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Sustainable Investing Challenge

Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2021

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Applications are open for Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2021. 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 an even greater emphasis on sustainability at graduate schools around the world.

The Challenge has engaged over 1,800 students from more than 100 global academic institutions. Top ideas have included an exchange-traded fund to help improve the economic integration of refugees, a loan fund to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing organic farming, a REIT structure to address food shortages due to grain storage waste in India, a fund to provide solar energy to First Nations. To date, several of the ideas presented at the Challenge have continued to move forward and concepts have been put into action.

Prizes and Awards

  • Overall Winner: ​$10,000 and invitation to attend and present on a panel at the Milken Global Conference ($12,500 value per person)
  • Runner-up: $5,000
  • Best Plastics Waste Proposal: Proposals that address the issue of plastic waste will be eligible for an additional prize of $2,500 in addition to eligibility for the annual overall and runner-up prizes
  • All Competitors: Eligible to participate in a virtual sustainable finance career trek that will feature company presentations, career-focused panels, and networking opportunities


  • Teams of graduate students from around the world will get invitations to participate.
  • Each team is limited to a maximum of four members, all of whom must have an enrollment in a graduate program at the time of the prospectus submission.
  • Furthermore, there is no limitation to the number of teams from one school who can participate in the Challenge.

Download the 2021 Competition Brochure


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline13 February,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerSustainable Investing Challenge



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