Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Director of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights (Geneva School of Economics and Management), Research Director of the Center for Business and Human Rights (NYU Stern School of Business), will be the guest speaker for a seminar being hosted by Alan Morrison, Professor of Law and Finance, and Rita Mota, Intesa Sanpaolo Research Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, as part of the R:ETRO seminar series - Reputation: Ethics, Trust, and Relationships at Oxford.
Beyond Covid-19: The case for human rights in business
The Covid-19 crisis illustrates that no actor alone can effectively address global challenges. Corporations play a profound role to support governments and a recent update of the Edelman Trust Barometer even showed that employers are trusted more than governments.
This puts a particular responsibility on the private sector. How companies deal with the crisis will determine their business sustainability.
In this talk I will make the case that companies with a business model that integrates respect for human rights are more robustly prepared to respond and manage the crisis.