Sustainability isn't just another buzzword in business—it's a new paradigm that requires organizations to understand and mitigate the impact of their actions on surrounding communities

Northeastern University and D'Amore-McKim School of Business recognize the growing importance of and need to train business leaders who are sustainability-savvy: leaders who understand the dynamic interplay between business, environment, and society.

Participants in this event will…
  • Learn how the Sustainability & Business concentration will help develop knowledge and skills needed to create long-term strategies that increase shareholder value—while reducing your organization's environmental footprint, respecting norms of social justice, and promoting transparent governance
  • Get an overview of graduate business programs that can lay the foundation for you to work toward a sustainability-specific role in business, such as a sustainability consultant or an environmental portfolio manager or add a vital set of tools to prepare for an eventual leadership role such as operations manager or business development manager.
  • Hear from D'Amore-McKim faculty and students on the importance of sustainable business practices.

Faculty Speaker

David H. Myers

David Myers is an Associate Teaching Professor of Finance, and the Director of the Business Sustainability Initiative at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.

Myers' research and teaching interests are centered on asset pricing, mutual and pension funds, international investing, and mission related investing. He has taught Investments, Security Analysis, Real Estate, and overseen student run portfolio courses.

Student Panelists

Rawan Alfehaid – MBA '23 

Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Rawan majored in computer engineering at Dalhousie University and spent 5 years in the oil & gas industry – Saudi Aramco. She supported Aramco's ability to make well-informed decisions pertaining to regulatory and international policy matters and spearheaded the Advocacy Communication Taskforce to screen the global policy landscape (with emphasis on issues impacting energy industry). In addition, Rawan presented the Kingdom in policy change matters at multiple U.N summits, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 

Bjørn Johnsen – Graduate Certificate Sustainability & Business ‘23 

Bjørn has built a career in the food and beverage industry with experience that ranges from brand management, business development, sales and marketing to facilities and purchasing.  His c-suite experience includes his current role as CEO for Marthas Delikatesser AS, a Norwegian regional premium producer of mayonnaise and mayonnaise-based salads to interim CEO for global coffee and tea company, Jacobs Douwe Edgberts Professional.  Over the course of his career, he has seen a clear shift in focus towards products with a lower carbon footprint.  Originally from Norway, he graduated from the BI Norwegian Business School with a Bachelor's in Economics and Marketing and a Masters in Management. 

Anjali Kandimalla – MBA ‘23 

Originally from Visakhapatnam, India, Anjali graduated from Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. After graduating, she worked as an Advisory Analyst at Deloitte and is currently an MBA candidate at Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim School of Business, concentrating in Entrepreneurship and Sustainability & Business. She is passionate about education equity and has interned with multiple NGOs that work towards bridging this gap. Her interest in entrepreneurial activities and her passion for education equity drove Anjali to the role of Program Coordinator in the MassWIN Project in collaboration with Northeastern University. 

Jeffery Mui – MBA ‘23 

Jeffrey graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Accounting in 2012. He worked as a project accountant for Skanska USA Building, a construction management company for 8 years. During his time there, he worked in their Boston, Los Angeles, and New York offices. Some of the more notable construction projects he has worked on are 101 Seaport Building in Boston, MA and LaGuardia Airport Terminal B renovation in Queens, NY. Jeffrey is currently in his first year of obtaining his MBA at D'Amore McKim School of Business, concentrating in sustainability and finance. 

Madeleine Romeu – MBA '22 

Madeleine Romeu is a second year full-time MBA student at Northeastern University, concentrating in Corporate Innovation and International Business. Most recently, Madeleine spent a 6-month co-op working for Dell Technologies as a Project Manager within ISG Procurement- Business Operations. Prior to pursuing her MBA, Madeleine worked at Brown Brothers Harriman in the Corporate Actions department and GCM Grosvenor in Investor Relations and Operations. She received her B.S. in Finance with an Accounting minor from Providence College. Madeleine's experience is in implementing and embedding change processes that impact whole system designs across consumer goods, apparel, technology, and financial sectors. She possesses subject matter knowledge of circularity, waste, carbon foot-printing, and responsible supply chains with cross-cultural experience in the UK, South America, and Mexico.