Our Mission
Advancing Human Rights Through Innovative Strategies Connecting Civil Society, Technology, Business and Finance.

Joanne Bauer

Co-Founder, New York

Joanneā€™s work with Rights CoLab builds on her 25-year career of human rights research, publication, advocacy, and teaching, and spans two areas: 1) re-aligning the role of business in society by examining the market potential of alternative corporate structures; 2) improving investor responsiveness to human rights through research, dialogue, and advocacy. Throughout her career, Joanne has collaborated with thought leaders around the world to advance human rights ideas and advocacy methods. She is Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University, where she founded the SIPA Business and Human Rights Clinic and leads the Business and Human Rights Program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Joanne's previous positions include Director of Studies, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and Senior Researcher, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. Books: Forging Environmentalism: Justice Livelihood and Contested Environments (Routledge, 2006); The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

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