"Michael Posner, one of the most influential human rights experts in the U.S., is leading a movement that he hopes will fundamentally change the way business schools approach human rights." - Poets & Quants
"Most B-school students know they’re signing up for classes in subjects like accounting and finance, but they probably don’t expect to see human rights on the syllabus. Professor Michael Posner wants to change that." -Bloomberg Business
The Center in the News
Marc Bain writes on the failure of corporate transparency around environmental, social and governance issues to translate to meaningful performance outcomes, citing the Center's report Putting the “S” in ESG: Measuring Human Rights Performance for Investors.
In their op-ed, O'Connor and Labowitz reveal the findings of their study on metrics concluding that though there are many initiatives striving to measure human rights, none sufficiently evaluate what matters most: outcomes and performance
The World Economic Forum is treating fake news as an urgent matter of global human rights, designating one of its Global Future Councils to the topic. Mike Posner weighs in as the Chair of that council.
In his op-ed Mike Posner discusses lessons learned from Ernest Lefever's confirmation process that can be applied to the current congressional confirmation to ensure appointees fully respect the offices for which they have been nominated.
In this op-ed, Mike Posner highlights Haiti's urgent need for support, which will only be exacerbated by the effects of Hurricane Matthew.
Sarah Labowitz comments on the advantage of direct communication between workers and brands presented by technology but cautions that technology isn't a solution on its own.
Sarah Labowitz and Hanne Dalmut point to the need for greater attention to labor abuses in the fishing industry, a topic missing from Secretary of State Kerry's 3rd Our Oceans Annual Conference.
Mike Posner offers insights on the how business have improved respect for human rights through their operations and the role of business, government and society in the age of globalization.
A new paper released by the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights finds that current ratings and reporting of these metrics have yet capture companies’ performance on labor and other human rights issues.
The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights responds to Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative's request for comments on the UNGP Reporting Framework – Guidance Part II: Assurance of human rights performance and reporting, encouraging more rigorous standards applicable to each sector.
A blast at a Bangladeshi food packaging factory on Saturday killed at least 31 people and injured many more. Sarah Labowitz, co-director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, highlights urgent need for factory reforms.