Natasha Boyd

NBS Staff discuss their interests, their goals, and what drove them to pursue business sustainability.

What is your official job description at NBS?

I am a Digital Engagement Specialist with NBS. In my role, I support NBS with its digital operations, mostly within the realm of the NBS website. In doing so, I work closely with team members to ensure that NBS is running smoothly and optimally online. I also work to identify areas of inefficiencies and improve processes behind the scenes.

Why did you decide to work at NBS?

I decided to work at NBS to explore the intersection of business and sustainability in my fourth year of university. I learned about NBS and was immediately attracted to the array of knowledge and research that they share across this community of forward-thinking leaders. I am excited to bring my digital expertise to NBS to help enhance its impact in this space.

How did you become interested in the area of business sustainability?

Having studied Global Development prior to attending Ivey in the HBA program, the combination of sustainability and management had always been an interest of mine. Once I began at Ivey and in the Sustainability Certificate program, this interest evolved into the impact of businesses in achieving social prosperity and the common good. With a future goal of working in social-sector consulting, the area of business sustainability is a central part of my career ambitions.

What are your interests outside work?

Outside of work, I am engaged in a few other activities in the Ivey community, such as being an Editor with the Ivey Business Review, a Career Peer with Career Management, an Orientation Week Leader, and Teaching Assistant. Outside of Ivey, I support the London Propel Impact Fund in advancing education around impact investing. Finally, I began sewing my own clothes as a hobby during the pandemic, and really enjoy it is a creative outlet in my free time.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

This was a hard question to answer, but I think the best piece of advice that I’ve received is to be infinitely curious. There is so much to learn in the world, so taking the time to be curious and seek out answers often leads to new opportunities, experiences, and takeaways.

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