Wave

October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Schedule of Events

Preliminary schedule only. Events and times subject to change.

Tuesday October 24


7:30 am-7:00 pm

Registration

Conference Registration


8:00 am-9:00 am

Meal

Breakfast for Morning BSR University Trainings

BSR University

Best Self Leadership

BSR University

Preparing Sustainability Strategies


9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sustainability Tours

Backstage at Disney

Sponsored by
Walt Disney Company


9:30 am-1:30 pm

Sustainability Tours

Bolsa Chica Wetlands Kayak Clean-Up


12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Meal

Lunch for Afternoon BSR University Trainings

BSR University

The Future of Stakeholder Engagement

BSR University

Trends in Sustainability Reporting


4:15 pm-5:30 pm

Networking

BSR Connect Meet and Greet Welcome Reception


5:30 pm-6:45 pm

Plenary

Opening Plenary Session


6:45 pm-8:00 pm

Meal

Pier Plaza Farmer’s Market Dinner


8:00 pm

Meal

S’mores Bar


Wednesday October 25


6:45 am-8:00 am

Networking

Rise and Shine Beach Yoga


8:00 am-8:45 am

Meal

Breakfast


8:45 am-10:05 am

Plenary

Morning Plenary Session


10:05 am-10:45 am

Networking

Break


11:00 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Climate Action to Fulfill the Paris Vision—Are You Still In?

Protecting Workers on the Move

The 21st-Century Social Contract

Track: Fast Forward 25

Transportation of Tomorrow

Track: Fast Forward 25

Whose Money Is It Anyway?


12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Meal

California Food Truck Lunch


1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Plenary

Afternoon Plenary Session


2:30 pm-3:00 pm

Networking

Break


3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

2050 and Beyond: Innovation Today for Net-Zero Emissions

Consumer Insights: The Missing Link

Eliminating Gender-Based Violence

Human Rights by Design

The Era of Misinformation: Upholding the Sustainability Agenda


4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

Engaging Boards: Making a Case

Financing Change

Harnessing New Technologies for Supply Chain Sustainability

Track: Fast Forward 25

Integrating Sustainability through Risk and Opportunity

Products in Peril: Climate Resilience Strategies


5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Networking

Lighthouse Courtyard Reception


Thursday October 26


6:30 am-8:00 am

Networking

Early Bird Surf Lessons


7:15 am-8:30 am

Meal

Breakfast


8:15 am-9:30 am

Plenary

Morning Plenary Session


9:30 am-10:00 am

Networking

Break


10:15 am-11:15 am

Breakout Sessions

Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery

Make an Impact: Avoid SDG-Washing

New Kids on the Blockchain: Transforming Sustainable Systems

Redefining Sustainable Business

Track: Fast Forward 25

The Changing Role of the CSO


11:30 am-12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

Designing an Effective Women’s Empowerment Strategy

Inclusive by Design: Making Products Accessible to All

Policy Engagement in Uncertain Times

Positive Agriculture

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Track: Fast Forward 25


12:15 pm-1:15 pm

Meal

Drought-Free Lunch


1:15 pm-2:20 pm

Plenary

Afternoon Plenary Session


2:20 pm-2:50 pm

Networking

Break


2:45 pm-3:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

Automation, Electrification, and CAFE: Car Companies and Climate Change

Prioritizing Well-Being: Investing in Community and Employee Health

Sustainability Reporting Grows Up

The Just Transition

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

Track: Fast Forward 25


4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Plenary

Closing Plenary Session


5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Meal

Beach BBQ 25th Anniversary Celebration


BSR17 Sponsors

Silver

  • Target logo

Bronze

  • Walt Disney logo

Carbon Offset

  • BEF logo

Partners

  • 21st Century Fox logo
  • Boeing logo
  • EQT AB logo
  • Flex logo

Marketing and Media

3BL Media logo
Djembe Communications logo
GreenBiz logo
SSIR logo
Weber Shandwick logo