Mapping the Garment Industry in Bangladesh: A Call for Transparency

Mapping the Garment Industry in Bangladesh: A Call for Transparency

Last week, the Center for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, published the results of what we assume will be the first phase of its digital mapping project of the country’s ready-made garment (RMG) sector. Our Research Director, Dorothee Baumann-Pauly offers her thoughts on the project.

What the Spice Girls Show Us about Apparel Manufacturing in Bangladesh

What the Spice Girls Show Us about Apparel Manufacturing in Bangladesh

The Guardian has brought attention back to poor conditions in the apparel industry in Bangladesh with a story about the pop music group the Spice Girls. The incident shows that to prevent labor-rights issues from recurring, more holistic approaches are needed, both at the brand level and at a systemic level.

Why International Brands Want Cambodia to Meet EU Demands

Why International Brands Want Cambodia to Meet EU Demands

Michael Posner, Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights and Sharon Waxman, chief executive of the Fair Labor Association, wrote an op-ed following their trip to Cambodia focusing on the EU’s interest in manufacturing products in the country.

Why Anti-Semitic Attacks Are Human Rights Violations -- And Should Be Treated That Way

Why Anti-Semitic Attacks Are Human Rights Violations -- And Should Be Treated That Way

In the Forbes Leadership column, Michael Posner writes about the most recent anti-Semitic attack that occurred in Pittsburgh, PA. He encourages the President to desist from any language that fuels discrimination or hatred of any kind.

Why Algorithms Alone Can't Make The Internet Safe

Why Algorithms Alone Can't Make The Internet Safe

In an op-ed, Michael Posner lays out recommendations for how internet companies can combat disinformation. He explains that, “each of the major Internet companies [should] ‘create and staff Russian-focused teams that include specialists with Russian language skills and area expertise.’”.

Business and Human Rights Scholarship: Expanding an Interdisciplinary and International Field

Business and Human Rights Scholarship: Expanding an Interdisciplinary and International Field

On September 14-15, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights hosted the fourth annual Business and Human Rights Scholars conference, co-organized with the Global Business and Human Right Scholars’ Association. The meeting brought together more than 40 academics from all over the world.

'Department of Swagger' Fails First Test on Refugees

'Department of Swagger' Fails First Test on Refugees

Center for Business and Human Rights Director, Michael Posner, writes that the current State Department is neglecting American values by instituting a ridiculously strict refugee admission policy. To support this view he details the various strides America has taken to promote refugee policies following World War II.

Why Gap Should Rethink Its Business In Myanmar

Why Gap Should Rethink Its Business In Myanmar

In an op-ed written by Michael Posner he argues that Gap should consider the implications of doing business in Myanmar. He details Myanmar’s complicated past and human rights issues that should be considered heavily by Gap if they want to continue their manufacturing operations in the country.