Personal profile


Dr. Ridoan Karim is a Lecturer in Business Law, and Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia. He has taught and researched in the fields of business and cyber law.

Initially, Ridoan was fascinated by the policies and laws surrounding renewable and nuclear energy. However, he quickly realized that simply implementing clean energy technologies would not solve the world's problems. Driven by a desire to better understand the real-world challenges of carbon emissions and find solutions that would not harm the economy, Ridoan turned his attention to the topic of energy justice. He believes that the implementation and development of clean energy cannot solve the climate-related issues by itself, as we need an inclusive, equitable, sustainable and socially responsible energy system that can prioritize distributive justice. Thus, Ridoan is passionate about using his expertise to make a positive impact on the pressing issue of climate change through law and policy-making.

To this end, he investigates subjects such as just energy transition, the geopolitical challenges of energy, and sustainable financing mechanisms for low-carbon energy investments. Being a passionate researcher and academic, Ridoan has also widely published in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers at several national and international conferences in other areas of interest, i.e. ‘science, technology and law’, ‘privacy and data protection law’, and ‘Asian and comparative law’, etc.

Ridoan had acted as a Consultant and Fellow in projects funded by the University of Malaya, Malaysia and Monash Data Futures Institute (MDFI). He also consistently leads professional training sessions in collaboration with Monash University, the REHDA-Institute Digital Marketing program, Esselaro (a research organization focused on the social landscape), as well as various private and public entities. He has also been awarded with the prestigious Monash School of Business Excellence Award in 2022 (Research), recognizing his outstanding contributions in the realm of emerging researchers.

Ridoan Karim holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chichester, UK, a Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from BRAC University, Bangladesh.

Research interests

  • Environment and Energy Law
  • Business Law
  • Law and Technology
  • Public Policy and Governance

Monash teaching commitment

  • BTW1042 Malaysian Business Law
  • BEW3102 Experimental Learning Project
  • BTW2330 Cyber Law

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Law, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Universiti Malaya (University of Malaya)

1 Mar 201724 Jun 2021

Award Date: 24 Jun 2021

Law, Master of Comparative Laws (MCL), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (International Islamic University Malaysia)

1 Aug 20151 Nov 2016

Award Date: 30 Nov 2016

Strategic Management and Leadership, Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Chichester

Jan 202014 Mar 2022

Research area keywords

  • Environment and Energy Law
  • Business Law
  • Law and Technology

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