Wave

October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Schedule of Events

Events and times subject to change.

Tuesday October 24


7:00 am-7:30 pm

Registration

Conference Registration


8:00 am-9:00 am

Meal

Breakfast for Morning BSR University and Sustainability Tours


9:00 am-12:00 pm

BSR University

Best Self Leadership

BSR University

Preparing Sustainability Strategies

Sustainability Tours

Bolsa Chica Wetlands Kayak Clean-Up

Sustainability Tours

Backstage at Disney

Sponsored by
Walt Disney Company


10:00 am-4:00 pm

Networking

Beach Cruiser Bike Corner

Sponsored by
Target

Networking

Networking Lounge: Meet the BSR staff


12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Meal

Lunch for Afternoon BSR University

BSR University

Healthy Business Coalition 3rd Annual Convening


1:00 pm-4:00 pm

BSR University

The Future of Stakeholder Engagement

BSR University

Trends in Sustainability Reporting


4:15 pm-5:30 pm

Networking

Welcome Reception sponsored by Accessibility at Microsoft

Sponsored by
Microsoft


5:30 pm-5:50 pm

Plenary

Conference Opening: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR


5:50 pm-6:00 pm

Plenary

2018 Global Climate Action Summit: Nancy McFadden, Executive Secretary, Office of Governor Brown


6:00 pm-6:45 pm

Plenary

Plenary Address: Al Gore, Former U.S. Vice President


6:45 pm-8:00 pm

Meal

Pier Plaza Farmer’s Market Dinner


8:30 pm-10:30 pm

Networking

Participant Meetup


Wednesday October 25


6:30 am-7:30 am

Networking

Target Wellness: Rise and Shine Beachfront Yoga

Sponsored by
Target


7:00 am-6:30 pm

Registration

Conference Registration


7:30 am-8:30 am

Networking

Accessibility at Microsoft Demonstrations

Sponsored by
Microsoft

Breakfast


8:30 am-9:05 am

Plenary

BSR Alumni: Sustainability Leaders


9:05 am-9:25 am

Plenary

Plenary Presentation: Annie Griffiths, Photographer, National Geographic


9:25 am-9:35 am

Plenary

Plenary Spotlight: Jacob Park, Director, Sustainable Futures Lab, BSR


9:35 am-10:20 am

Plenary

Plenary Address: Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft


10:20 am-11:00 am

Networking

Networking Break

Target Wellness: Smoothie Spot

Sponsored by
Target


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: FastForward 25

Transportation of Tomorrow

Track: FastForward 25

Whose Money Is It Anyway?


12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Meal

Lunch


1:15 pm-1:45 pm

Plenary

Perspective on the Future: BSR’s Early Leaders


1:45 pm-2:00 pm

Plenary

Plenary Spotlight: Chhavi Guiliani, Associate Director and Aditi Mohapatra, Director, BSR


2:00 pm-2:30 pm

Plenary

Plenary Presentation: Dakota Gruener, Executive Director, ID2020


2:30 pm-2:45 pm

Networking

Target Wellness: Unwind and Restore Yoga Stretch

Sponsored by
Target

Networking Break


3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Consumer Insights: The Missing Link

Eliminating Gender-Based Violence—A Business Imperative

Human Rights by Design

Track: FastForward 25

Net Zero by 2050: The Innovation Pathway

Track: FastForward 25

The Era of Misinformation: Upholding the Sustainability Agenda


4:15 pm-5:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

Engaging Boards: Making a Case

Harnessing New Technologies for Supply Chain Sustainability

Track: FastForward 25

Innovative Financing: Enabling Systemic Impact

Integrating Sustainability through Risk and Opportunity

Products in Peril: Climate Resilience Strategies


5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Networking

Networking Reception

Sponsored by
McDonald’s


8:00 pm-10:00 pm

Networking

Film Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power


Thursday October 26


6:30 am-7:30 am

Networking

Target Wellness: Sunrise Yoga

Sponsored by
Target


7:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration

Conference Registration


7:15 am-8:15 am

Meal

Breakfast


8:30 am-8:45 am

Plenary

Plenary Spotlight: David Wei, Director, Climate, BSR


8:50 am-9:35 am

Plenary

Corporations and the Challenge of the Global Refugee Crisis


9:35 am-10:15 am

Networking

Networking Break


9:45 am-10:00 am

Networking

Target Wellness: Unwind and Restore Yoga Stretch

Sponsored by
Target


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

Track: FastForward 25

Redefining Sustainable Business: A Futures-Thinking Design Sprint

Track: FastForward 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: FastForward 25


12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Meal

California Food Truck Lunch: In-N-Out, Falasophy, Tasting Spoon


2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Automation, Electrification, and Regulation: Climate Change and the Vehicle Industry

Prioritizing Well-Being: Investing in Community and Employee Health

Sustainability Reporting Grows Up

The Just Transition

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

Track: FastForward 25


3:20 pm-3:30 pm

Plenary

Closing Remarks


3:30 pm-3:50 pm

Plenary

Plenary Presentation: Audrey Choi, CMO and Chief Sustainability Officer, Morgan Stanley


3:50 pm-4:35 pm

Plenary

Plenary Address: Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America


4:45 pm-6:30 pm

Networking

25th Anniversary Networking Celebration



Featured Sponsor


United Nations Foundation logo



All BSR17 Sponsors

Silver

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

Bronze

  • 21st Century Fox logo
  • Walt Disney logo

Carbon Offset

  • BEF logo

Partners

  • Boeing logo
  • EQT AB logo
  • Flex logo
  • Goodera 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