Date and Time
June 6-June 7, 2023
12:00 am-12:00 am
This June in London, join BSR at Reuters Events: Responsible Business EU 2023, gathering 500+ sustainability, financial, and government leaders to prepare business for the deep, complex challenges faced by every company that wants to achieve net zero but needs to remain profitable. With escalating pressures from stakeholders, incoming regulations, and macroeconomic conditions, there is no time to waste in finding effective sustainable solutions and filtering them through every part of your organization so that your business not only survives but can accelerate toward a future of massive profitability and rapid decarbonization.
Key themes of the event include:
- Profitability and Sustainability
- Internal Engagement and Integrating Sustainability
- Investors and External Stakeholders
- Supply Chain
- Reporting and Regulation
- Data, Systems, and Process
BSR Managing Director, Christine Diamente, will moderate the keynote, "Accelerating the Decarbonisation Transition," on June 6 at 10:00 a.m. BST and Managing Director, Elisa Niemtzow, will moderate the closing keynote, "Sustainable Leadership through Global Instability," on June 7 at 2:50 p.m. BST.
- Christine Diamente, Managing Director, Transformation, BSR
- Elisa Niemtzow, Vice President, Consumer Sectors and Membership, BSR
Managing Director, Transformation, BSR
Christine leads BSR’s Business Transformation team, helping companies to manage sustainability throughout their business and across their supply chains and to develop resilient business strategies that leverage insights from BSR’s Sustainable Futures Lab. She works with companies across sectors and geographies to structure a sustainability management approach that mitigates risk and captures emerging opportunities, creating strategic advantage for their businesses, while contributing to a more just, sustainable world.
She brings over 20 years of experience in leading brand, sustainability, public affairs, communications, and reputation management with multinational corporations at the executive leadership level. This also includes overseeing corporate relations with external stakeholders, such as the World Economic Forum, the UN, European institutions, and investors.
Previously, Christine was Head of Brand Strategy at Nokia. She has also held major roles at Alcatel-Lucent and Alcatel, leading Brand and Corporate Sustainability and European Affairs. Christine has also served on various boards, including as a chair of the Telecoms Industry Dialogue on human rights, as an advisory board member of Reuters Events Sustainability, as a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation, and on the European Internet Foundation.
Christine holds a MA in History and a BA in History and International Politics from the University of Ottawa. She completed the Management Acceleration Program (MAP) at INSEAD, and she achieved the ESG Competent Boards Certificate and Global Competent Boards Designation (2021). She speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
Vice President, Consumer Sectors and Membership, BSR
Elisa leads BSR’s consumer sectors practice globally and oversees the BSR global membership network. She works with companies in the luxury, beauty, fashion, hospitality, retail, and food industries to better integrate sustainability into core business strategy, products, and operations.
She helps companies understand the world’s big disruptions, create resilient and inclusive business models and practices, and evolve brand strategy to integrate changing consumer expectations. Elisa also leads BSR’s Responsible Luxury Initiative and the Southeast Asia Reptile Conservation Alliance (SARCA).
Prior to joining BSR, Elisa was an account manager at CHANEL and a consultant at Accenture and Ernst & Young.
Elisa is French-American. She holds an M.B.A. in Luxury Goods Marketing and Management from Sup de Luxe, an M.A. in International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris, and a B.A. in French from the University of Pennsylvania.