The opportunity to address issues related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and more specifically “Thoughts on Business Leadership in a Changing World” – the title of Ofra’s talk – was too great to miss.
The Conference also brought together many movers and shakers from the CSR world. It was an amazing opportunity to get so many of today’s biggest voices in the world of CSR in the same place at the same time. The Conference facilitated discussions on a wide variety of CSR topics, including women and sustainability, global water crisis solutions, sustainability as good business, and much more.
One of the most amazing things about the Conference was the opportunities provided by social media and the internet to follow the discussions, both from the Conference itself and from afar.
The BSR blog, informative all year round, updated everyone on the best ways to follow the conference. The BSR Storify platform was constantly updated with news from the conference. And the #BSR11 Twitter hashtag was used by all participants of the conference to relay news, create discussions, and express their opinions.
Many of these twitterers were those whose content we have enjoyed since we opened our Twitter account a few months ago.
So, who provided the best #BSR11 (the official hashtag of the conference) coverage?
Here are our Top Ten Twitterers
The official twitter account for BSR and the conference. @BSRnews gave a great overview of the conference, helped people stay in touch with each other, suggested other great twitterers who were at the conference, and gave links to articles across
the web about the conference and the speakers.
Throughout the year, @BSRnews shares their thoughts about CSR, as well as sharing tweets from other leaders in the CSR world. What more could you ask for?!
Kara Hurst is the Vice President of BSR, so maybe it’s cheating to put her on the list as we already have @BSRnews. We couldn’t not though – Kara’s tweets over the four days of BSR Conference 2011 helped direct her followers in the right direction – who else to follow and what was going on at the conference.
Kara is also an interesting follow throughout the year, sharing her CSR content and humor on a daily basis.
Susan McPherson is an amazing CSR twitterer all year round, but we especially enjoyed her coverage of BSR Conference 2011. Susan is an incredibly friendly tweeter, as you can see from some of these tweets! She also organizes the Twitter based #CSRChat – another great reason to follow her.
Jeffrey is the Vice President of Sustainability at Danisco, a world leader in food ingredients, enzymes and biobased solutions.
Jeffrey was interesting throughout BSR Conference, sharing his thoughts and reflections.
Jeffrey provides an amazing amount of CSR related content throughout the year, making him a must-follow for all those who want to keep up with CSR news.
Aman Singh writes, tweets, and consults about CSR. She provided great coverage about CSR in general and BSR Conference 2011 during the week of the conference, both by providing information about the speakers and the speeches at the conference, and recommending other twitterers who were at the conference and tweeting excellent content. Aman is an incredibly active twitterer thoughout the year, starting interesting discussions and helping people connect, all via Twitter.
Amy Augustine works for Ceres in sustainability. She’s an interesting twitterer, who provided great coverage of BSR Conference 2011. We really enjoyed following her tweets as the week played out. She was also on a panel discussion as part of the conference. Amy is incredibly personable, always interesting, and excited to take part in CSR related discussions.
Jessica Hubbard is someone that we had the pleasure to “meet” over the course of BSR Conference 2011. Her perceptive and insightful tweets throughout the conference were informative and interesting – and she was one of many who tweeted throughout Ofra’s speech and sent us follow up questions afterwards! Jessica is an amazing live tweeter of whatever event she’s attending, and great at sharing news about CSR in between conferences.
Casey Brennan is the marketing manager at VolunteerMatch, an organization that is by definition involved in CSR.
She also writes posts for their blog. Throughout BSR she tweeted her thoughts on the speakers.
Casey is interesting all year round, always sharing thoughts and information about campaigns for social good and CSR.
Suzanne Fallender is the Director of CSR Strategy & Communications at Intel. As well as tweeting thoughout BSR Conference 2011, she was also a speaker at one of the sessions. Throughout the year, she tweets about sustainability, women leaders, and of course Intel.
Of course, we couldn’t finish this list without mentioning the wonderful Aron Cramer. Aron is the President and CEO of BSR. He spoke, tweeted and blogged his way through the conference, providing insights to those who attending and those who were stuck at home.
We learned so much from Twitter over the course of the conference. We heard people speak about redefining leadership, sustainability as a global movement, making sustainable changes, and hypertransparency. And even better – we got to tweet about these topics with some of the best CSR people out there.
We’re already looking forward to next year – see you there?