BSR Conference 2016: Thinking the Unthinkable with Nik Gowing

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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.

Cornerstone Capital Group's Erika Karp on the Future of Investing at the BSR Conference 2016

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, Cornerstone Capital Group Founder, CEO, and Chair of the Board Erika Karp explored shifting dynamics in the capital markets and the future of investing.

“We’ll know we’ve made it when we just call it ‘investing'," Karp said, referring to what we currently call "sustainable investing," "impact investing," or "values-based investing."

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Leaders' Quest Founder and Partner Explores Being Bold at BSR Conference 2016

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, Leaders' Quest Founder and Partner Lindsay Levin shared her thoughts on what makes a bold leader in today's (and tomorrow's) world.

“If we want to be transformational, we have to be willing to continuously transform ourselves,” Levin said.

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General Mills CEO Highlights Bold Leadership at BSR Conference 2016

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, General Mills CEO Ken Powell explored being bold, and highlighted his company's leadership in sustainability.

"This is a shared system, and we all have to be part of the solution", Powell said.

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Prepare for Deep Dive when Pitching Sustainability to New York Times

By Dave Armon, 3BL Media CMO

One of the best punchlines delivered so far at BSR Conference came from New York Times sustainability reporter David Gelles when panelists were asked to recommend new breakthrough communications techniques.

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.

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Group Representing 85 Percent of Ocean Container Shipping and Key Customers Calls for Climate Action

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Members of BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) have agreed on a climate action statement and call to action for the container shipping sector and its value chain to support private-sector contributions for the global goals on climate change. Today, CCWG includes ocean container shipping lines representing about 85 percent of global volume and more than a dozen key cargo owners.

The BSR Conference: A Gathering Like No Other


The BSR Conference—November 1-3, 2016, in New York—is much more than 3 days of 50-plus sessions and events with more than 100 inspirational speakers.

The State of Sustainable Business in 2016: Results from the BSR/GlobeScan Survey


By Laura Gitman, Vice President, BSR

When we created the theme for this year’s BSR Conference—Be Bold—I’m not sure we realized how appropriate it would be. Yet, as I reviewed the results of our eighth annual BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey 2016, the need for a recommitment to bold direction and bold action became quite apparent.


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