Networks and Stakeholders Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group

Academic Networks

The members of the BHRE are involved in numerous international academic networks and have links with other research groups and centres in the UK and across the world, including:

  • Interest Group on Business and Human Rights of the European Society of International Law
  • Business, Conflict and Human Rights
  • CEIDA (Research Network on Corporate Social Responsibility in Extractive Industries in Developing Areas)
  • Business and Human Rights (BHRight)
  • European Business Ethics Networks (Special Interest Group on Business and Human Rights)
  • IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
  • Procurement Law Academic Network (LAN)
  • Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment
  • IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
  • Research Group on Private International Law and Human Rights (in Spain)
  • London Transitional Justice Network.

Engagement with Stakeholders

The BHRE aims to produce policy relevant research on the social and sustainability impact of global business activities. In their work they engage with key organisations and practitioners in the field in order for their work to reach the wider society and have a positive impact in advancing the protection and promotion of human rights and sustainable development.

Engagement with non-governmental organiations

The members of the BHRE have supported and advised the international organisation Electronics Watch from its origin. Dr. Martin-Ortega and Dr. Outhwaite belong to its Advisory Group and Dr. Martin-Ortega is a member of it Board of Trustees.

Engagement with the industry

Dr. Martin-Ortega has participated as an expert in the HP Living Progress Programme to reform and innovate in sustainability and responsibility of the HP supply chain. 

Engagement with public authorities and public bodies

In 2015 Dr. Martin-Ortega was also elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC). Andy Davies, Director of the LUPC, said on her recruitment: "we are delighted to welcome Olga as a new member of the Board, and are sure she will highly contribute to achieving our goals to push the sustainability agenda even further".
Dr. Martin-Ortega also delivered the key note speech in the LUCP Annual Conference in 2015.

Media engagement and wider dissemination of research

Dr. Outhwaite and Dr. Martin-Ortega regularly attend media calls. Dr. Martin-Ortega contributed to the latest report of the investigative journalistic organization Danwatch: "Servants of servers" (October 2015).

Dr. Outhwaite and Dr. Martin-Ortega regularly contribute to non-academic dissemination. In 2015 their article on the electronics industry supply chain featured in the LUPC magazine Linked with the article "Electronics with heart", which is distributed to several hundred public bodies.

Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group is part of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, University of Greenwich.