BSR Members Only
Date and Time
July 12, 2023
10:00 am-11:00 am Eastern Time
Event resources are for BSR members only. Members, please log in to access the resources.
BSR provides members with access to exclusive insights and analysis to help your business see a changing world more clearly and transform to meet present and future 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. Our quarterly webinars walk you through these emerging developments and explore their implications for your company and its key stakeholders.
In our third installment of 2023, you will hear from our experts as they share highlights on:
The latest on climate and nature regulation, as well as updates on planetary boundaries and the links between climate and health including the launch of a new BSR collaborative initiative.
Developments in the business and human rights field, particularly the approved final text of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) and what this means for our members.
The evolving reporting space and relevant updates from EU and US regulators, with an update from our reporting collaborative initiatives.
The webinar is open to all member companies and their employees. We encourage you to invite additional colleagues inside or outside of your team and take full advantage of BSR’s member benefits.
- Amina Azmat, Manager, Climate Change, BSR
- Alison Berthet, Manager, Human Rights, BSR
- Adam Fishman, Associate Director, Transformation, BSR
- Francesca Manta, Associate Director, Membership, BSR
Manager, Climate Change, BSR
Before joining BSR, Amina led internal consulting at the United Nations Foundation, where she provided advisory services to SDG teams. She grew and transitioned new business initiatives into their permanent operating models; oversaw the Foundation’s annual planning, risk management, and due diligence processes; and led strategic initiatives to ensure the Foundation’s programmatic, financial, and operational success. Prior to that, Amina worked on the ground in areas of conflict and migration in the Middle East, and she began her career as a market researcher in the consumer products industry.
Amina holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and minors in International Affairs and Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She speaks English and Urdu.
Manager, Human Rights, BSR
Alison supports companies in embedding respect for human rights across their organizations and value chain. She brings a strong, collaborative spirit and expertise in developing and implementing strategies and governance, due diligence, and engagement mechanisms to effectively manage human rights risks.
Alison joined BSR from BT Group plc, a BSR member company, where she led the development of a new human rights strategy geared at ensuring a responsible approach to how the organization buys, sells, develops, and uses technology. Highlights included setting up a new steering group, engaging key internal stakeholders through innovative workshops, and integrating human rights risks in BT’s group risk management framework. Before that, Alison trained and practiced as a corporate lawyer at the global law firm Hogan Lovells, specializing in international arbitration and business and human rights disputes. Her experience included advising a European energy company and its executives against a potential criminal prosecution for complicit liability in war crimes committed by a state military.
Alison holds a LLM in Public International Law and a BSc in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Alison is fluent in English and French.
Associate Director, Transformation, BSR
Prior to BSR, Adam was a thematic expert on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, focusing on the linkages between climate, development, business, and sustainable consumption and production. He previously worked on the SDGs team at World Resources Institute. During his graduate studies, Adam interned at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and was a Coca-Cola World Fund fellow with Conservation International, researching the strategic connections between the SDGs and corporate sustainability.
Adam holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment, specializing in Business and the Environment. He has a BA in Environmental Studies and Government, with a concentration in International Politics, from Wesleyan University.
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.