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jonathon haidt

Professor Jonathan Haidt’s op-ed is referenced

“On the Phone, Alone.”

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Jeffrey Younger

Professor Jeffrey Younger Commentary

“The Pushback on E.S.G. Investing.”

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alison taylor

Recent commentary from Professor Alison Taylor is highlighted

“ISSB Sets Out to Tighten Up Climate Reporting.”

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paul barrett

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett Interview

“Obama Tackles Disinformation After Failing to ‘Fully Appreciate’ Issue While President.”

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alison taylor

Professor Alison Taylor Interview

“The Sustainability Job Market Is Booming. What Does That Mean for Hiring?”

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Matt Statler, Richman Family Director of Business Ethics and Social Impact Programming

Professor Matt Statler Citation

“The Rise of Tech Ethicists Shows How the Industry Is Changing.”

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Financial Times

Professor Jonathan Haidt Interview

“Jonathan Haidt: ‘We Got Fooled into Thinking Liberal Democracy Is Easy.’”

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Michael Posner

Professor Michael Posner Op-ed

“Why Elon Musk Is the Wrong Man to Take Over Twitter.”

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paul barrett

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett Interview

“Musk’s ‘Free Speech’ Push for Twitter: Repeating History?”

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Professor Jonathan Haidt video interview with C-SPAN

“Jonathan Haidt on the Impact of Social Media.”

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alison taylor

Professor Alison Taylor Interview with GreenBiz

“Sustainable Investing Expert Alison Taylor on ESG Misconceptions and Why Ethics Are Part of the Equation.”

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paul barrett

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett Interview with Yahoo Finance

“Elon Musk Wants to Destroy Twitter’s Rules — That Would Make It a Scary Place.”

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jonathon haidt

Professor Jonathan Haidt op-ed in The Atlantic

“Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.”

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Professor Tensie Whelan interview

“How Should Media, Advertising, and Retail Strategists Think About Sustainable Technology?”

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Karen Brenner, Director, Law and Business Initiatives, NYU

Professor Karen Brenner interview

“Elon Musk Promises to Bring Even More Drama to Twitter Board.”

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Matt Statler, Richman Family Director of Business Ethics and Social Impact Programming

"2021 Best Undergraduate Professors: Matt Statler, New York University Stern School of Business."

Poets & Quants: Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors

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Research from the Center for Business and Human Rights is featured

“Trump Supporters Want Elon Musk to Push Twitter’s Board to Reinstate the Former President’s Account.”

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Professor Hans Taparia

Professor Hans Taparia interview

“15-minute Grocery Delivery Startups Are Already Folding.”

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Forbes

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview

“Australian Celebrities Say Facebook Didn’t Do Enough to Stop Crypto Scams. The Government Agrees."

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Michael Posner

Professor Michael Posner op-ed

“As the World Cup in Qatar Approaches, it’s Time to Protect Migrant Workers.”

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alison taylor

Professor Alison Taylor interview

“How Corporate Boycotts Could Backfire.”

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paul barrett

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview

“Russia's War Shines a Light on Social Media's Inconsistencies.”

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Financial Times

Professor Michael Posner and Center for Business and Human Rights Research Scholar Dorothée Baumann-Pauly co-authored op-ed

“Ethics of Cobalt Mining Must Be Taken Seriously by Traders.”

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Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is referenced

“How Brands Can Achieve the ‘Good Growth’ Consumers Are Seeking.”

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alison taylor

Professor Alison Taylor interview

“When Should Business Take a Stand?”

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Forbes

Professor Mike Posner op-ed in Forbes

“The Ukraine Crisis: How Corporations Should Respond To Russia’s Invasion.”

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Research from the Center for Business and Human Rights

“Georgia Senate Passes Bill Seeking to Regulate Social Media.”

