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Human Rights Day 2019: BSR Reflections on the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

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By: Francesca Manta, Manager; Aude Ucla, Manager; Céline da Graça Pires, Associate; Jenny Vaughan, Human Rights Director (BSR)

BSR Conference 2019: Putting Climate on the Agenda

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Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, coverage of climate change has increased significantly in the media, in both newspapers and on television. At the BSR Conference 2019, climate journalists Amy Harder (Axios) and Patrick Temple-West (Financial Times) joined BSR CEO Aron Cramer and Climate One podcast host Greg Dalton for a conversation on media coverage of climate change on the plenary stage. The panel discussion served as a live taping for an episode of the Climate One podcast.

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BSR Conference 2019: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

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As we approach the 2020s, it is clear that the world is transforming in a way that creates a new climate for business, from changes in policy and public perception to the growing imperative to address the climate crisis.

BSR Conference 2019: Miranda Ballentine, CEO, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

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For companies with clean energy goals, it can be complicated to find the tools and resources needed when energy efficiency and optimization do not go far enough. In order to fill this gap, the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) was created.

BSR Conference 2019: Stephen Badger, Chairman, Board of Directors, Mars, Incorporated

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The next ten years will prove to be a decisive decade for climate change and how business chooses to address it. As the chairman of a family-owned business, Mars, Incorporated, Stephen Badger is pushing for transformational, not incremental, change in order to create a future where all people can thrive without damaging the biodiversity of the planet.

BSR Conference 2019: Kevin Roose, Technology Columnist, The New York Times

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The future of automation in work can seem both frightening and inevitable to those concerned about losing their jobs to machines. In a world where there are no robot-proof jobs, how can humans stay ahead of the machines?

BSR Conference 2019: Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action

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In response to the unending gun violence across the U.S., Shannon Watts founded Moms Demand Action, a grassroots movement advocating for policy changes and working within communities in order to promote a safer gun culture. Building a movement from the ground up can be challenging, especially without prior experience.

BSR Conference 2019: Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak, Board Director and Former Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

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 “You know what? You don’t do enough for women.”

When Beth Brooke-Marciniak, board director and former global vice chair of public policy at EY, received this comment from a friend at dinner, she was shocked at first, especially after years of mentoring women. Once the shock wore off, she realized that rather than just playing smart with her platform, she could make monumental change—and not just for women.

BSR Conference 2019: Seth Goldman, Co-Founder, Honest Tea; Executive Chair, Beyond Meat

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As the Co-Founder of Honest Tea and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat, Seth Goldman has had years of experience working on healthier food and beverage options. While these types of products continue to grow in popularity, there are still obstacles to contend with, from consumer resources to upholding company values.

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