CSE Launches Groundbreaking Global Competition

Friday April 16, 2021

Investment in India will help the world kickstart a better climate future. This catalyzed the Center for Sustainable Enterprise, with generous support from Quantum Advisors, to create a brand new global competition: the India Impact Challenge powered by Quantam Advisors. During the spring semester we will challenge student teams representing schools around the world to compete and pitch investment strategies in India to help tackle climate change.

Why India? As noted in this Washington Post article, 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. Increased economic growth, energy demand, urbanization and the need to address agricultural practices could lead to major increases in emissions. 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).

The Challenge is for student teams to devise plausible investment strategies in India that will facilitate equitable growth, while limiting greenhouse gas emissions. What’s at stake? Our climate. Equity and the economy. School pride. And a portion of US$15,000 in prizes. Students interested in creating a team can go to our website and sign up to receive updates.

Judges from around the world, including professional investors and more, will debate the most innovative solutions and determine which teams get rewarded. Do you want to be a judge? Let us know through our website or by responding to this email address and we will follow up with you. It will be a great opportunity to network with other professionals around the world and to meet our next generation of investment and climate leaders.