The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2022, with the theme of Design a Creative Financial Solution for an Urgent Social or Environmental Problem, is currently accepting applications.
The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge uses the strength of the capital markets and student innovation to make a positive difference in a world where resources are perpetually scarce and population growth is unabated.
The Challenge, a pitching contest for graduate students, aims to create institutional-quality investment vehicles with an emphasis on generating both competitive financial returns and meaningful social or environmental influence.
The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge aims to find the next wave of sustainable financial professionals, link up up-and-coming leaders with business experts, and encourage graduate schools all over the world to place even more focus on sustainability.
More than 2,500 students from more than 100 academic institutions around the world have taken part in the Challenge.
The most popular suggestions have included, among several others, a loan fund to increase organic farming and cut emissions, exchange-traded funds to assist refugees in better integrating into the economy, and working capital loans to assist beekeepers in scale operations and improve practices that drive biodiversity conservation.
Benefits of the program
- $10,000: First-Place Team Award
- $5,000 is awarded to the losing team
- Global Milken Institute Conference: First Place Team has the chance to speak at the Milken Institute Global Conference with funded registration ($12,500 worth for each person).
- Networking Possibilities: O opportunity to connect with and solicit feedback from top financial professionals
- Participants must present and support a plan that makes use of financial and investment instruments in order to tackle an environmental or social concern.
- Through sustainable investing, the competition offers a chance to target economic, social, and environmental concerns.
- Pitch topics may include, but are not limited to, social mobility, climate change, plastic waste, education, or health care. Participants are urged to use the full range of financial instruments, strategies, and asset classes.
- You can enter the tournament without asking for a mentor. If you feel you would benefit from a mentor, you are free to use this resource.
- Participants in this competition must be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program. Teams must consist of only graduate students.
- There can be only one team for each student, and each team can only submit one entry.
- Teams of students from various programs and universities are possible.
- The number of teams from a single school that can take part in the Challenge is unrestricted.
- A team can consist of no more than four people.
How to apply
The deadline for application is Sunday, January 15, 2023. You can click here to apply.
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