Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable investing Challenge 2019 for Graduate Students

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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

Benefits:

The Organizers will provide airfare and two nights lodging for the ten finalist teams.

Eligibility

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.

Awards:

$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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable investing Challenge 2019

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