Academic conferences create opportunities to shape emerging academic research on business and human rights. 

We currently co-organize two dedicated business and human rights (BHR) conferences:


The BHR Scholars Conference advances interdisciplinary academic research on business and human rights and is linked with the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association.


The BHR Young Researchers Summit for emerging scholars is co-organized with the University of St Gallen (Switzerland) and it is supported by the Business and Human Rights Journal, the leading academic journal in the field.

We also present our research in mainstream academic conferences and share our perspective in the growing dialogue on business and human rights issues. Recent presentations include:

  • August 2018 - Academy of Management Conference Showcase Symposium. Managing Human Rights Obligations of Businesses and Measuring Outcomes: What Now? Casey O'Connor (presenter) and Dorothee Baumann-Pauly (organizer). Symposium overview here.

  • April 2018 - Freie Universität Berlin and Kings College Workshop. 5 Years After Rana Plaza: Consequences For Labor Standards Improvements in Garment Supply Chains. April Gu (presenter). Event overview here.

  • January 2018 - CREA Digital Geneva. The Role of Business and Human Rights in the Era of Fake News. Dorothee Baumann-Pauly (presenter). Video link here.