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Microsoft is partnering with Berkeley-Haas to mobilize the power of business to advance human rights

The Human Rights & Business Initiative (HRBI) coordinated through the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas recently formed a partnership with Microsoft, a leader in the advancement of corporate human rights management. This partnership will help scale our efforts to embed human rights in management education and to mobilize the power of business to advance human rights through teaching, research, innovation, and collaboration.

Microsoft, a worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions, is excited about the opportunities that its partnership with HRBI presents. "Embedding human rights in management education, producing actionable research and providing a safe forum for dialogue and collaboration is critical to the advancement of our society. We hope this initiative will inspire and prepare the next generation of leaders to address the global challenges we face as a society," said Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President of Business and Corporate Responsibility at Microsoft.

"Our objective with the Human Rights & Business Initiative is to ensure that the next generation of business leaders have the tools to ensure business respect for human rights and the skills to mobilize the power of business to solve the world's most urgent human rights challenges," said Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business.