Events

Center for Responsible Business

Microsoft

The Future of Work

March 21, 2018
Berkeley Haas School of Business

2018 Conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights

Please join UC Berkeley’s Center for Responsible Business, the Human Rights Center, and the Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Center for their second Annual Conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights.

Building on last year’s conference on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, the 2018 conference will be a full-day event of engaging dialogue focused on the Future of Work, an emerging area in the field of business and human rights that is relevant to virtually all industries and highlights the role of technology as both a source of risk and opportunity as the labor market evolves.

Through panels, interactive sessions, and breakouts, human rights and technology experts from business, academia, civil society, and government will explore questions on the Future of Work, such as:

  • How will automation impact the creation and nature of jobs and change demand for certain skills.
  • How will technology mitigate risks and maximize opportunities related to the expected disruptions of labor markets.
  • How can private and public sector interventions begin to address the adverse impacts of these expected disruptions of labor markets.

The conference includes lunch and will be followed by a closing reception.

Schedule and Speakers

  • 9-9:15am | Welcome and Opening Remarks
    • Laura D. Tyson, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

      Distinguished Professor and Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact | UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

      Faris Natour

      Laura D. Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School and Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She chairs the Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees. From 2002-2006, she served as Dean of London Business School and from 1998-2001 she served as Dean of the Berkeley-Haas. Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995) and as Director of the National Economic Council (1995 – 1996). She is a member of the Board of Directors of AT&T and CBRE Group Inc. She is the co-author of Leave No One Behind, a report for the United Nation’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.


      Steve Crown, Microsoft

      General Manager, Microsoft Technology and Corporate Responsibility | Microsoft Corporation

      Shelley McKinley

      Steve is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights, Microsoft Corporation, contributing to development and interpretation of company-wide policies that support advocacy for Rule of Law and respect for human rights in the conduct of the company’s business across the globe. In order to advance company and industry initiatives and public-private partnerships to make the global internet safer and more trusted, Steve works closely with colleagues across Microsoft, and with external parties -- companies, academics, investors, civil society, and governments -- throughout the world. In his external engagements Steve champions principled solutions that meet competing concerns in a manner salutary to evolution of international laws and norms. Since joining Microsoft in 1997 Steve has served in a variety of roles, including as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for China strategy, and as the senior legal and corporate affairs executive for key Microsoft product groups, including Windows Client, Microsoft Office, and Entertainment and Devices (Xbox). A graduate of the University of Washington, Oxford University and the Yale Law School, Steve participates on the executive committees of a range of external organizations, including the Seattle Chamber, the Global Network Initiative, the International Bar Association Media Law Committee, and the Association of American Rhodes Scholars. Steve is fluent in English and Russian.


  • 9:15-9:45am | The Future of Work: Boom or Bust?
    • Lynelle Cameron, Autodesk

      Vice President of Sustainability and CEO of Autodesk Foundation | Autodesk

      Lynelle Cameron

      Lynelle Cameron has over 20 years of experience helping companies capitalize on market opportunities related to sustainability and climate change. Cameron is currently Vice President of Sustainability at Autodesk and CEO of the Autodesk Foundation. She leads a team transforming the design, manufacturing and construction industries to capitalize on the business opportunities of a low-carbon economy.

      Through the Autodesk Foundation, she has invested over $15 million in entrepreneurs and innovators who are designing a sustainable world for billions of people. Under her leadership, Autodesk has won numerous awards for sustainability, climate leadership and philanthropy. Cameron is proving that companies can do well by doing good – in ways that strengthen brand reputation, recruit and retain the next generation of employees, and deliver financial results to shareholders.

      Lynelle was recently recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Business by the SFBT. She has an MBA from UC Berkeley, MS from U of Michigan, and a BA from Middlebury College.


  • 9:45-10:45am | Deep Dive: Understanding Expected Human Rights Impacts
    • Alexa Koenig, UC Berkeley School of Law

      Executive Director, Human Rights Center | UC Berkeley School of Law (Moderator)

      Alexa Koenig

      Alexa Koenig, Ph.D., J.D, is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Center (winner of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions) and a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she teaches classes on human rights and international criminal law.

