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‘Sustainable development is the only way forward’

Apeejay School, Kharghar alumnus Anjali Rajendra Thorat shed light on the concept of Impact investment and sustainable development



For Anjali Rajendra Thorat finance is the go to word. She is an investment associate at Impact Investment associate. In a brief interview, the Apeejay School, Kharghar alumnus explains how impact investment supports companies that help create social influence at any level. Edited excerpts:

What all work and responsibilities do you do in a day at the office?

Impact investment is a niche upcoming field in the finance sector. We provide investment to early growth stage companies. We believe in the companies that show potential and sustainability. They should also create a certain social impact with employees or customers or any environmental or social impact.

What inspired you to choose this field?

It has been a very different journey. I started as an engineer and worked a couple of years in that field. But I always had an interest in the field of finance and so, I shifted my career. After working in the traditional investment sector, I realised that even though we are able to provide capital to big mature companies, if South East Asia wants to reach to the next level of growth, we should focus more on sustainable development. It is the only way forward in the long run ultimately.

Tell us about your best memories from Apeejay School, Kharghar?

Playing football on the field with my friends. We used to be a team of 4-5 girls from my class, who would play football with the boys on the field. I played as a defender. In Apeejay School, Kharghar, girls used to play sports regularly. My friends Simran and Bharti used to actively participate in sports. There was gender equality and everyone in the school was supportive. 

One word of advice for the current students at school?

School days are the best days to explore your hobbies and passions. Studies are equally important, but this is the right time for you all to explore what you truly love. That will help you in future.

Your future targets?

I want to lead one of the top impact investment companies. 

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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