BSR, a global business network and consultancy focused on sustainability, has made video highlights, session summaries, and survey results from last week's BSR Conference 2010 available free of charge at www.bsr.org/conference. The Conference, held November 2-5 in New York, brought together more than 1,100 senior business executives, entrepreneurs, and leaders from the public sector and civil society to focus on integrating sustainability into strategy and core business.
Short videos on BSR's YouTube channel include:
- Forward-looking CEOs, such as Avon's Andrea Jung, Monsanto's Hugh Grant, and Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin.
- Inspirational speakers such as The 99 creator Naif A. Al-Mutawa, Museum of Modern Art Senior Curator Paola Antonelli, and Women for Women International Founder and CEO Zainab Salbi.
- Ideas and opinions on today’s most pressing sustainability issues from selected Conference participants and speakers captured for the SHARE project.
The two-page written summaries include highlights, memorable quotes, and an overview of the discussion from 39 sessions including:
- Biomimicry: Nature's Solutions to Human Problems
- BRICs and Mortar: Finding Local Partners in Emerging Economies
- Closing the Loop: Minimizing Product Life-Cycle Impacts
- Feeding the Future: What Will It Take?
- Greening Show Biz: From '30 Rock' to 'It's Complicated'
- Leading as Well as Listening: Building Demand for Sustainable Products
- New Places, New Products: Sustainability and Emerging Markets
- Objective or Opinionated: How the Media Are Shaping the Sustainability Debate
- Responsible Sourcing and Conflict Minerals
- The Sustainable Product Index: In Conversation with Matt Kistler
Results from the 'BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Poll 2010,' released at the Conference, found that business leaders remain focused on sustainability despite continuing economic uncertainty. Additional findings from the survey of 377 respondents, drawn from a majority of BSR's 250 member companies, include:
- More than eight in 10 (84 percent) are somewhat or very optimistic that global businesses will embrace CSR/sustainability as part of their core strategies and operations in the next five years.
- Nearly all (94 percent) said that they plan to maintain or increase spending on their own CSR/sustainability programs in the year ahead.
- Climate change tops the list of significant priorities for their companies’ CSR/sustainability efforts in the year ahead, followed by workers’ rights and human rights.
A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. With offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR uses its expertise in the environment, human rights, economic development, and governance and accountability to guide global companies toward creating a just and sustainable world. Visit www.bsr.org for more information.