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Laura Gitman

Chief Operating Officer, BSR
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Laura Gitman

Laura is a global expert on corporate sustainability, with two decades of experience in strategy consulting and has advised senior executives at global companies across a range of industry sectors and sustainability issues.

Laura has also been a leader in BSR’s organizational growth and impact. She launched BSR’s financial services practice and New York office, and she is currently the Chief Operating Officer, leveraging her strengths in strategy, organizational change, and people management.

Laura works with leading global companies to develop and enhance their sustainability strategies to maximize value for business and society. She is sought after to facilitate senior-level strategy workshops and multistakeholder collaborations. She has published reports on environmental, social, and governance trends among investors as well as sustainability integration and leadership. From 2006 to 2010, she facilitated the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, growing the initiative from 15 to more than 50 companies.

Laura previously worked for Deloitte Consulting, where she acquired extensive strategy experience advising multinational financial services companies. She also worked on several community and economic development projects in Latin America.

Laura holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She is an adjunct professor in the Bard M.B.A. in Sustainability program, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a member of the UN Global Compact Expert Network.

Follow Laura @LauraGitman.

Moderating Sessions

  • How Has 2020 Changed the Way We Think about Sustainability? (Moderator)
  • Can Business Protect Our Democracy? (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