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Howard Swartz
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About Me

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.


Education

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

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

How to Align Personal Interest with a greater Good

Ecological Economics

De-Risking the Renewable Energy Sector

Efficient Energy Use

Social entrepreneurship


Favourite Quote

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