ECOFIN: Corporate Responsibility

This is a dual–delegation committee.

Background Guide coming soon.

ecofin@ucbmun.org


Welcome to the Economic and Financial Committee: Corporate Responsibility or ECOFIN. This committee takes place in present day, and is meant to address the myriad of economic malpractices and human–rights violations that are developing in a world where corporations rapidly gain power and people increasingly turn a blind eye to the piles of malpractices that lie behind every product we see or use on a daily basis. Day after day, new violations are brought to light, whether it be Nestle's use of harmful ingredients, Cadbury's usage of child labor, or Amazon's tax avoidance and bullying of small businesses, amongst a plethora of other allegations varying from pollution to sexual harassment. As members of ECOFIN, you are expected to use creative thinking and collaborative planning to help balance the dynamic and often conflicting needs of consumers, investors, politicians, and more. This may include building infrastructure, increasing or decreasing regulations, and planning for future calamities. It is essential that this committee provides not only helpful but relevant solutions – we encourage you to plan for short term relief and long term development. Economics touches every aspect of our everyday lives, from unemployment to resource scarcity, and we hope in our time together we are able to holistically improve post–covid topography of the global economy.




NEHA JACOB

Chair

Hello delegates,

My name is Neha Jacob, and I'm really excited to be your ECOFIN chair! With the increase of globalization, corporations are gaining socio–economic power at an alarming rate. This rise to power is being accompanied by a myriad of ethical and humanitarian violations. Who checks these conglomerates and holds them accountable? What steps can be taken to remedy the damage already done, and ensure systematic change in the future? I can't wait to hear your take on these (and more) topics at UCBMUN XXVII. A little bit about me: I'm a senior at UC Berkeley studying Business Administration and Data Science. I'm originally from Bangalore, India, and though I miss home, I've absolutely loved living on the West Coast! Apart from MUN, I tutor children in music, run the marketing department of a Berkeley–based newspaper, and take part in a creative consulting club. In my free time, I love singing with my roommates, going on long walks, and listening to Taylor Swift. I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Good luck,
NEHA JACOB
Chair, ECOFIN: Corporate Responsibility


ARUNA SUDARSHAN

Chair

Hello! My name is Aruna Sudarshan, and I will be your Co–Chair for ECOFIN! I am a senior studying data science and economics. I am originally from San Diego, California and have been competing on the college circuit for 3 years. I first joined UCBMUN, simply out of curiosity, and quickly fell in love with this activity. It has not only helped me hone my diplomacy and communication skills but also allowed me to find some of my closest friends and make some of my best college memories. Outside of UCBMUN, I consult for high growth startups in the Bay Area. In my free time, I can be found going to concerts, playing the flute and ukulele, singing, drinking too much coffee, traveling, hiking, and setting records for the amount of hours of Netflix watched by one person.

As a part of studying economics and from my knowledge of the many despicable actions taken by corporations today, I am incredibly passionate about the scope of this committee. I am excited to see innovative solutions brought to the table and thoughtful debate to address what has been a issue for far too long.

Best,
ARUNA SUDARSHAN
Chair, ECOFIN: Corporate Responsibility