Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Vice President of Social Risk Consulting, Control Risks
Michael Shtender-Auerbach is Vice President and National Practice Leader for Social Risk Consulting and is responsible for the management and strategic direction of Control Risks' Social Risks practice. This practice provides a range of advisory services for clients in the private, public, and nongovernmental sectors to assist them in implementing internal and external reporting and monitoring of their social environment and footprint. Michael is an expert in the following international standards: Equator Principles, Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, IFC Performance Standards, Principles on Responsible Investment, Global Reporting Initiative, Global Network Initiative, United Nations Global Compact, and other governing frameworks for multinational enterprises.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Michael was Chief Executive of Social Risks LLC and developed a proprietary social risk methodology which allowed him to provide holistic human rights and social risk assessments, mitigation advice, and monitoring. It was this unique approach that led Control Risks in 2009 to acquire Social Risks LLC.

Michael recently held senior positions at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., and The Century Foundation in New York, where he concentrated on issues of security and peace, and consulted widely on Middle East policy, national security, and U.S. foreign policy. His work has been published in the International Herald Tribune, World Policy Journal, the Financial Times, Mother Jones, Jewish Daily Forward, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times.

Michael holds a master's degree in international relations from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in critical theory and post-colonial studies from the New School for Social Research. Michael also holds degrees in conflict resolution from Cyprus College and Middle East history from the Hebrew University.

Focus: Business, Finance, Governance, Human Rights


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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2013

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