BSR Members Only
Date and Time
September 26, 2023
9:00 am-10:30 am EDT
Industrials | Technology
Manufacturing is at a critical juncture. What we make, the resources we use, where it happens, who plays a role, and what we leave behind: all these questions are subject to disruptive and uncertain forces, from geopolitics to artificial intelligence. To stay resilient, ESG leaders can chart different paths the future might take.
We are excited to invite you to join an engaging, active workshop to investigate how two priority trends—the retreat from globalization and development of artificial intelligence—might converge to shape four plausible scenarios for the future of industry. We will guide you in a journey to discuss the implications of each scenario for your work and operating context, surfacing crucial questions that can inform your strategic planning in ESG functions and across the company.
This event is open to all BSR members to find out what resilience means for industry and manufacturing. We hope to see you there!
- Anna Iles, Associate Director, Transformation, BSR
- Paul Holdredge, Director, Energy, Extractives, Transport, and Industrials, BSR
Associate Director, Transformation, BSR
Before joining BSR, she worked for Forum for the Future, first as editor of its sustainable solutions magazine Green Futures and then as founding curator of the Futures Centre, a horizon-scanning and sensemaking platform. She went on to lead her own foresight and innovation agency, Flux Compass, working with business and global bodies, such as Swire Group, Kering, UNICEF, and UNDP, as well as youth groups and educational institutions.
Publications include a paper in the Journal of Futures Studies (2020) on using futures to build dialogue in conflict and two books with Springer, The Innovation-Friendly Organization (2017) and The Brand Strategist’s Guide to Desire (2014).
Anna holds a BA in English and French from Oxford University and a MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, London University, and is a certified life coach.
Director, Energy, Extractives, Transport, and Industrials, BSR
Paul leads BSR’s Industrials and Transport and Logistics practices, helping companies to align innovative sustainability practices with business strategy and operations. Paul works with leaders in the manufacturing, automotive, freight, and aviation industries to put sustainability strategy into action.
Paul has over 25 years of industry experience in engineering and sustainability leadership roles. He has deep experience in product development, greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, sustainability reporting, and sustainability strategy. Previously, he founded an independent consultancy helping mid-size industrials get started on their sustainability journey.
Paul holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MBA from Marquette University.