Maimuna Hafiz

Maimuna

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Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction), Envrionmental Studies, Double Minor in Economics and Environmental Science • University of Toronto

Bio

Maimuna graduated from the University of Toronto with a major in Environmental Studies and a double minor in Economics and Environmental science. During her undergrad, Maimuna studied many cases of environmental injustices, such as the Flint Water Crisis, where she discovered the importance of having social and economic factors addressed when discussing environmental issues, as they are all interconnected. Maimuna hopes to incorporate sustainability in management practices, and later embed these lessons into her future career. Particularly, she enjoys learning about renewable energy, ESG rating, sustainable supply chains, a circular economy, and overall ways to integrate carbon offsets for different businesses. Maimuna aspires to aid businesses and organizations to achieve carbon offsets and shift towards more sustainable practices.

This summer, Maimuna worked as a Strategic Sourcing Intern at BGIS, where she supported the Supplier Diversity and Sustainability program. Through her experience at BGIS, Maimuna provided data collection and analysis for supplier diversity and updated the monthly dashboards to present to executives. Moreover, as a Research Assistant at the Environmental Governance Lab (EGL) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Maimuna examined various COVID-19 recovery policies to incorporate into "Transformative Policy Pathways to Decarbonization", an SSHRC-funded global research project. At EGL, Maimuna assisted many Ph.D. projects focused on green economy initiatives and fossil fuel subsidies. She also synthesized data for existing environmental frameworks and regulations to examine its relation to the mining industry’s impacts. Previously, Maimuna worked as the Group Lead at the University of Toronto Scarborough Sustainability Office, where she strived to further engage with the student body on environmental issues and the importance of sustainability. As the lead, Maimuna was responsible for overseeing the team’s activities and collaborating with external partners.

During her free time, Maimuna enjoys going on hikes, axe-throwing, spending time with family and friends, watching mystery movies, de-stressing by painting, embroidery, photography, and soon hopes to learn rollerblading and kickboxing.