Applications for the Climate Investment Challenge for Graduate Students in 2023 are currently open.
The Challenge calls on graduate students to develop and describe creative financial solutions and innovations addressing the defining challenge of the times – climate change. This could include identifying untapped climate finance opportunities or developing innovative financial structures or instruments that improve the bankability of climate investments.
Worth of Award
The Main Competition Prize is focused on financial tools that exist today (e.g., REITs, bonds) to address a specific climate problem that is currently underserved. The winning team will be awarded £10,000.
The Emerging Markets Prize is focused on financial tools that exist today (e.g., REITs, bonds) to address a specific Emerging Markets climate problem that is currently underserved. The winning team will be awarded £6,000.
The Financial Disruption Prize harnesses technology to disrupt the financial industry (e.g., banking, insurance etc.) to solve climate problems at scale. The winning entrepreneurial idea will be able to utilize the prize money to develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). The winning team will be awarded £6,000.
Students enrolled in any degree at the time of the submission.
The challenge is open globally to students from all academic backgrounds. Undergraduate students may participate as long as the leader of the group is enrolled in a postgraduate degree. Students will have to form teams of 2 to 6 members.
How to Apply
Apply for the Climate Investment Challenge online via the official website.
Deadline: March 3rd, 2023.