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Roundtable on Business Structures that Prioritize Human Rights

May 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We’re looking forward to this roundtable discussion, and introducing the union co-op model to attendees. The afternoon’s discussion includes addressing the following questions:

  • What are the aspects of structure (ownership or governance) that make it easier for businesses to prioritize human rights outcomes?
  • What can we observe from “positive deviants” that demonstrate different characteristics of business structure?
  • How can corporate structure give power to the right stakeholders, so that human rights (social, environmental) outcomes are realized?
  • Can existing structures of business enshrine a social mission that lends itself to respecting human rights? How can we reform these mainstream structures?

Interested in learning more on the topics being discussed? Check out the following:

Making Corporations Responsible: The Parallel Tracks of the B Corp Movement and the Business and Human Rights Movement

Tackling inequality is a game changer for business and private sector development (which is why most of them are ignoring it)


May 24, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Columbia Law School
New York, NY United States + Google Map