Launching Investment for Future Transformation

LIFT challenges undergraduate and graduate students to propose blended finance and impact investing strategies for sustainability solutions that will drive social equity and economic mobility. LIFT is part of the Ackerman Center for Excellence in Sustainability's Invest for the Future Initiative and is powered by Bank of America.


A View Past Participants

View past finalists of the LIFT challenge! Team goals and deliverables are provided below.

H Invest for the Future

Learn more about our Invest for the Future initiative at the Ackerman Center for Excellence in Sustainability



The Ackerman Center for Excellence in Sustainability 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.

B Visit Site

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC Kenan-Flagler is a leading global professional school of business. Our research influences business leaders, academics and policymakers. Our graduates are known for their effective and principled leadership as well as their technical and managerial skills. We are a workplace of choice for faculty, staff and students; a valued member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community; and a contributor to the welfare of North Carolina and the world beyond.

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Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise develops and promotes innovative, market-based solutions to vital economic issues. With the belief that private enterprise is the cornerstone of a prosperous and free society, the institute fosters the entrepreneurial spirit to stimulate economic prosperity and improve the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.

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