Professor Caroline Flammer is NHH’s new Visiting Professor in Business and Human Rights. The Thorolf Rafto Memorial Lecture, which is new of this year, marks her inauguration as Visiting Professor at NHH. The Rafto Foundation have worked together with NHH for a number of years and Flammer's new position at NHH, is one of the collaboration's more recent projects.
- ‘I am deeply honored and humbled to be selected as the inaugural Rafto Visiting Professor of Business and Human Rights. Thorolf Rafto was not only an inspiring professor, but he also dedicated his life to human rights, freedom of speech, and social inclusion – a role model in many regards,’ says Caroline Flammer.
This week professor Flammer held the first ever Thorolf Rafto Memorial Lecture for students at Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH). The topic for Flammer’s lecture was “ESG vs System-Level Investing”. In this lecture, she reviewed the current ESG practices, their effectiveness, and propose a path forward: the need to move away from our focus on the firm and portfolio level and instead move towards system-level investing.
Professor Flammer is a leading expert in climate finance and sustainable investing. In addition to being a professor at Columbia University and now NHH, she serves as the President of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), a global multi-disciplinary network of scholars fostering rigorous academic research on corporate sustainability.