Making Corporations Responsible

The Parallel Tracks of the B Corp and BHR Movements

Elizabeth Umlas, Joanne Bauer

September 2017

This article argues that the business and human rights movement and the B Corp movement have important things to learn from each other: for BHR, the potential to build intrinsic valuation of human rights into the corporate form, and for B Corps, the importance of measuring and addressing companies’ negative impact on human rights, not just B Corps’ “benefit” to society. So far, however, there has been little cross-fertilization between these movements.

The article was published in the journal Business and Society Review on September 4th, 2017. An abstract can be viewed here: