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2024 Career Trek
Friday, February 23rd

Back by popular demand, the global career trek enables all competing students to connect and learn from a select group of international sustainable investing organizations that represent the diversity of career opportunities in the field.
Many challenge participants will pursue careers in sustainable finance, and some may even launch their idea. The career trek is a way to learn from and meet people who have walked the same path. 
The career trek focuses on:
  1. Frameworks for understanding the landscape of firms and careers in sustainable finance
  2. Illuminating career pathways
  3. Highlighting key skills that differentiate job seekers
  4. Creating opportunities for personal connections between student participants and presenting companies
The trek agenda features:
  • One-hour panel focused on discussion of skills and pathways in sustainable finance careers
  • Two 30-minute networking discussions led by early career sustainable finance professionals
Only students who submit prospectuses to the 2024 Challenge will be eligible to participate.

Tasha Seitz

is a Partner and founding board member at Impact Engine, where she is responsible for sourcing and diligence of early and growth stage companies. Prior to joining Impact Engine, she was a partner with JK&B Capital, a technology venture capital firm, where she was responsible for identifying, evaluating, and making investments in early stage start-up software companies. Her post-investment responsibilities included serving on boards of directors, managing growth, coaching and hiring management teams, and managing investments through exit.

Tasha also serves as Adjunct Professor of Social Impact at the Kellogg School of Management and as a member of Echoing Green's Investor Advisory Group.  She is also a founding partner and board director for the Chicago chapter of Social Venture Partners. Tasha earned a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Matt Christensen

is Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing with AllianzGI, which he joined in 2020. In his role, he is responsible for accelerating the growth of Impact Investing as part of the company’s growing private markets platform; he leads the continued integration of ESG factors across AllianzGI’s existing range of public markets products, including stewardship activities; and supports the development of new SRI products. In addition, he has investment oversight for the company’s impact investments.

Matt Christensen joined AllianzGI from AXA Investment Management, where he had been Global Head of Impact and Responsible Investment since 2011. Prior to this, he was the Founding Executive Director of the think-tank Eurosif (European Sustainable Investment Forum), where he worked for nine years. Matt started his career in 1997 as a strategy consultant at Braxton Associates/Deloitte Consulting. He then served as Director of Business Development at Motley Fool, a multimedia financial services company from 1999-2001.

Matt holds a BA in International Relations from Colgate University, an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, and an MA in International Political Economy from University of Pennsylvania – The Lauder Institute. He has held Board positions with various impact funds, including a listed private equity fund on the London Stock Exchange and as Vice President of one of the largest microfinance funds.



Myriam Ahmed

is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainability Office where she works across the firm to support the development of sustainable finance products and solutions.

Prior to working at Morgan Stanley Myriam held various capital markets roles in London and New York at Credit Agricole, Natixis and Prodigy Finance. She also spent time at impact investing fund Bridges Fund Management and at the European DFI, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Myriam holds an MA from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD

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2024 Speakers

Participating Companies

Morgan Stanley

Social Finance

TriLinc Global LLC

International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)




The Rockefeller Foundation

Finance in Motion


Refugee Integration Insights

Secha Capital

Encourage Capital

Allianz GI

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