Ayman Chowdhury

Ayman

Bachelor of Business Administration • Finance • United International University

  • Ayman's summer internship is with Global Compact Network Canada and he will be submitting blogs over the summer. His first blog is entitled, "Why Canadian Businesses Should Shift Gears Towards Gender Equality".

  • Ayman moderated a high-profile panel discussion at the UN Global Compact Gender Equality Forum in April 2017.

Bio

Ayman Chowdhury is a final year student in the MSc in Sustainability Management (MScSM) program at the University of Toronto. He recently completed his internship as a Sustainability Assistant with the Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC), the Canadian Chapter of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) – the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. During the internship, his major accomplishment includes preparing the GCNC’s response for Global Affairs Canada in consultation with leading industry professionals to shape the Canada’s International Assistance Strategy for the next three years. Also, he was involved as a core team member to organize GCNC’s first SDGs Award to companies, who showed active contribution and commitment for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. He was also involved in setting up a SDGs working group to support the Canadian business entities for advancing the SDGs within their core business operations and identifying ways for measuring the impact of this. In addition, he wrote and reviewed blog posts, arranged several webinars, and in-person events for raising awareness of the 17 SDGs. He is continuing his engagement with GCNC to prepare a report for the GCNC’s 2nd Annual SDG Survey and coordinate the five sessions training program on “Communication ESG Story to Investors” (in partnership with the Toronto Stock Exchange). During his internship, he also worked as a part-time consultant for B.Accountability, a Canadian business organization providing solutions for corporate sustainability management. His primary roles in this position included preparing responsive proposals for two of the largest organizations in Agriculture and Airlines industry.

Ayman is also playing an active role in the MScSM Student Executive Council (MSEC) as Vice President – Professional Development. He is responsible for mentoring first-year students of the MScSM program and organizing professional development events (seminars, workshops, case competition, resume writing and job interview preparation) throughout the school year for future sustainability leaders. Also, he provides planning and implementation support for programs and projects that strategically engage alumni in strengthening the program and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students.

Prior to joining the MScSM program in 2015, he worked for five years in an international management consulting firm based in Bangladesh to manage sustainable development projects funded by multilateral and the bilateral agencies. The majority of the projects that he successfully pursued were financed by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Myanmar, Viet Nam, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

Ayman’s key expertise lies in the area of corporate sustainability strategy development and management, SDGs integration, sustainability reporting based in GRI: G4, proposal preparation, client engagement, and project coordination. He also has a Bachelor in Business Administration with major in Finance from the United International University in Bangladesh. Also, he has a certificate on “Sustainability reporting based on GRI: G4” from Eco-Canada.

Ayman is focused about advancing his professional career as an expert for corporate sustainability management. He is also a hobbyist photographer and enjoys travelling.

Aymans' MScSM Internship: Global Compact Network Canada & B.Accountability

Ayman

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