2020 Challenge

IEN's Student Corporate Engagement Challenge puts a new spin on the traditional approach to investment competitions by focusing on the responsibility of investors to directly engage company management on the risks and opportunities they see.

The Challenge invites students to not only produce an investment recommendation in a publicly-traded company, but also to include in their recommendation a shareholder engagement strategy for improving the company’s business performance and impact on society.

Select a year below to read about the participants, winning teams, and deliverables from that year's Challenge.


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The winner of the 2020 Student Corporate Engagement Challenge was University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business!

In our pilot year (2019-2020), two participating teams directly engaged with company management and large shareholders to move engagement strategies forward, and in one case, this work resulted in the student's university endowment exploring how they can more actively engage with their holdings. Read more about the 2019-2020 Challenge here.