BSR Conference 2019

The New Climate for Business

November 12-14, 2019 San Jose, California

Tara Norton

Managing Director, BSR
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Tara Norton

Tara leads BSR’s global supply chain sustainability practice.

She advises chief product officers and senior directors at leading global companies on the development of supply chains that create business value and address urgent and long-term risks and opportunities. She drives strategy and implementation projects across industry sectors covering sustainable procurement, supply chain strategy, collaboration, traceability, blockchain and supply chain finance.

She has authored several reports, including The Supply Chain Leadership Ladder 2.0, Win-Win-Win: The Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Opportunity, The Future of Supply Chains 2025, the UN Global Compact Supply Chain Sustainability Guide, and the UN Global Compact Guide to Traceability. Tara also teaches on the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Sustainable Business certificate courses.

Before joining BSR, she directed supply chain work at 2degrees, the sustainability collaboration platform, and was the general manager of Sedex, where she ran and significantly grew the world's largest not-for-profit sustainable supply chain membership organization and database. Previously, Tara worked in sustainable procurement at BAA, was project manager at the World Trade Center Association Los Angeles, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kherson, Ukraine. She is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom, has lived in five countries, and speaks fluent French.

Tara holds an M.B.A. from London Business School and a B.A. in International Studies and French from Northwestern University.

Follow Tara @tnnw1.

Speaking Sessions

  • Using Technology to Monitor and Improve Supply Chains: Lessons from the Field (Moderator)
  • The Secret to Transparent, Traceable Supply Chains (Moderator)

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