GBSN for Business and Human Rights Impact Community

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CONTACT

Julianna LaBelle, bhr@gbsn.org

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Global integration, political uncertainty and growing inequality have increased public scrutiny of business operations. Business schools need to better prepare future leaders for the challenges of this modern global business environment. They also need to demonstrate that the values and principles of their education are aligned with public expectations that business contribute to a fair and prosperous global economy.

This will require moving beyond dedicated business ethics or corporate social responsibility classes to a model that incorporates social considerations into the core of business curricula. This group of over 250 individuals around the world work together to realize this vision.

The Global Business School Network (GBSN) and Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative of the UN Global Compact have joined forces to support the efforts of the Global Business School Network for Business and Human Rights (BHR). The GBSN for Business and Human Rights network was founded in 2017 by the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, the Geneva School of Economics and Management, and the Alliance Manchester Business School. The network currently comprises over 120 business schools that come together annually to discuss how to advance human rights in business education.

Objectives

The GBSN Impact Community for Business & Human Rights is designed to have the following general objectives:

Catalyze business school efforts to include human rights in education and research programs (branding, marketing, advocacy, connecting to business)

Assist business schools to share ideas, strategies, and resources for human rights in business education (convening, peer-to-peer communication, networking, collaboration)

Enable collective action (within business education and across sectors) to support and protect human rights globally (collaborative research projects, student projects and competitions, creating instructional material)

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About GBSN for BHR

Chairs

  • Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

    Director, Center for Business and Human Rights
    Geneva School of Economics and Management; NYU Stern School of Business
    Switzerland
  • Mike Posner

    Director, Center for Business & Human Rights; Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics and Finance
    NYU Stern School of Business
    USA

Research Clusters

Accounting, Finance & Investments

  • John Ferguson

    Professor in Accounting | Accounting, Finance & Investment Cluster Lead
    University of St. Andrews
    United Kingdom
  • Yingru Li

    Senior Lecturer (Accounting & Finance) | Accounting, Finance & Investment Cluster Lead
    Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
    United Kingdom

Agriculture

  • Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

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

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

Climate Change, Human Rights and Fair Transitions

  • Karin Buhmann

    Professor | Climate Change, Human Rights & Fair Transitions Cluster Lead
    Copenhagen Business School
    Denmark
  • Stephen Park

    Associate Professor and Satell Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility Academic Co-Director of MBA Programs – EMBA Business Law | Climate Change, Human Rights & Fair Transitions Lead
    UConn School of Business, University of Connecticut
    USA

Gender

  • Lara Bianchi

    Assistant Professor in Business and Society | Gender Cluster Lead
    University of Nottingham
    United Kingdom

Extractives

  • Sandy Chong

    Consultant and Adjunct Professor | Leadership & Governance for Extractives Cluster Lead | Founding Chair of SDG Business Forums
    United Nations Association of Australia
    Australia

Modern Slavery and Supply Chains

  • Charles Autheman

    Consultant and Professor | Modern Slavery & Supply Chains Cluster Lead
    HEC Paris
    France

Technology

  • Isabel Ebert

    Senior Research Fellow | Technology Cluster Lead
    Institute for Business Ethics, University of St. Gallen
    Switzerland
  • Björn Fasterling

    Professor, EDHEC Augmented Law Institute Researcher | Technology Cluster Lead
    EDHEC Business School
    France

Resources and Previous Events

Webinar: GBSN for BHR Gender and Agriculture Cluster Workshop

The Case for Human Rights in Business Education– A Tool Kit

Business schools offer the ideal venue to explore 21st century human rights challenges, both in teaching future business leaders and conducting cutting-edge research. Adding human rights to the business school curriculum provides an exciting opportunity for new forms of collaboration. GBSN aims to serve as a resource and community for schools implementing recommendations in this toolkit.

Interested in Joining this Community?

Individuals interested in joining the GBSN for BHR community can sign up through the form below. Participation in the group is meant to be inclusive – participating in the GBSN for BHR community does not require your school to be or to become a member of GBSN.

Contact

Questions or concerns, please contact Julianna LaBelle, Member Engagement Coordinator at jlabelle@gbsn.org or bhr@gbsn.org