October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

About The BSR Conference 2017

The Leading Event for Collaboration and Action on Sustainable Business

The BSR Conference is one of the most important annual gatherings dedicated to finding solutions to our most pressing global challenges. Every year, nearly 1,000 sustainable business experts from Fortune 500 companies, as well as leading foundations, nonprofit organizations, and government, gather for unparalleled networking experiences, powerful plenary addresses and breakout sessions, and interactive professional development opportunities.

Join us this October to be a part of innovative solutions to the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.

BSR Conference 2017 Theme

How Business Leads

It’s BSR’s 25th anniversary year, and profound change is shaping sustainable business. Three developments are flowing together to shape how we and our member companies think about the best ways to meet this moment. First, we have a clear roadmap for what a just and sustainable world actually means, thanks to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Second, every business is experiencing disruption and asking new questions about its offerings, customers, competitors, and business models. Finally, political volatility is presenting a very direct challenge to long-held sustainability goals.

To address this moment, our 25th anniversary Conference will explore “How Business Leads.” Business leadership takes many forms. At BSR17, we will present compelling examples of how the private sector is leading by setting ambitious goals; using sustainability to innovate; collaborating for systemic solutions; and using its voice to advocate for public-policy frameworks that enable greater progress on climate, inclusive economy, and other crucial topics.

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  • McDonalds logo
  • Microsoft logo
  • Target logo
  • United Nations Foundation logo


  • 21st Century Fox logo
  • Walt Disney logo

Carbon Offset

  • BEF logo


  • Boeing logo
  • EQT AB logo
  • Flex logo
  • Morrison & Foerster logo
  • PepsiCo logo
  • Tiffany logo

Marketing and Media

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