Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics & Finance, Director of the Center for Business & Human Rights
NYU Stern School of Business
NYU Stern launched the Center for Business and Human Rights in 2013. It offers classes and conducts research into business and human rights challenges, like the role of internet platforms in addressing political disinformation online. The center is also developing a toolkit to help several business schools incorporate human rights into their teaching. “We see our role as helping to equip students with tools and an understanding of challenges, so as to enable them move the needle when they are in leadership positions,” says professor Michael Posner, director of the Center for Business and Human Rights.
In this article, Michael Posner, noting the Rana Plaza disaster seven years ago, writes about recent discussions in the European Parliament on the current state of Bangladesh’s massive ready-made garment (RMG) industry. He also stressed the need for a new oversight body, the Ready Made Garment Industry’s Sustainability Council (RSC), while also pointing out the progress made by The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.