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16 December 2019 | Posted by Editorial Team GREITM

GREITM'S Research Seminar brings Dr. Jordi Vives

On December 4th, Dr. Vives was at La Salle’s GREITM weekly research seminar introducing his ongoing work on business ethics called 'Moral Repair for Corporate Human Rights Wrongs - The Role of Symbolic Remedies', a paper co-authored with Florian Wettstein at the University of St. Gallen.
Business Ethics, How Do Corporations Deal With Their Past?

Moral Repair for Corporate Human Rights Wrongs - The Role of Symbolic Remedies is one of the three research endeavors that have been derived from this inquiry, the second one is titled Restoring legitimacy for intergenerational transgressions written alongside Judith Schrempf at the University of Geneva and the third Strategizing PCSR for Corporate HR Responsibilities co-authored with Markus Scholz at the Wein University of Applied Sciences.


All of this work embodies an understanding of the impact of business enterprises, beyond their genesis and natural purpose within their respective contexts. This understanding aims at viewing organizations as entities influencing communities and in the history of this interaction more than often, they have seen themselves involved with specific human rights violations, inflicted either directly, indirectly or by omission. Business organizations face the process of admitting guilt and repairing the damage done. Dr. Vive’s current research endeavors to find a normative approach to how corporations should best remedy human rights violations in the past. Through this research, he is working with Transitional Justice Contexts in Colombia, South Africa, and Germany, also collaborating with Swisspeace and CREER (Regional center for responsible corporations and entrepreneurship) in Colombia. His research aims to better understand in the next 2 years, how corporations should get involved with moral repair and processes of transitional justice and truth during peace processes or similar.


Dr. JV is currently a senior research fellow at the University of St. Gallen’s Institute for Business Ethics, where he also obtained his doctorate in Philosophy and Business Ethics. He completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Marketing and Management at ESADE and also holds a Master’s in Research in Political and Social Sciences from Barcelona’s Universitat Pompeu Fabra.


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