The call for Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge is now open for the session 2020. Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge invites teams of graduate students from around the globe to develop institutional-quality investment vehicles that seek positive environmental or social impact and competitive financial returns. The Challenge identifies, empowers, and inspires the next generation of sustainable finance practitioners and connects them with leading industry professionals.
This program is open to everybody. Teams of graduate students from around the world can apply for Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2020. But however, each team must have a maximum of four members, all of whom must have an enrollment in a graduate program at the time of the prospectus submission.
The winning and runner-up teams are awarded cash prizes of $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. The winning team will also have the opportunity to attend and present at the Milken Institute Global Conference. Each year, finalist teams emerge from the Challenge and go on to launch funds and innovations. Students also have the opportunity to connect with potential employers.
The last day to request a mentor is 17 January 2020. Furthermore, candidates must submit prospectus by February 2020.
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In addition to our broader call for proposals inviting creative financial approaches to social and environmental issues; the 2020 Sustainable Investing Challenge is encouraging concepts that target plastic waste. This new-for-2020 opportunity is in keeping with Morgan Stanley’s Plastic Waste Resolution and commitment to facilitating the prevention, reduction, and removal of 50 million metrics tons of plastic waste from entering rivers, oceans, landscapes and landfills by 2030. Proposals that address the issue of plastic waste will be eligible for an additional prize of $5,000 in addition to eligibility for the annual top and runner-up prizes for the overall competition.