February 18, 2022

Invest for Impact Competition

UNC developed the Invest for Impact competition to give students exposure to the field of impact investing. As this is a relatively new field, industry practices are changing rapidly as investors find new ways to measure impact, and develop new investment mechanisms that are more appropriate for impact focused companies.


Impact investing has experienced rapid growth over the past decade but further growth is required to provide the capital necessary to address the world’s most pressing challenges.


All enrolled full-time graduate students, including executive MBA, are eligible to compete. This includes students in non-business graduate level programs.


The 15th annual Invest for Impact competition will take place early 2022, during the spring semester. The event will be in person on the Kenan-Flagler campus.


Interested in showcasing your socially responsible business at the Invest for Impact Competition?


Invest for Impact is by invitation-only. Invitations are sent to top MBA programs that are also highly regarded for their strong sustainability and entrepreneurship focus. If you have received an invitation, registration will open in December 2021.


We are happy to announce our 2022 Sponsor: Bank of America!


Center for Sustainable Enterprise

The Center for Sustainable Enterprise drives responsible thought leadership and inspired action to accelerate progress in social and environmental sustainability through innovative and profitable business solutions.

We accomplish this by engaging with and connecting stakeholders to empower students, faculty and businesses to create impactful solutions, strengthen resiliency and identify breakthrough opportunities.



Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Founded in 1985, the nonprofit institute facilitates collaboration between the private, public and nonprofit sectors to build a greater understanding of how entrepreneurship, economic development and global commerce can work for the public good. It leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges; in doing so, the Kenan Institute aims to better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.


A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Event