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Professor Hans Taparia

Professor Hans Taparia Quoted in the New York Times

"Opinion: C.E.O.s Are Going Out of Their Way to Punish Russia"

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Forbes

Professor Michael Posner op-ed

“Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Offers a Moment for the U.S. to Rebuild Bipartisanship.”

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Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett op-ed

“The Metaverse is the World's Strongest Argument for Social Media Regulation.”

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Michael Posner

Professor Michael Posner interview

“The Surveillance Stake.”

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Professor Hans Taparia

Commentary from Professor Hans Taparia

“ESG Investing Needs to Expand Its Definition of Materiality.”

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Washington Post

Professor Jonathan Haidt co-authored op-ed

“Opinion: Social Media Is Riskier for Kids Than ‘Screen Time.’”

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paul barrett

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview

“Five Questions Ahead of Trump's Social Media Launch.”

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Research from the Center for Business and Human Rights spotlighted in the Associated Press:

“Georgia Senate Panel Advances Ban on Social Media Censorship.”

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Professor Michael Posner interview

“Assessing the 'S' in E.S.G.”

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Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview

“Meta Wouldn’t Tell Us How It Enforces Its Rules in VR, So We Ran a Test to Find Out.”

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Forbes

Professor Michael Posner op-ed in Forbes

“ESG Investing Needs More Rigorous Standards to Evaluate Corporate Conduct.”

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paul barrett

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett

“The Joe Rogan Controversy Has Exposed Spotify’s Biggest Weakness.”

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Professor Hans Taparia

Professor Hans Taparia interview in WSJ

“Wall Street’s Green Push Exposes New Conflicts of Interest.”

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Bloomberg

Professor Alison Taylor interview in Bloomberg

“Balance of Power: Ethics of Olympic Sponsorship .”

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MichaelPosner

Professor Michael Posner interview in the New York Times

“For Olympic Sponsors, ‘China Is an Exception.’”

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Forbes

Research from Center for Business and Human Rights Senior Associate Director Kerin McCauley

“Want to Invest in Asset Managers Owned and Led By Women and Minorities? Here’s How.”

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jonathon haidt

Commentary from Professor Jonathan Haidt is spotlighted in NYTimes Opinion

“The Gender Gap Is Taking Us to Unexpected Places.”

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Professor Michael H. Posner

Professor Michael Posner op-ed in Forbes

“With the Beijing Olympics Approaching, Coke Needs to Confront China’s Human Rights Abuses.”

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Financial Times

Professor Tensie Whelan interview in the Financial Times

"Pursuit of Social Purpose Sends Business Schools Back to Their Roots."

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Professors Matt Statler, Ashish Bhatia, and L. Taylor Philips co-authored op-ed

“Our 20th-Century Thinking is Outdated.”

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Forbes

Professor Michael Posner op-ed in Forbes

“On the Anniversary of the January 6 Insurrection, Corporate Leaders Need to Step Up Efforts to Defend Democracy.”

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Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is cited in Food Dive

“Why Food Companies Should Rethink the Financial Benefits of ESG.”

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paul barrett

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview in Politico

“Digital Bridge: France’s Digital Presidency — January 6 Anniversary — Amazon’s COVID-19 Problem.”

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Professor Hans Taparia

Professor Hans Taparia interview

“The Food Revolutionaries: A Trip Around the World to the Innovations of the Food Industry.”

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Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is highlighted in GreenBiz

“Why the Growth of Climate and ESG Inside Boardrooms Gives Me Hope.”

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Research from Professor Tensie Whelan is highlighted in Bloomberg Quint

“Ten Year-End Charts: Part 2.”

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Research from The Center for Business and Human Rights is referenced

“Texas Law Would Force Sites to Host Terrorist Propaganda, Tech Industry Says.”

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The Center for Business and Human Rights Featured in Poets&Quants

"NYU Stern's Center for Business and Human Rights: A First For B-Schools Around The World"

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Washington Post

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview in the Washington Post

“Twitter’s New CEO Is Bringing an Engineering Background to a Politics Fight.”

