Every day during the COVID-19 crisis, new issues are emerging in areas such as gender, privacy, intergenerational conflict, social contract experiments, renewable energy, automation, and economic growth. In this session, we will take a deep dive into a set of 4-5 of these emerging issues. After learning more about these issues that are unfolding in front of us, we will examine what they might mean for business and how sustainability teams can help their companies navigate them.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Founder and CEO
Sarah Krasley is a social impact entrepreneur focused on an equitable future of work for fashion supply chain workers. As CEO of Shimmy, Krasley leads the company in its efforts to upskill and reskill the 75 million workers in the supply chain who are in danger of losing their jobs to automation.
Prior to Shimmy, Krasley lead sustainable manufacturing at Autodesk where she and her team created software for hundreds of thousands of designers, engineers, and factory owners worldwide. She serves on advisory boards for WEF, the NYC Department of Education, and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance.
Global Vice President, Sustainability
Lisa Manley is global vice president of sustainability at Mars. She oversees the Thriving People portfolio of initiatives, which includes respecting human rights, increasing incomes for smallholder farmers, and unlocking opportunities for women.
Manley joined Mars in 2017 to refine and help launch the Sustainable in a Generation Plan. Since its launch, she has focused on building momentum through distinct sustainability strategies, dynamic communications, strategic NGO partnerships, diverse stakeholder engagements, and visible leadership.
Manley has worked on sustainable business strategy, communications, and stakeholder engagement for the past 20 years. She is recognized externally as a leader in sustainability, speaking regularly in stakeholder forums and publishing viewpoints on relevant issues. She has worked in-house at The Coca-Cola Company in the United States and Europe and served as a consultant to numerous Fortune 100 companies—always focused on integrating social and environmental sustainability into business strategy.
Dunstan oversees BSR’s human rights, women’s empowerment, and inclusive economy practices.
Previously, Dunstan led BSR’s information and communications technology and heavy manufacturing practices.
He brings significant experience working in North America, EMEA, and Asia on a diverse range of issues such as technology and human rights, privacy and freedom of expression, sustainability reporting, sustainability strategy, and stakeholder engagement.
Dunstan facilitated the multistakeholder process of developing global principles on freedom of expression and privacy, which led to the launch of the Global Network Initiative in October 2008. He also helped create the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, a collaborative initiative of more than 100 ICT companies improving conditions in their supply chains. Dunstan participated in the process of creating the Global Reporting Initiative G3 guidelines, and is a regular commentator on issues of corporate accountability, reporting, and human rights. He also co-authored the 2010 book, Big Business, Big Responsibilities.
Prior to joining BSR in 2004, Dunstan was part of British Telecommunications' corporate responsibility team.
Dunstan has an M.Prof. in Sustainable Development from Forum for the Future.
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Director, Sustainable Futures Lab
Jacob Park leads BSR’s Sustainable Futures Lab, a new practice using strategic foresight techniques to help businesses engage with emerging issues that are reshaping the global landscape.
Before joining BSR, Park was the lead futurist in the New York office of Forum for the Future, where he used scenario planning and other futures techniques to develop sustainability strategy and drive innovation for leading businesses, foundations, and multistakeholder groups. Prior to that he worked at Adaptive Edge, a boutique strategic foresight consultancy, on collaborative scenario planning. Park began his career doing human rights research and advocacy at Human Rights First and the Center for Economic and Social Rights.
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