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Howard Swartz

About Me[edit]

Passionate about social justice, conservation and the adoption of renewable energy.

By engaging capital sources, society can increase the adoption of large, scalable projects that can be repeated more easily.


I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Queens University, Kingston in Canada

Canadian Securities Course (CSC) - January 2009

Graduated with Honors from the International Baccalaureate Program

Relevant Experiences[edit]

Environmental Manager at student run, eco-friendly coffee shop located on Queen's University campus

Interned at Social Capital Partners to facilitate loans for entrepreneurs who incorporate a social mission in their hiring practices

Co-founded Queen's SOS: Students Offering Support that hosts exam review sessions as a means of fundraising for global education projects

Interned for two summers at Dundee Securities in Toronto, Ontario on their Institutional Equities Trading Floor

Areas of Interest[edit]

How to Align Personal Interest with a greater Good

Ecological Economics

De-Risking the Renewable Energy Sector

Efficient Energy Use

Social entrepreneurship

Favourite Quote[edit]

Currently, one segment of society is trying to maximize profits without much concern for the impact on the well-being of society as a whole, and another segment tries to deal with the fallout. Overall, the system is not working. It is time to change.

The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World by John Elkington, Pamela Hartigan (Authors), Klaus Schwab (Foreword), (2008) pg 82