“I found my internship through Fletcher’s consulting course, which pairs student teams with real clients. During the course I worked on a consulting project assessing possible carbon reduction investment opportunities in the US natural gas sector. Our client, Climate Change Capital, a UK-based Investment Manager, had undertaken GHG Offset projects under the Clean Development Mechanism pipelines and was assessing similar opportunities in the US.
The consulting project led to an internship at MJ Bradley & Associates, a utility and environmental consultancy that CCC had recently acquired here in the US. The first part of my internship was devoted to assessing market opportunities for offset projects. I worked on several different projects ranging from a combined heat and power market opportunities assessment for a European Genset producer to regulatory analysis for large US utilities.
The internship was extremely rewarding. I published an article about possible options for natural gas local distribution companies to reduce GHG emissions under the proposed federal carbon legislation. My master’s thesis ties directly to my internship, which is a valuation case study focusing on the acquisition process between the two companies.”