The Student Corporate Engagement 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.


2023 Challenge

The Sign-Up Form for the 2023 Challenge is Open! The deadline to sign-up has been extended to January 6th, 2023.

2022 Challenge

The winners of the 2022 Student Corporate Engagement Challenge were in the Graduate Category: Bard College, and in the Undergraduate Category: Virginia Wesleyan University!

2021 Challenge

The winner of the 2021 Student Corporate Engagement Challenge was Arizona State University!

In 2020-2021, student teams from Arizona State University, Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business, University of California Haas School of Business, and University of Chicago participated in the Challenge.

2020 Challenge

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.

More Information & Other Ways to Engage

If you are interested in exploring other ways to engage in the Challenge, including as a judge, mentor, sponsor, educational partner, or future participant, fill out this form, or contact Nicole Torrico at [email protected]