Expertise areas

  • business and human rights
  • responsible procurement
  • responsible business models


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Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly is a professor at Geneva University’s School of Economics and Management. She directs the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, the first human rights center at a business school in Europe. Since 2013, she has also been the research director at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights at New York University.

In these roles, Dorothée works with companies to advance human rights in corporate practice. Her applied research is focused on embedding human rights in organisations and developing business models that enable profits and human rights principles to coexist. Dorothée also teaches business and human rights and she co-edited the first textbook on business and human rights, published by Routledge.

Dorothée earned her PhD in Economics (summa cum laude) at the University of Zurich in 2010 while working for the Fair Labor Association, a multi-stakeholder initiative with the mission to improve labour rights in global supply chains.