Livia Wyss Wins the 2016 Schoemaker-Sustainalytics Student Competition

Sustainalytics and the Netherlands Committee of Jurist for Human Rights (NJCM) are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Schoemaker-Sustainalytics Student Competition on Business and Human Rights. Livia Wyss, a student in Globalisation and Law at Maastricht University, has been awarded a paid, summer internship at Sustainalytics, during which she will have access to Sustainalytics and NJCM’s networks, expertise and data to support her research.

In her essay submission entitled “An International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights: Can it help close the accountability gap?”, Wyss outlines her research focus which is to explore ways to provide victims of corporate human rights violations access to remedies. During her internship, in addition to conducting research on this topic, Wyss will have the opportunity to work on client projects focused on corporate commitments to manage supply chain risks. To read Wyss’ winning submission click here.

The Shoemaker-Sustainalytics Student Competition on Business and Human Rights is a joint initiative of Sustainalytics and the NJCM and was established to create opportunities for motivated students interested in pursuing a career in business and human rights. The award pays tribute to Daan Schoemaker who passed away unexpectedly in 2012. Daan was a business and human rights specialist at Sustainalytics and served on the board of the NJCM. Schoemaker’s 2011 research and analysis of the Ruggie Principles was recently part of the Harvard Kennedy School’s course module on Corporate Social Responsibility, taught by Professor John Ruggie himself.

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