PhD Researcher - Interactions of Global Activism and Production: Determining Stakeholder Outcomes
Aasim graduated from the Master of Laws program and the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law. He also holds a Master’s in Public Administration and International Development from the University of York and a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Bristol.
Aasim’s interests surround understanding how transnational advocacy and social movements can circumvent or avert failures of company law and corporate governance codes to benefit the lives of vulnerable stakeholders. His current work brings together Global Production Networks, Social Movements, and Transnational/Trans-scalar Advocacy Networks and their interactions within the global production of Ivory Coast Cocoa and Chinese Cotton.
Aasim seeks to understand the barriers and avenues of influence that social movements may have towards global production to benefit stakeholders. He also aims to determine how firms in supply chains can balance the risks of taking up global citizenship strategies along with carrying out value capture. It is his aim to draw from his findings to inform his future work within international commercial law and policy advice.