Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable investing Challenge 2024

 Deadline: 21s of January, 2024

Teams of graduate students from all around the world are invited to participate in the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing competition each year. The goal of the competition is to create and present innovative financial solutions to urgent social and environmental problems.

The goal of the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge is to find the next wave of practitioners in sustainable finance, link up-and-coming leaders with experts in the field, and encourage graduate programs worldwide to place even more focus on sustainability.

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.


  • $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.


  • 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.


  • STEP 1: Form a Team Interest piqued?
    Begin identifying a social or environmental challenge you’d like to address and form your team. Brainstorm potential financial innovations to develop. Kickoff webinar: November 30, 2023
  • STEP 2: Develop Your Idea Find or request a mentor and iterate on your idea, developing your prospectus to address financial opportunities, impact potential and overall viability.
    Registration deadline: January 21, 2024
  • STEP 3: Submit
    Submit your two-page prospectus for first- round judging by our community of finance and impact professionals.
    Prospectus due: February 18, 2024
  • STEP 4: Head to the Finals Selected teams will present their proposals to a panel of executive judges from some of the world’s top investment entities. Event date: April 19, 2024

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