Call for Judges: Evaluate Investment Strategy Proposals to Fight Climate Change

Friday April 16, 2021

Get inspired while helping to develop the next generation of leaders in investment and climate change by becoming a judge for the India Impact Challenge powered by Quantum Advisors. The charge is for student teams to devise plausible investment strategies in India’s private sector that will facilitate equitable growth, while limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

We need your help to evaluate these student proposals. You can help determine which strategies are the most innovative and which will earn a portion of $15,000 USD in prizes.

As a judge, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with other investment and climate change professionals around the world. Judging will take place at two times. Some judging will be at the end of March and beginning of April to determine who gets to pitch in the finals. The final judging will take place during the virtual Challenge on April 16-17.

The time commitment for judges is based on interest and availability. Some judges might have two hours to give and some might want to judge one day of the finals or the entirety of the competition to see more pitches and network. We welcome all interest regardless of time availability.

Sign up to be a judge here

Why India?

India’s growing population and desire for economic growth makes climate-friendly investment a must. This proposition catalyzed the Center for Sustainable Enterprise, with generous support from Quantum Advisors, to create this new and groundbreaking global competition.

India is currently the second most populous nation and, according to the United Nations, India is expected to surpass China as the world’s most populous around 2027. Quantum Advisors highlights that India currently emits 2.7 tonnes GHGs per capita, however increased economic growth, energy demand and urbanization could lead to major increases in emissions. According to their calculations, if India achieves China’s per capita emission levels, world GHG emissions could rise to 63 bn tonnes in 2030; far higher than the targets agreed in the Paris Agreement.

However, this also provides enormous opportunity for investment in more climate-friendly growth in India, which will help global efforts to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels (preferably below 1.5 degrees Celsius).

What’s at Stake?

Our climate. Equity and the economy.
For students, school pride and a chance to win a portion of $15,000 USD in prizes.


For more information:

Send email inquiries to cse@unc.edu