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Seminar: Introduction to the ILO-GBSN-UNIGE Teaching Resources

Thursday, 25th January 2024, 3pm CET / 2pm GMT / 9am EST via Zoom. Joint initiative by the International Labour Organization, the GBSN for BHR impact community and the University of Geneva. 

Increasing consumer awareness on human and labor rights, investment requirements on ESG performance, and a growing number of due diligence laws, require human rights expertise and new management skills. Students are demanding that business schools adapt to these developments.

The International Labor Organization, GBSN for BHR, and the University of Geneva joined forces to create teaching resources that integrate human rights in management education and equip students with the skills to navigate complex supply chains and operating environments responsibly.

The teaching resources are ready-to-use modules that include presentation slides and accompanying teaching notes, background readings, and teaching experiences from lecturers who have discussed the topic from different perspectives. They are available open source and require no prerequisites from lecturers or students. The resources can be adapted for different regions and class levels.

In the seminar, we will go through one of the teaching resources together to show how the resources are structured and how human rights connect to different management disciplines. We will address questions such as how to get started if you are new to human and labor rights, how to adapt the module to fit into your course, and practical concerns such as options to co-teach or using video-material from the experts who created the resources, as well as other questions you may have.


  • Charles Autheman

    Consultant and Professor | Modern Slavery & Supply Chains Cluster Lead
    HEC Paris
  • Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

    Director, Center for Business and Human Rights
    Geneva School of Economics and Management; NYU Stern School of Business
  • Berit Knaak

    Senior Research Associate | Agriculture Cluster Lead
    Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, Université de Genève
  • Alix Nasri

    Forced Labour Specialist
    International Labour Organization

Watch the Recording


  • Welcome
  • Introduction to the teaching resource and its components
  • Context on why forced labor in the fishing industry?
  • Experiences with using the teaching resources in class
  • Questions & Answers

If you’re looking for teaching resources that link academic insights and current challenges in management practice, this might be for you!


For more information about the seminar, please contact Julianna LaBelle.