Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation spoke at the BSR Conference 2014: Transparency and Transformation, which took place November 4-6 in New York, during a plenary session. Watch the full video now:
This year’s BSR Conference gathered nearly 1,000 business, government, and civil society leaders and featured:
- Global leaders, including Maersk Group CEO Nils S. Andersen, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, GlaxoSmithKline CEO Sir Andrew Witty, actor and Ebola activist Jeffrey Wright, and the Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye, among others.
- Inspirational speakers, including Dame Ellen MacArthur, who once held the world record for her solo circumnavigation of the globe and who is now a champion of the circular economy; MIT’s Ethan Zuckerman, who is challenging assumptions and proposing new technology platforms to transform civic engagement; and High Line cofounder Robert Hammond, who reimagined an abandoned railway line as an elevated urban park, revitalizing a New York neighborhood.
- More than 30 interactive sessions on cutting-edge sustainability issues in special program tracks on climate change, inclusive economy, transparency, transformation, and other critical topics in sustainable business.
- Post-event resources including executive summaries of all breakout sessions, videos of all plenary sessions, and blog posts capturing high-level insights from the event.
The next BSR Conference will take place November 3-5 in San Francisco.
BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s more than 20 years of leadership in sustainability.
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