Maimuna Hafiz

Maimuna

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

Bio

Maimuna graduated from the University of Toronto (UofT) with a major in Environmental Studies and a double minor in Economics and Environmental Science. Her interest in sustainability sparked when researching environmental injustice cases, specifically the Flint Water Crisis, where she had discovered the interconnected nature of environmental issues. This instance led to her desire to build a strong foundation to combat complex sustainability issues. She is particularly passionate about the energy sector, a circular economy, sustainable supply chains, and carbon offsetting. Maimuna is a creative thinker who aspires to aid businesses and organizations to integrate sustainability into their core management operations.  

Over the years, Maimuna had the pleasure of partaking in sustainability roles across various industries such as real estate, policy, education, and academics. She began in her undergraduate years working as a Group Lead at the UofT Scarborough Sustainability Office, which is responsible for integrating sustainability solutions to students' everyday lives. Recently, she was a Strategic Sourcing Intern at BGIS, a real estate and facilities management company. Within the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement team, she provided monthly analytics on supplier diversity, co-wrote an ESG Analysis and Sustainability Plan, and designed and implemented the team website. Prior to this, Maimuna was a Research Assistant at the Environmental Governance Lab (EGL) in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. At EGL, she researched various environmental policies for an SSHRC-funded global research project, assisted Ph.D. projects examining Green Economy Canada, and built a database containing analytic insights on environmental frameworks. Maimuna looks forward to continue working in various sustainability roles that help shift towards positive change.  

During her personal time, Maimuna enjoys spending time with her loved ones, hiking, watching mystery movies, and de-stressing with art.