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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.

Watch the full video below:

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

The Best Rates for the BSR Conference 2017 Have Been Extended to September 29

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We don’t want you to miss this! We’ve extended our advance registration deadline to this Friday, September 29.

Microsoft President Brad Smith has joined our already exciting line-up of plenary speakers at the BSR Conference 2017, and we want you to be there!

Sustainability on the Move

Advancements in sustainability require advancements in how we move people and products.
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In a recent blog post, I described how the design phase often determines the biggest sustainability impacts of infrastructure projects.

With transportation infrastructure in particular — whether for air, rail, road or sea — about to be radically transformed through technological advances, I foresee tremendous opportunity for sustainability.

BSR Announces Lead Role in Organizing Business Participation at the Global Climate Action Summit 2018

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A statement from Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR:

We applaud California Governor Jerry Brown’s leadership in making the Global Climate Action Summit happen in California next September. We are confident that the Summit will confirm and advance the ambition needed to take decisive action to build inclusive, resilient economic prosperity, and BSR will dedicate itself to making the Summit a great success.

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