The Erasmus Research Platform on Sustainable Business & Human Rights seeks to identify strategies – including both business and regulatory strategies – that effectively contribute to sustainable development and corporate respect for human rights.
The Platform’s focus is on the ways in which innovative management stances, which enable the transition to proactive value creation, can be linked to innovative legal arrangements to foster proactive business conduct in global value chains, beyond compliance. Examples include contractual, dispute resolution, legislative, multi-stakeholder and industry arrangements that take an integrated approach to minimise adverse impacts and generate positive impacts.
The Platform actively engages with and reaches out to stakeholders from business, civil society and government in order to connect its research with challenges and dilemmas they are facing in this area. The Erasmus Research Platform on Sustainable Business & Human Rights is linked to Erasmus University's Research Initiative ‘Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity’, which focuses on aligning business, government and society for long-term inclusive prosperity.