Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2024 (Up to $10,000 Grand Prize) – APPLY NOW

Kellogg-Morgan Stanley is currently accepting applications for its Sustainable Investing Challenge 2024. The challenge requires participants to develop and present innovative financial solutions to address urgent social and environmental issues.

Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2024
Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2024

Every year, teams consisting of graduate students from any region of the world are encouraged to apply to participate in the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. The first to third place Winners are awarded with financial benefits with the grand Prize of $10,000 awarded to the overall winner.

In the previous edition (2023) of the Sustainable Investing Challenge, more than 300 students from 60 schools and 53 countries developed innovative financial tools for positive Impact.

The Challenge aims to identify, empower, and inspire the individuals who will shape the future of sustainable finance by facilitating relationships with top industry professionals.

Benefits of Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

  • Grand Prize: $10,000
  • Runner Up: $5,000
  • Third Place: $2,500

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The maximum number of participating Teams are limited to four (4) members.
  • Team members must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of the prospectus submission. Please note that Undergraduate students are not eligible.
  • Teams may include members from different graduate schools.
  • Prospective solutions/ideas must be the original ideas of the team members.

Judging Criteria for Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge

  • Creativity & Financial Innovation (25%)
  • Impact & Scale (25%)
  • Feasibility (25%)
  • Quality of Due Diligence & Financials (20%)
  • Presentation (5%)

See the official Morgan Stanley website below for details of each of the above listed Judging Criteria.

How to Apply

Guidelines on how to apply for the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2024, can be found at the Morgan Stanley website

Application Deadline

The application deadline for Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge 2024 is January 21, 2024.


Can we have up to 5 Members team if we only send 4 to the Final Event?

No, you’re not allowed have more than 4 individuals on a team.

Are schools allowed to have more than one team submit a prospectus to the competition?

There are no limitations placed on the number of teams from a school who can participate in the Challenge.

Can my team include students from more than one university?

Yes, interested students from different universities and programs can work together on a team.

Can a team submit more than one entry, or belong to more than one team?

No, each student may only belong to one team, and each team may only submit one entry.

Is this Challenge open to undergraduate students?

No, the Sustainable Investing Challenge is only available to students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program. Participating students on a team must be graduate students.

Is this competition only open to business school students?

No, it is open to all graduate school students.

Is there an entry fee?

No, there are no fees to participate, as participating in the competition is completely free.



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