      She co-founded and directs the Human Rights Investigations Lab, which trains undergraduate and graduate students to use online open source methods to support human rights advocacy and accountability. Alexa administers and is a member of the Technology Advisory Board of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, an advisory member of FemTech, and a founding member of the board of advisors for ARCHER, a UC Berkeley-established nonprofit that leverages technology to make data-driven investigations accessible, smarter and more scalable.

      Her research and commentary have appeared in such diverse outlets as the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, US News and World Reports, and elsewhere. She has won numerous honors and awards for her research and public service, including a fellowship with the American Association of University Women, the Eleanor Swift Award for Public Service, and the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Teaching Excellence Award. She is often called upon to speak about the role of emerging technologies in human rights practice.


      Sarah McGrath, ICAR

      Legal and Policy Director | International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

      Sarah McGrath

      Sarah McGrath is the Legal and Policy Director at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), an organization harnessing the collective power of progressive organizations to push governments to create and enforce rules over corporations that promote human rights and reduce inequality. At ICAR, Sarah is responsible for the leadership and management of the Legal and Policy Program which includes a range of initiatives to build and implement accountability frameworks in both domestic and internal arenas. Sarah represents ICAR on the Fair Labor Association’s Civil Society Caucus and is a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Board to the U.S. National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

      Prior to joining ICAR, Sarah served as the Adviser to the President at the Australian Human Rights Commission and led the development of the Commission’s business and human rights program. Sarah is a law graduate from the University of Technology Sydney and is admitted to practice in New South Wales, Australia. She holds a Masters in Global Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, and is undertaking a PhD at the University of New South Wales. Her research is examining corporate accountability in the context of transitioning countries.


      Li Zhou, United Nations

      Sustainable Development Officer | United Nations

      Li Zhou

      Li Zhou works at the intersection of technology with a focus on how technology can be positively used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as policies to mitigate against negative impacts of technology, particularly on minority groups or vulnerable populations. He currently is a sustainable development officer for the UN covering technology and social policy for North East Asia with a focus on policy responses to frontier technologies.

      Prior to this, Li worked on the SDGs at UNHQ in New York, and human rights for the Asia-Pacific region in Bangkok. Prior to joining the UN Li worked for the Australian Government, NGOs in Australia, and mission-driven start-ups in the US.


      Chloe Poynton, Article One

      Principal | Article One

      Chloe Poynton

      Chloe Poynton has spent the last ten years advancing respect for human rights globally. As Principal of Article One, Chloe advises companies and multi-lateral organizations on corporate social responsibility and human rights.

      Chloe began her career as a Watson Fellow where she partnered with humanitarian aid organizations to assess humanitarian responses to forced migration in Sierra Leone, Kosovo and along the Tanzania/Burundi and Thai/Burma borders. Chloe then moved to the non-profit sector where she supported transitional justice efforts in post-conflict countries with the International Center for Transitional Justice before relocating to Sierra Leone with the UN Development Program (UNDP). At UNDP, Chloe served as an Electoral Advisor to the Government of Sierra Leone—providing technical advice and guidance during the 2008 election.

      After receiving a Master's Degree in Public Administration and Economic Development from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, Chloe saw an opportunity to engage business on human rights and development issues and accepted a position at BSR—a global nonprofit sustainability consulting firm. At BSR, Chloe led the organization’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Human Rights Program. In that capacity she traveled to more than 20 countries, providing guidance to companies in ICT, Healthcare, Travel and Tourism, Financial Services, and Extractives sectors in their efforts to advance corporate respect for human rights. In addition, Chloe played a leading role in developing the Guiding Principles on Access to Healthcare which advances the pharmaceutical industry’s approach to expanding access to quality healthcare globally, and ANN INC.'s 100,000 Women Commitment which empowers women employed in ANN INC.'s global supply chains through health and financial literacy education. Chloe holds an MA in Public Policy from Princeton University and a BA in International Studies and Anthropology from Macalester College. She was a 2006-2007 Watson Fellow. She regularly writes and speaks on business and human rights issues.


      Cooper Swanson, Walmart

      Senior Manager, Strategy, Human Rights, and Responsible Sourcing | Walmart

      Cooper Swanson

      In his current position with Walmart Responsible Sourcing, Cooper supports the development of strategies with influence on the human rights of workers in global supply chains. Previously he worked with merchants, suppliers, and technology integration in Walmart’s Global eCommerce markets to facilitate improvement of factory conditions.

