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Business & Society Program

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Professor Hans Taparia op-ed in The Stanford Social Innovation Review

“The World May Be Better Off Without ESG Investing.”

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Professor Michael Posner Forbes op-ed

Why U.S. Investors In Chinese Companies Need To Consider The Human Rights Risks

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JBS USA latest food maker to tie environmental performance goals to executive pay

Joint research from the Center for Sustainable Business is cited: “JBS USA Latest Food Maker to Tie Environmental Performance Goals to Executive Pay.”

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Wokewashing: An introduction

Commentary from Professor Tensie Whelan is spotlighted: “Wokewashing: An Introduction.”

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Why was my tweet about football labelled abusive?

Research from the Center for Business and Human Rights is mentioned: “Why Was My Tweet About Football Labelled Abusive?”

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White House looks to cool battle with Facebook

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar Paul Barrett interview: “White House Looks To Cool Battle with Facebook.”

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Why Corporate Leaders Must Challenge Voter Suppression In Texas — And Around The Country

Professor Michael Posner op-ed: “Why Corporate Leaders Must Challenge Voter Suppression in Texas — And Around the Country."

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If The U.S. Wants To Promote Human Rights In Egypt, It Should Link Military Aid To Real Reform

Forbes piece written by Professor Mike Posner

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4 Views on How to Ensure Social Justice in a Digital World

An article by Professor Mike Posner on ensuring social justice in a digital world

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Jumping in with Jon Haidt on The Happiness Hypothesis

Professor Jonathan Haidt podcast interview.

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Reimagining the Balanced Scorecard for the ESG Era

Joint research from the Center for Sustainable Business is referenced.

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Corporate Boards are not Leading Companies Where They Need to Go

Professor Tensie Whelan op-ed.

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Big Tech Doesn’t Censor Conservatives: A Careful Review of Evidence Shows that’s Fake News

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

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Conservative Claims of Online Censorship 'a Form of Disinformation:' Study.

New research from the Center for Business and Human Rights is spotlighted.

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Do Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Censor Conservatives? Claims 'Not Supported By the Facts,' New Research Say

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett interview, citing a new Center report.

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NYU Stern Celebrates Decade of "The Call For Corporate Action"

Stern Undergraduate College's Business and Society course and the 10-year anniversary of its capstone project, The Call For Corporate Action, a magazine of essays by undergraduate students addressing issues facing society where businesses can make change, is featured; Professor Jeffrey Younger and Avery Farm (BS ’21) interviews: "NYU Stern Celebrates Decade of ‘Call For Corporate Action.'”

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Facebook Names Henry Moniz as First-ever Chief Compliance Officer

Professor Alison Taylor interview

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Too Many Boardrooms are Climate Incompetent

Professor Tensie Whelan Interview

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Why ‘Impact Proof’ Will Eat Brand Purpose for Breakfast in 2021

Joint research from the Center for Sustainable Business is cited.

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Corporate America Lines Up to Praise Biden — and Hopes to Bend his Ear

Professor Michael Posner interview.

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Many Boards Lacking ESG Expertise, Study Finds

Professor Tensie Whelan interview.

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Why the ‘Always Hustle’ Culture can Hurt Your Startup’s Productivity

Research from Professor Jonathan Haidt is cited.

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Why Local Solar + Storage is a Pillar of the Net-zero Grid

Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is spotlighted.

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To Unite as a Nation, We Need to Begin with the Truth

Professor Michael Posner op-ed.

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Horrified by the Blackwater Pardons

A recent letter to the editor from Professor Michael Posner is highlighted.

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Many U.S. Corporate Boards Don’t Fully Understand the Climate Crisis

New research from the Center for Sustainable Business is featured in this piece.

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Boards Are Obstructing ESG — at Their Own Peril

Professor Tensie Whelan op-ed

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Ethnic Conflict Could Unravel Ethiopia’s Valuable Garment Industry

Center for Business and Human Rights Research Scholar Dorothée Baumann-Pauly op-ed.

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Jonathan Haidt: the Political Chaos isn’t Over Yet

Video interview with Professor Jonathan Haidt

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Here’s Why Investing in Sustainability is the Key to Business Success in 2021

Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is cited.

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How Years of Online Misinformation Erupted into Real-world Insurrection

Commentary from Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett is highlighted.

