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Research Futures: Profit with Principles?

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Start: 31 March 2021 2PM

End: 31 March 2021 3PM

Summary:

Join the University of Portsmouth's Interdisciplinary Webinar Series, chaired by Leïla Choukroune, Professor of International Law and Director of the University of Portsmouth Thematic Area in Democratic Citizenship, and presented by Surya Deva, Associate Professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong.

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other international standards expect business enterprises to respect all internationally recognised human rights wherever they operate. However, businesses, especially those with global operations and social visibility, are increasingly struggling to operate in line with these international standards and at the same time also comply with national regulations.

The recent Twitter’s tussle with the Indian government, pressure faced by banks in Hong Kong after the enactment of the National Security Law, and civil society campaigns asking companies to withdraw from Xinjiang and Myanmar to avoid complicity with serious human rights abuses illustrate this struggle. This talk will grapple with these business dilemmas and propose certain strategies that businesses may employ to navigate through these dilemmas and strike a balance in making profit with principles.

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