This summer I had the wonderful and kind-of-unexpected opportunity to work in an impact investing company called Creas S.A. I say “unexpected” because to be honest, three months ago I wouldn’t have believed that I was going to be writing this post: one week before the summer break I still didn’t have any internship lined up!
Having worked in the financial market for more than 10 years, I decided to come to INSEAD not only expecting to broaden my knowledge and skills, but also looking for the next step to take in my career. Somehow, I had an idea that I should focus my search on meaningful and fulfilling jobs, where I could have a better sense of the real impact of my efforts.
After many months of intense due diligence gathering, model building, late night phone calls to India and rehearsals, along with teammates Hong Fei Wang, Tim May and Apoorve Khandelwal, on April 7th we were finally in New York for the finals competition of the Kellogg Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge (K-MSSIC).