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Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights

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The Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights (GCBHR) is the first Human Rights Center at a business school in Europe.

The Center works with companies to identify business models that enable profits and principles to co-exist. We offer companies a safe space to discuss pressing human rights challenges and train future leaders to develop and integrate human rights standards in their respective industry contexts.

The GCBHR collaborates with the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights to promote human rights in business education through the Global Network of Business Schools for Human Rights.

 

UPCOMING events

2-3 Avril

Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit

Le Young Researchers Summit provides an international platform for young scholars in the field of business and human rights.

The summit is hosted by the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St.Gallen, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, and the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ).

The inaugural Young Researchers Summit took place in 2016 in St.Gallen. This 5th edition will take place from 2-3 April 2020 in Geneva.

 

PAST events

Tuesday 10 december

Human Rights in the Finance Industry

What is the human rights component of sustainable finance? We would like to invite you on International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10th, 2019, to discuss the role of human rights for the finance industry. The event is organized by the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (UNIGE) in collaboration with the University of Sydney and Sustainable Finance Geneva.

We will introduce our research project on the development of human rights benchmarks for the finance industry, and look forward to a conversation with you about human rights practices and challenges in this industry in Switzerland. A cocktail reception will follow.

Please find the invitation here.

For more information about the event, the research project, and the research team please click here.

  • Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Location: Jura Room, Warwick Hotel, Rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Genève

 

Monday 25 November

Global Business School Network for Human Rights

The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, The Business & Human Rights Catalyst at Alliance Manchester Business School and the Geneva School of Economics and Management co-host a meeting that brings together business school scholars interested in expanding human rights teaching and research in business schools. This Third Annual Meeting of the Global Network of Business Schools for Human Rights will take place on November 25th 2019.

  • Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Location: World Meteorology Organization (WMO), 7bis Avenue de la Paix, Geneva

 

Monday 25 November

Launch of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights

The Geneva School of Economics and Management organizes a Cocktail Reception to launch the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights.

  • Time: 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: Uni Dufour (Ground floor), Rue Général-Dufour 24, Geneva

 

THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Book Launch and Expert Panel on Modern Slavery

Justine Nolan, co-author of the book Addressing Modern Slavery (2019) discusses business strategies to identify, analyze and resolve risks for modern slavery in global supply chains.

The expert panel is moderated by Professor Dorothée Baumann-Pauly and it will include Professor Justine Nolan (UNSW), Cindy Berman (ETI), Auret van Heerden (NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights) and Luiz Antonio Machado (ILO).

This event is organized in collaboration with the Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Geneva Academy).

  • Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
  • Location: Uni Mail, Third Floor, Room 3250

 

Wednesday 13 November

Speed-Debating: Human Rights in everyday life

As part of the Human Rights Week organized by the University of Geneva, Dorothée Baumann-Pauly is one of the speakers at a speed-debating on the theme of human rights in everyday life, with the cartoonist Barrigue, Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed and Yusra Suedi.

  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Uni Mail, Room MS 180

 

Monday 11 November

Opening Panel of the Human Rights Week

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly participates in the opening panel of the Human Rights Week on the theme of the tension between duty and morality, alongside Jean Ziegler, Carola Rackete and Darius Rochebin.

  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Uni Dufour, Room U 600

 

 

 More information about all events available from Pascale Chavaz (Pascale.Chavaz(at)unige.ch)

 

 

 

 

 

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