Urban Innovations - 2014

  • Michael Perry
Metro Area: 
Chicago, IL
Facility Type: 
Office Building

Coming Fall 2014!

Fellow Profile

The reason I applied for EDF Climate Corps:
I applied for this position because I was interested in pursuing a career in sustainability. More specifically, I am interested in learning about how companies can find the overlap between profitability and energy efficiency.

A recent professional or volunteer experience I've enjoyed:
I worked for a Spanish private equity firm and conducted a field research study on the organic bread market in Madrid. The project entailed visiting countless bread shops around the city and speaking with the owners. Ultimately, my research culminated in a big presentation and an investment decision. It was a really fulfilling experience to do the field work personally.

One skill I hope to make use of this summer:
I am very keen on utilizing my investment analysis skills in this position.

My favorite class or activity in graduate school:
Critical Management Thinking

My favorite outdoor place:
Almaciga beach in Tenerife, Canary Islands

One thing I hope to achieve:
I hope to amplify my knowledge base and gain practical experience conducting investment analyses. More importantly though, my goal is to make actionable recommendations to my host organization that result in meaningful energy improvements.