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BSR Conference 2016

Be Bold

November 1-3 • New York

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Please note, schedule is subject to change.

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Bold Climate Action

Following the landmark agreement at COP21, the word of the day is ambition. Businesses are setting big goals, which are needed to avoid catastrophic climate change, and which are creating big new business opportunities. Learn how your business can raise its climate ambition by investing in climate finance, transitioning to renewable energy, ensuring resilient supply chains, and more.


  • Big Bold Question: What Will It Take for Business to Contribute to Warming of No More Than 2°? More Info

    Thursday November 3, 11:00 am-12:00 pm | Bold Climate Action Track

    What will it take for businesses to reduce emissions and build resilience to reach the goals established in the Paris Agreement? How can businesses be bold in constructing the “well below 2°C” economy?

    Scheduled Speakers

    Deborah Winshel
    Deborah Winshel
    Managing Director, Global Head of Impact Investing | BlackRock

    Noel Morrin
    Noel Morrin
    Executive Vice President, Sustainability | Stora Enso Oyj

    Peter Harris
    Peter Harris
    Sustainability Director, Europe | United Parcel Service

    David Wei
    David Wei
    Associate Director, Climate | BSR

    Moderator

  • Climate Finance: Moving Trillions of Dollars to Build a Thriving, Clean Economy More Info

    Thursday November 3, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm | Bold Climate Action Track

    The transition to a thriving, clean economy will require trillions of dollars of investments. How can the private sector—especially financial services—move from bold commitments to concrete actions that make sense for their business?

    Scheduled Speakers

    Andrea Valcalda
    Andrea Valcalda
    Head of Sustainability | Enel SpA

    Gireesh Shrimali
    Gireesh Shrimali
    Director, Climate Finance | Climate Policy Initiative

    Hilary Irby
    Hilary Irby
    Managing Director and Head of Investing with Impact | Morgan Stanley

    Laurence Pessez
    Laurence Pessez
    Head of Corporate Social Responsibility | BNP Paribas S.A.

    Emilie Prattico
    Emilie Prattico
    Manager | BSR

    Moderator

  • Natural Capital Accounting: Business Implications? More Info

    Thursday November 3, 4:15 pm-5:15 pm | Bold Climate Action Track

    Learn how business leaders are using the new Natural Capital Protocol to understand environmental impacts and dependencies and assess the risks, costs, and benefits associated with their company’s reliance on nature’s services.

    Scheduled Speakers

    Karen Clarke-Whistler
    Karen Clarke-Whistler
    Chief Environment Officer | TD Bank Group

    Mark Gough
    Mark Gough
    Executive Director | Natural Capital Coalition

    Sarah Matheson
    Sarah Matheson
    Head of Sustainability, North America | Tata Group

    Eric Olson
    Eric Olson
    Senior Vice President | BSR

    Moderator

  • Scaling Corporate Renewable Energy: From First Movers to Fast Followers More Info

    Wednesday November 2, 11:00 am-12:00 pm | Bold Climate Action Track

    Renewable energy purchases by corporations are growing fast. How do we encourage ambition and increase clean power procurement to make sure it’s not limited to just a few leaders in a few geographies?

    Scheduled Speakers

    Chelsea Mozen
    Chelsea Mozen
    Senior Sustainability Specialist, Energy and Carbon | Etsy

    Hervé Touati
    Hervé Touati
    Managing Director | Rocky Mountain Institute

    Scott Stallard
    Scott Stallard
    Senior Manager, Environmental Stewardship | Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Eric Olson
    Eric Olson
    Senior Vice President | BSR

    Moderator

  • Women and Climate Change: Vulnerable Victims or Empowered Agents of Resilience? More Info

    Wednesday November 2, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm | Bold Climate Action Track

    Social, political, cultural, and economic inequalities may put women at greater risk in the face of climate change, but women also have the potential to strengthen community resilience. How can the private sector increase women’s adaptive capacity to enhance business and social resilience?

    Scheduled Speakers

    Matthew Lindley
    Matthew Lindley
    Director, Resource Mobilization | International Planned Parenthood Federation

    Robert Sebbag
    Robert Sebbag
    Vice President, Access to Medicines | Sanofi

    Valerie Smith
    Valerie Smith
    Director, Corporate Sustainability | Citi

    Virginie Le Masson
    Virginie Le Masson
    Research Fellow | Overseas Development Institute

    Samantha Harris
    Samantha Harris
    Associate | BSR

    Moderator

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