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April 29, 2019

AI can serve humanity and promote positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes through a focus on human-centered, inclusive AI design, but there is great concern over how AI can reinforce or create bias and discrimination, especially for marginalized groups. This article brings in human rights principles to help address such social challenges.

December 11, 2018

Business can affect the realization of human rights along with every point of the value chain. A new class offered by the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley Haas, Negotiating Human Rights Solutions in Business (UGBA 192N.4), addresses how the current issue of politically motivated disinformation (PMD, or “fake news”), or any false information that is intentionally disseminated for political purposes, impacts human rights. 

April 2, 2018

In light of these concerning figures, Microsoft, the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley Haas, and the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law co-hosted their second annual conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights on March 21st, 2018. This year’s focus was on the future of work and the conversation brought a much-needed optimistic view on how stronger stakeholder interactions, including public-private partnerships, can yield a more sustainable labor market in the future.

December 9, 2016

In celebration of International Human Rights Day, the Human Rights & Business Initiative (HRBI) coordinated through the Center for Responsible Business (CRB) at Berkeley-Haas is excited to announce new partnerships with Microsoft and Humanity United, two global leaders in the advancement of corporate human rights management.

November 18, 2016

As an increasing number of companies grapple with integrating human rights considerations into their everyday business operations, the question that I hear time and time again is, “What is the business case for corporate human rights management?” Values to Valuation, an ambitious new academic research project, seeks to provide a clear answer.

Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas

As an increasing number of companies grapple with integrating human rights considerations into their everyday business operations, the question that I hear time and time again is, “What is the business case for corporate human rights management?” Values to Valuation, an ambitious new academic research project, seeks to provide a clear answer.

August 4, 2016

A living wage, equal pay for equal work, access to healthcare, family leave, freedom of religion, and non-discrimination: what do these issues have in common?  They are all issues central to this year’s U.S. presidential election campaign.  And they are all fundamental human rights.  For many of us who have worked in business and human rights for many years, seeing human rights elevated to a central theme in this election is truly exciting.  These issues do not just concern all of us as human beings, they are also critical to business.

February 3, 2016

Companies are taking more responsibility for combatting human rights violations worldwide and Berkeley-Haas is taking bold steps to help businesses achieve their goals.

Late last year the Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business launched the Human Rights & Business Initiative. The initiative combines existing and new courses with cutting-edge research and outreach programs to help companies devise their own human rights strategies.