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The Challenge: 
Design a Creative Financial Solution for an
Urgent Social or Environmental Problem 

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 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.

Need to get up to speed quickly?

Download the 2024 Competition Brochure for a one-stop guide on how and why to compete or watch the 2024 kick off webinar recording to get an overview of the competition. 


In 2024, 290 students from 44 countries and 55 schools proposed novel financial instruments for positive impact. Check out all of the finalists proposals here.


The Challenge facilitates connections with leading industry professionals in order to identify, empower, and inspire those who will make up the future of sustainable finance.

Key Dates for 2024

January 21

Deadline to Register 

All teams must register in advance and, if they wish, may request a mentor from our network of experts. Mentors are available to give you feedback on your proposal prior to submission.


February 18

Prospectus Submission Due

Turn in your team's prospectus to officially enter the competition.


February 23

Career Trek

All submitting team members can participate in this unique event to explore career opportunities.


March 11

Teams moving on to the final event will be notified, and will receive feedback and resources to turn the prospectus into a pitch.


April 19

Final Event

The 2024 finals will be held in New York City, New York.


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