BSR Conference 2012: Fast Forward / October 23-26 / New York

Agenda

This year, the BSR Conference will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Twenty years into our work with business on sustainability, it’s time to push fast forward. Our agenda will provide the practical learning experiences, inspiration, and interaction you need to achieve even more over the next 20 years.

Participants are able to customize a personal agenda by selecting from more than 35 sessions featuring a variety of topics and session lengths. In addition, there is ample time for networking at meals, networking breaks, and evening receptions.

Leadership in Action

New to our agenda this year are our Leadership in Action sessions, which will run simultaneously each morning. Look for forward-looking CSR professionals presenting ideas and unique perspectives that focus on the future.

Session Types

Plenary sessions feature global leaders who provide one-hour, interactive presentations, and our unique I3 presenters motivate, inform, and encourage participants with their extraordinary stories.

Two-hour working sessions thoroughly examine a diverse range of topics by integrating presentations, case studies, and group discussions into a collaborative, workshop-style setting, and one-hour conversations present an intimate forum for discussion and inspiration.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Conference Registration


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Target



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Conference Registration


7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by BNY Mellon


8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Conference Opening

Aron Cramer, President and CEO of BSR


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

I3 Presentation

Tracy Palandjian, CEO and Cofounder, Social Finance


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Featured Plenary Speaker

Marc Bolland, Chief Executive, Marks and Spencer


10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by Ford


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Sponsored by American Express


12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Moderated conversation with Joel Makower


1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by The Walt Disney Company


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Featured Plenary Speaker

José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Former President, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste


5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by Hitachi


9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

After-Hours Reception

Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch InBev



Thursday, October 25, 2012

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Conference Registration


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

BSR Working Groups Showcase

Empire State Ballroom, Ballroom Level


7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

I3 Presentation

Platon, International Photographer


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Featured Plenary Speaker

Leontino Balbo, Jr., Head, Native Organic Products


10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by Best Buy


10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

BSR Working Groups Showcase

Empire State Ballroom, Ballroom Level


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Working Lunch: All Conference

Sponsored by UPS


1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Track 1, Two-Hour Working Sessions

1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break


4:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Featured Plenary Speaker

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University


5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Sponsored by UL



Friday, October 26, 2012

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast

Sponsored by Hyatt


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

I3 Presentation

Raj Shah, Administrator, USAID


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Plenary Panel: The Changing Energy Landscape

Speakers: Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund; Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres, Director, Investor Network on Climate Risk


9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

I3 Presentation

Jeff Jarvis, Author, Writer, and Professor, BuzzMachine


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

Sponsored by Vale


10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.



Thank You, Sponsors

Executive Sponsors

Cisco Hitachi PwC Target UL Responsible Sourcing

Associate Sponsors

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Supporting Sponsors

Adobe AT&T ExxonMobil Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

Participating Sponsors

American Express Baker & McKenzie LLP Best Buy BNY Mellon Ford Hyatt Hotels Corporation The Walt Disney Company UPS Vale

Contributing Sponsors

Chevron icix Levi Strauss & Co.

Convening Media

Bloomberg Business Week Weber Shandwick

Marketing and Media

3BL Media BEF Caixin Media Corporate Knights Globescan GreenBiz Group Inc. Hemlock Responsible-Investor Sina Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Tomorrow Partners