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Ms. Sustainable Finance

About Me:

Indian, schooled in Middle East since age 8 & saw stark differences in resource use, hated waste. I’m passionate about sustainability, building the coordinated proposition at work(typically director role). Big 4 London, strong performer. Helped build a £200m low-carbon investment bank. Personal level- vegan, zero-waste lifestyle. Speak 4 languages.


Undergrad School: Newcastle University, United Kingdom (Flying Start program)

Undergrad Major: Business, Accounting and Finance

GPA: 3.0 (Equivalent of UK’s 2.1)

GMAT: Not yet taken- 730 (expected)

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Chartered Accountant (ACA), enroute to qualifying as Chartered Environmentalist

School Name: Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; Institute of Energy Mamagement

Extracurriculars: Toastmasters- Public speaking and leadership, attending for 3 years, won competitions at area level and part of club committee, Spiritual society- led university society as committee at university and now an ambassador. Led the society through a difficult year where core committee had to leave due to personal reasons, Volunteering- have continued as participant and organizing committee throughout my career through the each firm’s network, predominantly mentoring and coaching school students from underprivileged backgrounds and refugees, but also clean up the river campaigns. Created a junior leadership team steering group as well.

Work History:

Title: Manager, Corporate Finance Advisory (Energy and Environment)

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 8 mos

Title: Senior Associate, London big 4, FTSE100 Assurance department

Industry: Accounting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

1 of youngest U.K. CAs, qualified aged 22; Selective degree, on scholarship,1of 2 international students (course of 50). Recruited as Senior Associate (3rd yr) at big 4 at 21, offered Manager at 24 . One Young World nominee. Created short environmental film, exhibited 2 days, watched by 1k people. Team won COVID-19 EU Hackathon of 20k participants.

Post MBA Goal:

Want to continue to work in sustainability & climate action. To intern with the UN working on their SDG 13. Explore: – my business ideas in sustainability through b-school accelerators & mentors, as well as newly developed network – moving to a renewable energy fund/investment post quals – use learning to build a sustainability consulting business


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, London Business School


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission |

    Hello Ms. Sustainable Finance! Krista Nannery from mbaMission here. Thanks for posting.
    I’d love for you to get back in touch when you have an actual GMAT score. It can be hard to do profiles with expected numbers. Invest in the exam and make sure to get that score up.
    I’m not so worried about your 2.1. In my experience, that equates more to a B+ than a B so I think you will be okay there. Don’t try to do this conversion yourself in your applications — always ask the school how they want you to handle your 2.1. Some programs will tell you to enter 0 and then just explain your GPA in the optional essay because it’s not on a 4.0 scale.
    I’m loving …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 20%

    Hi, it’s Jennifer Jackson from Stratus Admissions. You have a lot of solid work experience and some wonderful extracurriculars. Your expected GMAT would be a solid score but the GPA looks a bit soft (if it’s a 3.0 US). That said, a good GMAT can help offset a lower GPA. What I really like to see is a passion for something that plays out not only in your life so far with your extracurriculars but in your future career goals — sustainability. Make sure you use those GSB essays to really connect those dots. Perhaps share something that you experienced or learned in your work outside of your job with the clean rivers, for example, and how that helped inform your career goals. The reason …

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