BSR Conference 2019

The New Climate for Business

November 12-14, 2019 San Jose, California

Michael Fuerst

Head of Social Innovation and Strategy, Novartis
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Michael Fuerst

Michael Fürst has 20 years of experience in corporate responsibility, including business, social innovation, and integrity and compliance management, in business and academia. He is currently the head of social innovation and strategy at Novartis. His responsibilities span the development and implementation of the Novartis Corporate Responsibility and access to medicines strategy, inclusive business model innovation, innovative finance, ESG investor relations, measurement and evaluation, materiality analysis, global health policy, human rights, and more. Fürst is a key partner for the business to develop and run social business models such as Novartis Access or Novartis Healthy Family (Arogya Parivar). He was the Secretary of the Corporate Responsibility Board of Novartis and is an author and editor of articles and books. 

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