The ESG Initiative at the Wharton School


Announcing the 2020 Total Impact Portfolio Challenge Finals

The Total Impact Portfolio Challenge is a year-long, graduate student impact investing competition produced in collaboration by Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Total Impact.

Students from graduate schools around the country show how they would use the power of capital markets to deliver both financial and social returns. This year, the finals will be conducted virtually on May 13th from 3-5 pm EST.

The top four teams will present their 100% impact lens portfolio, along with their investment rationale, to a panel of judges. The teams were tasked with building a portfolio for a $250mm university endowment with a focus on tackling climate change and income inequality.

2020 Finalist Teams

After beginning this year’s competition with 47 teams from 27 universities, teams from the following universities have been selected as the 2020 TIPC finalists. Congratulations to the following schools:

  • Fordham University
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Vermont

On May 13th, these teams will present their investment portfolios along with their rationale to the judges below.

2020 Finals Judges

judges for the 2020 total impact portfolio competition conference