Climate Investment Challenge

Ages:Graduate

Type:Submission

Categories:Environment, Finance

Scope:International

Registration Opens
Nov 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Feb 21, 2021 11:59pm
America/New_York

The Climate Investment Challenge calls on graduate students to develop and describe creative financial solutions and innovations addressing the defining challenge of our time, climate change. This could include identifying untapped climate finance opportunities or developing innovative financial structures or instruments that improve the bankability of climate investments.

There is no single right answer. In the battle against climate change and its impacts, ideas across all sectors, topics and regions are important.

Prizes: The winning and runner-up teams will be awarded £7,500 and £2,500, respectively.

Your team will submit a Concept Note of your proposal explaining the financial challenge/opportunity, the climate impact, and how you plan to capitalise it.  If your team’s submission is selected, you’ll move on to the Semi-Finals, where your team will be invited to develop a more detailed slide pack, expanding on your Concept Note and including financial cashflows of your idea. Your team will pitch your idea in front of a top-tier panel of judges from investment banking, private equity and impact investing.

Ideas will be evaluated based on four categories. Since each idea is unique, some of the detailed criteria and questions described below may not be fully relevant.
  • Degree of Innovation: What’s innovative about the proposed idea? Is this a new and innovative financial tool, instrument, or structure?
  • Implementation Feasibility: Is the proposed idea credible and could it potentially materialise? What is the level of complexity associated with the proposal?
  • Scalability: Does the opportunity have replicability potential? How rapidly and economically can this proposal be used again?
  • Climate Impact: What is the climate impact of the proposal? Is the impact near-term or long term? Does it focus on climate mitigation or adaptation?
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.climateinvestmentchallenge.com/

Managing Organization: Center for Climate Finance & Investment

Contact:

admin@climateinvestmentchallenge.com

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
Students enrolled in a postgraduate degree (Masters, MBA or PhD-level) at a European university at the time of the submission. The challenge is open to students from all academic backgrounds. Students will have to form teams of 2 to 5 members.

Registration Opens
Nov 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Feb 21, 2021 11:59pm
America/New_York

Overview

The Climate Investment Challenge calls on graduate students to develop and describe creative financial solutions and innovations addressing the defining challenge of our time, climate change. This could include identifying untapped climate finance opportunities or developing innovative financial structures or instruments that improve the bankability of climate investments.

There is no single right answer. In the battle against climate change and its impacts, ideas across all sectors, topics and regions are important.

Prizes: The winning and runner-up teams will be awarded £7,500 and £2,500, respectively.

Process

Your team will submit a Concept Note of your proposal explaining the financial challenge/opportunity, the climate impact, and how you plan to capitalise it.  If your team’s submission is selected, you’ll move on to the Semi-Finals, where your team will be invited to develop a more detailed slide pack, expanding on your Concept Note and including financial cashflows of your idea. Your team will pitch your idea in front of a top-tier panel of judges from investment banking, private equity and impact investing.

Criteria

Ideas will be evaluated based on four categories. Since each idea is unique, some of the detailed criteria and questions described below may not be fully relevant.
  • Degree of Innovation: What’s innovative about the proposed idea? Is this a new and innovative financial tool, instrument, or structure?
  • Implementation Feasibility: Is the proposed idea credible and could it potentially materialise? What is the level of complexity associated with the proposal?
  • Scalability: Does the opportunity have replicability potential? How rapidly and economically can this proposal be used again?
  • Climate Impact: What is the climate impact of the proposal? Is the impact near-term or long term? Does it focus on climate mitigation or adaptation?

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.climateinvestmentchallenge.com/

Managing Organization: Center for Climate Finance & Investment

Contact:

admin@climateinvestmentchallenge.com

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
Students enrolled in a postgraduate degree (Masters, MBA or PhD-level) at a European university at the time of the submission. The challenge is open to students from all academic backgrounds. Students will have to form teams of 2 to 5 members.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Nov 1, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Feb 21, 2021 11:59pm
America/New_York