The Rafto Foundation has entered a partnership with The NHH Symposium 2019 and will contribute with human rights expertise to the business conference in Bergen.
Photo above: Students from the NHH Symposium visited the Rafto House in February to learn more about our work on business and human rights.
The NHH Symposium, arranged by students at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), gathers businesses and students to exchange perspectives, thoughts and ideas. The conference which takes place in March 2019, will this time focus on corporate sustainability, with a special emphasis on human rights. This is a highly relevant topic for the Business and Human Rights programme at Rafto. The thematic programme was established to promote corporate responsibility to respect human rights, and to build capacity among students.
Wants to make impact
"We admire the work Rafto does for human rights and are grateful for the unique competence they provide us with through our collaboration. The NHH Symposium believes that enforcement of the human rights throughout supply chains should be a prerequisite for the existence of corporations and we are determined to make an impact on this matter", says Nicholas Nord Drange, Chair of the NHH Symposium.
An inspiring collaboration
The Rafto Foundation will contribute with expertise on human rights and business-issues, and also hold workshops and lectures to build capacity among the Symposium board members. Rafto will also engage in various activities to raise awareness of human rights at NHH.
“This collaboration is inspiring to us. The students are curious and want to gain more knowledge on an increasingly important topic. It is great to see that the next generation decision makers see the importance of taking a responsibility for human rights, says Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt, Executive Director at the Rafto Foundation.