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Forbes

Professor Michael Posner op-ed in Forbes

“Ahead of the Beijing Olympics, Governments and Business Leaders Should Take a Stand on Human Rights in China.”

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Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is highlighted in Reuters

“As Corporate Clients Emphasize ESG, Law Firms Should Be Leading the Pack.”

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Michael Posner

Professor Michael Posner op-ed in Forbes

"Joe Biden's Democracy Summit Needs to Address Human Rights in Egypt."

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Professor Jonathan Haidt video interview for CNN

"The Surprising Common Psychological Traits Between the Far Left and Far Right."

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Forbes

Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is highlighted in Forbes article

"Panera Puts Climate Positive on the Menu: Why Others Should Follow."

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alison taylor

Professor Alison Taylor and World Economic Forum White Paper

The Rise and Role of the Chief Integrity Officer: Leadership Imperatives in an ESG-Driven World

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paul barrett

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview in Axios

"Activist Movements Drive Misinformation Mayhem"

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Financial Times

Professor Alison Taylor interview in the Financial Times

"Sustainable Investors target Pfizer's Pandemic Profits"

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Professor Jonathan Haidt co-authored op-ed

"How to Have Fun With That Relative Whose Opinions You Can't Stand This Thanksgiving"

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Professor Tensie Whelan interview

"This Startup Wants You to Like Coffee-Free Coffee"

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Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview

"Twitter CEO Steps Down, Leaves Company at a Crossroads"

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Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is cited

"Boardrooms Must Get Real on Climate-Aligned Business"

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Commentary from Professor Jonathan Haidt is spotlighted in The New Yorker

"The Question We've Stopped Asking About Teen-Agers and Social Media"

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Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview in Politico

"The Biden pick the economy is waiting for"

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Professor Jonathan Haidt interview on New York Magazine's Pivot Podcast

Professor Jonathan Haidt on social media's mental health effects.

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Forbes

Director, Center for Business and Human Rights, Michael Posner op-ed

“Global Business Leaders Need To Push Ethiopia Toward Peace.”

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Professor Jonathan Haidt co-authored op-ed

“If We're Serious About Saving American Democracy, This Voting System Might Be the Key.”

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Washington Post

Professor Tensie Whelan Interview

“Luxury Ditches the Slash and Burn for Share and Care.”

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Professor Jonathan Haidt co-authored op-ed

"Haidt and Lukianoff: The Polarization Spiral"

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Professor Tensie Whelan interview in The Wall Street Journal

"What To Know About Buying Carbon Offsets"

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Tensie Whelan speaking on stage at Stern

Professor Tensie Whelan's "Corporate Sustainability" Executive Education course is highlighted: "Top 10 Executive Course in Corporate Sustainability Leadership"

Participants learn how to make business a force for positive change through ESG investing, sustainable supply chain management, and employee and consumer engagement.

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Financial Times

Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is spotlighted in the Financial Times

"Navigating the Bumpy Road to Net Zero"

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Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett op-ed for NBC News

"Paul Barrett: Trump's Truth Social Platform Could Make Millions - or Go Bust."

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Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview

Facebook Doesn't Need a New Name. It Needs New People.

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New Report from Ethical Systems and Government Finance Officers Association

Ethical Systems, in partnership with the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), has released a series of five reports on navigating questions of equity, justice and fairness in our current polarized political climate.

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Marketwatch

Center for Business and Human Rights Research Scholar Casey O'Connor-Willis interview

"How the 'S' in ESG Can and Should Help Low-wage Workers: NYU Stern's Report

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Michael Posner

Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights, Michael Posner, quoted in The Guardian

State Department Official Calls Biden's Deportation of Haitians Illegal

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Stock visualization

New Report from the Center for Business and Human Rights

Making ESG Work: How Investors Can Help Improve Low-wage Labor and Ease Income Inequality

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Forbes

Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights, Michael Posner, article in Forbes

How the Fair Labor Association Promotes a Living Wage for Workers

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New Report from the Center for Sustainable Business and Harvard Business School

The Center for Sustainable Business partnered with Harvard Business School’s Impact-Weighted Accounts project to provide managers a common analytical lens for evaluating the business and stakeholder outcomes of sustainable operations.

