Humaira Faiz is a mission investment manager for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. In this role, she works with the foundation’s Mission Investment team to promote thriving children, working families and equitable communities. Faiz helps to drive the strategy and performance of the foundation’s $100 million mission driven investment and $50 million program-related investment portfolios. Faiz supports mission investment’s capital deployment activities and participates in aspects of the business including, underwriting debt investments, evaluating the business environment in target markets and countries, assisting in portfolio monitoring efforts and preparing presentations for internal and external audiences.
Prior to joining the foundation, Faiz served as vice president for Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley, where she drove the growth of sustainable investing products and solutions across the firm. In particular, she focused on the wealth management channel’s $25B Investing with Impact platform to support the development of new products, create thought leadership and guide the firm’s financial advisors and their clients in sustainable investing. Faiz was previously a director in Arabella Advisors’ impact investing practice where she helped foundations, corporations, families and individuals understand the field of impact investing, develop an investment strategy, conduct due diligence and structure investments to accomplish their impact goals. Faiz has also held internships with the program-related investments team at the Rockefeller Foundation, the small and medium enterprise finance team at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the B Analytics team at B Lab. She started her career in the originations and strategy teams in the Alternative Investments group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Faiz holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University and holds two bachelor’s degrees, in English and finance, from Rutgers University.