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Aron Cramer

President & CEO, Business for Social Responsibility
Aron Cramer

Aron works closely with BSR's 250 member companies, providing advice and counsel on the full spectrum of social and environmental issues. Under his leadership, BSR has grown its staff by 50 percent and significantly expanded its global presence. Aron joined BSR in 1995 as the founding director of its Business and Human Rights Program, and later opened BSR's Paris office in 2002, where he worked until becoming President and CEO in 2004. A recognized expert in the field of CSR, Aron speaks frequently at business forums such as the World Economic Forum and UN meetings, and is widely quoted in media such as The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, La Tribune (France), and The Financial Express (India). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for the Future, Forum EMPRESA and the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining BSR, Aron practiced law in San Francisco, and worked as a journalist at ABC News in New York.

Integrating CSR into business strategy, human rights policies and practices, stakeholder engagement.

"Upon being hired by BSR, I was reading The New York Times, and realized that virtually every story had some connection to our work. It is a great gift to be able to spend every day so fully engaged in the world, and our collective future."

Notable Achievement
It has been a privilege to be a part of several "firsts" linking business and human rights.

Personal Passion
Someday I will channel my curiosity about the world by traveling for the sole purpose of experiencing new places with my family.