BSR logo

BSR Connect icon

BSR Connect

Upcoming Events

A Dialogue on Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy

London

 

Date and Time

Thursday June 25, 2015
8:45 am-1:30 pm UTC+1


Location

London


Topics

#Inclusive Economy


Please join us for a morning dialogue in London to explore how the private sector can help build a more inclusive economy through good jobs, access to essential goods and services, and investments for prosperous communities.

During this event, a panel of experts will explore how businesses can help create an inclusive economy, from inclusive workplaces to thriving communities. Featured examples will include how Sodexo works on making its supply chain more inclusive and resilient, why and how GSK has reinvented its business to increase access to medicines, the business case for leading retailing brands to invest in women in their supply chains, and how new models such as the circular economy contribute to job creation in a more inclusive economy.

At the event, companies can expect to understand the rationales and business cases for more inclusive business practices and take away key lessons in how to drive change through their direct operations and supply chains.

BSR member companies from multiple industries and select partners from non-member companies, civil society, philanthropies, and other sectors will be in attendance.

Agenda

Agenda is subject to change.

  • 8:45-9:15 a.m.: Registration and networking
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m.: Introducing BSR’s framework for Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy
  • 9:45-10:45 a.m.: Panel discussion: Promoting inclusion in global operations, including best practices on access to essential goods and services, safe and fair employment, and investments in communities
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m.: Networking break
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Panel discussion: Implementing the tools and inventing new business models to advance a more inclusive economy, including innovative partnerships and the circular economy
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Networking lunch

Event Partner

BFP logo

Speakers

  • Neil Barrett, Group Vice President Sustainable Development, Sodexo
  • Kerry Conway, Private Sector Development Advisor, Business Engagement Hub, UK Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Clare Griffin, Head, Corporate Responsibility and Reporting, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Ella Jamsin, Research Manager, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Ebele Okobi, Head of Public Policy, Africa, Facebook
  • Cecile Oger, Director, BSR
  • Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Senior Vice President, BSR

A New Business Platform for Inclusive Growth

Blog

A New Business Platform for Inclusive Growth

BSR is pleased to join the OECD and Danone in launching the Business Platform for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) and inviting leading companies to join the initiative.

Read More 


Why We Need a Just Transition to a Low-Carbon World

Blog

Why We Need a Just Transition to a Low-Carbon World

As the UN Climate Conference (COP24) kicks off, we emphasize why we need a just transition to a low-carbon world and how business can play a role in achieving it.

Read More 


From the Global Climate Action Summit to UNGA Week

Blog

From the Global Climate Action Summit to UNGA Week

Action to address the social impacts of climate change and other disruptions is essential to reach the SDGs—and that action must be inclusive of those left behind by the many changes remaking the economy.

Read More 


Climate and the Economy: The Relationship between Inclusion, Equality, Business, and the Planet

Blog

Climate and the Economy: The Relationship between Inclusion, Equality, Business, and the Planet

There is a critical need for business to support society in adapting to climate risk and to do so in a way that addresses inequality and structural inclusion.

Read More 


Back to Events List