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

Registration

Conference Registration


7:30 am-5:00 pm

Target Networking Spot

Target
Sponsored by: Target


1:30 pm-5:00 pm

Networking

BSR Member Forum


5:00 pm-5:45 pm

Networking

Who are You? Welcome Reception sponsored by Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation
Sponsored by: Microsoft Corporation


6:00 pm-6:20 pm

Plenary

Conference Opening: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR


6:20 pm-7:05 pm

Plenary

Plenary Panel: A New Blueprint for Business


7:05 pm-7:30 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


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Wednesday, November 7


7:15 am-8:30 am

Meal

Breakfast


8:30 am-9:00 am

Plenary

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


9:00 am-9:55 am

Plenary

Chief Sustainability Officer Plenary Panel


9:55 am-10:30 am

Networking

Networking Break


5 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

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


6 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Making the Business Case for Good Jobs


7 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Innovation through Gender-Centered Design Thinking


8 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Everyone’s an Activist


9 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Climate-Related Financial Disclosures: Understanding the TCFD Recommendations


12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Plenary

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: Human Rights: The Next Century


13 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Remedying Human Rights Abuses


14 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Power Imbalances: What Have We Learned from #MeToo?


15 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Demystifying Innovative Finance


16 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Climate’s Impact on Upstream Supply Chains


17 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

21st-Century Business Strategy


18 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

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


19 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

The Human Rights Approach to Artificial Intelligence


20 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Responsible Sourcing for Economic Inclusion


21 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Moving from Responsibility to Strategy


22 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Bold Business Commitments to a Just Transition


5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Networking

Networking Reception


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Thursday, November 8


7:30 am-8:30 am

Meal

Breakfast


8:30 am-8:50 am

Plenary

Plenary Spotlight


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

The Future of Supply Chain Transparency


10:15 am-11:15 am

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Techlash Beyond Tech


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

Shareholder Resolutions: Investor Activism and Corporate Reactivism


10:15 am-11:15 am

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

How to Become a Change Agent


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Upskilling Workers for the Age of Automation


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

It’s Time to Take a Stand on Social Issues


12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Meal

Networking Lunch


2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

Sustainability Reporting: What Your Audience Really Thinks


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

Our Future Leaders: Engaging Millennials and Gen Z


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

Empowering Workers through Technology


3:20 pm-5:00 pm

Plenary

Plenary Session


5:30 pm

Networking

Closing Reception


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Thank You BSR18 Sponsors

Platinum

AXA logo

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation logo

Target logo


Gold

Coca-Cola logo

International Copper Alliance logo


Silver

Microsoft logo

Tides logo

Carbon Offset

BEF logo


Supporters

21st Century Fox

Amazon

Boeing Company

EQT AB

Flex

Google

HU Working Capital Fund

Humanity United

The Walt Disney Company

UK Aid


Marketing and Media

3BL

Greenbiz Group

SSIR