Karim Daoud

Associate Director

  • EMEA
  • ESG Due Diligence
  • Stakeholder mapping

Karim is an Associate Director in our ESG practice and operates are part of our Social Risks and Human Rights team in EMEA. Karim is a business and human rights specialist and advises clients on managing social risks in supply chains in various industry sectors worldwide.

Examples of Karim’s recent work at Control Risks include:

  • The design and implementation roadmap of an organisational-level human rights due diligence framework for a ports and logistics operator.
  • A large entertainment project spanning five years in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he managed the client relationship and our activities in monitoring and managing risk exposure to poor labour rights practices in its local supply chain.
  • Providing strategic guidance and developing policy and labour rights requirements to a multi-national client to aid it in mapping and managing its exposure to modern slavery in their global supply chain.
  • Leading an integrated team of consultants for a client hosting a mega-event and advising on managing labour risks presented by non-compliance with relevant standards and legislation.
  • Karim sits as a member on the ILO’s Migration Advisory Group for the Arab States and has spoken at number of international workshops and conferences on responsible business practices and human rights issues. He has written widely on labour rights and modern slavery risks, including contributing to a 2019 ILO publication on Good Practices in Worker Welfare in the Construction Sector.

    Prior to joining Control Risks, Karim spent four years working with a semi-governmental agency developing a labour welfare management system, including developing contractual standards, drafting policies and monitoring and compliance frameworks. Karim is a certified SA8000 auditor and holds a NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, and degrees from Concordia University (B.A. Political Science, History), The University of Warwick (LL.M in International Development Law and Human Rights) and The Harvard Business School (Sustainable Business Strategy).  Karim is a native speaker of English and speaks Arabic fluently.

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