The Financial Inclusion Mentorship Scheme is designed to help students that wish to pursue careers in finance with a purpose.
Jobs that are at the intersection of economics, entrepreneurship, and finance have a huge amount of potential, and we believe that financial inclusion is one of the best ways to achieve that.
About the scheme
Our Financial Inclusion Mentorship Scheme is designed to empower students with the knowledge to help promote diversity within the finance industry. It is designed for students that are interested in pursuing a career in finance or related fields but are struggling to find areas that are purposeful to work in. The scheme provides support by matching students with mentors that were once in the same shoes, having done many hours scouring the internet for careers that offer a good balance.
Examples of Purposeful Roles in Finance
Impact Investment Analyst
This role involves conducting research and analysis on potential impact investments, such as in renewable energy or sustainable agriculture, and making recommendations to fund managers or investment committees.
Community Development Finance
This role involves working with community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to provide loans and investment capital to underserved communities, such as low-income neighborhoods, to promote economic development.
Sustainable Investment Research
This role involves researching and analyzing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance of companies, and providing recommendations for portfolio managers and investors.
Social Entrepreneurship Investment
This role involves working with social entrepreneurs and impact-driven businesses to provide them with investment capital and mentorship to help them grow and scale their impact.
Impact Fund Manager
This role involves managing a portfolio of impact investments and making decisions on where to allocate capital to achieve both financial returns and positive social and environmental impact.
These are a few examples of jobs that align financial goals with social and environmental impact, but there are many more in the field of finance, such as in risk management, accounting, and more.