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What Are the Best MBA Programs for Sustainability?

Stern, including its Center for Sustainable Business, is spotlighted in this piece.

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Don’t Worry About the Mutation — Yet

Interview with Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett.

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How Business Can Boost Human Rights in 2021

Professor Michael Posner op-ed.

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Pay Cuts and Forced Overtime: COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll on Ethiopia's Garment Workers

Research from the Center for Business and Human Rights.

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What 2020 Taught Fashion About Sustainability and Where to Go From Here

Professor Tensie Whelan interview.

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How COVID-19 Forced Social Media to Reckon with Misinformation

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett interview.

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It’s Not Just About the Environment: How to Put More Teeth in Your Sustainability Strategy

Joint research from the Center for Sustainable Business is spotlighted.

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How to Talk to Your CFO About Sustainability.

Professor Tensie Whelan and Senior Research Scholar Elyse Douglas co-authored op-ed.

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How Corporate Leaders Can Respond to Employee Activism

Professor Alison Taylor interview.

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Professor Michael H. Posner

Honor Human Rights Day By Protecting The Rohingya

Professor Michael Posner op-ed

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Researchers Make the Business Case for Sustainability Investments

New research from the Center for Sustainable Business is featured.

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Jeffrey Prescott, Joe Biden Aide Noted for Experience and Calm, May Become Point Person on China.

Professor Michael Posner interview.

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How the Pandemic Enabled a Robot Revolution

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett interview.

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There’s a New Apparel Sustainability Framework — and Eileen Fisher, Reformation, REI Are on Board.

Professor Tensie Whelan interview, highlighting new research from the Center for Sustainable Business.

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HSBC, EILEEN FISHER, REI on Driving Profits Through Sustainability

Professor Tensie Whelan video interview, highlighting new research from the Center for Sustainable Business.

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Barry Callebaut Debuts High Performance and Sustainable Chocolate Line.

Joint research from the Center for Sustainable Business.

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As Final Brexit Nears, We Must Pay Attention to Northern Ireland.

Professor Michael Posner op-ed

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Facebook, Twitter CEOs To Testify In Congress Again Today

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett interview.

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No Better Time than Right Now to Consider Ethics

Recent commentary from Professor Alison Taylor is spotlighted.

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What Would it Take for Facebook to Pull the Plug on Donald Trump?

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett interview.

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How Do You Make Your Company Carbon-neutral?

Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is spotlighted.

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The Case for Sustainable Business

Professor Tensie Whelan feature story.

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How To Fight Online Disinformation in the Wake of a Bitter Election

Professor Michael Posner op-ed in Forbes

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Strengthening The American Family After COVID

Recent commentary from Professor Alison Taylor is highlighted.

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Will Silicon Valley’s Best-laid Plans Protect the U.S. Election?

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett interview: “Will Silicon Valley’s Best-laid Plans Protect the U.S. Election?”

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Where ESG Ratings Fail: The Case for New Metrics

Research from the Center for Sustainable Business is referenced: “Where ESG Ratings Fail: The Case for New Metrics.”

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Why the most controversial US internet law is worth saving

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett op-ed, citing a new report from the Center: “Why the Most Controversial US Internet Law is Worth Saving.”

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What Facebook Still Needs To Do About The 2020 Elections

Center for Business & Human Rights Director Michael Posner wrote a piece for Forbes on Facebook and the 2020 election: What Facebook Still Needs to Do About the 2020 Elections.

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The Children's Place cancels millions of dollars of garment orders from Ethiopia

Research from the Center for Business and Human Rights is spotlighted: "The Children's Place Cancels Millions of Dollars of Garment Orders from Ethiopia."

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The competitive edge virtual learning provides during a downturn

Recent commentary from Professor Hans Taparia is mentioned: "The Competitive Edge Virtual Learning Provides During a Downturn."

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Do consumers reward companies for their climate leadership?

Joint research from the Center for Sustainable Business is highlighted: "Do Consumers Reward Companies for their Climate Leadership?"

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QAnon Popularity Surges During Pandemic As People Stay Home, Go Online

Professor Michael Posner interview: "QAnon Popularity Surges During Pandemic as People Stay Home, Go Online."