      Prior to joining Walmart, Cooper held a position in Strategic Sourcing for Volvo and spent time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia. He has a B.S. in Business Management from North Carolina State University and an International MBA from the University of South Carolina.


  • 10:45-11:00am | Networking Break

  • 11:00-11:30am | Opportunities for Positive Impact
    • Libby Reder, Aspen Institute

      Fellow | Future of Work Initiative (Moderator)

      Nicole Isaac

      For the past 15 years, Libby has worked across sectors to drive progress through multi-stakeholder collaboration. Currently focused on Future of Work issues with special attention to the gig economy, Libby is a Fellow with the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative. She also consults and advises on partnership development, marketing/communications and strategy for a range of clients that has included Facebook, Peers.org, Crowd Companies, Institute for the Future and Yerdle. Previously, Libby spent eight years in leadership roles in Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Corporate Reputation at eBay and Visa. In her first career chapter, Libby spent four years with the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Antitrust. She holds a BA in Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley - Haas School of Business.


      Nicole Isaac, LinkedIn

      Head of U.S. Public Policy | LinkedIn

      Nicole Isaac

      Nicole Isaac is the Head of U.S. Public Policy at LinkedIn. She is responsible for LinkedIn's day to day policy and government affairs portfolio, taking on primary responsibility for engaging with the Administration, Congress, and policy-oriented NGOs on issues ranging from privacy and security to workforce policy issues. Nicole joined LinkedIn as the head of Economic Graph Policy Partnerships and worked with local, state, federal and international electeds on leveraging strategic information for investments in the 21st century workforce and to provide critical labor insights. Nicole also taught at International Business at Georgetown University. Two years ago, Nicole founded a non-profit, Code the Streets, designed to utilize technology to increase resources in inner city communities.

      Nicole was previously a Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Legislative Affairs, where she guided President Obama's policy priorities before the Judiciary, Financial Services and Appropriations Committees. Nicole was Deputy Legislative Director for the Office of the Vice President. Nicole completed her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and also a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, respectively, in 2004. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. She also completed a Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a 2016 Presidential Leadership Scholar.


  • 11:30am-12:30pm | The Role of Technology in Mitigating Risk and Maximizing Opportunity
    • Camille Crittenden, UC Berkeley

      Deputy Director, CITRIS | UC Berkeley (Moderator)

      Camille Crittenden

      Dr. Camille Crittenden serves as Deputy Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Director of the CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative, and co-founder of the Women in Technology Initiative.

      Prior to coming to CITRIS in 2012, she was Executive Director of the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law, where she helped to develop its program in human rights, technology, and new media. She has written and spoken widely on these topics, as well as technology applications for civic engagement, government transparency and accountability, and the digital divide. She held previous positions as Assistant Dean for Development with International and Area Studies at UC Berkeley and in development and public relations at University of California Press and San Francisco Opera. She earned an MA and Ph.D. from Duke University.


      Bruce Klafter, Flex

      Vice President, Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility | Flex

      Bruce Klafter

      Bruce Klafter is a respected leader in sustainability and environmental, health and safety (EH&S) circles. In 2013 he joined Flex, a socially-responsible, global leader in the design and manufacture of intelligent products, to provide strategic direction to the Company's social and environmental responsibility initiatives. The global team lead by Bruce is responsible for sustainability strategy, standards and assessment, product-level environmental compliance and human rights.

      Prior to joining Flex, Bruce leveraged his unusual blend of business, environmental and legal expertise to help integrate sustainability strategy into Applied Materials' worldwide operations. Bruce began his career with a long and distinguished stint in public and private practice, specializing in environmental and natural resources law. Bruce has been very active with numerous organizations in leadership roles, most notably serving two terms as a Board member of the Responsible Business Alliance (formerly the EICC). Bruce received a B.S. from Tufts University and his law degree from the University of California-Davis.


      Kelli Schlegel, Intel

      Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights Manager | Intel Corporation

      Kelli Schlegel

      Kelli Schlegel joined Intel’s Corporate Responsibility Office in March of 2016. In 2016, Kelli launched and managed Intel’s first corporate-wide Human Rights Impact Assessment. She is responsible for enhancing Intel’s Human Rights Program, developing Intel’s CSR strategy, and collaborating with key internal stakeholders to ensure alignment and integration of policies, strategy and stakeholder engagement. In addition, she also manages requests and relationships with customers, Non-Governmental Organizations, ratings and rankings agencies and other external stakeholders.

