Call for Experts

Exploratory Workshop on Fair and Just Transition: Business and Human Rights in the Context of Climate Change

The transition to a net zero economy is a key component of mitigating and adapting to climate change, which poses a range of potential threats to human rights. An enormous amount of financing must be mobilized to support these activities. At the same time, the human rights risks associated with greening the global economy—including mining of
critical minerals and green energy production, among others—are gaining growing attention. However, the business and human rights literature has not yet dealt extensively with the complex connections between climate change and sustainable finance for a transition that respects human rights while facilitating efforts to save humanity.

This exploratory workshop aims identify and map current and emerging research by scholars who work on this topic and explore opportunities for further collaboration. The intention is to host a symposium and organize a special issue or edited book volume on this topic in the near future.

Date and Venue:
This event will be on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 16:15-18:00 CET (10:15 am-12:00 pm EST). It will be hybrid, with in person attendance at the University of Geneva and online on Zoom. While it will take place during the 11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, it is open to non-attendees.

Expression of interest:
If interested in participating, please email the co-organizers Karin Buhmann ( and Stephen Park ( by Thursday, 24 November 2022 with the following information:

  • Name, title, and affiliation
  • Any prior and ongoing research, publications, and other work on fair and just transition, business and human rights, and sustainable finance (including any combination thereof)
  • Intention to participate in person or online

Priority will be given to those with an established or emergent interest in this topic. The number of participants will be kept large enough to generate interaction and insights and small enough to enable such interaction. Confirmed participants will be informed by Saturday, 26 November 2022, and an agenda and information on the venue will be circulated prior to the event.


This exploratory workshop is organized under the auspices of the Cluster on BHR and Climate Change under the GBSN Impact Community for Business and Human Rights, and the BHRights Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching on Business and Human Rights. The co-organizers are Prof. Karin Buhmann, Director of the Centre for Law, Sustainability & Justice, University of South Denmark, and Professor of Business and Human Rights, Copehagen Business School, and Prof. Stephen Park, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Business and Human Rights Initiative, University of Connecticut (co-leads of the GBSN Cluster on BHR and Climate Change).

Call for Contributions: AACSB Marketing & Communications Conference – St. Petersburg, Florida


March 8 to March 10 in 2023.

This conference is a collaborative opportunity for communications, marketing, student success, and enrollment professionals in higher education business schools. Sessions will focus on tactical components of communication and enrollment management in today’s evolving higher education landscape. Explore trends in student recruitment and retention, as well as how to tell the unique learner story for your business school. Learn what the future holds for the business school degree and what role communications and enrollment teams will play. Taking place in Saint Petersburg, Florida, this conference is a collaborative opportunity for communications, marketing, student success, and enrollment professionals in higher education business schools.

We are currently accepting proposals for sessions in the following categories:

* Building Your Toolbox
* Collaborating with Internal Marketing Teams
* DEI Initiatives / Inclusive Communication & Outreach
* Effective Practices in Digital & Social Media Content Strategy
* Engaging Alumni / Alumni Advisory Boards
* Managing Leadership Requests & Needs
* Maximising Your Marketing Budget
* Miscellaneous
* Operational Effectiveness
* Pitching Stories to the Media

* Research, Data and Return on Investment
* SEO / Website Management and Optimisation / CRM / Marketing Automation
* Staying in the Feedback Loop
* Strategies
* Content Strategies & Storytelling
* Retention & Student Support Strategies
* Student Recruitment & Enrolment Strategies
* Supporting Your Internal Engagement Teams
* The Evolution of Outreach & Recruitment Programs

Deadline to submit your proposal is October 14.

Call for Experts: Women Empowerment for Diversity and Equality in Business Education in Africa

The Association of African Business Schools (AABS) is currently implementing the project “Promoting Diversity and Equality” and is looking for volunteer experts with relevant experience, especially across African business schools. The project, with the support of the AABS Board-appointed Ad-hoc Committee Members, aims to build greater diversity and gender balance while supporting the
leadership of AABS member schools across the continent.

The objective will be to reduce the gender gap across leadership levels within African business schools, enhance Africa’s ranking in global competitiveness reports on gender equality, and achieve gender balance in decision-making positions. Through a dynamic of cooperation and exchange of ideas and innovative solutions, the core group of experts will help AABS promote a more inclusive environment within its network by providing practical and interactive tools and tips that are tailored for its members’ needs.