As an undergraduate student Kimi Rodriguez struggled to fit her aspirations of pursuing a private sector career with a significant social impact – “doing well while doing good” – with the realities of the job market. She talks about how her fellowship at PepsiCo was exactly what she was looking for - the opportunity to work in an influential multinational company and help shape their global human rights strategy.
My Fellowship provided the experience that I had been looking for: a look into the details of how international supply chains specifically impact people in many different companies around the world, and what it takes to manage this supply chain.
Last month’s criminal verdict against researcher Andy Hall and attempts to suppress an Amnesty International report have the very real potential to stifle vital research and activism on labor rights when conditions for workers are getting worse.
Jeff Sybertz, MBA 2, shares his 'non - traditional' NYU Stern story, giving insights gleaned from his time as a NYU-USCIB summer fellow working at New Balance.
The Center for Business and Human Rights recently completed a research mission to Bangladesh and India focused on the recruitment of migrant construction workers bound for nations in the Arabian Gulf region. Early findings point to the need for companies operating in the Gulf to look at ways in which their own policies might contribute to cycles of debt entered into by many migrant workers.
With a brutal terrorist attack on July 1, cyber theft of $101 million of Bangladesh’s assets through the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February, and a deadly factory collapse that killed more than 1,100 workers in its powerhouse apparel sector in 2013, Bangladesh is looking like a potential trouble spot for the U.S. Here are three issues that should be on the agenda as Kerry lands in Dhaka on Monday.
At the end of June, the U.S. State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report which indicates that “Ghana is a source, transit, and destination country for women, men, and children” affected by human trafficking. The State Department’s findings on Ghana are an important reminder for advocates, companies, and governments that human trafficking in fishing is a global problem.
The UAE government recently released its 1st annual “Worker Welfare Report.” The report represents a positive step toward transparency but also makes it clear that there is a long way to go when it comes to issues like migrant worker recruitment.
Every crisis that involves business – may it be a factory collapse, an oil spill, or new technologies with unforeseen implications - shows us the limits of regulatory state power. These incidences ask for a reflection on how to redefine governance in the context of a global economy with multinational corporations that are oftentimes more powerful than governments.
A quiet story has been breaking in the Bangladeshi press over the last month about the number of factories producing for the garment sector. New data on factories released by the BGMEA has added to this dialogue. Sarah contextualizes the important role data and transparency play in protecting all workers in the supply chain.