      Prior to Intel, Kelli spent one year developing Altera’s Corporate Responsibility program. During this time she visited supplier sites in Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea to ensure their commitment and compliance to corporate responsibility and the EICC Code of Conduct. Kelli also has extensive knowledge and experience from her seven years at Hewlett-Packard (HP) where she helped develop HP’s legal and regulatory compliance program, devised and implemented their Human Rights Program, and managed media relations. In her free time, Kelli enjoys the outdoors and traveling the globe with her husband.


      Lauri Kanerva, Facebook

      Research Management Lead | Facebook

      Lauri Kanerva

      Lauri Kanerva is the Research Management Lead at Facebook. In this role he serves as the in-house adviser to executives and researchers regarding research ethics and research oversight. Lauri manages the Research Review process and participates in research and policy advisory committees, coordinates Facebook's research activities, particularly those involving partnerships with external organizations, and monitors compliance with Facebook’s internal policies.

      Before joining Facebook, Lauri spent 10 years running the non-medical IRB at Stanford University. Lauri holds degrees in Business Administration, Sports Science and Physical Therapy.


      Andrew Dunckelman, Google.org

      Principal | Google.org

      Andrew Dunckelman

      Andrew Dunckelman leads the economic opportunity team at Google.org, Google's philanthropy. There he heads up Google.org’s $50M Work Initiative, a two-year initiative to understand the forces that are changing the nature of work and to invest in nonprofits helping people to adjust to those changes. Previously, he led Google.org’s grantmaking in international markets.

      Prior to Google, Andrew worked at The Bridgespan Group in Boston, a strategy consultancy for the social sector spun out of Bain & Company. There he focused on Bridgespan’s philanthropy practice, consulting with foundations and individual donors on strategic planning, due diligence, scaling impact, and other management priorities. Andrew received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa; an MPA in nonprofit management from Indiana University; and an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.


  • 12:30-1:15pm | Networking Lunch

  • 1:15-2:15pm | The Role of Public Policy in Shaping the Future of Work
    • Caroline Fairchild, LinkedIn

      Managing News Editor | LinkedIn (Moderator)

      Caroline Fairchild

      Caroline Fairchild is a managing news editor for LinkedIn, where she leads a team of reporters focused on creating original content on the news that matters most to professionals. Fairchild reports on the prominent voices, trends and issues facing the technology industry and the world of startups. She is also the host of Work In Progress, LinkedIn's podcast on the future of work.

      Previously she was a business reporter at Fortune magazine, where she founded the Broadsheet, a popular daily newsletter on women in business. Over the span of her career, Fairchild has interviewed some of the world's most successful business leaders, including Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gurley and Warren Buffett. In 2017, she was named by Forbes' 30 Under 30 list as one of the brightest young minds working in media. She is a graduate of Duke University.


      Eric R. Biel, Council on Foreign Relations

      Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on the Future of the U.S. Workforce

      Eric Biel

      Eric Biel began work in January 2018 as Senior Advisor to the Fair Labor Association, a multi-stakeholder organization that brings together business, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to promote and protect workers’ rights and to improve working conditions globally through adherence to international labor standards.

      From 2012-17, Biel served as Associate Deputy Undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), where he led ILAB’s work on a diverse set of legal and policy matters. After leaving government, he worked on varied projects with business, law, and non-profit groups; was a frequent speaker on trade, labor, and business and human rights issues; and served on the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on the Future of the U.S. Workforce, which will complete its work in April 2018. From 2000-11, Biel held a variety of positions outside of government, including Managing Director for Corporate Responsibility at Burson-Marsteller; Deputy Washington Director and Senior Counsel at Human Rights First; and Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the Fontheim International firm. Prior government service from 1990-2000 included Deputy Undersecretary for Trade Policy and heading the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning at the U.S. Department of Commerce; Executive Director of the bipartisan Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy; and Trade Counsel at the Senate Finance Committee.

      Before that, he was an attorney in private practice for five years. Since 2008, Biel has taught a course at the Georgetown University Law Center on “Human Rights at the Intersection of Trade and Corporate Responsibility” that examines a range of business and human rights issues. He has a B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins and a joint J.D.-M.P.A. degree from Yale Law School and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.


