Climate change and environment
The Climate Change and Environment theme of BHRIGHT illuminates the role that business plays in critical environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity and pollution, and the impacts this has on human rights.
Conflict and peace
Some of the most egregious instances of human rights abuses occur in conflict zones. The Peace and Conflict theme of BHRIGHT serves as a focal point for the Centre and University’s work to examine and analyse the various roles and impacts businesses have in situations of armed conflict and peace-building efforts around the world.
BHRIGHT’s Digital Technologies theme tackles some of the biggest human rights issues emerging from the increasing pervasiveness of tech in our daily lives.
BHRIGHT’s Ethical Enterprise theme engages with critical multi-disciplinary issues around being and becoming an ethical enterprise. It focuses on institutional and organisational mechanisms of how small, medium, and large businesses can create social, environmental, and economic impacts with and for their stakeholders.
The Gender theme fosters and furthers multi-disciplinary critical feminist engagement with the business and human rights agenda. We build on an understanding of organizations as ‘inequality regimes’ that frequently institutionalise and perpetuate gender and other forms of inequality across the globe.
The Health theme of BHRIGHT explores the boundaries between health, government and business.
Labour and supply chains
BHRIGHT’s Labour and Supply Chains theme engages with critical issues around corporate responsibility and accountability.
Work in transition
BHRIGHT’s Work in Transition theme investigates how workers’ lives – and their right to a safe, secure and decent job - are being impacted by new business practices, globalisation, advancing technologies and climate change.