PARIS, France, January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ —As the global economy moves toward implementation of its new climate goals, the world’s largest purchasing organizations are using their buying clout to drive down emissions across their supply chains.
Following the U.S. election and other geopolitical upheavals this year, business is considering whether and how to adjust the sustainability agenda to address a new reality. To begin, many are asking: What is the single most urgent issue facing sustainable business today in the United States?
Congress returned to work Monday for a lame duck session following last week’s election. Today, hundreds of corporate social responsibility (CSR) executives head to Washington hoping their sustainable business missions are not up-ended by a Donald Trump presidency.
The elephant in the room at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 2016 Corporate Citizenship Conference is whether campaign rhetoric turns into policy, and whether business leaders will stay the course on ambitious social impact and environmental initiatives.
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.
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.
In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, Co-Author of Thinking the Unthinkable and Visiting Professor at King’s College London and Nanyang Technological University Nik Gowing explored how being bold can help build a better world.
“It’s not really the company, it’s actually the human beings inside,” Gowing said.
Following his address, Gowing joined a conversation with former Natura CEO and BSR Board Chair Alessandro Carlucci and BSR Non-Executive Board Director Karina Litvak and answered live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.