Book Panel: Erika George’s “Incorporating Rights”

Nov 19, 2021 | LABS

Professor of Law Erika George will welcome a group of distinguished panelists on December 9, 2021 to discuss her new book, Incorporating Rights: Taking Stock of Strategies to Advance Corporate Accountability. To mark the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, this panel of experts will join George for a conversation on overcoming challenges and promoting change. Panelists will take stock of current and emerging efforts to advance accountability and leverage leadership.

George’s book considers market-based strategies to bring business practices into alignment with the responsibility to respect human rights. It also explores how corporate social responsibility initiatives could close a global governance gap that currently places human rights at risk—and that puts commercial actors in the position of becoming complicit in human rights abuses. George examines corporate codes of conduct, sustainability reporting, shareholder activism, and multi-stakeholder initiatives that could become the building blocks of a set of baseline standards for better business practices.

Learn more about the book panel here. 

Panelists include: