"Michael Posner, one of the most influential human rights experts in the U.S., is leading a movement that he hopes will fundamentally change the way business schools approach human rights." - Poets & Quants
"Most B-school students know they’re signing up for classes in subjects like accounting and finance, but they probably don’t expect to see human rights on the syllabus. Professor Michael Posner wants to change that." -Bloomberg Business
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In his op-ed, Paul Barrett describes the unique threat Russian disinformation campaigns pose to Western democracy. He also proposes that companies and governments need to take greater responsibility and sustained action to mitigate this threat.
Peter Coy explains our latest internet report which claims that internet platform companies such as Facebook should create teams focused on Russia.
Director, Michael Posner and Research Director, Dorothee Baulmann-Pauly argue for business education in the evolving human rights field.
“Study by New York University marks the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse that killed over a thousand people.”
“John Yang talks with Paul Barrett, deputy director of the Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.”
“Five years later, the situation is complicated, according to a recent study conducted by the Center for Business and Human Rights at New York University's Stern School of Business.”
“But the Bangladesh experiment has been only partially successful. The European and American companies limited their reach and left thousands of factories untouched. The Bangladeshi government, meanwhile, has demonstrated little willingness to change its lackadaisical attitude toward regulation.”
"A new report from the NYU Stern Center estimates it will cost $1.2 billion to remediate poor conditions in still-dangerous Bangladesh’s RMG factories.
"Facebook has appropriately banned the IRA from its platforms," said Michael H. Posner, director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. "We applaud Facebook for recognizing that Russian disinformation online is a serious problem and for developing a specific response to this sustained Russian effort to inject political propaganda into American society, as well into Russian and European societies.
The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights received a letter from Ambassador James F. Moriarty, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, in response to our commentary on the future of factory safety in Bangladesh.
The Center reports on the first meeting of more than 20 business schools in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss current efforts to promote human rights in business schools and explore future opportunities, and encourages future membership and collaboration.