BSR Members Only
Date and Time
February 23, 2023
10:00 am-11:00 am Eastern Time
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BSR provides members with access to exclusive insights and analysis to help your business transform to meet existing and emerging sustainability challenges.
Every quarter, BSR members receive the ‘Quarterly Member Insights’ report with news and insights from our global team of sustainability and industry experts.
This year, we are introducing the ‘BSR Insights’ series of webinars (and hybrid events in select locations) for all members. The goal is to walk you through these emerging developments and explore their implications for your company and its key stakeholders.
In our first installment, you will hear from our climate, human rights, supply chain experts and more as they share highlights on:
- Developments in human rights due diligence and modern slavery
- Evolving supply chain expectations and our latest work on reporting and engaging Boards of Directors
- Climate risk, transition, and mitigation strategies as well as key updates after COP27 and the Global Biodiversity Framework
You also will have the opportunity to learn about our grants-funded work, including getting involved with BSR’s Center for Business and Social Justice, and other BSR collaborations.
- Chhavi Ghuliani, Managing Director, Governments and Foundations, BSR
- Salah Husseini, Director, Human Rights, BSR
- Francesca Manta, Associate Director, Membership, BSR
- David Wei, Managing Director, Climate and Nature, BSR
- Diana Wilkinson, Director, Consumer Sectors, BSR
Managing Director, Governments and Foundations, BSR
Chhavi oversees BSR’s relationships with governments and foundations in North America, where he seeks to create cross-sector partnerships between the private sector and donors to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Prior to joining BSR, Chhavi worked for a socially responsible investment firm, where he combined financial and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis to make sustainable investment recommendations. He also spent several years as an operations manager for Oracle’s Asia-Pacific and Americas regions, opening a new operation in India. He also developed a CSR strategy for a spirits company in Mexico, developed sustainability reports for companies in India and Saudi Arabia, and worked as a freelance CSR consultant for the Institute of Public Health. He speaks English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Chhavi holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and an M.A. in International Studies from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. in English and Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Director, Human Rights, BSR
Salah leads BSR’s human rights practice within the Consumer Sectors industry cluster, which includes the following sub-clusters: Food, Beverage, and Agriculture; Commodities Trading; Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality; Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals; and Luxury, Apparel, and Beauty. He supports companies in implementing human rights due diligence programs and human rights strategy and governance development, as well as aligning with regulatory, investor, and other stakeholder expectations around human rights management. Additionally, Salah leads the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality and is a regular contributor to the Human Rights Working Group.
Prior to joining BSR, Salah worked at a major media conglomerate where he ensured compliance with labor law requirements within the company’s manufacturing supply chain. He also worked with a standard-setting organization that developed the first auditable program for labor standards enforcement in manufacturing. Additionally, he practiced as an attorney in New York City, focusing on civil rights issues.
Salah holds a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law, and a B.A. in Political Science, Spanish, and Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan. He speaks Arabic, English, and Spanish.
Associate Director, Membership, BSR
Francesca brings more than 12 years of experience in human rights, sustainability management, and responsible supply chains to her work with companies in the infrastructure, financial services, and consumer products sectors. After spending her first years at BSR with the human rights team and successfully leading numerous engagements as Nordics lead in Copenhagen, Francesca is now based in New York City and leads our global membership team.
Prior to joining BSR, Francesca worked at a global Danish retailer, where she was responsible for human rights programs at the corporate and local level. Francesca has also previously worked with the Danish Institute for Human Rights as well as Vestas and Maersk, where she was part of their sustainability teams and helped to establish social compliance systems and managed broader sustainability initiatives such as materiality, reporting, and ethics. She has done field work in East Africa, India, Myanmar, China, and South Korea.
Francesca holds a M.S. in Business and Development Studies from Copenhagen Business School and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from LUISS University Rome. She speaks Danish, English, and Italian.
Managing Director, Climate and Nature, BSR
David works with companies to develop and implement credible environmental goals, manage climate and nature risks, integrate justice into environmental action, and incubate collaborations to build a net-zero economy.
He strives to maximize the impact of our applied research, collaborative initiatives, and work with individual companies. This often means innovating how companies credibly align with the Paris Agreement, adapt to inbound climate disclosure regulation, and take advantage of growing interest in science-based nature goals. David also directs BSR’s Transform to Net Zero collaborative initiative.
Before joining BSR, David was a climate diplomat for the Marshall Islands with the advisory group Independent Diplomat and led on emissions reductions and transparency in the UN climate negotiations for the Alliance of Small Island States. As an international lawyer with the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, David built up the environmental treaty expertise of governments across the globe. He began his career as a securities litigator with Fried Frank in New York and a commercial litigator with Cassels Brock in Toronto, before focusing on climate change.
David holds a LLM in International Law from New York University, a JD and MA in International Relations from the University of Toronto, and a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University.
Director, Consumer Sectors, BSR
Diana leads BSR’s Supply Chain practice, working with companies to integrate forward-thinking sustainability strategies into the value chain. She focuses on helping companies manage their supplier engagement program to meet aggressive environmental and social targets.
Diana brings to BSR over a decade of sustainability experience, covering a wide array of issue areas such as single-use plastics reduction strategies, carbon neutrality scope 3 roadmaps, green procurement guidelines, labor and human rights policies, all the way through to reporting and disclosure. She has a background in economics and management consulting and has worked across the consumer, technology, financial services, energy, pharmaceutical, and nonprofit sectors.
A dual US-Swiss citizen, Diana holds a MBA in Environmental Management and Policy from The George Washington University School of Business and a BA in Economics from Bates College. Diana speaks Spanish and French.