Christine Bader is a visiting scholar and lecturer at Columbia University, where she co-teaches a course on human rights and business, and a human rights advisor to BSR (Business for Social Responsibility).
In 2000, Bader joined BP plc and proceeded to work in Indonesia, China, and the UK, managing the human rights impacts of some of the company's largest projects in the developing world. In 2006, she created a part-time pro bono role as advisor to the UN secretary-general's special representative for business and human rights, a role she took up full-time in 2008 until the UN mandate ended in 2011.
Bader has also served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year and a special assistant to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani's chief of staff and deputy mayor. In addition, she was formerly a nonresident senior fellow with The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.
Bader serves on the boards of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and The OpEd Project, an initiative to broaden the range of voices in public discourse. She is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bader is the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil.
- Corporations as Agents of Change
- The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil
- The Practical Idealism Project: Stories from the Field
- Interview with Christine Bader
- Taking Stock of Business and Human Rights: Policies and Practices
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2014