Camille Simm

Consultant
Camille Simm
Publ. date 31 Oct 2017

Passionate young professional aiming at bridging sustainability and corporate strategy. | camille@finchandbeak.com

Throughout my Bachelor studies in International Development and Environment I learned about the many social and environmental problems existing around the world, as well as the different actors trying to find solutions. It was not until my last year of university that I noticed that companies were not considered as potential actors of social and environmental change. I decided to learn more about corporate social responsibility on my own and found myself deeply interested in the opportunities businesses have to solve some of the world’s problems. I hope to help companies make a difference through my work at Finch & Beak.

My background:

  • Bachelor in International Development, Environment and Social Entrepreneurship from McGill University, Montréal, Canada
  • VP Strategy at the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship & Startup Mentor
  • Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Internships at Charity Navigator, New York (USA), Net Impact, Oakland (USA) Cooperation & Development Centre EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Bilingual French-English, fluent in Spanish

Colleagues would describe me as:
Focused, good listener, committed, energetic

Which book should everybody read:
The Monk and the Philosopher: A father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life. A very interesting dialogue between a father - Jean-François Revel - and his son Matthieu Ricard, discussing the differences between Western philosophy and Eastern spirituality with a strong emphasis on science.

Best advice I ever got:
The hardest decision is often the most rewarding.

Something surprising about me:
I have been twice to the Indian part of Tibet (Ladakh/Zanskar) where I trekked the Himalayas at altitudes above 5'000m.

What I do in my spare time:

  • Travel, discover new countries & cities
  • Listen to podcasts that range from philosophical discussions to crime stories
  • Try out new restaurants and experiment new homemade meals
  • Learn Dutch

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