Michael Karimian has responsibility for Microsoft’s implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which includes Microsoft’s human rights policy, due diligence, transparency, and training, as well as external engagement with human rights organizations. The human rights team is also responsible for implementing the Global Network Initiative Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy and for strategic partnerships with the UN, the World Economic Forum, and other key partners. Prior to joining Microsoft, Karimian worked in trade finance at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London and in business and human rights at the UN in Bangkok and New York.
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