Copenhagen Business School

The role of businesses as agents in regard to migration crises: Current knowledge, and future research for solutions


Date and time

Thursday 25. April 2019 at 12:30 to 14:30

Registration Deadline

Thursday 25. April 2019 at 12:30

Location

2V.071, Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg 2V.071
Dalgas Have 15
2000 Frederiksberg

Organizer

CBS Diversity and Difference Platform
Phone: +45 3815 3815
diversityplatform@cbs.dk

Round-table debate on
The role of businesses as agents in regard to migration crises: 
Current knowledge, and future research for solutions

Thursday 25 April 2019 12:30-14:30
Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have, room DH2V.070


Programme: 
12:30-12:40: Welcome (Prof. Karin Buhmann, CBS)

12:40-13:10: Samentha Goethals presents her working paper ‘Positive corporate human rights responsibility: A typology at the crossroad between Business and Human Rights and the SDGs' as part of a roundtable seminar. The paper introduces the conceptual basis of the research project “Positive business human rights responsibility? Drivers and organizational practices in contexts of forced migration”.

13:10-13:30: Q&A in regard to the working paper

13:30-14:20: Debate on the round-table topic and knowledge needs to which future research may contribute

14:20-14:30: Summing up and looking forward (Prof. Karin Buhmann, CBS) 

Lunch sandwiches, tea and coffee will be served.

Background: 
The role and responsibility of businesses as agents and partners in response to need to integrate, support and protect refugees in their host countries is emerging as a significant issue in the fields of business and human rights (BHR), and business and development. The private sector is increasingly relied upon as a partner in governance and development approaches to forced displacement, as well as in countering anti-immigration discourses, policies and discriminatory behaviours in organizations. However, there is yet little understanding of the organizational drivers, practices and implications of what could be conceptualized as a turn towards positive corporate human rights responsibility. The roundtable also aims to get ideas and start a conversation with colleagues at CBS and other business and third sector stakeholders in Copenhagen to develop a comparative project to investigate the role and responsibility of British and Danish companies in addressing refugee issues locally and in their supply chains. 

The event is organized and sponsored by two of the current Business in Society platforms at CBS: The Diversity and Difference Platform; and the Inequality Platform. 


Event Location

Organizer Contact Information

CBS Diversity and Difference Platform
Phone: +45 3815 3815
diversityplatform@cbs.dk

Organizer Contact Information

CBS Diversity and Difference Platform
Phone: +45 3815 3815
diversityplatform@cbs.dk