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Competitions and Challenges

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation facilitates student participation in a wide range of prestigious national competitions and challenges focused on impact investing.

Interested in participating in a competition and need help finding a team? Check out the below resources: 

For more information, contact Will Colegrove.

MIINT
An experiential lab designed to give business students a hands-on education in impact investing, the Turner MBA Impact Investing Network & Training is intended for students who are serious about exploring careers in the field. Booth student teams compete in the Booth finals for the opportunity to participate in the MIINT national finals, where each team presents recommendations to an investment committee composed of impact investors.

Participants should be prepared to dedicate several hours a week to the competition from November through March and must also submit a number of deliverables. We strongly recommend that at least half of participating team members have some exposure to finance/investing, either through Booth courses, undergrad courses, or work experience.

MIINT is only open to Booth students.

Applications for the 2021-22 MIINT program are open now closed.

Invest for Impact
The Invest for Impact Case Competition is a one-day competition that brings MBA students together with impact-focused startups and investing professionals.

This competition is intended for students who want hands-on experience conducting diligence into potential impact investments. It is less intensive than MIINT, and does not require external deal sourcing. Students should be prepared to dedicate five to 10 hours in preparation prior to the event and must be available to attend the finals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, during Winter Quarter.

This competition is only open to Booth students.

Total Impact Portfolio Challenge
Designed to inspire the next generation of at-scale capital mobilization to address the world’s critical challenges, this competition is ideal for UChicago graduate students who are interested in developing hands-on experience in aligning investment portfolios to financial and social impact goals.

Participating student teams should have prior exposure to due diligence, portfolio construction, and investment management, either through Booth courses, undergraduate courses, or work experience. Team members must also be available to participate in the Total Impact Finals in Philadelphia during Spring Quarter.

This competition is open to all UChicago graduate students.

Applications for the 2021-2022 TIPC competition are open now through Monday, October 18, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Learn more and apply. 

Kellogg–Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge
The annual 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.

Students who are interested in applying finance principles to tackle social, economic, and environmental challenges—particularly with a global scope—are encouraged to apply. Interested students must form a team and request a mentor.

This competition is open to all UChicago graduate students.

IEN's Student Corporate Engagement Competition
IEN’s Student Corporate Engagement Competition puts a spin on the traditional approach to investment competitions by focusing on the responsibility of investors to directly engage company management on the risks and opportunities they see.

The competition invites students not only to produce an investment recommendation in a publicly traded company, but also to include in their recommendation a shareholder engagement strategy for improving the company’s business performance and impact on society.

This competition is open to all UChicago graduate students.

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