Date and Time
January 24, 2023
9:00 am-10:00 am PT
MoFo and BSR will host the next episode of their new monthly conversation series “ESG Influencers–Leading Transformative Change.”
Please join us for our next episode, focused on “navigating crosswinds while continuing to advance sustainability” with Aron Cramer, President and CEO at BSR, interviewing Ken Mehlman, Partner, Global Head of Public Affairs and Co-Head of KKR Global Impact.
Ken will provide insights on how businesses are navigating the current economic and political crosswinds and staying focused on the fundamental reasons that sustainability is essential to business success and economic vitality. From concerns regarding the scope of ESG to woke capitalism and the culture wars that have ignited ESG political pushback, Ken will discuss how companies and investors can stay the course to ensure they are solving critical problems to drive financial returns and create a more equitable and livable world for future generations.
Since joining KKR in 2008, Ken has architected KKR’s responsible investment efforts to create shared value for KKR investors and other stakeholders. He has also worked to identify investment opportunities by leveraging geopolitical, public policy, and ESG trends. KKR Global Impact is the firm’s private market investing platform investing in commercial solutions to global challenges associated with climate change, lifelong learning, sustainable living, and inclusive growth. Ken has focused on purpose and equal opportunity throughout his career in government, politics, business, and philanthropy. He spent a dozen years in national politics and government service, including as 62nd Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Campaign Manager of President Bush's 2004 reelection campaign. Ken also served in high-level positions in Congress and the White House.
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- Ken Mehlman, Partner, Global Head of Public Affairs & Co-Head of KKR Global Impact at KKR
- Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR
- Susan H. Mac Cormac, Global Chair of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Social Enterprise + Impact Investing, and Energy Practices, MoFo
President and CEO, BSR
Aron is recognized globally as a preeminent authority on just and sustainable business. In addition to leading BSR, which has grown substantially throughout his tenure as President and CEO, Aron advises senior executives at BSR’s 300+ member companies and other global businesses and partners on the full spectrum of environmental, social, and governance issues.
Aron joined BSR in 1995 as the founding director of its Business and Human Rights Program. He later opened BSR's Paris office in 2002, where he worked until becoming President and CEO in 2004. Aron has served on advisory boards to CEOs at AXA, Barrick Gold, Marks & Spencer, Nike, SAP, Shell, as well as the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan. He is also a director of the Value Reporting Foundation, the We Mean Business Coalition, and the Clean Energy Buyers’ Alliance, and he serves as a member of the Steering Council for the World Economic Forum’s Board of Stewards of its Future of Consumption System Initiative.
Aron speaks frequently at leading business and public fora and is widely quoted in top-tier media, such as the Financial Times, Le Figaro (France), The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Axios, and Politico. He is co-author of the book Sustainable Excellence: The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World, which spotlights innovative sustainability strategies that enable business success.
Prior to joining BSR, Aron practiced law in San Francisco and worked as a journalist at ABC News in New York. He holds a BA from Tufts University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley.