Peter A Allard School of Law

Oludolapo Makinde

PhD Student
LLB (University of Lagos, Nigeria), LLM (UBC)



Oludolapo Makinde is a doctoral student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and a Liu Scholar at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Her research investigates the practicability of adopting an integrated approach which fuses corporate governance and corporate social responsibility measures with artificial intelligence tools to effectively tackle corruption involving Canadian multinationals doing business in the Global South. 

In addition to her doctoral research, Oludolapo engages with the Vancouver community on issues relating to anti-Black racism. In particular, as a 2019 UBC Sustainability Scholar under the auspices of the Sustainability Scholars’ Program, she investigated and identified key actions needed to address anti-Black racism in Vancouver. Her report which details her findings and recommendations drawn from literature and stakeholders, has contributed to ongoing municipal action on the subject.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Transparency International Canada, Legal Committee 
  • Member, Liu Institute Network for Africa 
  • Member, Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars


  • “Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: Much Ado about Quotas?” in Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law from the Next Generation of Lawyers,” ed. Carol Liao [forthcoming 2022] McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • “Theorising Corruption in the Global South: A Multi-jurisprudential Perspective,” University of Lagos Law Review Vol. 4. No. 2 (2021): 54 – 75.
  • “The Nigerian Corporate Governance Challenge: Inadequacy of Laws or Question of Enforcement?” Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law Vol. 11 No. 4 (2020): 59 – 76.

Research Reports

  • “Towards a Healthy City: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Vancouver,” B.C: City of Vancouver (Social Policy and Projects Department), 2019.


  • “Combating Corruption for Stakeholders and Social Good: From Canadian Multinationals to Global South State-owned Enterprises.” Paper presented at UBC Sauder Business School Research Showcase. (December 2021).
  • “Exploring the Integration of Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Artificial Intelligence in the Fight Against Corruption.” Paper delivered as part of the NBA Talks initiative at the 61st Annual Nigerian Bar Association Conference, Rivers, Nigeria (October 2021).
  • “Examining anti-Blackness and anti-Black Racism.” Paper presented at webinar organized by Alumni UBC and UBC Equity and Inclusion Office (June 2021)
  • “Corruption, Corporations and Agenda 2063.” Paper presented at the Reimagining Agenda 2063 Conference, University of British Columbia, BC (June 2021).
  • “Re-imagining Corporate Purpose: Feminist Legal Theory and Critical Race Theory Perspectives.” Paper presented at the Daughter of Themis Corporate Purpose Conference, University of Oslo, Norway (April 16, 2021)
  • “Understanding the Nigerian Corporate Governance Challenge - Inadequacy of Laws or Question of Enforcement?” Paper presented at the Liu Institute Network for Africa (LINA) Symposium, University of British Columbia, BC (October 19, 2019).
  • “Towards a Healthy City: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Vancouver.” Paper presented at the UBC Sustainability Scholars Conference, BC (September 26, 2019).
Oludolapo Makinde

Organization Affiliations

  • Allard School of Law

Research Interests

  • Business, corporate and commercial law
  • Criminal law and criminal justice
  • Human rights
  • Law and social justice

"How can ESG and AI tools be integrated into corporate governance processes to enhance how Canadian multinationals combat corruption while doing business in the Global South?”

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