BSR Conference 2016

BSR Conference 2016: Barrick Gold Executive Chairman John L. Thornton

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, Barrick Gold Corporation Executive Chairman John L. Thornton shared thoughts on being bold in partnerships, transparency, and innovation.

"You're a human being first, you're part of a community second, and you're a business person third," Thornton said.

Following his address, Thornton sat down with BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer to answer live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.

Watch the full video below:

Announcing the Full Plenary Lineup for the BSR Conference 2016


A week from today, the BSR Conference 2016 will kick off at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

Check out our final plenary lineup of speakers who will leave you inspired to be bold and ready to get to work.

Featured Plenary Speakers

Discounted Registration for the BSR Conference 2016 Ends Friday


This Friday, September 30, is the last day to save on the BSR Conference 2016: Be Bold. While you’re registering, check out a new addition to the program: Brand Camp.

Brand Camp is dedicated to providing you with the skills needed to develop your professional and personal brand.

The Personal is Professional: BSR Conference Brand Camp


By Julia Robinson, Communications Manager, BSR

The internet nearly broke over a single tweet in June, when one presumptive U.S. presidential candidate urged another, “Delete your account” (employing a popular saying coined and used by Millennials and Generation Z to indicate disdain). The tweet now has more than 1 million interactions.

Here’s the Business Case for the BSR Conference 2016


The BSR Conference is one of the most important global gatherings dedicated to sustainable business, and it creates business value starting the very next day. This November in New York, we will bring together a global audience of close to 1,000 senior business executives and entrepreneurs from the public sector and civil society to explore emerging trends and innovative solutions to crucial sustainability questions.

Boldly Moving Beyond the Hype of Hyper-Transparency


By Dunstan Allison-Hope, Managing Director, BSR

I’ve had difficulty coming to terms with the concept of hyper-transparency.

Top Five Reasons Participants Attend the BSR Conference


BSR Conference participants have spoken!

Year after year, participants return to one of the most important global gatherings for sustainable business. Here’s what they are saying:*

BSR16 Early Registration Deadline Extended to July 15


We heard from a number of you, and we’re taking it to heart! We know that summer deadlines are tough, so if you missed the BSR Conference 2016 early registration deadline, you are in luck.

We are pleased to extend our best rates through midnight on Friday, July 15. This is a savings of up to US$550.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your BSR network. More than 100 companies have already signed up—will you join them?

Only One Week Left for the Best BSR16 Rates


Don’t forget: To take advantage of the most discounted BSR Conference rates, register before June 30.


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