Preliminary Schedule of Events

Event schedule is subject to change. Please check back as our program continues to develop over the summer and fall.

Tuesday, November 6

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Conference Registration


9:00 am-5:00 pm

Offsite Events (to be announced)


1:30 pm-5:00 pm

BSR Member Forum


5:00 pm-6:45 pm

Welcome Reception


6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Opening Plenary Session and Dinner


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Wednesday, November 7

7:30 am-8:30 am

Breakfast


8:30 am-9:55 am

Plenary Session


9:55 am-10:30 am

Networking Break


10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops
 

Climate-Related Financial Disclosures: Understanding the TCFD Recommendations

 

Everyone’s an Activist

 

Innovation through Gender-Centered Design Thinking

 

The Future of Retail: What to Expect, How to Prepare

 

The Good Jobs Toolkit


12:00 pm-2:30 pm

Lunch and Plenary Session


2:30 pm-3:00 pm

Networking Break


3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops
 

21st-Century Business Strategy

 

Climate’s Impact on Upstream Supply Chains

 

Demystifying Innovative Finance

 

Remedying Human Rights Abuses


4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops
 

Bold Business Commitments to a Just Transition

 

Responsible Sourcing for Economic Inclusion

 

The Human Rights Approach to Artificial Intelligence

 

Win, Win, Win: The Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Opportunity


5:45 pm

Networking Reception


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Thursday, November 8

7:30 am-8:30 am

Breakfast


8:30 am-9:45 am

Plenary Session


9:35 am-10:15 am

Networking Break


10:15 am-11:15 am

Breakout Sessions and Workshops
 

How to Become a Change Agent

 

Shareholder Resolutions: Investor Activism and Corporate Reactivism

 

Tapping into the Potential of the Longevity Economy

 

Techlash Beyond Tech

 

The Future of Supply Chain Transparency


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops
 

It’s Time to Take a Stand on Social Issues

 

Power Imbalances: What Have We Learned from #MeToo?

 

Upskilling Workers for the Age of Automation


12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Networking Lunch


2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops
 

Empowering Workers through Technology

 

Let’s Talk about Blockchain

 

Our Future Leaders: Engaging Millennials and Gen Z

 

Sustainability Reporting: What Your Audience Really Thinks


3:15 pm-5:30 pm

Plenary Session


5:30 pm

Closing Reception


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