Competitions and Partnerships

Impact Investing Competitions

Members of the Impact Investing Club have the opportunity to be a part of various impact investing competitions. In 2022, Yale SOM won the Turner MIINT Impact Investing Competition with their pitch for early-stage startup, Carbix. Opportunities like this include:

SOM Team Wins Top Prize at Turner MIINT 2022 Competition

For the third time in recent years a Yale School of Management team took home the top prize at the Turner MIINT impact investing pitch competition hosted by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Joshua Brown ’23; Grace Buie ’23, a joint-degree candidate with the School of the Environment; Aakash Dattani ’23; Talia Kula ’23; and Ryan Mikkelsen ’23 won the Moelis Family Foundation Prize, earning a $50,000 investment for Carbix, the early-stage startup that they sourced, researched, and pitched to judges. The team bested the largest field of competitors in the competition’s history to win the prize.

Read about Yale SOM team wins at MIINT in 2022, 2019 and 2018.

Additional Information and Resources

The Impact Investing Club organizes an annual Impact Investing Conference at Yale and benefits from partnership with a number of programs and centers on campus including:

Meng Impact Investing Fund

Officially launched in 2023, the Meng Impact Investment Fund is Yale SOM’s first student-run investment fund, offering hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in achieving societal impact through market-based financial tools.

Center for Business and the Environment

The Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) is a hub for creating innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges facing the human and natural systems upon which we all rely.

Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance

The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF) aims to produce fresh thinking and cutting-edge research on the challenges to integrating sustainability concerns into financial markets and investment decisions.