On Tuesday, we’re kicking off the BSR Conference 2018 in New York City. Over the course of three days, we’ll hear from thought-provoking speakers on how we can create a new blueprint for business. This year’s Conference comes not only at the time of the U.S. midterm elections—the results of which will be woven into conversations throughout the week—but also at a time when cultural shifts, disruptive technology, political divisiveness, and the impacts of climate change are making it even more pressing for us to create a global economy that delivers on the promise of prosperity for all.
It all starts Tuesday evening with opening remarks from BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer and the launch of new scenarios for doing business in 2030, followed by a special presentation and #ThatsHarassment short film screening from actor, director, and producer David Schwimmer and a plenary spotlight with Asher Jay, creative conservationist and National Geographic explorer.
On Wednesday morning, we’ll hear from C-Suite executives—Emanuel Chirico of PVH Corp., Marie-Claire Daveu of Kering, and Beatriz Perez of The Coca-Cola Company—as well as best-selling author Anand Giridharadas. In the afternoon, Novartis Chief Executive Officer Vasant Narasimhan will discuss access to medicine, and a panel of human rights experts—including John G. Ruggie—will highlight the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
On the final day, New York Times reporter David Gelles will speak to business, politics, and the culture wars, and Etsy CEO Josh Silverman will update us on the company’s impact strategy. We’ll close the Conference with a keynote address from Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the New York Times investigative reporters who broke last year’s Harvey Weinstein story, igniting the #MeToo movement.
Whether you’re joining us in person or online, here are the best ways to follow along:
1. Catch the livestream.
We’ll broadcast most plenary sessions in a live video feed. Visit the livestream registration page to sign up and join in.
2. Get social.
No matter your favorite social media platform, we’ll be there:
- Twitter: We’ll live tweet the entire event from @BSRnews using the hashtag #BSR18.
- Instagram: Follow our Instagram account, @bsrorg, for exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks at the Conference. Post your photos using #BSR18—and don’t forget to tag us!
- And more: Explore the biggest launches and best photos from the week on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Flickr.
3. Ask questions.
We’re opening up some of our plenary sessions for questions from Twitter—while you’re watching the livestream, ask our keynote speakers about their experiences using #BSR18.
4. Follow up.
Single-day passes are still available, so if you’re in the area, join us! Whether you’re with us in the plenary hall or participating virtually this week, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on #BSR18.