BSR logo


Karlyn Adams

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

Karlyn Adams

With a background in consulting, private equity, and international development, Karlyn provides rigorous thought leadership and a focus on financial value when helping businesses define sustainability strategies.

She supports companies across sectors to design and implement strategies linking corporate sustainability policies to on-the-ground realities in the areas of shared value, sustainable supply chains, and inclusive economy. 

Prior to BSR, Karlyn was vice president of strategy and transformation for TAU Investment Management, a private equity firm founded on principles of ESG integration. She was also a management consultant, first with IBM Global Services and later with the Boston Consulting Group, where she advised Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, technology, and healthcare industries. She has also worked in international development in Chile, Namibia, and the Republic of Guinea. 

Karlyn holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford, an M.B.A. from Wharton, and an M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS. She speaks fluent French and Spanish.

Moderating Sessions

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