Alexandra Hensens


MPA 2014 - Environmental and Financial Policy - Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, CIPA

BBA 2011 - International University of Hospitality Management - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Alexandra is a second year Fellow at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, concentrating in Environmental and Financial Policy. Prior to Cornell, she completed her Bachelor of Business Administration in The Netherlands. Alexandra has worked on various sustainable projects in Canada, Curacao, India, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands and The United States for the public- NGO&rsquos/non-profits and the private sector. Her experience mainly pertains to the positive role the corporate sector can play in social and environmental responsibility and how sustainability issues can be approached as business opportunities. This past summer Alexandra interned at Calvert Investments, a mutual fund with over $15 billion under management that invests in socially and environmentally responsible companies. At Calvert, Alexandra developed a framework to assess human right and supply chain-related risk for investors in the agriculture, apparel, extractives and ICT sectors.  She is an Environmental Finance and Impact Investing fellow at Cornell University and hopes to work in sustainability consulting or corporate responsibility.