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Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge: inviting Graduate Students to Devise a Novel Financial Instrument to Positively Impact the World

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 23, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on February 19, 2020
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The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge:
a) harnesses the power of capital markets and student creativity to create positive impact in a world of perpetual resource scarcity and continued population growth;
b) focuses on scalable solutions created by finance;
c) asks applicants to consider finance and investment tools as a means to create impact on their own;
d) invites teams of graduate students to develop institutional-quality investment vehicles that seek positive environmental or social impact and competitive financial returns.

1) Graduate students from around the world are invited to participate;
2) Team 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;
3) All team may include members from different graduate schools;
4) All ideas must be the original ideas of the team members.

> Overall First Place: $10,000;
> Overall Runner-Up: $5,000.

Utilize This Offer

The Challenge identifies, empowers, and inspires the next generation of sustainable finance practitioners and connects them with leading industry professionals.

The submission portal will be open through February 20, 2020.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 23
Jan 23

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Jan 25
Jan 25

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 27
Jan 27

Have a great week.

Jill Langhus
Jan 29
Jan 29

You, too! XX