As research intern, I produce the daily Corporate Citizenship Briefing, a summary of the latest news and events on corporate governance, sustainability and responsible investment, read by sustainability professionals and enthusiasts. I provide support to the team by assisting with client-based projects, including research tasks. I also work closely with the LBG team, supporting the redevelopment of the corporate community investment measurement tool, through articulating business benefits and collating case study information.
I recently completed a BA in Geography at the University of Cambridge, where I specialised in citizenship, development studies, political geographies of ethical consumption, and the contentions of expert environmental knowledge. My dissertation focused on how consumption of ethical and sustainable clothing provides important mechanisms for consumers to act politically as citizens, enacting their moral values in the market. Undertaking desk- and field-based research and analysis for my dissertation with key business and consumer stakeholders made it clear to me that I would greatly enjoy a career in the field of CSR and sustainability. Since graduating, I have worked with various sustainable clothing brands undertaking research, report and blog writing, and assisting with event planning. As part of this, I have submitted report evidence for the Government Inquiry into the Sustainability of the Fashion Industry and have produced a social impact assessment report for a luxury brand.
Person I admire
I admire the journalist Lucy Siegle whose engaging written and broadcasting work has made the subject of sustainability more mainstream and accessible to a wider audience.