Our Work

Explore our focus areas

Technology & Democracy

We explore ways to reduce harms associated with social media, artificial intelligence, online gaming, and 3D immersive platforms.

Immersive technologies powering the "metaverse" pose serious threats to consumer privacy and safety.

Online gaming companies, which boast more than three billion consumers globally, have been slow to counteract the exploitation of their sites by violent extremists and other bad actors.

In the absence of adequate tech industry self-regulation, government needs to extend more systematic oversight of companies like Meta, Google, TikTok, and X.

Digital products built with generative artificial intelligence hold great promise but also can facilitate fraud, disinformation campaigns, and cyberattacks.

We file friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs in leading U.S. Supreme Court cases that bear on the effects of technology on democracy.

Values-Based Investing

We encourage the financial sector to diversify its own ranks, while also reforming ESG practices to better assess corporate social performance and protect vulnerable stakeholders, especially workers in global supply chains.

The Center is challenging investment practices that create barriers for women and people of color.

Sustainable investment can be revived as a meaningful way to express investor values, hold companies accountable for the harm they may cause, and reward greater corporate respect for labor and human rights.

Global Labor

We examine the impact of multinational companies on workers' rights in supply chains, outsourced manufacturing, and projects that rely on vulnerable migrant workers.

Migrant workers are, in certain industries, the most vulnerable employees in global supply chains.

Addressing human rights risks in mining lays the foundation for a just transition from burning fossil fuel to relying on renewable energy.

The Center focuses on the responsibility of international business for the well-being of workers in global supply chains, particularly those in low-wage manufacturing.

Business Education

Through our research and teaching, development of teaching resources, and events for business scholars, we help prepare the next generation of leaders to address human rights responsibly.

We are taking the lead in forming an international network of business schools that include human rights in their curricula.

Academic conferences create opportunities to encourage and shape new research on business and human rights (BHR). We co-organize two annual BHR conferences and participate in many more.

Through academic articles, books, teaching cases, and research briefs, we are deepening the information available about the most pressing human rights issues facing business.

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Business & Human Rights Leadership

Our team members collaborate with civil society organizations, lead multi-stakeholder initiatives, and make recommendations to government and to major corporations.