Innovation and Social Impact Challenge


The 2023 ECNY Innovation and Social Impact Challenge

To honor the Club’s 115thanniversary, The Economic Club of New York launched the Innovation and Social Impact Challenge in 2022, which contributed to the creation of our research division and aligns with the Club’s mission to be a catalyst for thought and innovation and leverages our platforms to introduce content into the mainstream business and economic communities. These ideas or concepts can benefit not just New York or the U.S., but the broader community and humankind. The Challenge is an exclusive opportunity for the 2023 Class of ECNY Fellows.

In its second year, we are pleased to have six teams/individuals participating. White papers were submitted in mid-September, and supporting presentations were given in early November. The winners were announced at the Peter G. Peterson Award Dinner on December 7th.

1st Place: “NIMBYism to YIMBYism: Rethinking the Economics of Large-Scale Transmission Projects”

Authors: Daniel Corbett [Aterian Investment Partners], Nicholas Martin [Rudin Management Company], Ryan Nowicki [State Street Global Advisors], Tope Odusanya [Houlihan Lokey] & Salome Saliashvili [Inspiration Mobility]

2nd Place: “Leveraging AI Software to Analyze Municipal Finance and Increase Accountability”

Author: Lisa Phan [Wells Fargo]


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The 2022 ECNY Innovation and Social Impact Challenge

The three themes of the 2022 Challenge were: Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change and/or Corporate Governance.

1st Place: “Supply Chain Stress Testing at Macro Level”

2nd Place Tie: “Unleashing the Power of Climate Markets Will Drive Privacy ESG Risks: Is Your Board
Seeing the Iceberg?”

2nd Place Tie: “RealOne, Building Trust with Technology." 

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