Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable investing Challenge 2019 for Graduate Students
The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge seeks to identify outstanding proposals offering novel investment strategies to meet some of the most pressing global challenges ahead.
Application Deadline: February 1st 2019
Contestants must propose and defend a strategy that uses finance and investment tools rather than an operating enterprise to address an environmental or societal challenge.
Institutions seeking investments may include but are not limited to:
- University Endowments
- Retirement and Pension Funds
- Family Foundations
- Family Offices
The proposal must be a fit for an institutional investor who is seeking:
- Both competitive returns and positive social and/or environmental impact
- Risk management that is commensurate with the target returns
- Transparent performance metrics for both the financial and social return
- Clear linkage between program outcomes and social impact
The institutions are open to multiple asset classes, including but not limited to:
- Private equity/venture capital
- Real assets
- Public equities
- Fixed income securities
- Microfinance lending and investing
The Organizers will provide airfare and two nights lodging for the ten finalist teams.
Graduate students from around the world are invited to participate in the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.
Student Prospectus Submission
Please click on “Submit a Prospectus” to submit your two page prospectus. Remove all identifying student name and school information from the prospectus before submission.
$15,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Awards will be made for the overall quality of the proposals based on the judging criteria.
- Overall First Place: $10,000
- Overall Runner-Up: $5,000
Along with the overall first place prize money of $10,000, the winning team will be invited to attend and present on a panel with Dave Chen, CEO and Principal of Equilibrium Capital and co-founder of the Challenge at the Milken Global Conference in Los Angeles.
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