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Rob Zochowski

Director, Senior Researcher, Impact Weighted Accounts Initiative, Harvard Business School
Director, Senior Researcher

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Rob Zochowski has always been driven by community service. Impact investment is a natural fit with his remarkable career, where he has excelled in both the realms of business and social enterprise. He currently works as the Director and Senior Researcher for The Impact-Weighted Accounts Project and the Social Impact Collaboratory at Harvard Business School. His investment background is informed by his experiences as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he worked for seven years and played roles in Investment Product Innovation, Strategy & Development, and Alternative Investment Strategies.

Rob has championed sustainability in equal measure, taking every opportunity to engage with the environment during his time at Columbia Business School. During his studies he travelled to South Africa to provide business expertise to a venture focused on internet connectivity and co-working spaces in economically depressed areas. He additionally helped the World Wildlife Fund facilitate a workshop on sustainable economic development in Mozambique, where he also worked on mitigating the environmental effects of charcoal as a 2019 Three Cairns Climate Fellow.

Rob graduated with an MBA from Columbia in 2019, where he concentrated on Social Enterprise and Impact Investing and earned a Deans Honours with Distinction in recognition for being in the top 10% of his graduating class. Sustainability and climate finance were important elements of his coursework and he received the Carson Family Changemaker Award in 2019 for his commitment to social enterprise.

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