Who We Are

Joanne Bauer

Co-Director

Joanne Bauer teaches courses on business and human rights at the School of International and Public Affairs and as part of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) Human Rights Certificate Program through the School of Continuing Education. She is also Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights at ISHR. Her research includes the following projects: National Action Plans on Business & Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and the Extractives Sector; Investment Chain Mapping; Future Financial Landscape and Accountability; Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms; and Benefit Corporations. Bauer is editor of Forging Environmentalism: Justice, Livelihood and Contested Environments(ME Sharpe, 2006), and co-editor of The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

From 2006-2012, Bauer was Senior Researcher at Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, where she was responsible for Asia, as well as the thematic areas of women’s rights, HIV/AIDS, and access to medicines globally. Prior to that (1994-2005) she was Director of Studies at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs where she founded research programs on human rights and environmental values, directed the Fellows program, and was Founding Editor of the magazine, Human Rights Dialogue. Bauer serves as an adviser to a number of non-profits and projects, including Inclusive Development International, Accountability Counsel, Oxfam America, the Business and Rule of Law Program at Singapore Management University, and the Center for Applied Legal Studies at the University Witswatersrand in Johannesburg.


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Anthony Ewing

Co-Director

Anthony Ewing is a Lecturer at Columbia Law School where he teaches “Transnational Business and Human Rights” and “Managing Human Rights.” His writing and research examines corporate human rights programs and corporate responsibility best practices. Anthony has served as an independent corporate responsibility expert for the International Labour Organization. His publications include “Mandatory Human Rights Reporting,” in Business and Human Rights: From Principles to Practice (Routledge, 2016); Integrating Human Rights into Crisis Planning (United Nations Global Compact, 2015); What Executives Need to Know (and Do) About Human Rights, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (2013), and Establishing State Responsibility for Private Acts of Violence against Women under the American Convention on Human RightsColumbia Human Rights Law Review (1995).

As a Senior Advisor at Logos Consulting Group, Anthony helps companies to engage stakeholders, conduct due diligence, and implement policies and programs that effectively manage the risk of adverse human rights impacts. In the nonprofit sector, Anthony has worked with Religions for Peace, the International League for Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and an international development organization in Central America.


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