University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Christine Bader

Past Speaker

Corporate Idealist and Change Agent

Bader headshotChristine Bader speaks, writes, and advises on corporate responsibility and sustainability. She is the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil (Bibliomotion 2014), which recounts her nine years with BP, managing the social impacts of major projects, and her time as advisor to the U.N. special representative for business and human rights.

Christine has given talks at conferences, companies, and universities around the world, including a TED talk in July 2014. Her writing has appeared in in The New York TimesThe AtlanticFast Company, and numerous other publications. She is currently an advisor to BSR and serves on the boards of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, The OpEd Project, and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

Christine earned her B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College and her M.B.A. from Yale, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She lives in New York City with her husband and toddler twins.

Session: The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist 

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