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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

Monday 11 November

Opening Panel of the Human Rights Week

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly will participate 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

 

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 will be 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

 

THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER

Book Launch and Expert Panel on Modern Slavery

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

The expert panel will be 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

 

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 will organize 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

 

Tuesday 10 december

Human Rights in the Finance Industry

The Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights will present the objectives and research methodology of a collaborative project with the University of Sydney to develop human rights benchmarks for the financial service sector.

  • Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Location: Hotel Warwick, Room Jura

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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