The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis, affecting nearly every aspect of society. From the economy, to education, to the way we use technology and how we conduct public and civic life—society is being reshaped in unprecedented ways.
Our work with you has never been more relevant. At BSR, we remain focused on our commitment to help businesses succeed, to become more resilient, and to build a more just and sustainable world. Indeed, we are more convinced than ever that sustainable business is the key driver of business value, and one of the best ways that companies can meet the moment and build the future.
One of the biggest ways this is affecting us, of course, is our ability to convene in person with our members, partners, and other friends in the sustainability world.
The health and safety of our community and society at large is our top priority. For this reason, the BSR Conference 2020 is going virtual.
While we are disappointed not to be able to gather in person, we are excited about the opportunity to reimagine every aspect of our annual event. We will shift, for this year, to a digital experience that will connect our global community in brand-new ways, with content and participants who will join us from our eight locations in Asia, North America, and Europe. There is no silver lining to a pandemic, but the virtual platform will give us an opportunity to cover some important emerging topics and to invite new participants and voices to join us in a truly global conversation.
Planning is underway to deliver a great experience that will feature the best of our in-person gathering, presented in new ways. We will keep you updated every step of the way. The Conference will be held from October 20-22, and a more complete agenda will be announced next month. To stay informed on the latest developments, sign up to receive announcements right in your inbox or visit bsr20.org.
We look forward to “seeing you” in October.