We're pleased to announce that 10 students teams from universities across the U.S.have entered the Intentional Endowments Network‘s (IEN) Student Corporate Engagement Challenge. Teams of three to five undergraduate and graduate students will showcase their skills in sustainable investing and shareholder advocacy throughout the Challenge.
Undergraduate and graduate students from Virginia Wesleyan University, Northeastern University, University of California, Los Angeles, Central Washington University, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, Columbia University, Presidio Graduate School, Lehigh University, and University of Chicago, Booth School of Business are to compete on climate change, racial justice, and other top environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
IEN’s Student Corporate Engagement Challenge is a first-of-its-kind student investment challenge in which students pitch an investment in a publicly traded company and include in that recommendation a shareholder engagement strategy focused on addressing inequality and the climate crisis — systemic risks that threaten a healthy society, and in turn, healthy portfolio returns.
Over the next three months, these student teams will receive a crash course by experts in the field from NGOs, socially responsible investing firms, and legal experts. Their research, presentations, resolutions, and no-action defenses will be judged by leaders in the field to establish winners in both the undergraduate and graduate division.