Become a corporate partner of the Business and Human Rights Clinic

Applications welcome!

What is a BHR Clinic?

Clinical education was first established by law schools in the US over three decades ago. Clinics as part of the law school curriculum offer students the opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience through real cases and pro bono legal aid to clients.

The BHR Clinic at the GCBHR serves the same purpose of bringing students closer to practical business and human rights work. Unlike any course offered in business schools, the BHR Clinic bridges the gap between theory and practice. It incentivizes action-oriented research and enables a closer collaboration between academia and industry.

How do companies benefit?

The BHR Clinic at the GCBHR serves the same purpose of bringing students closer to practical business and human rights work. Unlike any course offered in business schools, the BHR Clinic bridges the gap between theory and practice. It incentivizes action-oriented research and enables a closer collaboration between academia and industry.

Over a period of five months each year, the students enrolled in the BHR Clinic work together with instructors from the GCBHR and a corporate partner to jointly develop solutions for a business and human rights challenge. The BHR Clinic provides an opportunity for the company to connect with experts on business and human rights from academia and the most recent academic studies. Companies also obtain the perspective of the next generation of talent on potential solutions to these challenges. The student group and project management will be done by an experienced academic project lead.

What is expected from corporate parners?

Companies interested in supporting the BHR Clinic and becoming a corporate partner are asked to pitch a relevant and exciting business and human rights challenge to the GCBHR and, if selected, support the BHR Clinic with a donation between 8’000 CHF and 20’000 CHF.

By becoming a corporate partner in the next BHR Clinic, companies will have the opportunity to work with a team of up to eight highly qualified master student from The Master in Responsible Management program at the Geneva School of Economics and Management.

Timeline

Interested companies must develop their pitch (1-3 pages) and submit their challenge to gsem-gcbhr@unige.ch by 1 September 2022.

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BHR Clinic Brochure

First half page of the brochure including a picture of the 2021 BHR Clinic students and partners