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Breakout Session

Rethinking Growth and Prosperity during Global Crises

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The pursuit of ever-greater economic growth has failed to deliver on the promise of prosperity for all, while also pushing our planet beyond capacity. The dual crises of COVID-19 and racial injustice, especially in the U.S., have laid bare deep inequalities and highlighted the extreme vulnerability of large portions of the working class, despite years of increased productivity and economic growth. Meanwhile, a near complete pause of business for months resulted in the greatest environmental gains since World War II, while also exposing how far we still are from meeting critical targets. Panelists from government, academia, and the private sector will discuss the paths forward, how we can rethink the traditional link between growth and prosperity, and implications in the face of climate change, persistent inequality, and now, massive unemployment.

Scheduled Speakers

Additional speakers to be announced.

CB Bhattacharya

Founder and Director

Center for Sustainable Business


Jeannie Renne-Malone

Vice President, Global Sustainability

VF Corporation


Roger McElrath

Associate 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.


Sponsors

Convening Sponsor

Verizon

Platinum Sponsor

We Mean Business

Gold Sponsor

Target

Silver Sponsors

EQT
Flex Ltd.
The Walt Disney Company

Supporting Sponsors

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

Marketing and Media Sponsor

3BL Media