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Breakout Session

Overcoming the Diversity Challenge in the Sustainability Field

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As we look around, it is clear the sustainability field is not as diverse as we would hope. Whether within BSR, corporate sustainability departments, or our peer organizations, the lack of racial diversity, especially among leadership, has limited our ability to bring issues of racial justice to the forefront of our work. Given the fact that people of color will be disproportionately affected by the climate crisis, healthcare access, and our other areas of work, addressing racial inequality should be a priority for everyone working in sustainability. As the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum around the world, we look internally at the sustainability community with questions. How can we create a workplace where all employees feel like they belong and can use their unique backgrounds and perspectives to their fullest potential? And how can we understand and dismantle pervasive white privilege that might be hindering the recruitment of diverse employees? Join us for this candid conversation to hear how leaders from various sustainability functions are working to integrate racial justice into their programmatic priorities externally and within their workforces internally.

Scheduled Speakers

Additional speakers to be announced.

Peter Lupoff

Chief Executive Officer

Net Impact

Janda Campos

Group Director, Sustainability Engagement


Timothy Wilkins

Global Partner for Client Sustainability, Corporate and M&A

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Aditi Mohapatra

Managing Director

BSR (Moderator)

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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

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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