Julia Robinson, Associate, Communications, BSR

We’re still buzzing from our Spring Forum on climate change (check out the highlights in a feature article, a blog on climate-compatible supply chains, a blog on low-carbon trucking, and our Flickr album), and we’re getting ready for the annual BSR Conference, in New York November 4-6, on “Transparency and Transformation.”

In the meantime, BSR staff are headed to or hosting several sustainability events this month.

Where BSR Will Be

  • July 2: Vice President for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen will speak at the Girl Summit 2014 in London. Organized by the U.K. Department of International Development and the Nike Foundation, the event will examine how the private sector can contribute to women’s empowerment and ending child marriage.
  • July 9: Advisory Services Director Tara Norton will participate in an advisory group meeting for UNEP and UNESCO on the 10-Year Framework of Programs on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Paris.
  • July 17:  Advisory Services Manager Cecile Oger will speak at the INSEAD Executive Business School in Fontainebleau, France. She will address a delegation of 50 Chinese companies involved in distribution of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products, as part of an INSEAD program on European healthcare practices and trends.

What We’re Hosting

  • July 11: BSR will host “The Power of Investing in Women Workers in Supply Chains” in Shanghai. This event will highlight our newest program offerings in China to help factories and brands address the needs of female workers. We invite companies from the consumer products sector to join us.
  • July 15: Advisory Services Associate Director Aditi Mohapatra, Partnership Development and Research Associate Director Ryan Schuchard, and Advisory Services Associate Sekita Grant will host a meeting with BSR’s Future of Internet Power members to kick off the second year of the initiative at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
  • July 28: We will host an event on our climate strategy, Business in a Climate-Constrained World, in Hong Kong.