The Student Corporate Engagement Competition

IEN's Student Corporate Engagement Competition 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 Competition 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.

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 Competition here.

This year (2020-2021), student teams from Arizona State University, Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business, University of California Haas School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and Yale University are participating in the Competition. The winning team will be announced the week of May 10th, 2021.

We are currently recruiting student teams, partners, and sponsors to participate in the Competition during the 2021-2022 academic year. For more information, contact Nicole Torrico at [email protected]