Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Fellowship

There is a need to accelerate progress on global sustainability challenges. The next generation of leaders that will innovate scalable finance solutions to sustainability challenges will need to navigate the complexity of capital markets and manage an array of stakeholder interests. Leadership and capital are required to meet these challenges
head-on. With its world-class platform for advising, originating, trading, managing and distributing capital, Morgan Stanley is partnering with Columbia Business School, a global leader in business school education, to develop the next generation of leaders.


In collaboration with Columbia Business School, Morgan Stanley launched the Sustainable Investing Fellowship in 2013 to cultivate emerging leaders in sustainable finance and investing. 

The Sustainable Investing Fellowship was announced at the launch of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, which aims to mobilize private-sector capital to address major economic, social and environmental challenges and develop the next generation of leaders at the intersection of sustainability and finance.

The Sustainable Investing Fellowship is co-managed by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and offers a select group of Columbia students the opportunity to design and implement efforts that seek to drive capital toward investments that promote sustainable economic growth.

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Program & Recruiting

The 2014 Sustainable Investing Fellows with Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO, James Gorman '87.


Program Design

Sustainable Investing Fellows are hired under the auspices of the Institute for Sustainable Investing and are placed into core Morgan Stanley businesses during a 10-week internship. During the summer, Fellows work on integrating sustainability themes into transactions, research and/or other business development initiatives.

Fellows join Morgan Stanley as summer associates and are on boarded into a traditional summer program. In addition, Fellows participate in select networking opportunities, meetings with senior management, and other activities sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable investing. 

The Sustainable Investing Fellowship is part of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, which aims to advance market-based solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges.


Students who are enrolled at Columbia Business School or SIPA are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. This includes full-time MBA, EMBA and PhD candidates, and students across SIPA graduate programs.


Applications will become available in early Spring and will be made accessible on COIN. Application instructions will appear in emails that are distributed to students from the Morgan Stanley recruiting team.



Past fellows:

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Louis Bourgeois ’18SIPA
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Louis was part of the global sustainable finance group, where he worked to further develop sustainable investing products and solutions across Morgan Stanley’s businesses and contributed to thought leadership initiatives for the Institute for Sustainable Investing. He conducted research and analysis on sustainable infrastructure and also worked on an initiative related to impact performance, where he measured the alignment of more than 150 funds to environmental, social, and governance criteria.

Jingjing Huang ’19
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Jingjing spent her summer with the solutions and multi-asset team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. She researched and developed an ESG-focused passive bond investment strategy as part of the customized solutions offered by the portfolio solutions group. Jingjing also worked on a community housing opportunity on the private alternatives side.

Prabhay Joshi’ 19
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Prabhay worked within Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s investing with impact team. His main project was to develop a community investing toolkit to provide an overview of community investing options across asset classes and help investors integrate community investing strategies into their impact investing portfolios.