Florian Wettstein is professor of business ethics and director of the Institute for Business Ethics at University of St. Gallen. He holds an M.A. in management/economics and a doctorate in business ethics from the University of St. Gallen. Wettstein was a visiting scholar at Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 2005; in 2005/2006 he was awarded a fellowship in the “Program on Human Rights and Justice” at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); in 2006/07 he was a Sessional Assistant Professor in the “Business and Society Program” in the Division of Social Science at York University in Toronto; from 2007-2011 he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethics and Business Law at Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul).Wettstein’s research focuses predominantly on the intersection between business ethics and human rights. His article titled “CSR and the Debate on Business and Human Rights: Bridging the Great Divide” won the Business Ethics Quarterly best paper award in 2012.
Wettstein is the author of Multinational Corporations and Global Justice: Human Rights Obligations of a Quasi-Governmental Institution, published by Stanford University Press in 2009. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE) and Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ), published by Cambridge University Press.