Wave

October 24-26

Huntington Beach, California

Speakers

Scheduled speakers are subject to change. Please check this page often for updates.

A cross-section of global business, sustainability, and civil society leaders will share their creative ideas and practical solutions for a sustainable world. Please check back again for further updates on our program and speakers.

Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Al Gore

Former U.S. Vice President, Chairman

Generation Investment Management

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Keynote Speaker

Cecile Richards

President

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund

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Keynote Speaker

Brad Smith

President and Chief Legal Officer

Microsoft

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Plenary Moderator Speaker

Kate E. Brandt

Lead for Sustainability

Google

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Plenary Spotlight Speaker

Audrey Choi

Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer

Morgan Stanley

Plenary Panel Speaker

Aron Cramer

President and CEO

BSR

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Plenary Panel Speaker

Bob Dunn

Former President and CEO

Synergos Institute

Special Presenter Speaker

Annie Griffiths

Photographer, National Geographic

Founder and Executive Director, Ripple Effect Images

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Special Presenter Speaker

Dakota Gruener

Executive Director

ID2020

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Plenary Spotlight Speaker

Chhavi Guiliani

Chhavi Guiliani

Associate Director

BSR

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Plenary Panel Speaker

Kara Hurst

Worldwide Sustainability

Amazon

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Plenary Moderator Speaker

Margaret Jungk

Managing Director, Human Rights

BSR

Plenary Panel Speaker

Stephen Kaufer

President and CEO

TripAdvisor

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Plenary Panel Speaker

Neal Keny-Guyer

Chief Executive Officer

Mercy Corps

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Plenary Panel Speaker

Michael Kobori

Vice President, Sustainability

Levi Strauss & Co.

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Plenary Panel Speaker

Mats Lederhausen

Mats Lederhausen

Founder

BE-CAUSE

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Special Presenter Speaker

Nancy McFadden

Executive Secretary

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown

Plenary Spotlight Speaker

Aditi Mohapatra

Director, Women’s Empowerment

BSR

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Plenary Spotlight Speaker

Jacob Park

Director, Sustainable Futures Lab

BSR

Plenary Panel Speaker

Shamina Singh

Executive Vice President, Sustainability and President

Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

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Plenary Spotlight Speaker

David Wei

Director, Climate

BSR

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Plenary Panel Speaker

Wei Dong Zhou

Wei Dong Zhou

Executive Secretary-General, Alliance of Green Consumption and Green Supply Chain, China

Chief Representative, The Sustainability Consortium



Session Speakers

Eric Anderson

Senior Consultant, Group Corporate Affairs

BT

Juliet Barbara

Communications Director

Wikimedia Foundation

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Ted Bardacke

Director of Infrastructure

Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

Rajesh Bilimoria

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Stern School of Business, New York University

Laura Bishop

Chief Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Officer

Best Buy

Bastian Buck

Director Standards

GRI

Rebecca Burns

Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America

Verity Chegar

Vice President, ESG Strategist

BlackRock

Jeff Cohen

Senior Vice President

Xpansiv Data Systems

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Laurie Counsel

Environmental Strategy & Compliance

Cummins

Steve Crown

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

Microsoft

Christine Daugherty

Vice President, Global Agronomy Solutions

PepsiCo

Tanuja Dehne

Senior Advisor for Net-Zero by 2050

The B Team

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Emre Eren Korkmaz

Newton International Fellow and St Edmund Hall Junior Research Fellow

International Migration Institute, University of Oxford

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Althea Erickson

Head of Global Advocacy and Policy

Etsy

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Daniel Fibiger

Director, Global Sustainability

Gap Inc.

