2020 Results

Finals

Competition Finalists

E-Rice: Sustainable Rice Farming

E-Rice: Sustainable Rice Farming

University of Edinburgh

Convertible Emissions Performance Bond

Convertible Emissions Performance Bond

Imperial College London

Sustainable Cattle Farming Fund

Sustainable Cattle Farming Fund

University of Cambridge

Waste2Worth Fund

Waste2Worth Fund

Imperial College London

Sustainable Timber REIT

Sustainable Timber REIT

University of Cambridge

2020 Competition Snapshot

117

Students Participated

38

Proposals Submitted

14

UK Universities Represented

5

Finalist Selected

Competition Results

Winner – £7,500 

Sustainable Timber REIT

University of Cambridge - MBA

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

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

 

 

Runner up – £2,500 

E-Rice: Sustainable Rice Farming

University of Edinburgh

Sustainable Energy Systems, Electrical Power Engineering

Instrument based on a productivity performance contract (PPC) scheme that utilises improvements in rice sales as revenue stream for rice farmers.

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

 

Finalists

Convertible Emissions Performance Bond

Imperial College London - MBA

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.

 

Sustainable Cattle Farming Fund

University of Cambridge - MBA

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.

 

 

Waste2Worth Fund

Imperial College London

MSc. Climate Change, Management & Finance

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.

 

The Finalists

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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