Doing the right thing

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

GUIDED BY FAITH, ENTREPRENEUR MAJID MIRZA HELPS INVESTORS AND PRIVATE COMPANIES CREATE SUSTAINABLE IMPACT TOGETHER 

Written by Beth Bohnert. This is an excerpt from an article originally published in Waterloo Magazine.

During his 10-year career in impact investing, Majid Mirza (BA ’08, MBET ’09, PhD, Sustainability Management in progress) saw the difference that socially conscious investors can make — generating not only wealth but greener, healthier and more equitable communities.     

Now, drawing on his spirituality and a commitment to social justice, he’s helping private equity investors ensure the organizations to which they allocate capital also operate in ways that are sustainable, ethical and equitable.  

Majid MizraMirza is the founder of ESGTree, a data management platform that allows private equity and venture capital firms to track and report their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. And as ESG-compliant companies increasingly attract investment, doing the right thing becomes a way to do well — and creates a circle of positive impact.  

“ESGTree was built on the simple principle of being the change we wished to see in the world,” Mirza said.  

Today, ESGTree’s portfolio of private equity clients holds more than $200 billion in assets under management. Mirza has also served as a development finance consultant to the Canadian government.  

“ESGTree was built on the simple principle of being the change we wished to see in the world.”

Read the full story in Waterloo Magazine.

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