BSR Conference 2019

The New Climate for Business

November 12-14, 2019 San Jose, California

Kevin Thompson

General Manager, GOOD Worldwide and Upworthy
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Kevin Thompson

Kevin Thompson spent 15 years at IBM in executive and management roles in corporate citizenship, marketing, and global strategy in business units spanning healthcare, government, commerce, mobile, social, and financing. An IBM career highlight was the design, launch, and scaling of the Corporate Service Corps (CSC), often called a “business version of the Peace Corps.” Thompson is adjunct faculty at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is a First Mover Fellow with the Aspen Institute. He also co-founded a leadership development consultancy called World Action Teams that designs and delivers immersion experiences in rapidly developing markets. Prior to IBM, he spent two years managing a farm and micro-enterprise in rural Ghana, West Africa, as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer and performed as a musician based in Massachusetts. 

Speaking Sessions

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