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2022 Sustainable Investing Challenge

The 2022 Challenge was carried out entirely virtually. Over 250 students from 35 countries submitted ideas, and their inspiring perseverance and innovation is evident in the work of the 16 final teams, which you can find below.

Grand Prize

Coast Haven Brokerage

Coast Haven Brokerage would be a platform-based brokerage connecting beneficiaries of ecosystems of mangroves in climate-driven storm-risk areas with insurers, investors and project developers/restoration experts with the goal of facilitating the deployment of parametric insurance to help protect and restore mangrove forests.

Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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Runner Up


To creatively finance the acquisition and restoration of land surrounding decommissioned oil and gas wells, the GOAL Fund proposes to leverage private equity and carbon credits to plug and remediate these areas.

The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Winning Teams

Grand Prize: Coast Haven Brokerage

Judge Business School, Cambridge University

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Coast Haven Personal Statements

Runner Up: GOAL Fund

The Fletcher School at Tufts University

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GOAL Fund Personal Statements

All Finalists

Black Soldier Flies Convertible Minibonds

University of St. Gallen

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Black Soldier Flies Convertible Minibonds Personal Statements

Building Bricks Securitized-Carbon and Kiln Loan Fund 

Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

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Building Bricks Securitized-Carbon and Kiln Loan Fund Personal Statements


American University in Cairo

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Carbo-Lease Personal Statements

Circular Blade Fund

University of Edinburgh Business School

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Circular Blade Fund Personal Statements

Cluster Cafe

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

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Cluster Cafe Personal Statements

Crop Catalyst Fund

University of Oxford, African Studies Centre;

University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government;

University of Oxford, Saïd Business School

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Crop Catalyst Fund Personal Statements

Green Hydogen Fund 

Kozminski University

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Green Hydrogen Fund Personal Statements

Indigenous Sustainability Fund

Schulich School of Business, York University

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Indigenous Sustainability Fund Personal Statements

Methane Minus Fund

Columbia Business School, Columbia University;

Yale School of Management, Yale University


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Methane Minus Fund Personal Statements

Private Mortgage Fund

Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

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Private Mortgage Fund Personal Statements 

Series CO2 Fund

Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley


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Series CO2 Fund Personal Statements

Supernovae, the Mezzanine Sustainability-Linked Loan Fund for the Zambian Green Metals Market

National University of Singapore Business School


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Supernovae Personal Statements

SWIF - Seaweed Investment Fund

Questrom School of Business, Boston University


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SWIF Personal Statements

Volumetric Injection Payments for Carbon Sequestration

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business;

School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

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