This report, co-sponsored by ICAR, Frank Bold, and the Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit, explores evidence based economic arguments for companies to promote human rights.
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.
In a guest blog, Dan LeClair, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer - AACSB International, asserts the importance of teaching human rights in business school curriculum. He points to the Center's efforts to create a global network of business schools that shows how human rights issues are relevant to different business disciplines, such as accounting, finance, marketing, and information systems.
Building on the successful outcome of the 2016 event, the Second Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit took place on 6-8th April in St Gallen, Switzerland. New participants, new contributions, yet the same drive: setting up an interdisciplinary discussion among a group of emerging scholars in the business and human rights discipline.
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.
In a global economy, multinational companies often operate in jurisdictions where governments are either unable or unwilling to uphold even the basic human rights of their citizens. As part of its work to educate the world’s future business leaders, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights today released the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary textbook on the human rights challenges facing businesses – and how to approach solutions.
The Institute of Business Ethics at the University of St Gallen, the Business and Human Rights Journal, and our Center for Business and Human Rights at NYU, brought together 13 PhD researchers from five continents for the first “BHR Young Researchers Summit." The objective of the Summit was to advance their research projects and form a network of emerging scholars in the field.
Professor Posner's fall MBA course explores the choices global businesses face in addressing human rights challenges in their core business operations. In teaching the course, he invites industry leaders to offer their unique perspective and experience in meeting these challenges and enhancing respect for human rights around the globe.