Watch and participate in the virtual final

Live Event

Finals

The Event

The final event will be streamed live as the teams with the top 5 proposals compete to win the prizes £7,500 and £2,500, judged by leading industry experts.

The virtual event will take place on Wednesday 17th June 2020, 12:00 to 14:30pm, hosted by the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment (CCFI). 

Places are limited so please register now to avoid disappointment.

£7,500

Grand Prize

£2,500

Runner up Prize

2020 Competition Snapshot

117

Students Participated

38

Proposals Submitted

14

UK Universities Represented

5

Finalist Selected

The Five Finalists

Sustainable Timber REIT

Sustainable Timber REIT

University of Cambridge

Specialised REIT to invest in timber-based real estate providing a lockstep between urbanisation and carbon neutral property development.

REIT will invest in greenfield properties, as opposed to completed assets in traditional REITs, to influence and scale up the timber building industry.

Waste2Worth

Waste2Worth

Imperial College London

Financial instrument that converts compostable waste into several revenue streams to finance waste processing facilities.

Proposal gives investors access to stable and predictable returns and builds the resilience of local communities through economic empowerment and a healthy environment.

Sustainable Cattle Farming Fund

Sustainable Cattle Farming Fund

University of Cambridge

Instrument providing cattle ranchers with financing and technical expertise to achieve more sustainable and profitable cattle production.

Participating ranchers will vertically integrate supply chains and implement pasture and manure management practices.

E-Rice: Sustainable Agriculture

E-Rice: Sustainable Agriculture

University of Edinburgh

Instrument based on an energy performance contracting (EPC) scheme that utilizes improvements in rice sales as revenue stream for rice farmers.

E-Rice leverages an innovative farming methods using Solar PV to power computerized system that controls water level and the amount of compost fertilizer.

Convertible Emissions Performance Bond

Convertible Emissions Performance Bond

Imperial College London

A fixed-term convertible bond with GHG emission reduction targets as triggers for convertibility from fixed-interest bonds to shares.

Emissions targets must be consistent with verifiable criteria (e.g. Science Based Targets, or the Nationally Determined Contributions) and bond proceeds must be used to finance explicit green initiatives.

The Judges

Adityadeb Mukherjee

Adityadeb Mukherjee

Climate Risk Head

Standard Chartered

David Scaysbrook

David Scaysbrook

Managing Director

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

David Czupryna

David Czupryna

Head of ESG Development

Candriam

Rhian-Mari Thomas

Rhian-Mari Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

Green Finance Institute

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