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What's Next for Sustainability in Marketing Following a Year of Surprising Resilience?

Center for Sustainable Business Scholar Randi Kronthal-Sacco quoted on the Sustainable Market Share Index research.

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Washington Post

4 Steps to Fix Facebook, Courtesy of Frances Haugen

Research from the Center for Business and Human Rights is cited in The Washington Post.

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Executive Courses Tap the Sustainable Investing Boom

Stern's "Sustainable Finance and ESG Investing" Executive Education course is highlighted; Professor Tensie Whelan interview in Executive Courses.

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Professor Michael H. Posner

Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights, Michael Posner, article in NYTimes Opinion

What America Owes Haitian Asylum Seekers

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Does it Pay to Stay Clear of Sin Stocks?

Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is referenced in Financial Times.

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Washington Post

Congress Isn't As Clueless About Facebook as It Seems

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview in The Washington Post.

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Gen Z Former Social Media Addict Knows Instagram Destroys Young Lives

Joint research from Professor Jonathan Haidt is cited: “Gen Z Former Social Media Addict Knows Instagram Destroys Young Lives.”

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CorporateWorkers

NYU B-school instructor Alison Taylor on embracing a better model of employee activism

Professor Alison Taylor video interview: “NYU B-school Instructor Alison Taylor on Embracing a Better Model of Employee Activism.”

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How Facebook’s ‘metaverse’ became a political strategy in Washington

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview: “How Facebook’s ‘Metaverse’ Became a Political Strategy in Washington.”

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U.S. and China Avert Potential Clash in U.N. Over Myanmar Representation

Professor Michael Posner interview: “U.S. and China Avert Potential Clash in U.N. Over Myanmar Representation.”

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McDonald’s Plans to Make Happy Meal Toys More Sustainable.

Professor Tensie Whelan interview: “McDonald’s Plans to Make Happy Meal Toys More Sustainable.”

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Professor Jonathan Haidt interview in The Wall Street Journal

“Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show.”

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“Paul Barrett on Report on Social Media and Political Polarization.”

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett video interview, highlighting new research from the Center.

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Professor Michael Posner op-ed in Forbes

“At the UN, Biden Needs to Support Democracy and Human Rights in Myanmar.”

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Human Rights

Human Rights is Gaining Greater Prominence in MBA Programs

Professor Michael Posner is interviewed and Stern's Center for Business and Human Rights is highlighted.

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NYU Stern School of Business

The Center for Business and Human Rights co-authored white paper

The Center for Business and Human Rights collaborated with colleagues at the Harvard Kennedy School to produce recommendations for the Biden Administration on regulating social media platforms.

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Research from the Center for Business and Human Rights

The Center for Business and Human Rights published a report in February 2021 entitled, "False Accusation: The Unfounded Claim that Social Media Companies Censor Conservatives"

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Professor Jonathan Haidt co-authored op-ed in The New York Times

“This Is Our Chance to Pull Teenagers Out of the Smartphone Trap.”

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Tensie Whelan, Director, Center for Sustainable Business

Professor Tensie Whelan interview in WSJ

“When It Comes to ESG, Companies Often Find It Hard to Stand Out.”

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Professor Hans Taparia interview in BBC article

“Why New Yorkers Pay $15 for 'Sad Desk Salads.’”

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Forbes

Joint research from the Center for Sustainable Business is cited in Forbes article

“Tractor Beverage Co Offers Restaurants Eco-minded Alternatives to Saccharine Sodas.”

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