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Reimagining Business School Education with Responsible Management and Human Rights

17.00 – 18.30 (Bangkok time, GMT+7), 2 June 2021

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Organised by the Global Business School Network for Human Rights




Business schools around the world are facing growing demands to introduce responsible management and human rights in their curriculum. Even though some teachers have already started introducing these issues in their teaching, few business schools have had a comprehensive approach to fully integrate business and human rights issues within their programs. The side session will take stock of existing initiatives, explore how other stakeholders can support business schools in their effort to introduce responsible management and human rights and discuss possible ways forward.

Session Description

The side-event will bring a diverse group of practitioners to discuss existing practices within business schools, explore inter-regional partnerships - notably between Asia, Europe and America - and identify how other stakeholders such as employers, regional and international organizations can support the effort to integrate responsible management and human rights in business school education.

Session Objectives

The key objectives of this session are to:


  • Raise awareness on existing responsible management and human rights activities in business schools;

  • Provide knowledge on coalition efforts such as the global network of business schools for human rights;

  • Highlight good practices, notably in developing standard curricula on responsible management and human rights;

  • Identify possible partnerships between higher education institutions and other stakeholders in drafting joint educational material.




Panelists will reflect on the following questions:

  • What have business schools teachers been doing recently to introduce responsible management and human rights to their students?

  • What is needed to go beyond individual initiatives and realign business school curricula with current debates on responsible management and human rights?

  • What are the next steps and concrete actions that can be taken to advance these issues? 

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