Erasmus Research Platform on Sustainable Business & Human Rights

Over the past decades, international business has been a force for positive change in societies around the world through innovation, access to products and services, and the creation of jobs. However, they have also increasingly been associated with human rights abuses in their global value chains. This mixed picture has prompted increased attention to the way in which internationally operating business enterprises may contribute to a more just and sustainable world. A new social contract for international business is emerging, which includes the responsibility to both minimise negative societal impact and create positive societal impact in sustainable ways.

The Erasmus Research Platform on Sustainable Business & Human Rights is a group of researchers at the Erasmus School of Law and the Rotterdam School of Management aiming to conduct and facilitate cutting-edge and multidisciplinary research on sustainable business and corporate respect for human rights.

Palm oil plantation
Podcast about Palmolie on Business News Radio
Martijn Scheltema
Listen to the podcast (in Dutch)
Child Labour
Kinderarbeid is alleen uit te roeien als overheid en bedrijven samenwerken
Cees van Dam
Read the article in Trouw (in Dutch)
clothes shop
Who do you think really pays for that 10 euro t-shirt?
Liesbeth Enneking
Read the article (in English)
Diamond work shop
Stel ‘schone’ producten verplicht
Cees van Dam & Heleen Tiemersma
Read the article in het Nederlands Dagblad (in Dutch)

Challenge Accepted - Liesbeth Enneking