Columbia Business School (CBS), together with investment bank Morgan Stanley, has launched a new fellowship designed to help develop the next generation of leaders in sustainable investing, the school announced earlier this month.
The new Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Fellowship will give a select group of CBS students the opportunity to help drive investment that promotes sustainable economic growth. Participating Fellows with conduct research with supervision from CBS faculty while also working as interns at Morgan Stanley, to gain experiential learning in product innovation, thought leadership and investment strategy.
Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman, a 1987 CBS alumnus, announced the new partnership during the keynote address at the CBS Program for Financial Studies Conference on November 1st. “Increasingly, our clients are searching for market-based strategies that support sustainable approaches to energy, food, water and shelter, and we are committed to building the next generation of leaders who will help meet these challenges,” Gorman said.
CBS Dean Glenn Hubbard noted that the new fellowship is part of a continued partnership between CBS and Morgan Stanley. “The Sustainable Investing Fellowship will provide our students with an extraordinary opportunity to see how sustainable investing theories learned in the classroom can be applied to real-world challenges,” he said in a statement.
The new fellowship is part of a major initiative at Morgan Stanley – the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing – geared toward advancing market-based solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges.
For more information about the Sustainable Investing Fellowship at CBS, email [email protected].