Yosua Husodo - UTM Learning experience
Virtual Tours by Students
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My favorite project throughout my M s s M career is definitely the capsule project that was conducted throughout the last semester of your two year term as a student. Just to give you a little bit of a background on how the program is designed throughout your first year, you do have to take mandatory courses over the two semesters to give you a foundation of all this different sustainability frameworks, concepts, principles, but also different perspectives on how you approach sustainability. Some of the courses that you will take will include economics managing sustainable organizations, which is more of a behavioral science perspective. You also have to take ecosystem science, environmental science, stable law and policy onda few others. That doesn't mean you cannot start taking your electives. Once you're done with that throughout your first year, you get to choose your electives for the second year. Um, on this is an opportunity for you to explore a specific field of sustainability that you're super passionate about or even, you know, take some courses that you may not be comfortable in, but you're looking to learn more about that. For my example, I took courses in leadership on organizational development just to see what the role of change management can apply to sustainability within an organization. So going back to my capstone project, I think this was the most fun project for me because I get to work in a team where my colleagues have different expertise. Um, as I mentioned my previous video, my client, my team's client, Waas Scotiabank Stable Business Team. So I have a colleague who is very keen into strategy, have a colleague is very keen into stable finance and other colleague who is very good with, um, managing data and, um, processing the data as well. For myself, I am interested in the, you know, team dynamics and ensuring that my team functions well. You know, pitch in in terms of sustainability strategy, how we can best implement this. So the project was actually to determine some of the key environmental social governance of SG issues in school. She makes Latin American market and determining how those key issues can be integrated to Scotiabank global sustainability strategy. So for that, we have to do two levels off research. The first is understanding the current political situation off each country, which is Prue, Mexico, Colombia and Chile. We did market research to understand what each country is facing in terms off economic issues, social issues, but also the environmental issues. So once we've done that part, we also identified some of Scotia based competitors in each market and we perform a benchmarking exercise based on the sustainability report that each financial institution presents. So by doing that, we have a better understanding off different opportunities that are present in Latin America and what our competitors are doing. It's on the final layer to this research is to conduct interviews with the different external stakeholders for each country. So these include part organizations, local NGOs, bank associations, a swell as the country representatives of each country. So by doing that, we do have ah greater understanding of the current situation in each country, and we designed a what we call the social impact roadmap, which is a strategic plan for Scotiabank sustainable, sustainable business team to integrate this in three and a five year plan. It was really exciting because obviously we have to present this to our classmates, but We also get to present this to our clients directly, which was really a rewarding experience, because this project was definitely not easy. It was very challenging in terms of logistics, language barriers, time management and just trying to make sure that the product we deliver meet our client's expectations. It exceeded expectations, which is a bonus or us, I guess. The learning experience just phenomenal because we really get an opportunity to collaborate on a team. I understand everybody's perspectives to solving this problem right? This is not a linear problem where it's simple to solve. It requires a lot of critical thinking, a lot of organization as well, because ah, lot of our research is not quantitative. It's also qualitative through the interviews, which would mean that we have to process and digest its research and presented to something tangible for our clients because we can't just sort of throw all our findings without any organization. Super super great experience in terms off the team components, collaborating with my colleagues with different backgrounds, but also using all the tools that we've learned from our first year and kind of putting it together to this one last project, which was a very meaningful consulting experience for me.