MBA Students to Compete in London, England at Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainability Investing Challenge
Schulich MBA students have again put York University on the world stage at the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainability Investing Challenge. A team from the Sustainable Finance & Impact Investing class is among the top 12 finalists selected from 95 teams worldwide to present their cases in London, England, at the Morgan Stanley office on April 13-14. Congratulations to team members Lusong Liu, Aviral Magan, Eric Mao, and Apoorva Shreekant Shastry.
The Challenge invites teams to develop and pitch creative financial approaches to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges. The Challenge also facilitates connections with leading industry professionals to identify, empower, and inspire those who will make up the future of sustainable finance.
“The pressing need to conserve and restore the ocean’s ecosystem to counter biodiversity loss cannot be understated,” says Professor Lilian Ng, who teaches Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing. “Our Schulich Team has proposed an innovative solution to mitigate the problem.”
Professor Ng’s course covers diverse aspects of sustainable finance, including ESG measurement, socially responsible and impact investing, integrated reporting, and risk management. It also provides rigorous training at the nexus of sustainability and financial management. Students gain insights into sustainable and responsible decision-making in finance and how corporations and investors respond to market forces and regulations requiring them to invest responsibly.