Governance, Risk and Compliance
Think Tank Programme
Business is the epicentre of our economic lives. From transactions to white-collar crime, the regulation of corporations is a complex field involving hard and soft law; domestic and international agreements, and multiple fora. Good corporate governance seeks to ensure that the interests of both shareholders and external stakeholders are taken into consideration, and that equality and diversity is promoted within organisations. This programme interrogates whether existing regulations do achieve this and works with academics around the world – particularly those in producer economies – to recommend policy changes for genuinely inclusive and sustainable economies.
Jerico Fiestas Flores
PhD Candidate in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Alberta (Canada)
Jerico Fiestas Flores is a peruvian PhD Candidate in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Alberta (Canada). His research focuses on the economics of land and water reclamation, as well as animal welfare and food security. He is a bachelor in Economics by the Pacific University (Peru) and a MSc. in Ecological Economics by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). He has experience working in public institutions and non-profit organizations in Latin America, North America and Europe.
is a Romanian qualified attorney-at-law with more than ten years of legal experience in representing and assisting clients in commercial and civil law cases before Romanian national courts (various commercial contracts litigations, negotiations, property litigation etc.). In the last few years she has gained an academic background in international arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, international energy law through master of law programs, participation in several international arbitration and energy conferences, and webinars (ICC-YAF, PwC Romania, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, Delos, AIPN, etc.). She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Arbitration from the University of Bucharest, Romania; a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Investment Treaty Arbitration from the University of Uppsala, Sweden; and a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Energy Law with Professional Skills from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, the UK.
Camellia is doctoral researcher in the discipline of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India. She specialize in the sub-discipline of Environmental Anthropology and her doctoral research is about examining the ‘altered human-nature relationship in Indian Sundarbans under the larger discourse of climate disasters in the era of Anthropocene’. She has completed her masters from the School of human ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi. She also has a certificate course in Trade-Environment-Development from the London School of Economics. She worked as a Research Assistant at Ambedkar University in a Remote- sensing-based study of the built-up area dynamics as a measure of urban expansion, in Delhi and NCR.
She also worked with the marginal population in India (Dalits and Tribal population) to understand their everyday climate change struggle, marginalised identity and resilience stories of climate disaster, ensuing their traditional knowledge of coping strategies of the past in present. Furthermore, how these coping strategies are politicised/neglected under different climate change policies across natural-anthropogenic disasters. She has more than 4 years of experiences in conducting fieldwork and have been trained in using GIS and remote sensing.
Graduate Student in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter
Rebecca is a graduate student in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter and co-host of The Shifting Lens podcast, which aims to make critical Anthrozoological concepts more accessible to non-academics. Rebecca’s research focuses on how ecocentric Asian elephant tourism camps in Myanmar construct the image of a ‘retirement sanctuary’ for those lumber industry elephants that have been laid off or injured. They believe that recognition of these elephant individuals as workers in multi-species workplaces can positively impact their wellbeing.
Affiliate of Global Legal Studies Network (Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris) and Paris Institute for Critical Thinking. Author of Care Power Information (2020, Routledge) The Digital Coloniality of Power (2016, Lexington/Rowman), Between Discursivity and Sensus Communis (2010, OPUS), and Aufklärung als Flaschenpost (2009, VDM), as well as co-author with S.Weiss and S.Restivo of Worlds of ScienceCraft (1st 2014, Ashgate, 2nd 2016, Routledge). In 2019, he was named the chair of the scientific committee for the project “Juridifying the Anthropocene” (directed by G.Lhuilier&B.Parance which is contributing ideas and expertise for the Agence Developpmente Française and the Court de Cassation [French High Court]). He is the managing editor of the book series Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences [Lexington/Rowman]. Formerly with the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, University Kassel, Drexel University, College of Leuphana University. Awarded various fellowships and grants, including most recently the 2018/19 Independent Scholar Fellowship (ISF4) of the Independent Social Research Foundation. In 2017, he worked under the direction of Olivier Bouin and Marc Fleurbaey on the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP).
Dr Angus Young
Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr Yoriko Otomo
Global Research Network
I am a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts, a Research Associate at SOAS, Governor for the Network for International Law Students, member of the Global Animal Law Expert Group, and I am on the Board of Minding Animals International. I am a Series Editor for Anthem Press, on the editorial board of the Australian Feminist Law Journal, and an External Examiner for universities in the UK. I live in England with my beloved partner, three sons, three hens and two cats.
Prof Peter Muchlinski
SOAS University of London
Peter Muchlinski is Emeritus Professor in International Commercial Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Prior to joining SOAS, he was Professor of Law and International Business at Kent Law School, University of Kent (2001-5). He was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the London School of Economics (1983-1998), and Drapers’ Professor of Law in the Law Department of Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, from 1998 to 2001. He specialises in international business and economic law, comparative corporate law and international investment law in which fields he has authored numerous papers and articles. His more recent published work concentrates on business and human rights. In 1990 he qualified as a barrister in the field of commercial and European law and is a door tenant at Brick Court Chambers, London. He has also acted as a legal adviser to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on investment law and policy issues between 1997 and 2012.