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Alumni and Professionals Challenge: Recruit Teams for LIFT & Be Spotlighted

UNC Chapel Hill’s Ackerman Center for Excellence in Sustainability (ACES) would like your help to promote our FREE global challenge to students in your area who work with you and your company and from any other alma maters you may have. We will provide you with everything you need: a template email and a flyer (here), which also has a list of projects by last year’s finalists. All you need to do is email or call the students and/or schools you know to offer them the opportunity to form a team.

What do we need from you?

We are challenging our alumni to invite students, both undergraduate and graduate, from any university/college around the world to compete in this year’s LIFT Challenge, sponsored by Bank of America. LIFT stands for Launching Investment for Future Transformation and asks students to submit blended finance-based impact investing proposals addressing the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. Student teams will have a chance to win a portion of $15,000 (First place = $10K, second place = $5K).

What’s in it for you?

  • Fun!
  • Volunteering your time to help ACES.
  • When you get a team signed up, we will spotlight you and the team on the LIFT website and across our social media platforms.
  • Even if you don’t get a team, we will add you to our list of amazing volunteers.
  • If you would like to help coach your team, you can do that as well, but only if you have the time and inclination.

Email ACES at aces@kenan-flagler.unc.edu to receive the email packet for recruiting a student team

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