"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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"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.
"An estimated US$1.2 billion would be required for remediating the safety hazards in the readymade garment factories left out of the safety inspection and remediation process so far, according to a report of the NYU Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights."
"Those are the main findings of a report by the Center for Business and Human Rights at New York University’s Stern School of Business. The report calls for an international task force, led by Bangladeshis and funded by the brands and retailers that profit from Bangladeshi apparel, to make all of the country’s factories safer.
"The study titled ‘Five Years After Rana Plaza: The Way Forward’ conducted by the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights estimates that there are more than 3,000 subcontracting factories in the country and it will take $1.2 billion to remediate major life-threatening safety concerns in the units."
Deputy Director Paul Barrett comments on the state of Bangladeshi garment sector five years after Rana Plaza.
Paul Barrett suggests that moderation from the social media companies with limited government involvement is the best way to protect users from harmful content while respecting their free speech rights.
In an interview conducted during the World Economic Forum 2018 Annual Meeting, Mike Posner discusses the ethical challenges facing social networks and businesses.
Deputy Director Paul Barrett commends Google's announcement that it will hire more human moderators to flag extremist or disturbing content online but highlights the need to devote similar resources to political disinformation online.
Paul Barrett writes an op ed arguing that internet companies can make more progress against lies and terror through transparency. One need only look at what they've already done.
"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 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.