Maria-Yassin Jah, Luis Prazeres and a third EMBA alumnus are using their commodities backgrounds and the network they grew at Cambridge Judge to create their own business, Aspuna Group, with social responsibility at its heart.

“There are aspects about our industry that we don’t think are done the right way. Every commodity trading company will be involved in corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, but operations and social responsibility are often managed as separate entities. This is because CSR has often been added much later in the life of the firm,” Maria says. “We thought that this isn’t the right way to do it if you’re really committed to social responsibility.”

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