The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and INSEAD have announced a new partnership as they join together to co-host the 2013 International Impact Investing Challenge. Now in its third year, the challenge provides graduate students from around the world the opportunity to create high-performance, high-reward investment strategies that deliver social and environmental impact.
“The International Impact Investing Challenge invites students to think creatively about how to design investment vehicles that appeal to institutional investors, while simultaneously creating solutions for global social issues,” said Jamie Jones, director of social entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School. “While we’ve been very impressed with the caliber of financial creativity among the student teams who participated in the previous two years, we’re thrilled to have INSEAD as a European academic partner this year to attract a more global audience than ever before.”
We at INSEAD are very excited to be partnering with the Kellogg School for this year’s International Impact Investing Challenge. We have seen the field of impact investing grow over the years and become of rising importance to our students and the INSEAD finance community. We hope to contribute to Kellogg’s great work in creating and building this competition by increasing awareness and drawing in submissions from our European base, said Christine Driscoll Goulay, Associate Director of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Teams are invited to submit a two-page prospectus by March 14, 2013. Ten finalist teams will present their proposals at a final event at the World Bank in Washington, D.C on April 26, 2013. The judging panel will be comprised of experienced officers and investors who currently manage family foundations, pension funds and university endowments. Top teams will receive financial support to implement their vision.
The International Impact Investing Challenge is sponsored by Equilibrium Capital Group; the McCall Foundation; Impact Assets; the Carol & Larry Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab; World Bank Institute and the Calvert Foundation.
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