Prior to INSEAD, I had worked for four years in financial markets advisories in the US, and by coming to INSEAD, I always hoped that I would be able to do something that I had never done and go somewhere that I had never been. A summer at African Leadership Finance Company (ALFC) in Nairobi, Kenya hit two birds with one stone with the help of the INSEAD Social Impact Award. The reason for doing this internship was threefold:
Sustainability is an issue that impacts everyone. As the world population is growing exponentially, resources are dwindling. Our planet is battling with deforestation, global warming and pollution, often caused by reckless greed in the pursuit of business. At the same time, over one billion people in the world are hungry and almost as many are without access to safe water.