      Todd Rufo, SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development

      Director | San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development

      Todd Rufo

      Todd Rufo is the Director of the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). OEWD works to create shared prosperity for all San Franciscans by growing good jobs, training and connecting residents to sustainable careers, supporting local small businesses, creating great places to live and work, and helping constituents achieve economic self-sufficiency. OEWD provides city-wide leadership for workforce development, business development, neighborhood economic development, film, international business, small business and development planning. Appointed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee in 2012, Todd previously worked in economic development for the Cities of New York and San Jose.


      Annette Bernhardt, UC Berkeley Labor Center

      Director, Low-Wage Work Program | UC Berkeley Labor Center

      Annette Bernhardt

      Annette Bernhardt is director of the Low-Wage Work Program at the UC Berkeley Labor Center, as well as a senior researcher at the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. She recently was visiting professor in the UC Berkeley sociology department, as well as a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.

      Previously she was policy co-director of the National Employment Law Project, where she coordinated policy analysis and research support for campaigns around living wage jobs, enforcement of workers' rights, and accountable development. A leading scholar of low-wage work, Dr. Bernhardt has helped develop and analyze innovative policy responses to economic restructuring in the United States. She was one of the principal investigators of the landmark study Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers, which documented high rates of minimum wage, overtime, and other workplace violations in the low- wage labor market. She has also been a leader in collaborating with immigrant worker centers and unions to develop innovative models of community-based research. Her current research focuses on domestic outsourcing, the gig economy, and the impact of new technologies on low- wage work.

      Dr. Bernhardt's most recent book is the co-edited The Gloves-Off Economy: Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America's Labor Market. She has also published widely in journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, and the Journal of Labor Economics, among others. Dr. Bernhardt received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1993.


  • 2:15-2:30pm | Networking Break

  • 2:30-3:30pm | The Role of the Employer
    • Matthew Stepka, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

      Managing Partner of Machina Ventures and Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (Moderator)

      Matthew Stepka

      Matthew is Managing Partner of Machina Ventures, an investment fund focused on early stage, artificial intelligence and data science enabled companies. He is also a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

      Until recently, Matthew was Vice President, Special Projects at Google, where he led and incubated strategic initiatives, especially mission-driven projects with high social impact. Since joining the company in 2007, he led efforts ranging from expanding internet access, developing clean energy, strengthening freedom of expression and democracy, innovating in robotics, establishing novel pricing strategies and extending Google’s footprint in emerging markets, especially Africa. Prior to joining Google, Matthew was Vice President, Pharmacy for drugstore.com, a leading online health and beauty retailer, and previously, Chief Operating Officer for WorldRes, a leading online hotel reservation network. He was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company for over 5 years, serving clients in the healthcare, financial services, energy and technology sectors. He was also a systems consultant with Price Waterhouse. In addition, he co-founded CyberJava, one of the first Internet cafes, and was a freelance software programmer from an early age.

      Matthew holds a Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law. He has Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Engineering and Management from Case Western Reserve University. He served on the Board of World Affairs Council and is an inaugural Disruptor Foundation Fellow. He advises many nonprofits, including New America and Human Rights Watch. Matthew is a member of the California State Bar.


      John G. Palmer, AT&T

      SVP, Human Resources & Chief Learning Officer | AT&T Communications

      John Palmer

      John Palmer is the Senior Vice President of Human Recourses and Chief Learning Officer responsible for AT&T University Operations, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, HR Policy, and Management/Sales Compensation.

      Previously John was the Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer where he oversaw the AT&T University along with Talent Acquisition. He was responsible for creating a culture of continuous learning by mobilizing and simplifying content and driving new emerging platforms. John joined AT&T in 1999 and has held numerous leadership positions including roles in Mobility, Operations, Sales, Strategy, Care, Investor Relations and TU Operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, an MBA from the University of Dallas, and is an active board member of the Texas Ranger Association Foundation. John lives in Southlake, TX with his wife, Tara, and their 3 children Caroline, Elizabeth, and John.


      Teresa J. Hutson, Microsoft

      Assistant General Counsel, Global Employment and Migration Group | Microsoft Corporation

      Teresa Hutson

      Teresa J. Hutson leads the global employment and immigration team at Microsoft. Teresa advises management and human resources professionals and develops key cross-border programs and policies, covering a range of issues including global mobility, strategic workforce planning, external staff, employee privacy, cross-border M&A, employee representation, background checks and compliance programs, and cross-border reductions in force. Recently, Teresa has focused on developing initiatives designed to address artificial intelligence, emerging technologies, and the future of jobs and work, and she contributed to Microsoft’s The Future Computed.

