Morgan Stanley 2019 Sustainable Investing Fellowship Program


New York

Masters of Business Administration

Global Sustainable Finance

About the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing

Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing, launched in November 2013, seeks to advance market-based solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges, operating from the foundational principle that sustainable investment can only achieve significant scale by attracting a broad range of private sector capital. The Institute supports and engages in product development, thought leadership, strategic partnerships and capacity building to advance sustainability globally. For further information about the Institute, please visit

Sustainable Investing Fellowship

There is a need to accelerate progress on global sustainability challenges. The next generation of leaders that will identify scalable finance solutions to sustainability challenges will be required to navigate the complexity of capital markets and work with a wide range of stakeholder interests. Leadership and capital are required to meet these challenges head-on. With its world-class platform for advising, originating, trading, managing and distributing capital, Morgan Stanley is partnering with Columbia Business School, a global leader in business education, to offer a number of Sustainable Investing Fellowships. The Fellowships will offer a select group of students the opportunity to conduct research and assist with complex, innovative financing, and risk management transactions that seek to drive capital toward investments that promote sustainable economic growth.

Placement and Duration

Fellows will join Morgan Stanley as Summer Associates. Through a matching process based on individual interests, skill set and firm needs, Fellows will be placed into teams across various businesses that may include but are not limited to Global Sustainable Finance, Investment Management, or Wealth Management. Opportunities are available in our New York City office, and may also be available in our other regional offices.


Summer Associate positions will vary depending on which team Fellows join and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting strategic business analysis and detailed industry research
  • Building complex financial models
  • Preparing and delivering client presentations in a clear and compelling manner, and providing clients with valuable updates on market news or trends
  • Gathering and analyzing emerging trends in an industry
  • Executing initiatives that support firm-wide initiatives on sustainable investing

Training Program

Training opportunities for the summer will depend on summer placement.

Application Process

  • CBS Students Only: Submit an application through COIN via the Columbia Business School Career Management Center website
  • Please provide your resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the Fellowship, an understanding of the Fellowship requirements, and how you plan to incorporate the Fellowship program into your academic and professional life.
  • In addition to applying through COIN, students must complete application through the Morgan Stanley website:

Qualifications / Skills / Requirements

  • Enrolled in Columbia Business School and/or the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) with a strong, applicable, academic background (includes Full-time, Executive MBA and PhD candidates as well as those in their final year of study).
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong interest in sustainable investing, with an interest to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into finance and investment models
  • Keen interest in the financial markets with a research instinct and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Intellectually curious, focused and possessing an entrepreneurial spirit


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