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PRME Webinar on Human Rights and Business Education
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In June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a set of Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Guiding Principles, and the Protect-Respect-Remedy Framework that they elaborate, are the culmination of six years work by Professor John Ruggie of Harvard University's Kennedy School in his capacity as Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights. Among other things, the Principles make clear that business has a responsibility to respect human rights,

10/5/2012
When: Friday, October 5th
10:00 am EST (New York Time)
Where: Online
Contact: PRME Secretariat

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Join Tom Hickey of Hess Corporation and Anthony Ewing of Columbia Law School and Logos Consulting as they discuss the relevance of human rights for business and the implications for management education in PRME webinar at 10AM (NYC time) on 5 October. To register your interest in participating, please contact PRMESecretariat@unprme.org.

In June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a set of Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Guiding Principles, and the Protect-Respect-Remedy Framework that they elaborate, are the culmination of six years work by Professor John Ruggie of Harvard University's Kennedy School in his capacity as Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights. Among other things, the Principles make clear that business has a responsibility to respect human rights, which means not to cause or contribute to human rights abuse and to address adverse human rights impacts with which the business is involved. Respect for human rights is already a component of the Global Compact's human rights principles.

What are the implications for management education of these important developments, which are being taken seriously by so many businesses and other organizations around the world? Among other things, the number of graduate level coursesat universities worldwideaddressingbusiness and human rights is growing. This webinar for the PRME community will provide an update on this key area of corporate sustainability as well as introduce a social network established in 2011 for individuals teaching business and human rights to share curricula, teaching strategies and common challenges. A major multinational business will also be invited to provide a business perspective on the topic and share business expectations for management education in this area. The webinar will then afford the opportunity for Q&A and discussion. To register your interest in participating, please contact PRMESecretariat@unprme.org.

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