BSR logo


Breakout Session

The Nexus of Climate and Health: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

  • Sessions and speakers are subject to change.
  • Sharing is caring

For the first time in our lifetime, the entire global community is impacted by the same grave threat of COVID-19. The solidarity of this moment has led many to rise to the occasion in unprecedented fashion—governments have committed trillions to support industries and jobs affected by the global shutdown, and companies and philanthropists have directed billions toward finding therapeutics and supporting vulnerable frontline workers. This response must also be applied to the climate crisis. There is evidence that the growing threat of climate change will increase the frequency and severity of pandemics, and that the impact of these crises will disproportionately fall on poor and minority communities—further deepening economic inequality that is at the root of social unrest. In this session, we will explore the lessons learned from COVID-19 and how rebuilding efforts can and must consider a just transition to a green economy.

Scheduled Speakers

Additional speakers to be announced.

Colin Cave

Medical Director, External Affairs, Government Relations and Community Health

Kaiser Permanente

Ailun Yang

Head of International Programs, Climate & Environment

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Chhavi Ghuliani

Director, Partnership Development

BSR (Moderator)

Open double-quote

I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.


Convening Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor

We Mean Business

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Flex Ltd.
The Walt Disney Company

Supporting Sponsors

AB InBev
The Coca-Cola Company
Google, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation

Marketing and Media Sponsor

3BL Media