BSR logo

BSR Connect icon

BSR Connect

Upcoming Events

A BSR-BNY Mellon Lunch: Opportunities for Peer-to-Peer Sustainability Collaboration

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Date and Time

Thursday October 15, 2015
12:00 pm-1:30 pm EDT


Location

Pittsburgh, PA


Topics

#Financial Services, #Strategy and Integration


BSR and BNY Mellon will host a lunch in Pittsburgh that will explore opportunities to collaborate on sustainability issues.

Increasingly, corporations are collaborating to achieve their sustainability and corporate responsibility agendas. This collaboration occurs at many levels—such as global UN-led forums, informal multi-company working groups, or joint initiatives between two companies. In some cases, companies are creating opportunities to work with their suppliers and customers on a business level to develop sustainable products and services. In other cases, companies are developing thought leadership to motivate and engage the broader business community on joint action. And often, these collaborations occur on a local level.

BNY Mellon, with its industry-leading corporate responsibility program based in Pittsburgh, and BSR, as a leading nonprofit and business network dedicated to sustainability, wish to explore opportunities for Pittsburgh-based companies to work together to expand the impacts of their sustainability agendas.

The agenda will include:

  • Presentations from BNY Mellon and BSR on effective cross-industry sustainability collaborations and how companies are combining resources and efforts to drive greater impact
  • An interactive discussion and facilitated group brainstorm
  • Lunch and networking among participants and speakers

Speakers

  • John Buckley, lobal Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, BNY Mellon
  • John Hodges, Former Vice President, BSR

The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

Blog

The Housing Crisis: Key Priorities for Investor Action

Institutional investors have both a responsibility and an opportunity to play a key role in the solution to the housing crisis. We share several key actions to take.

Read More 


How the Financial Sector Can Help Accelerate Access to Remedy

Blog

How the Financial Sector Can Help Accelerate Access to Remedy

Despite the best efforts of governments and businesses to protect and respect human rights, there is clearly still a need to ensure people harmed by economic activities are able to raise issues and have them addressed.

Read More 


Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

Blog

Transforming Finance: Priorities for Progress in Advancing Respect for Human Rights

The time for human rights-respecting finance is now. Our new report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for Financial Institutions, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

Read More 


Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance

Reports

Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance

The Human Rights Roadmap for Transforming Finance report elaborates on the call to action set out in the UNGPs, highlighting key areas where progress is needed to tackle global challenges and contribute to new systems grounded in respect for human rights.

Read More 


Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

Blog

Bridging the Human Rights Gap in ESG

ESG as a framework does not sufficiently capture harms to people or guide decisions that take human rights into account. How can the business and human rights framework help close gaps and increase opportunities in current ESG practice among financial actors?

Read More 


Impact-Based Materiality

Blog

Impact-Based Materiality

The third in a four-part blog series, we discuss why companies should focus their materiality assessments on impacts that affect the economy, environment, and people, rather than perception.

Read More 


What If All Garment Workers in Bangladesh Were Financially Included?

Blog

What If All Garment Workers in Bangladesh Were Financially Included?

There are 4 million garment workers in Bangladesh, more than 58 percent of whom are women. This raises the question, “What if all garment workers became financially included?”

Read More 


Back to Events List