Students Gain from Cross-Continent Collaboration
March 25, 2022 by Megan Kashner
In a true demonstration of collaboration for sustainable finance education, four sustainable finance faculty members from three countries collaborated on an experiential learning trip from the United States to Latin America. Professor Megan Kashner of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in Illinois brought a class of twenty MBS and EMBA students to visit Guayaquil, Ecuador and Mexico City, Mexico. In Guayaquil, Professors Daniel Ortega and Vicente Servigón of the ESPAE Graduate School of Management at ESPOL University set up site visits for the class and provided their own lectures for the students. In Mexico City, Professor Carlos Vargas of the EGADE Business School of Tecnológico de Monterrey and Harvard University welcomed the students, set up speaker sessions, and joined students to provide local insights and academic contrinution.
This cross-country collaborative approach to education aided not only the students' learning, but added to the networking and connections between the faculty members and among local actors in the sustainability and sustainable finance spaces in each area. Without the Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium at Kellogg, these professors would not have known one another and the students would not have gained from this layered approach to learning and curricular development.