Preliminary Schedule of Events

Event schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday, November 6


7:00 am-7:30 pm

Registration

Conference Registration


7:30 am-5:00 pm

Networking

Lounge Spot sponsored by Target

Target
Sponsored by: Target


1:00 pm-4:45 pm

Networking

BSR Member Forum


4:45 pm-5:30 pm

Networking

Who Are You? Welcome Reception sponsored by Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation
Sponsored by: Microsoft Corporation


5:45 pm-6:00 pm

Plenary

Conference Opening: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR


6:00 pm-6:45 pm

Plenary

Plenary Panel: Thriving in a Fast-Changing World: Scenarios for the Future of Sustainable Business


6:45 pm-7:00 pm

Plenary

Plenary Spotlight: #ThatsHarassment with David Schwimmer, Actor, Director, Producer


7:00 pm-7:25 pm

Plenary

Plenary Spotlight: Asher Jay, Creative Conservationist, National Geographic Explorer


7:30 pm-8:45 pm

Meal

Autumn Harvest Dinner


9:00 pm-10:30 pm

Networking

Participant Meetup


Wednesday, November 7


7:00 am-6:30 pm

Registration

Conference Registration


7:00 am-1:00 pm

Networking

Be Time Meditation


7:30 am-1:00 pm

Networking

International Copper Association Recharge Station

International Copper Association
Sponsored by: International Copper Association


7:30 am-1:00 pm

Networking

Lounge Spot sponsored by Target

Target
Sponsored by: Target


7:30 am-8:30 am

Meal

Breakfast


7:30 am-8:30 am

Private Event:  Leveraging Philanthropy to Amplify Corporate Sustainability Impacts

BSR and Tides Foundation invite you to join a conversation over breakfast focusing on aligning corporate impact and philanthropy with company strategy. Featuring Taryn Bird, Director, On Purpose, Kate Spade New York, Shaun Mickus, Global Director, Social Business Practices, Global Community Impact Team, Johnson & Johnson, and Edward Wang, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, Tides Foundation.

Tides Foundation
Sponsored by: Tides Foundation


8:30 am-9:00 am

Plenary

Plenary Address: Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PVH Corp.


9:00 am-9:40 am

Plenary

Plenary C-Suite Perspectives: Creating a New Blueprint for Business with Kering and The Coca-Cola Company

Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, Kering and Beatriz Perez, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications, Public Affairs, Sustainability, and Marketing Assets Officer, The Coca-Cola Company


9:40 am-10:05 am

Plenary

Plenary Spotlight: Anand Giridharadas, Author, Winners Take All


10:05 am-10:30 am

Networking

Networking Break


10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Climate-Related Financial Disclosures: Understanding the TCFD Recommendations


10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Everyone’s an Activist


10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Innovation through Gender-Centered Design Thinking


10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Making the Business Case for Good Jobs


10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

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


12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Meal

Lunch


1:00 pm-1:45 pm

Plenary

Plenary Address: Vasant Narasimhan, Chief Executive Officer, Novartis


1:45 pm-2:30 pm

Plenary

Plenary Panel: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70


2:45 pm-3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Climate’s Impact on Upstream Supply Chains


2:45 pm-3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Demystifying Innovative Finance


2:45 pm-3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Power Imbalances: What Have We Learned from #MeToo?


2:45 pm-3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Remedying Human Rights Abuses


4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Bold Business Commitments to a Just Transition


4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Responsible Sourcing for Economic Inclusion


4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Scenario Planning for Strategic Resilience: A Hands-On Workshop


4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

The Human Rights Approach to Artificial Intelligence


4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

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


5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Networking

Modern BBQ Networking Reception

Goodera
Sponsored by: Goodera


Thursday, November 8


6:15 am-7:15 am

Networking

Rockefeller Center and Times Square Guided Walking and Running Tours


7:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration

Conference Registration


7:00 am-2:00 pm

Networking

Be Time Meditation


7:30 am-6:00 pm

Networking

International Copper Association Recharge Station

International Copper Association
Sponsored by: International Copper Association


7:30 am-6:00 pm

Networking

Lounge Spot sponsored by Target

Target
Sponsored by: Target


7:30 am-8:30 am

Meal

Breakfast


8:30 am-8:50 am

Plenary

Plenary Spotlight: When CEOs Speak Out: Business, Politics and the Culture Wars with David Gelles, Reporter, The New York Times


8:50 am-9:35 am

Plenary

Plenary Address: Josh Silverman, Chief Executive Officer, Etsy


9:35 am-10:15 am

Networking

Networking Break


10:15 am-11:15 am

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

How to Become a Change Agent


10:15 am-11:15 am

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Shareholder Resolutions: Investor Activism and Corporate Reactivism


10:15 am-11:15 am

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Tapping into the Potential of the Longevity Economy


10:15 am-11:15 am

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Techlash Beyond Tech


10:15 am-11:15 am

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

The Future of Supply Chain Transparency


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

21st-Century Business Strategy


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Collaborating to Combat Human Trafficking


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

It’s Time to Take a Stand on Social Issues


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Tackling Plastic Head On


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Upskilling Workers for the Age of Automation


12:30 pm-1:45 pm

Meal

Taste of New York Networking Lunch


2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Empowering Workers through Technology


2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Let’s Talk about Blockchain


2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Our Future Leaders: Engaging Millennials and Gen Z


2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Racial Justice: A Blindspot for Sustainable Business


2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Sustainability Reporting: What Your Audience Really Thinks


3:25 pm-3:35 pm

Plenary

Plenary Spotlight: Alessandro Carlucci, Former CEO, Natura Cosmetics, Chairman, BSR


3:35 pm-4:20 pm

Plenary

Plenary Address: Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, Investigative Reporters, The New York Times


4:20 pm-5:30 pm

Networking

Closing Champagne Reception

Thank You BSR18 Sponsors

Platinum

AXA logo

Goodera logo

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation logo

Target logo


Gold

Coca-Cola logo

International Copper Alliance logo


Silver

Microsoft logo

PVH logo

Tides logo

Carbon Offset

BEF logo


Supporters

21st Century Fox

Amazon

Boeing Company

EQT AB

Flex

Google

HU Working Capital Fund

Humanity United

Polecat

The Walt Disney Company

UK Aid


Marketing and Media

3BL

Greenbiz Group

SSIR