The work of the HRI’s own Shareen Hertel has been highlighted by UConn Today! Together with Professor Allison MacKay from Ohio State University, they have developed an interdisciplinary class, Assessment for Human Rights & Sustainability. In that class, students have investigated how companies assess their global supply chain to ensure that they promote positive social and economic development, while minimizing environmental impact.
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When a white paper was issued earlier this year from a recent UConn conference addressing how to protect human rights and promote social and environmental sustainability in the light manufacturing sector, the document became the most recent addition to resources that help the 200 students pursuing either major or minor studies in human rights.
One of the classes these students can take is an interdisciplinary class, Assessment for Human Rights & Sustainability. Over the past four years, students in the class have examined how companies assess their global supply chains to ensure designs and business practices that promote positive social and economic development, while minimizing the environmental impact on the communities where they make products…
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