Florian Wettstein

Institute for Business Ethics University of St. Gallen

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.


He collaborates with the International Business and Human Rights focus area.

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