion and learn from companies that have made progress on their ambitious goals.

Scheduled Speakers
Mary Jane Melendez

Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer

General Mills

Ali Hartman

Director, Head of Global Citizenship


Maisie Devine

Global Director, Sustainability Fund and Accelerator

AB InBev

Jorgette Marinez

Director, Consumer Sectors



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