Students from the world's top business and policy schools gathered on the
MIINT is an experiential lab designed to give business and graduate students a hands-on education in impact investing. It is co-sponsored by Wharton Social Impact Initiative, a center within
Through six months of training, nearly 600 student participants learn how to think like an impact investor and are asked to define an investment thesis, source investments, conduct diligence and present their recommendations to a panel of experienced impact investors.
At the end of the program each spring, MIINT concludes with a final competition, where teams present real-life impact investing opportunities to a team of expert judges in the hope of winning a potential investment for their selected company from MIINT's sponsors,
The winner of this year's competition was a team from
For the first time in the competition's history, deliberation was so close that MIINT judges declared six finalists instead of five. Teams from
The competition's judges noted the extremely high caliber of presentations across the board. Judges included
MIINT's growing popularity highlights the rising interest in impact investing, particularly among the millennial generation.
“We see the MIINT as an important way to satisfy growing, global student demand for impact investing training opportunities, and to build a pipeline of investment talent,” says
With a strong focus on impact investing careers, the MIINT also organized one-to-one career conversations with judges and a number of other leading impact investors, in addition to a speaker panel during the competition. There were also numerous opportunities for the students to network and learn from each other.
“Impact investing is still an emerging practice without a lot of natural entry points into the industry or networks for students. Bridges is committed to building a pipeline of talented people who combine investment experience with a deep understanding of how to think critically about impact, and the one of the best ways to do that is to look at a specific opportunity and form a clear opinion,” says
For more information on the program, its process, or participating schools and judges, visit themiint.org.
The MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) is an experiential lab designed to give students at business and graduate schools a hands-on education in impact investing. MIINT is a
About Wharton Social Impact InitiativeWharton Social Impact Initiative leverages Wharton's strengths to develop and promote business strategies for a better world. Through research, hands-on training, and outreach, we are advancing the science and practice of business social impact. Visit socialimpact.wharton.upenn.edu to learn more.