Aron Cramer is recognized globally as a preeminent authority on sustainable business. In addition to leading BSR, Cramer advises senior executives at BSR’s more than 250 member companies and other global businesses on the full spectrum of social and environmental issues. He joined BSR in 1995 as the Founding Director of BSR’s business and human rights program, and he later opened BSR's Paris office, where he worked until becoming President and CEO in 2004. Cramer serves on advisory boards to CEOs at Barrick Gold, Marks & Spencer, SAP, and Unilever North America, and he facilitates the AXA CEO advisory panel. He is also a Director of the Natural Capital Coalition and We Mean Business, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Consumption. He is coauthor of Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World, which spotlights innovative sustainability strategies that drive business success.

Sessions

Conference Opening: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

Plenary Address: John L. Thornton, Executive Chairman, Barrick Gold Corporation (Moderator)