Joanne Bauer


Joanne’s work with Rights CoLab builds on her 30-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 corporate governance innovations and the market potential of alternative corporate structures; 2) improving investor responsiveness to human rights. A recognized expert in business and human rights, 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).

  • New York