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Deadline: February 21, 2021 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate degree (Masters, MBA or PhD-level) anywhere in the world at the time of the application. Teams must be made up of 2 to 5 students and can be from the same University or different ones, as long as all team members are enrolled in a postgraduate degree.

Climate Investment Challenge 2021

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!

The Climate Investment Challenge goes through three stages

  • In Stage 1, your team will submit a Concept Note of your idea. If your team’s submission is selected, you’ll move on to the next stage.
  • In Stage 2 (the Semi-Finals), your team will be invited to develop a detailed slide pack of your idea. If your team’s presentation is selected, you’ll be move on to the final stage.
  • In Stage 3 (the Finals), your team will pitch your idea in front of a top-tier panel of judges from investment banking, private equity and impact investing.

Prizes

The winning and runner-up teams will be awarded £10,000 and £5,000 respectively.

All finalists and semi-finalists will be invited to the Finals Event at which they will have the opportunity to connect and network with potential employers from banking, asset management, private equity and impact investing during the Climate Investment Challenge Finals reception.

Interested in applying for the Climate Investment Challenge 2021? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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