Rafto present at the NHH Symposium

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: Djordje Micovic/NHH-Symposium

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 20-21 March 2019 in Bergen, 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 has also held workshops and lectures to build capacity among the Symposium board members. Rafto has also engaged 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.


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Therese Jebsen

The Rafto Foundation, Senior Advisor
Means of contactContact details
Phone: 415 11 390
E-mail: therese.jebsen@rafto.no

Responsible for the Business and Human Rights programme including Thorolf Rafto Challenge and Masters course at UiB.