Meet Our People

We are diverse, but driven by a common goal of embedding dignity in business. 

Vivek Soundararajan


Dr Vivek Soundararajan is a Professor of Work and Equality at School of Management, University of Bath. He conducts research primarily on: 1) governance of labour rights in supply chains, and 2) inequalities in and around organizations. He has acquired around £1.6 Million in funding from both industries and research councils for my research. His research has received awards and nominations from top academic associations,  journals, and media, including Financial Times Top 100 Papers with Social Impact (2020), Business Ethics Quarterly Journal Top 3 Outstanding Articles (2020), Business & Society Journal Best Paper Award (2019), and the Academy of Management Best Dissertation Award (2014). His research has been published in top academic journals such as Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of World Business, Human Relations, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business and Society.Also, his research and interviews have appeared in BBC, AlJazeera, and Supply Management. He has been a panelist at a number of panels at conferences and events.

Pankhuri Agarwal

Deputy Lead

Pankhuri is a Research Associate in the School of Management at the University of Bath. She completed her PhD in Sociology and Law from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. With over a decade of field and research experience working with marginalised workers, unions, government ministries, international and domestic humanitarian agencies, her research focuses on the: 1) critique of the anti-trafficking discourse and intervention; 2) use of multi-sited ethnography to study the lived experience of law and; 3) the impact of labour reforms at the intersection of migration and state bureaucracy. As a result of her interdisciplinary research and activism across a global network of scholars and practitioners committed to the study of labour rights, her expertise has been sought by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the UN Women South Asia Office, and others on a consultancy basis and her research has been supported by grants from the UK Home Office, J.N. Tata Endowment, Aga Khan Foundation, British Federation of Women Graduates, Socio-Legal Studies Association, to name a few. Pankhuri’s research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the Anti-Trafficking Review and Social Change and on public-facing platforms such as the Sociological Review, OpenDemocracy and Futures of Work.

Doctoral Students

Harish Shetty Bandsale
University of Bath
Archana Raghavan
University of Bath

Advisors and Partners

University of Bath
Simon Fraser University
United Nations Development Programme
University of Michigan
Indian Institute of Management, Indore
Sundaresan Velliangiri
Founder, Podhigai HRD
Senior Counsellor at CII-ITC

Research Assistants

Ishwarya Thyagarajan
Sowmya Balasubramaniam
Sundara Babu Nagappan