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Kinanya Pijl is a PhD researcher in law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She explores how large commercial banks can operate socially and environmentally responsible in the contemporary political economy. Kinanya’s findings are based on more than 160 interviews with bankers, central bankers and civil society organisations in the Netherlands, Germany and England.

Kinanya aims to use her deep understanding of the scholarly fields of organisational ethics and responsible business conduct to help transform the way companies do business in practice. To this end, she works as a consultant to help enable large and complex organisations to improve ethical conduct and decision making.

Kinanya is a cum laude graduate of the Legal Research Master (LL.M) of Utrecht University and holds an LL.M degree in Comparative, European and International Laws of the European University Institute. She won the student prize for Best Master’s Thesis of Utrecht University 2014-2015 for her Master’s Thesis on ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and Human Rights.