Professors of development economics at various Swiss universities on the developmental effectiveness of the Responsible Business Initiative
As professors of development economics at various Swiss universities, we regularly deal with the importance of the economy for development in the poor countries of the world. Since the developmental effectiveness of the Responsible Business Initiative is increasingly becoming the focus of discussion, we would like to contribute our expertise to this discourse.
Companies based in Switzerland should ensure that their activities abroad respect human rights and comply with environmental standards: that is the view put forth by the Responsible Business Initiative (Konzernverantwortungsinitiative). Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi, law expert at CDE, offers a legal perspective.Image: Foto: Manu Friederich