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It’s BSR’s 25th anniversary year, and profound change is shaping sustainable business. We invite you to join us this fall to be a part of innovative solutions to the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. And while October may seem far away, our early registration rates end next Friday, June 30!
BSR’s 25th annual Conference—taking place October 24-26 in Huntington Beach, California—is happening during a critical time in the field of sustainability, with disruptive change affecting every dimension of business.
In a plenary session moderated by BSR CEO Aron Cramer at the BSR Conference 2016, Mark "Puck" Mykleby and Joel Makower highlighted bold ideas presented in their book, The New Grand Strategy.
"Ask people what kind of world they want for their kids and they will speak in the language of sustainability," Mykleby said. Mykleby is also codirector of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University and a retired colonel of the U.S. Marine Corps.
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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, Mina Guli, CEO of Thirst and athlete who ran 40 marathons on seven continents to raise awareness of the global water crisis, highlighted what she has learned through her bold experiences in building a better world.
“Finding your passion is finding your power,” Guli said.
If there’s any one topic that people working in sustainability can agree, it’s that their sector has an identity problem.
Acronyms abound. EHS, ESG, CSR and CR are just a few. There are professionals who feel that Social Purpose or Shared Value address both human rights and environmental issues. But just as many execs are solidly in the Sustainability camp.
In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, President Emeritus of the Service Employees International Union and Ronald O. Perelman Senior Fellow of the Richman Center at Columbia University Andy Stern shared his thoughts on the concept of a universal basic income.
"Change is inevitable—it’s progress that’s optional. And leadership and being bold makes the difference," Stern said.
Following his address, Stern answered live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.