      Prior to joining Microsoft, Teresa worked at Paul Hastings LLP in San Francisco. While in private practice, Teresa handled wage & hour class actions and individual suits regarding discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, disability accommodation and compliance matters for a variety of clients including UPS, Target, Wal-Mart, UBS, Safeway, Microsoft, Bechtel, and Amgen. Teresa received her law degree from Cornell Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.


      Michael Rohwer, BSR

      Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology, BSR

      Hala Hanna

      Michael leads BSR’s work with companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Before joining BSR, Michael was the senior program director as the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and acted as the director for the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative. He also served in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) climate change and stratospheric protection divisions, focusing on mitigation and reporting for greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, he previously worked for a sustainability consulting firm in Hong Kong. Michael holds a J.D. and a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School and a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University.


      Hala Hanna, MIT

      Managing Director, Solve | MIT

      Hala Hanna

      Hala is the Managing Director, Community at Solve. Previously, Hala was Solve's Director of Economic Prosperity. Her work focuses on solving through innovation and partnership challenges such as economic inequality and the future of work in an era of profound digital transformation. Hala’s career revolves around policy, strategy, and building partnerships for social impact. This includes a public-private initiative for employment in the Middle East at the World Economic Forum, advising governments on public sector reform and donor engagement through her work at the World Bank and the UN, and advising non-profits on strategy and business models. Her last appointment at the World Economic Forum was as Director of Strategy & Impact.

      Hala holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, and in Int'l Development from American University, DC. Her Bachelor’s in Economics was from the American University of Beirut. She was a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum.


  • 3:30-3:45pm | Networking Break

  • 3:45-4:45pm | The Impact of Automation on Jobs
    • Laura D. Tyson, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

      Distinguished Professor and Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact | UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

      Laura Tyson

      Laura D. Tyson is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School and Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. She chairs the Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees.

      From 2002-2006, she served as Dean of London Business School and from 1998-2001 she served as Dean of the Berkeley-Haas. Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board and a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She served in the Clinton Administration as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1993-1995) and as Director of the National Economic Council (1995 – 1996). She is a member of the Board of Directors of AT&T and CBRE Group Inc. She is the co-author of Leave No One Behind, a report for the United Nation’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.


      John Zysman, UC Berkeley

      Professor Emeritus | UC Berkeley

      Hala Hanna

      Professor John Zysman received his B.A at Harvard and his Ph.D. at MIT. He has written has extensively on European and Japanese policy and corporate strategy; his interests also include comparative politics, Western European politics, and political economy. Professor Zysman's publications include The Highest Stakes: The Economic Foundations of the Next Security System (Oxford University Press, 1992), Manufacturing Matters: The Myth of the Post-Industrial Economy (Basic Books, 1987), and Governments, Markets, and Growth: Finance and the Politics of Industrial Change (Cornell University Press, 1983).


  • 4:45-5:00pm | The Way Forward: Multi-Stakeholder Approach as a Key to Success and Closing Remarks
    • Faris Natour, UC Berkeley

      Director, Human Rights and Business Initiative | UC Berkeley

      Faris Natour

      Faris Natour leads the Human Rights and Business Initiative for the Center for Responsible Business.

      He brings more than a dozen years of experience in human rights and business to Haas, having led the human rights practice at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and human rights research and advocacy at Calvert Investments. Faris joined BSR in 2005 as a manager in Advisory Services, and focused on sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement, and human rights. A member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Human Rights and the UN Global Compact Working Group on Human Rights, Faris holds law degrees from George Washington University Law School and the University of Regensburg, Germany.


  • 5:00pm Onwards | Networking Reception
  • Location

    Spieker Forum, Chou Hall, Haas School of Business Cheit Lane, Berkeley, CA 94720

    The 2018 conference will be hosted at Spieker Forum, which is located in Chou Hall. Chou Hall is located at the Haas School of Business. Directions can be found here.

    It is highly recommended to park at the Maxwell Parking Lot. During peak parking hours (9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Mon – Fri), University parking areas are often filled to capacity.

    Maxwell Parking Lot (located across from Haas)
    2205 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

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