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Deadline: January 18, 2019 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
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Eligibility: Graduate students from around the world are invited to participate in the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. Teams are limited to a maximum of four members, all of whom must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of the prospectus submission, and the team cannot include more than one member who is pursuing an Executive MBA. A team may include members from different graduate schools.
Date: April 12, 2019
Location: Hong Kong

Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2019

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.

The Challenge harnesses the power of capital markets and student creativity to create a positive impact in a world of perpetual resource scarcity and continued population growth.

Every year, the Kellogg School of Management and Morgan Stanley partner to host the challenge where teams of graduate students from around the globe develop and pitch creative financial approaches to tackle our world’s most pressing challenges.

Challenge overview

As the world’s population approaches 9 billion people by the year 2050, the challenge of meeting human demand for scarce global resources will intensify. Finance has a key role to play in meeting this challenge.

This competition requires you to propose and defend a sustainable impact investment strategy that uses finance and investment tools to create an innovative solution to an environmental or societal challenge.

Integral to this competition are first, that you are creating a financial vehicle, and second, that your financial vehicle will have a social impact.

The competition is an opportunity to apply core finance principles to target the economic, social and environmental challenges that drive the field of sustainable investing.

Pitches might focus on areas like water, energy, food, social mobility, climate change, education or healthcare, among others. Contestants are encouraged to apply the entire spectrum of investment tools, styles and asset classes.

The Challenge seeks to identify the next generation of sustainable finance practitioners, connect emerging leaders with industry professionals, and foster even greater emphasis on sustainability at graduate schools around the world.

Who should apply?

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.

Teams of graduate students are invited to submit a two-page prospectus in February that outlines an innovative financial vehicle that addresses a sustainability challenge and meets the requirements of an institutional investor (social operating enterprises are not applicable).

Each prospectus should appropriately address the guidelines provided. Ten finalist teams will be selected from the pool of submissions and announced by March.

Finalists will present their proposals to a panel of judges at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong on April 12, 2019. A panel of experts from some of the world’s leading financial and impact investing institutions will review and judge the pitches.

Interested in attending the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2019? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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