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Panel of Experts Talk Corporations and the Global Refugee Crisis at the BSR Conference 2017

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At the BSR Conference 2017, a panel of experts from the private sector gathered on stage to discuss what business can do to help solve the global refugee crisis. Panelists included TripAdvisor President and CEO Stephen Kaufer, MercyCorps Chief Executive Officer Neal Keny-Guyer, and Executive Vice President of Sustainability and President of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Shamina Singh. BSR Associate Director Peter Nestor moderated the panel.

"When you leverage your business expertise and the value of your business—that is how you make a difference," said Singh.

Morgan Stanley's Audrey Choi Talks Inclusive Growth at the BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, Morgan Stanley Chief Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer Audrey Choi explored inclusive growth. 

“At the end of the day, we are convinced that corporations, individually and collectively, are powerful forces for change,” Choi said.

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Introducing the We Mean Business Climate Policy Tracker

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By David Wei, Climate Director, BSR
 

The Paris Agreement on climate change was a historic turning point. It gave businesses much-needed clarity on global policy direction and provided a valuable roadmap for creating the low-carbon economy.  

Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Delivers a Keynote Address at the BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards highlighted the role of business in advancing women's empowerment and access to women's healthcare.

"The good news is that business and business leaders are best positioned to lead us out of the patriarchy and into the light," Richards said.

Following her address, Richards joined a conversation with BSR Senior Vice President Laura Gitman and answered live questions from BSR Conference participants on Twitter.

National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths Addresses BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths shared her experience using photography as a tool for telling stories.

“The big stories are not breaking news. They don’t break. They exist—they’re big; they’re complex. None more so than women,” Griffiths said.

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Microsoft’s Brad Smith Highlights Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith highlighted the need for the technology sector to think about embracing technology as a cause to protect people.

“As the first responders of this new era, those of us who are in the business of technology need to think about it as more than a business—we need to think about it as a cause to protect people,” Smith said.

New BSR Report: The Future of Sustainable Business

New Agenda, New Approach, New Advocacy
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On the occasion of BSR’s 25th anniversary, we have taken the opportunity to consider our accomplishments. With our member companies and other partners, we are proud to have imagined and worked toward a new vision of business that creates prosperity and fairness for all and preserves the natural environment on which we all depend.

BSR17 Is Next Week—Will We See You There?

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There is still time to join the sustainability event of the year. It all happens next week, so register today to attend the BSR Conference 2017.

Redefine Sustainable Business

Get unrivaled access to more than 30 candid discussions offering practical solutions to build a better future. Explore the sessions.

5 Reasons Your Colleagues Attend the BSR Conference

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Year after year, participants join us for one of the most important global gatherings for sustainable business.

Here’s why:

1. Engaging Content

The BSR Conference will feature 30 thought-provoking sessions on how business is leading and redefining sustainability for an era of change.

Responsible Investing: Past, Present and the Next 25 Years

Insights from the President of Parnassus Investments
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By Benjamin E. Allen, President, Parnassus Investments and a portfolio manager for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund

As President of Parnassus Investments, I often think about what responsible investing might look like over the coming decades. The future is anchored in the past, so I believe the best way to begin an answer to this question is with a look back at the early years of responsible investing.

The Origins of Values-Based Investing

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