Daniela Laurel holds a doctorate degree in Management Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. Her research interests include exploring financial tools for Social Entrepreneurship and Socially Responsible Investing using third sector and capital models. Prior to joining the academe, she worked for two years as an investment banker at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Amsterdam headquarters, mainly in cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions. Daniela holds a BS in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University and an MBA from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain. She is currently studying and living in Paris, France.