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Master Class Lectures

All students registering on a team with a valid submission are invited to attend the Master Class lecture series. This is a series of lectures that will give you greater insight in how to move from problem identification to creating an innovation financial solution as you prepare your prospectus. All lectures will be live-streamed and recordings will be sent out for those unable to attend.
Getting From Problem Identification to Potential Solutions​


Thursday January 19, 2023, 10:00 - 11:00am CST

Professor Megan Kashner from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management will lead you through the process of moving from problem through identifying the potential solution set and finally to honing in on the best investable approach to the financial solution for your submission.

Understanding the Sustainable Finance Capital Landscape


Friday January 27, 2023, 11:30am - 12:30pm CST

Professor Heidi Patel from Stanford Graduate School of Business will offer her expert insight into the wide range of sources of capital, investibility and returns for sustainable finance investments.

Essentials of Measuring Sustainable Finance Impact


Wednesday February 1, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00pm CST

Professor Cathy Clark from Duke's Fuqua School of Business will bring her expertise as she outlines the foundations of impact modeling and measuring impact of sustainable investments.

Essentials of Modeling Sustainable Finance Returns


Tuesday February 7, 2023, 10:00 - 11:00am CST

 Dan Hanson from Neuberger Berman will talk about base line expectations for credible modeling of financial returns in sustainable finance.  

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