The role of business in equality and development

JOHANNESBURG – Speakers at a business and human rights seminar struggled with a number of vexing questions when it came to the issue of the role of business in equality and development.

The two-day seminar, which was held by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) at the Capital Moloko Hotel in Sandton on Tuesday, saw human rights lawyers, businessmen and women, and NGOS come together to see what role the business community could play in fostering human rights.

Among the questions raised was whether companies be profitable while operating ethically?

If this was to be achieved, one issue which needed to be …read more