Innovative scholarship is essential to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the emerging field of business and human rights.
The Center produces academic and popular writing and develops new teaching resources on business and human rights. The Center contributes to an emerging body of scholarship at the intersection of business ethics, management, and law. We regularly participate in academic conferences in these fields and publish articles in scholarly journals.
As Western industry initiatives on factory safety begin to transition out of Bangladesh, the international community must step in to protect garment workers. Read our findings and recommendations in Five Years After Rana Plaza: The Way Forward.
In April 2018, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and Humanity United launched the Gulf Construction Tracker. Based on over a year of data collection, the Tracker is the first central public online database of new construction projects awarded in the Arab Gulf region that are likely to involve low-wage migrant workers. It is a tool for civil society, business, and academics to conduct more targeted research and advocacy on migrant rights issues – including recruitment fees – in the region's construction sector.
- Baumann-Pauly, Dorothée (2017). Bridging Theory and Practice through Immersion: Innovations for Teaching Business and Human Rights at Business Schools. Business and Human Rights Journal, 1-6. doi:10.1017/bhj.2017.26
- Baumann-Pauly, Dorothée, Andreas Georg Scherer, and Guido Palazzo. “Managing Institutional Complexity: A Longitudinal Study of Legitimacy Strategies at a Sportswear Brand Company.” Journal of Business Ethics 137, no. 1 (2015): 31-51.
- Nolan, Justine, Michael Posner, and Sarah Labowitz. “Beyond Kiobel: Alternative Remedies for Sustained Human Rights Protection.” American Journal of International Law and AJIL Unbound e-48-54 (2014).
- Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit, New York, New York, April 2018
- Columbia University Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum, New York, New York, May 2018
- Business and Human Rights Scholars Conference, New York, New York, September 2018