Finalist Teams

Congratulations to the teams who will present their ideas at Morgan Stanley’s London office on April 13, 2018.

2018 Participants, Judges, and Sponsors

Prospectus Name and Concept Program and School Prospectus Presentation Video
Akshara: The Infinite Mile: Loan fund invested in equity/government bond markets to generate start-up financing or vocational school tuition to generate increased financial inclusion and, entrepreneurship, and/or alternative employment opportunities to women engaged in prostitution in India. Indian Institute of Management Raipur prospectus presentation video
ASEAN Storm Resilience Fund: Storm resilience fund, with development impact bond enhancement feature, to allow investment in storm resistant structures to help communities withstand extreme weather events in Southeast Asia. Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University prospectus presentation video
DAS Capital: Leveraging Masala Bonds to increase access to daily credit at favorable interest rates for casual workers in India. David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah prospectus presentation video
Envest Index Fund: Developing a thematic index underlying new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) focused on environmental impact, long-term risk reduction, and competitive market returns. Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University prospectus presentation
Equity of Opportunity Fund: Stimulating employment and economic development in low-income U.S. communities by funding searchers to acquire healthy small businesses in ‘Opportunity Zones’ defined in recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Harvard Kennedy School of Government prospectus presentation
Foodie City Investment Fund: Public-Private Partnership to transform restaurant waste into biofuels in China through investment in waste disposal plants. China Europe International Business School prospectus presentation
House-it-Kenya Commercial Real Estate Joint Venture: Investment partnership to develop low-cost housing in Nairobi, where housing deficits top 80,000 units each year. Business School Netherlands prospectus presentation
Jane Urban Infrastructure Partners: Spur infrastructure investment in the U.S. by developing Special Purpose Vehicles for public-private partnerships, and aggregating debt into marketable, securitized products. Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College prospectus presentation
Land Restoration Performance Securities: Leveraging mitigation credits and flood damage payers as pay-for-performance payers to fund up-front investment in the purchase and restoration of land. Stanford Graduate School of Business prospectus presentation
MediBus: Hybrid Impact Bond with royalties from both government and businesses to bring standardized medical care to families in the tea plantations of Assam, India. London School of Economics prospectus presentation
Pay for Success Agriculture Financing: Outcomes based security to support smallholder farmers in Peru to access harvesting equipment for decreased value-loss across the agricultural value chain. Said Business School, Oxford University prospectus presentation
Resilient Infrastructure Swap Exchange (RISE): Insurance-linked security with parametric triggers to mobilize investment and increase liquidity for resilient infrastructure in Vietnam. Darden School of Business, University of Virginia prospectus presentation


Final Round Judges
Adam Connaker, The Rockefeller Foundation, Program Associate
Andreas Ernst, Anthos, Head of Impact Investing & Managing Director
Anne-Marie Chidzero, Alitheia Identity, Principal Partner
Audrey Choi, Morgan Stanley, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer
Ben Caldecott, University of Oxford, Founding Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme
Chris Varco, Cambridge Associates, Senior Investment Director, Mission-Related Investing ‘MRI’ Group
Christopher Wright, Norges Bank Investment Management, Head of Sustainability, Real Estate
Edward Mason, Church Commissioners for England, ‎Head of Responsible Investment
Esben Brandi, APG Asset Management, Director
Gil Crawford, MicroVest, Chief Executive Officer
Helena Threlfall, Hasma Capital Advisors (UK) Ltd, Investment Manager
Ian Simm, Impax Asset Management, Founder and Chief Executive
Jason Mitchell, Man Group, Sustainability Strategist
Jonathan Dean, AXA, Portfolio Manager
Matt Diserio, Water Asset Management, President and Co-Founder
Monika Beck, KfW, Director
Nell Scott, Orrick, Partner
Nick Tesseyman, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Managing Director, Financial Institutions
Paul Simon, Earth Capital Partners, Partners & the Family Office of Lord Stanley Fink, Investment Manager
Rik Plomp, PGGM, Senior Investment Manager
Roberta Benedetti del Rio, Generation Investment Management, Director
Samantha Duncan, LeapFrog Investments, Head of Impact
Sarah McPhee, Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4), Chairwoman
Vikram Raju, Morgan Stanley, Portfolio Manager, Private Market Strategies

Keynote Speaker
David Blood, Generation Investment Management, Co-Founder and Senior Partner

Supported by

Lead Sponsor
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Collaborating Sponsors
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