Christine Bader is a nonresident senior fellow with The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and a human rights advisor to BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). After earning her MBA from Yale in 2000, Bader joined BP plc and proceeded to work in Indonesia, China, and the U.K., developing expertise in 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 New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor. She 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 a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bader has published numerous op-eds and articles and given talks to conferences, companies, and universities around the world, including a TEDx talk entitled "Manifesto for the Corporate Idealist."
- The Practical Idealism Project: Stories from the Field
- Interview with Christine Bader
- Taking Stock of Business and Human Rights: Policies and Practices
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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2012