Osgoode Hall Law School
My Interest in Business Ethics
Ontario ; International
Academic - Faculty/Staff
Areas of Interest
Accountability ; Accountability - Reporting ; Corporate Governance ; Corporate Governance - Self-Regulation ; Corporate Governance - Transparency ; Corporate Social Responsibility ; Gender ; Globalization ; Human Rights ; Indigenous People ; Resource Extraction ; SRI/Responsible Investment ; Theory - Shareholder ; Theory - Stakeholder
Me in Brief
Aaron Dhir is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University; the University of Oxford; and University College London. He has also held the appointment of Scholar in Residence with the Law Commission of Ontario and is a Fellow of the Center for Law, Economics & Finance at George Washington University Law School.
Professor Dhir’s research interests include corporate law, governance & theory; the intersections of transnational business activity with international human rights norms; environmental & human rights-related shareholder activism; and corporate accountability reporting.
Professor Dhir has participated as an invited expert in various policy reform initiatives in his areas of expertise, including: the Government of Canada’s “National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility”; the Ontario Securities Commission’s “Review of Environmental and Corporate Governance Disclosure Requirements”; the Investment Dealers Association of Canada’s “Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation”; and the drafting process for the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health’s “Human Rights Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Companies”. Most recently, he co-convened a multi-stakeholder expert consultation on “Corporate Law and Human Rights” in support of the mandate of the former U.N. Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie.
Professor Dhir’s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Business Ethics Quarterly; the Stanford Journal of International Law; the American Business Law Journal; the Banking & Finance Law Review; the Canadian Business Law Journal; the Osgoode Hall Law Journal; and the Queen’s Law Journal. He is currently writing a book on corporate governance and diversity, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press.