Center for Business and Human Rights
Succeeding in today’s economy requires businesses to navigate complex, often unstructured problems on a global scale. The mission of NYU Stern is “to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society.” As an integral part of this mission, NYU Stern has created the Center for Business and Human Rights, the first human rights center at a business school.
The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights is focused on what companies are doing and should be doing to ensure respect for human rights in their core business operations. The Center is working to prepare future business leaders with the tools they will need to address complex human rights challenges that directly affect their own operations. To advance this mission, the Center is pursuing three primary activities: 1) teaching and research, 2) providing a safe, solutions-oriented convening space for companies and other stakeholders and 3) public education and advocacy.