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BSR Conference 2016

Be Bold

November 1-3 • New York

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Breakout Sessions

Please note, schedule is subject to change.

Tracks


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All people have the right to participate in, benefit from, and contribute to global and local economies. This vision of an inclusive economy is also a great business opportunity for companies to strengthen human rights, increase access to essential goods and services, invest in local communities, and create good jobs. See how your company can contribute to an inclusive economy.


  • Big Bold Question: What Should Business Do About Income Inequality? More Info

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

    When it comes to wealth inequality, stakeholders are looking at how companies are approaching living wage commitments and whether they are helping build an inclusive economy. How should business take a stance on this subject, which affects both developing and developed economies?

    Scheduled Speakers

    Guy Standing
    Guy Standing
    Professorial Research Associate | SOAS, University of London

    Maurice Jones
    Maurice Jones
    President and CEO | LISC

    Walt M. Macnee
    Walt M. Macnee
    Vice Chairman | MasterCard

    Susan Winterberg
    Susan Winterberg
    Associate Director, Inclusive Economy | BSR

    Moderator

  • Getting Serious About Empowering Women in the Workplace More Info

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

    Companies have made great strides in support of women’s empowerment, but the economic gender gap remains wide. Explore how companies can catalyze commitments and collective action for change on women’s empowerment.

    Scheduled Speakers

    Linda Scott
    Linda Scott
    Founder, Power Shift Forum for Women | Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford

    Suzanne Fallender
    Suzanne Fallender
    Director, Corporate Responsibility | Intel Corporation

    Christine Svarer
    Christine Svarer
    Director, HERproject | BSR

    Moderator

  • Land Rights as Supply Chains Move: Whose Paddy Is Your Factory Built On? More Info

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

    Climate change and other disruptions are forcing supply chains to move. In the future, supply chain practitioners will need to consider different aspects of land rights, including local legal practices, graft and corruption, the local right to operate, and how challenges like violent protest and security can erupt unexpectedly.

    Scheduled Speakers

    Chris Jochnick
    Chris Jochnick
    CEO | Landesa

    Jeremy Prepscius
    Jeremy Prepscius
    Vice President, Asia-Pacific | BSR

    Moderator

  • One Year into the SDGs: Is the Moment Becoming a Movement? More Info

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

    At the close of last year’s session on the Sustainable Development Goals, we asked participants to share what they hoped to have achieved after one year. This year, we invite those participants—and new ones—to take stock of progress.

    Scheduled Speakers

    Rohini Anand
    Rohini Anand
    Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer | Sodexo

    Subajini Jayasekaran
    Subajini Jayasekaran
    Child Rights and Business Manager | UNICEF

    Tim Bozik
    Tim Bozik
    President of Global Product | Pearson

    Cecile Oger
    Cecile Oger
    Associate Director | BSR

    Moderator

  • Safeguarding Human Rights in the Business Network: Bold Approaches and Smart Solutions More Info

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

    Some of the greatest human rights challenges for companies lie in areas over which they have the least control: the adverse impacts of their suppliers, contractors, joint-venture partners, customers, and governments. Hear from companies that are proactively managing human rights issues in the web of their business relationships.

    Scheduled Speakers

    Jonathan Drimmer
    Jonathan Drimmer
    Vice President and Deputy General Counsel | Barrick Gold Corporation

    Laura Chapman Rubbo
    Laura Chapman Rubbo
    Director, International Labor Standards | The Walt Disney Company

    Louise Nicholls
    Louise Nicholls
    Head of Responsible Sourcing, Packaging and Plan A | Marks and Spencer

    Marissa Pagnani
    Marissa Pagnani
    Group Vice President, Corporate Responsibility | PVH Corp.

    Margaret Jungk
    Margaret Jungk
    Managing Director, Human Rights | BSR

    Moderator

  • The Age of Automation Is Here: How Do We Ensure Good Jobs? More Info

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

    New technologies are helping companies produce more with less labor, but what does that mean for workers? Explore how to use automation while ensuring that employment is maintained, new skills are developed, and communities retain the economic vitality they need to thrive.

    Scheduled Speakers

    Diego Tamburini
    Diego Tamburini
    Manufacturing Industry Strategist | Autodesk

    Frank Koller
    Frank Koller
    Author | Spark

    Susan Hauser
    Susan Hauser
    Corporate Vice President, Business and Corporate Responsibility | Microsoft

    John Hodges
    John Hodges
    Managing Director | BSR

    Moderator

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