Business and Human Rights

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly and Caroline Kaeb, both Senior Fellows of the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, are responsible for leading the new Business and Human Rights Pillar in the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. Dorothée is the Research Director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. Caroline is a Senior Lecturer at Loyola School of Law teaching human rights in information communication technologies, and formerly held faculty positions at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and the University of Connecticut School of Business, where was an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Human Rights.

The Business and Human Rights Pillar will support emerging interdisciplinary research on Business and Human Rights and provide a platform to discuss corporate human rights challenges in different industry sectors. It aims to bridge academic research and corporate practice to ensure that scholarly research on human rights challenges in business can be impactful and informs business practice. To this end, the Zicklin Center will organize dialogues among corporate leaders, academics, and other stakeholders to identify emerging issues at the cusp of the field, develop relevant operational guidance for companies, and encourage academics to become active participants in shaping the increasingly dynamic field of business and human rights through multi-stakeholder approaches.

The BHR Pillar at the Zicklin Center partners with the Leadership Initiative on Corporate Engagement on Public Policy. The Initiative examines critically —through empirical research and consultations.