Andy Stern is the president emeritus of the 2.2-million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which grew by more than 1.2 million workers during his tenure. Called a "courageous, visionary leader who charted a bold new course for American unionism," Stern has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, and the covers of the New York Times Magazine, Fortune, and Businessweek. Stern was a U.S. presidential appointee on the Simpson-Bowles Commission and is now a senior fellow at Columbia University. His first book A Country that Works was published in 2005, and his new book Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Restore the American Dream calls for the United States to take bold action in the face of the massive potential of job disruption.
Melanie Janin oversees communications strategy and activities for BSR, managing a team of communications experts supporting the organization’s work globally. In this role, she creates communications platforms and programs that advance BSR’s mission of working with business to create a just and sustainable world. She is responsible for marketing and communications with members and other companies, as well as civil society, international organizations, and media. With her team, she ensures content and editorial excellence for all materials and reports released by the organization. She also leads brand strategy, digital communications, media relations, and the annual BSR Conference.
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BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.