Come learn firsthand about a new partnership between BSR and Sida—the Swedish International Development Agency—and how your business can participate. BSR and Sida seek to increase and deepen the effective contribution of the private sector to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The focus of the five-year partnership is to reduce poverty globally through business collaboration outside of North America and Western Europe.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Assistant Director-General and Head of Department, Partnership and Innovation
Alan AtKisson serves as assistant director-general of Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and leads the Department of Partnership and Innovation. The department manages grant portfolios and coordinates programs related to Sida’s work with civil society, research cooperation, capacity development, catalytic development finance, financial guarantees, business and the private sector, institutional investors, and Swedish government agencies, as well as key international partners such as bilateral donors and foundations. He also leads Sida's work with development-related innovation.
Head of Networks, Partnerships and Gender Division
OECD Development Centre
Bathylle Missika is head of the networks, partnerships and gender division at the OECD Development Centre. Missika oversees the Development Centre’s work on the development narrative and the contribution of its various stakeholders, ranging from the contribution of non-state actors (foundations, MNEs) to engaging citizens in support of Sustainable Development Goals. She also oversees regional dialogue and major development fora, together with the OECD Development Centre’s work on gender equality. Missika re-joined the OECD in 2012 after working in UNDP’s Conflict Bureau and the UNDP’s Democratic Governance Trust Fund.
Senior Vice President
With more than 20 years in the consulting field, Eric leads BSR's global consulting practice to design and implement sustainability strategies that create business value by addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges.
In addition to advising the CEOs and senior teams of several global companies, Eric plays a lead role on a number of BSR’s collaborative initiatives, including the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, the Net Positive Project, and Future of Fuels, as well as our work with the We Mean Business coalition.
Prior to joining BSR, Eric worked with the Natural Step in San Francisco, accelerating sustainability through strategic counsel on a broad range of corporate responsibility matters that included supply chain management and sustainable development. He also has served as vice president at the Boston Consulting Group and was a partner and founding member of the global consultancy Mitchell Madison Group.
Eric was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned an M.S. in Russian and East European Studies. He also holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Macalester College.
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