Joseph specialises in corporate accountability issues in the energy, extractives, and financial sectors. Besides, he contributes to SOMO’s work on business and human rights, including coordination of the OECD Watch network. He frequently assists communities and workers in asserting their rights and seeking remedy for corporate abuse. Joseph serves as an Independent Advisor to the International Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of the Netherlands.
Joseph holds Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Spanish, both with honours, from the University of North Carolina, and a Master’s degree in political science from Tulane University. In 2013, he received a PhD from the University of Twente’s Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development (CSTM). His dissertation focused on sustainable development and corporate accountability in the global energy sector. He joined SOMO in 2005.