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Daniella Foster

Senior Director, Global Corporate Responsibility

Hilton

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Molly Gavin

Vice President, Government Affairs and Sustainability

Qualcomm

Janina Gawler

Vice President, Americas, Communities and Social Performance

Rio Tinto

Julie Gehrki

Vice President, Programs

Walmart Foundation

Kelly Goodejohn

Director, Social Impact and Public Policy

Starbucks

Dakota Gruener

Executive Director

ID2020

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Catherine Gunsbury

Director, Sustainability and Transparency

General Mills

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Angela E. Guy

Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

L'Oreal USA

Kelly Hampton

Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Global Citizenship

Flex

Björn Hannappel

Head of Responsibility Strategy and Standards

Deutsche Post DHL Group

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Laura Hawkesford

Ethical Trading Manager

Marks & Spencer

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Ash Hegland

Advisor, Sustainability

Swire Properties

John Herzog

Accessibility Solutions Engineer

AT&T

Ben R. Jordan

Director of Supplier Sustainability

The Coca Cola Company

Nicole Karlebach

Global Head, Business and Human Rights

Oath

Anne L. Kelly

Senior Director, Policy and BICEP Network

Ceres

Keith Kenny

Global Vice President, Sustainability

McDonald's

Alexander Keros

Manager, Vehicle and Advanced Technology Policy

General Motors

Shira Kilcoyne

Director, Government Affairs, Emerging Markets and Asia-Pacific

GSK

Heidi Koester Oliveira

Senior Manager, Global Human Rights

Mars

Marlene Kosinski

Associate Director

Genentech

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Vivek Krishnamurthy

Clinical Attorney

Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard Law School

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Victoria Kumpuris Brown

Senior Program Officer

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Janice Lao

Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Limited

Peter Leyden

Founder

Reinvent

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Dax Lovegrove

Global Vice President, Sustainability

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Henriette McCool

Senior CSR Officer

QDVC

Geraldine (Penny) McIntyre

Chair of CSR Committee

PVH Corp.

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Shaun Mickus

Global Director, Social Business Practices, Global Community Impact

Johnson & Johnson

Robert Miller

Chief Marketing Officer

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Bob Mitchell

Vice President, Social and Environmental Responsibility

Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

Noel Morrin

Executive Vice President, Sustainability

Stora Enso Oyj

Tam Nguyen

Global Head of Sustainability

Bechtel

Robert Nuttall

Partner

Fortitude Partners

Brandon Owens

Director, Environmental Strategy and Analytics

GE

Libby Reder

Fellow

Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative

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Jackie Roberts

Chief Sustainability Officer

The Carlyle Group

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Matthew Rodriquez

Secretary, Environmental Protection

California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)

Jessica Rosen

Associate Manager, Sustainability

Taco Bell

Heather Rubin

Director, Corporate Citizenship

The Walt Disney Company

Azita Saleki-Gerhardt

Senior Vice President and President, Operations

AbbVie

Bruno Sarda

Vice President, Sustainability

NRG Energy

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Kelli Schlegel

Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights

Intel

Katie Schmitz Eulitt

Strategic Advisor

SASB

Elizabeth Seeger

Director, Public Affairs

KKR

Caroline Skipsey

Senior Client Strategist

Polecat

Rona Starr

Executive Director

Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors

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Celine Suarez

Executive Director, Global Sustainable Finance

Morgan Stanley

Matthew Swibel

Director, Enterprise Risk and Sustainability

Lockheed Martin

Rachel Sylvan

Director, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Sodexo

Jami Taylor

Senior Director, Global Public Health Systems Policy and Partnerships

Johnson & Johnson

Pierre-François Thaler

Co-CEO

Ecovadis

Dan Viederman

Managing Director

Humanity United

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Sandra Wachter

Researcher in Data Ethics, University of Oxford

Turing Research Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute

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Maxfield Weiss

Global Social and Environmental Responsibility Manager

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Alyson Wise

Associate Director

The Rockefeller Foundation

Cynthia Wong

Senior Internet Researcher

Human Rights Watch

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Kenneth Zuckerberg

Executive Director, Senior Analyst – Farm Inputs & Digital Agriculture

Rabobank

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Moderators

Karlyn Adams

Associate Director

BSR


Dunstan Allison Hope

Managing Director

BSR

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Marshall Chase

Associate Director

BSR

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Sara Enright

Manager

BSR


Eileen Gallagher

Manager

BSR


Laura Gitman

Senior Vice President

BSR

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John Hodges

Managing Director

BSR


Salah Husseini

Manager

BSR


David Korngold

Associate Director

BSR


Jorgette Mariñez

Associate Director, Consumer Sectors

BSR


Aditi Mohapatra

Director, Women’s Empowerment

BSR

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Dorje Mundle

Director, Healthcare

BSR

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Peter Nestor

Associate Director

BSR

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Elisa Niemtzow

Managing Director, Consumer Sectors

BSR

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Tara Norton

Managing Director

BSR

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Cecile Oger

Associate Director

BSR

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Eric Olson

Senior Vice President

BSR

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Jacob Park

Director, Sustainable Futures Lab

BSR


Michael Rohwer

Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology

BSR


Alison Taylor

Director, Sustainability Management

BSR

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David Wei

Director, Climate

BSR

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Susan Winterberg

Associate Director, Inclusive Economy

BSR



Featured Sponsor


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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

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GreenBiz logo
SSIR logo
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