BSR Conference 2019

The New Climate for Business

November 12-14, 2019 San Jose, California

Sessions and Workshops

The New Climate for Activism: Employees Take the Lead

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Thursday November 14, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Location: Crystal

Employee engagement is changing as employees are increasingly rallying around issues that are personal to them. Employees are raising their voices when they find themselves building products that might jeopardize human rights, want more company action on climate change, see discrimination in the workplace, and more. When employees perceive their company’s actions or products are inconsistent with their values, we’ve seen them write letters to CEOs, organize protests, submit shareholder resolutions, and even walk off the job entirely.  Learn first-hand how companies are handling these issues today and working to develop policies and products that reflect the deep respect for sustainability that they promote in their cultures and systems.

Scheduled Speakers
Jeff West

Corporate Responsibility Leader


The Information


Michael Rohwer

Director, Information and Communications Technology



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