About the Competition

The Challenge

Climate-targeted investment in India will help the world kickstart a better climate future.

Therefore, we created the India Impact Challenge powered by Quantum Advisors for student teams around the world to devise plausible investment strategies in India that will facilitate equitable growth, while limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The investment strategies can range from ESG integration to impact investing to blended finance, incorporating public and private capital.

The competition is over, but the challenge continues…

The India Impact Challenge brought many great minds around the world together with the intention of finding creative solutions for climate change through investment strategies in India. However, as the competition has ended, the reality remains that climate change is still a massive threat to the world. It is essential that the spirits and attitudes from the competition not only remain with the competitors, but in the business world as well.

Fortunately, the world has taken notice, as companies are mobilizing, efforts have been formed, and most importantly, people are passionate about making a difference in the environment.

Explore the India Impact Challenge pages below to learn more about the competition and important sustainability and related finance topics.

About Quantum AdvisorsLearn more about the IIC sponsors.
People of the IICLearn more about the IIC featured speakers.
Student Stakeholder SeriesNavigate through our StoryMap and learn more about some of the IIC student competitors.
Climate ChangeLearn more about the effects of climate change and related finance topics, such as adaptation finance.
Emerging & Developing MarketsIncludes information about what defines an emerging market and a variety of different sustainable finance topics/projects in regards to two emerging markets: India and Chile.
Finance & Investment SolutionsExplore a variety of finance topics such as Green Bonds, Equity, Microfinance, etc. and different case studies.
Why India?Navigate through an interactive StoryMap to learn more about India and its importance to helping battle climate change.
ResourcesExplore the lists of different resource topics to learn more about Quantum Advisors, Impact Investing, Sustainable Finance, and much more.
Tell Us Your StoryShare your climate change story with CSE.


The Ackerman Center for Excellence in Sustainability drives responsible thought leadership and inspired action to accelerate progress in social and environmental sustainability through innovative and profitable business solutions.

We accomplish this by engaging with and connecting stakeholders to empower students, faculty and businesses to create impactful solutions, strengthen resiliency and identify breakthrough opportunities.


UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC Kenan-Flagler is a leading global professional school of business. Our research influences business leaders, academics and policymakers. Our graduates are known for their effective and principled leadership as well as their technical and managerial skills. We are a workplace of choice for faculty, staff and students; a valued member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community; and a contributor to the welfare of North Carolina and the world beyond.


Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise develops and promotes innovative, market-based solutions to vital economic issues. With the belief that private enterprise is the cornerstone of a prosperous and free society, the institute fosters the entrepreneurial spirit to stimulate economic prosperity and improve the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.

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