Eccles School MBA students tapped for global sustainability challenge

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Eccles School MBA students tapped for global sustainability challenge

About the Author: Chad Worsley is the Manager of Admissions & Recruiting for the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business Full-Time MBA program.

Three Full-time MBA students and one Master of Finance student from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business have been selected as one of just 10 teams to travel to London as part of the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.

The Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge harnesses the power of capital markets and student creativity to create positive impact in a world of perpetual resource scarcity and continued population growth. First year students Hannah Butcher (MBA/MS Finance), Karan Nanda (MBA), Brandon Montenegro (MBA/MS Business Analytics), as well as Sherry Roy (MS Finance) submitted a prospectus entitled “Leveraging Masala Bonds to increase access to daily credit at favorable interest rates for casual workers in India” as their entry in the competition.

The team is uniquely positioned to compete due to their involvement with the Sorenson Impact Center at the Eccles School, which provides students opportunities to work across a variety of functions related to impact investing.

“Working at Sorenson has provided real-life application to the principles taught in the MBA program, which has enabled the team to participate…and come up with a viable solution for financial inclusion in India,” Butcher said.

The team will face off against entries from nine other schools such as Harvard Business School, London School of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, amongst others on April 13 in London.

About the Sorenson Impact Center
Endowed by James Lee Sorenson in 2013, Sorenson Impact focuses on impact investing; impact measurement; program performance & innovation; and field-building through its think tank. Since its inception, Sorenson Impact has leveraged seed funds and directly facilitated over $100 million in impact investments in over 15 countries.

About the David Eccles School of Business
The Eccles School is synonymous with ‘doing.’ The Eccles experience provides a world-class business education with a unique, entrepreneurial focus on real-world scenarios where students put what they learn into practice long before graduation. Founded in 1917 and educating more than 6,000 students annually, the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business offers nine undergraduate majors, four MBAs, eight other graduate programs, a Ph.D. in seven areas and executive education curricula. The School is also home to 12 institutes, centers and initiatives that deliver academic research and support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. For more information, visit or call 801-581-7676.

2018-03-15T09:34:44+00:00March 15th, 2018|

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