Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable investing Challenge for Graduate Students Worldwide

Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable investing Challenge for Graduate Students Worldwide

Every year, the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge invites teams of graduate students from around the world to develop and pitch creative financial approaches to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges.

The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing 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.

The Challenge has engaged over 2,500 students from more than 100 global academic institutions. Top ideas have included working capital loans to help beekeepers scale operations and expand practices that drive biodiversity conservation, an exchange-traded fund to help improve the economic integration of refugees, and a loan fund to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing organic farming, among many others.


  • Contestants must propose and defend a strategy that uses finance and investment tools to address an environmental or social challenge.

  • The competition is an opportunity to apply core financial principles to target economic, social and environmental challenges through sustainable investing.

  • Pitches might focus on areas like water,
    energy, food, social mobility, climate change, plastic waste, education or health care, among others.

  • Contestants are encouraged to apply the entire spectrum of investment tools, styles and asset classes.


  • $10,000 Prize for First Place Team

  • Networking Opportunities: Chance to network with and get feedback from leading financial professionals.

  • Master Class Lecture Series Four lectures by renowned professors in impact finance from top universities.

  • Career Trek Small-group networking sessions with industry professionals.

  • Finals in New York City: The chance for a trip to New York City to present your proposals to industry leaders.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable investing Challenge for Graduate Students Worldwide

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