Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

Member of the Board

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly joined the Board of the Basel Institute on Governance in July 2023.

Dr Baumann-Pauly is an internationally renowned expert on business and human rights and a Professor at Geneva University’s School of Economics and Management. She directs the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights and, since 2013, has also served as the Research Director at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. 

In these roles, she works with companies to advance human rights in corporate practice. Her applied research is focused on embedding human rights in organisations and developing business models that enable profits and human rights principles to coexist. She also teaches Business and Human Rights and co-edited the first textbook on Business and Human Rights (Routledge 2016). 

In 2016, she co-founded the Global Business School Network for Business and Human Rights to integrate human rights in business education as well as the Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit for emerging scholars. 

Dr Baumann-Pauly earned her PhD in Economics (summa cum laude) at the University of Zurich in 2010 while working for the Fair Labor Association, a multi-stakeholder initiative with the mission to improve labour rights in global supply chains.