In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, President Emeritus of the Service Employees International Union and Ronald O. Perelman Senior Fellow of the Richman Center at Columbia University Andy Stern shared his thoughts on the concept of a universal basic income.

"Change is inevitable—it’s progress that’s optional. And leadership and being bold makes the difference," Stern said.

Following his address, Stern answered live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.

Watch the full video below:

The BSR Conference 2016, which took place November 1-3 in New York, gathered sustainability leaders from business, government, and civil society to explore the theme of “Be Bold.” Check out the conversation on Twitter at #BSR16 and see all video highlights on BSR’s YouTube channel.