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U.S. Real Estate Pain Leaves Foreign Investors Holding the Bag

Joint research from Scholar-in-Residence Gary Friedland and Professor Jeanne Calderon is referenced: "U.S. Real Estate Pain Leaves Foreign Investors Holding the Bag."

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Using the Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI) Framework to Value Accelerated Decarbonization

Professor Tensie Whelan and co-authors published in the The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, “Using the Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI) Framework to Value Accelerated Decarbonization”

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Facebook is laying the groundwork to stop Trump from using its platform to delegitimize the 2020 election results

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett's comments on an increase in domestically sourced misinformation are highlighted; Research from the Center on disinformation and its impact on the 2020 elections is mentioned.

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Why e-commerce retailers should increase transparency about their products

Professor Tensie Whelan notes that consumers want to buy sustainable products and e-commerce retailers can help them do so by sharing environmental and social data on their online platforms.

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How Facebook Fails To Fight QAnon

In an op-ed, Professor Michael Posner illustrates how he believes Facebook fails to fight QAnon conspiracy theories.

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Advancing Equity in the Investment Sector

In an op-ed, Center for Business and Human Rights Senior Associate Director Kerin McCauley shares insights on advancing equity in the investment sector.

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How a Photo of Trash in Greenpoint Became a Photo of Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’

Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett explains why false photos are critical currency in the world of disinformation.

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Making a Better Business Case for ESG

In an op-ed, Professor Tensie Whelan warns that without clearer insight into the financial benefits of corporate sustainability, these efforts may never be scaled up in the face of climate change, COVID-19, inequality and many other challenges to a company's bottom line.

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The Trump administration rejects human rights principles at home and abroad | Trudy Rubin

Professor Michael Posner's recent comments on the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights draft report are spotlighted.

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Under Armour stands by accounting practices despite Wells Notices

Professor Karen Brenner weighs in on Under Armour’s accounting practices.

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Why salad chains are everywhere

In a video interview, Professor Hans Taparia weighs in on the rise of salad chains.

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Young Consumers Leaning On Social Nets For Health Advice

A recent report published by the Center for Business and Human Rights examining how social media companies have outsourced the critical function of content moderation to third-party vendors is highlighted.

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Professor Tensie Whelan weighs in on Morgan Stanley's recent commitment to measure the climate impact from loans and investments

Excerpt from Reuters -- "'This is an exciting development--financial institutions need to better assess the emissions associated with their financing and Morgan Stanley, together with the other financial institutions engaged in the initiative are working toward developing a common methodology which will enable transparency and accountability,' said Tensie Whelan, director of the NYU Stern School of Business's Center for Sustainable Business."

Batia Wiesenfeld

The Implications of Working Without an Office

Key takeaways from Professor Batia Wiesenfeld’s co-authored research on organizational identification among virtual workers are referenced.

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Professor Michael H. Posner

How a Trump-Pompeo Commission Gets Human Rights All Wrong

In an op-ed, Professor Michael Posner addresses a recently-released draft report from the Commission on Unalienable Rights, noting a gap between the broad principles the Commission articulates and the abandonment of these principles by the current administration.

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The New York Times Surrendered to an Outrage Mob. Journalism Will Suffer For It.

In a joint op-ed, Professor Jonathan Haidt addresses a recent controversy involving The New York Times and explores how the paper's handling of the situation sets precedents for American journalism.

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Great Women In Compliance Podcast

In a podcast interview, Business and Society Program Business Ethics Scholar Alison Taylor offers her perspective on the Intersection of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Compliance.

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Practice Forum Fireside Chat

2020 Practice Forum: Building the Financial Case for Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI™)

In March 2020, the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) hosted its invitation-only, third annual Practice Forum with sponsorship by Lead Sponsor HSBC Bank USA, Supporting Sponsors Glenmede and Investindustrial, and Media Partner Harvard Business Review (HBR).

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Scholar-in-Residence Gary Friedland is quoted in a story examining how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting many hotels' ability to pay operating costs and debt service, from his research with Professor Jeanne Calderon

Excerpt from Philadelphia Inquirer -- "Overseas investors are less equipped to take on the administrative tasks that would accompany a foreclosure than domestic funders, so are more likely to extend forbearance, said Gary Friedland, who specializes in the EB-5 program as a scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Stern School of Business."

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