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Columbia Business School and Morgan Stanley Launch Sustainable Investing Fellowship

New fellowship provides unique opportunity to advance sustainable practices inside and outside of the classroom

Submitted by: Morgan Stanley

Categories: Socially Responsible Investing, Academia

Posted: Nov 01, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST

 

NEW YORK, Nov. 01 /CSRwire/ - Columbia Business School and Morgan Stanley today launched the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Fellowship to develop the next generation of leaders in sustainable investing. Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman, a 1987 Columbia Business School Alumnus, announced the new program during the keynote address at Columbia Business School’s Program for Financial Studies Conference.

The Sustainable Investing Fellowship will offer a select group of Columbia students the opportunity to combine research and practice to design efforts that seek to drive capital toward investments that promote sustainable economic growth. Fellows will conduct supervised research with Columbia Business School faculty members and participate in an internship at Morgan Stanley to gain hands-on experience in product innovation, thought leadership, and investment strategy.

“Morgan Stanley is pleased to partner with Columbia Business School to accelerate the research and innovation that advances the field of sustainable investing,” said Gorman. “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.”

“Columbia Business School has long considered Morgan Stanley a valued partner, and we are grateful for their ongoing support,” said Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School. “The next generation of business leaders will be looked upon to develop sustainable solutions to a myriad of pressing challenges. 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.”

The Fellowship will be part of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, a major initiative at Morgan Stanley that will work to advance market-based solutions to economic, social, and environmental challenges.

For more information about the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Fellowship, please e-mail socialenterprise@gsb.columbia.edu.

About Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. Since 2006, Morgan Stanley has committed more than $7.8 billion to strengthen underserved communities. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

About Columbia Business School
Columbia Business School is the only world-class Ivy League business school that delivers a learning experience where academic excellence meets with real-time exposure to the pulse of global business. Led by Dean Glenn Hubbard, the School’s transformative curriculum bridges academic theory with unparalleled exposure to real-world business practice, equipping students with an entrepreneurial mindset that allows them to recognize, capture, and create opportunity in any business environment. The thought-leadership of the School’s faculty and staff, combined with the accomplishments of its distinguished alumni and proximity to the center of global business means that the School’s efforts have an immediate, measurable impact on the forces shaping business every day. To learn more about Columbia Business School’s position at the very center of business, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu.

For more information, please contact:

Evan Nowell Columbia Business School
Phone: 212-854-2747
Matt Burkhard Morgan Stanley
Phone: 212-761-2444

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