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2016 Participants and Judges

Prospectus Name and Concept Program and School Prospectus Presentation Video
1st Place: Terra Limpa: increasing private investment in agriculture in Angola to revitalize land productivity, eliminate landmines and create a new class of smallholder farmers. Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California prospectus presentation video
Runner-up: Red Ribbon Fund: a pay for performance instrument to support improved treatment adherence by HIV/AIDS affected people in the U.S. Darden School of Business, University of Virginia prospectus presentation video
Finalist: Clean Capital: an independent investment vehicle focused on the senior collateralized debt of joint ventures deploying sustainable waste-to-energy solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. IESE Business School, University of Navarra prospectus presentation video
Finalist: Clean India Structured Notes: using leveraged investment in public-private collaborations to change waste-management in India across transportation, segregation, treatment and value generation. Post Graduate Program in Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore prospectus presentation video
Agua Potavel Infrastructure Fund: fueling a public-private infrastructure fund to provide households with clean water and sewage treatment in Brazil. Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School prospectus presentation
AlphaBrick Capital: scaling the resale and reuse value stream of the building materials derived from deconstruction projects, addressing urban blight and landfill shortages in the US. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University prospectus presentation
Biogriculture Fund: investments in the channels and technology essential to insect farming in China, addressing the need for sustainable income and food productivity. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School prospectus presentation
Double Green Cores Funds: an investor-driven package focused on the use of biodrying to provide sustainable waste management and power production in Indonesia. School of Business, Bogor Agricultural University (SB- IPB) prospectus presentation
Global Agricultural Insurance for All: parametric weather-based insurance employed to shield farmers in Thailand from the impacts of climate change on farming outputs and revenue flows. School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University prospectus presentation
Refugee Integration Fund: using microfinance to support refugee entrepreneurs in the European Union and the overall financial inclusion of refugees in destination countries. London Business School prospectus presentation

Final Round Judges

Yoshiyuki Arima, Lead Financial Officer, World Bank
Guillaume Bonnel, Impact Investment Advisor, Bank Lombard Odier
Audrey Choi, CEO, Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing
Adam Connaker, Program Associate for Innovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation
Paul Day, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Nigel Gormly, Head of International Direct Investment, NZ Super Fund
Vincent Huang, Founding Managing Partner, Juntong Capital
Mathew Lewis, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
Charles Cederfeldt Malinis, Hasma Capital
Florian Meister, Managing Director, Finance in Motion
Eric Moffett, Portfolio Manager, T. Rowe Price
Gloria Nelund, Chairman and CEO, TriLinc Global
Yoo-Kyung Park, Director, APG Asset Management
Jessica Robinson, Head of Asia, Principles for Responsible Investment
Chang Sun, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus Asia
Debra Tan, Director, China Water Risk
Jennifer Wu, Head of Corporate Strategy (APAC), BlackRock
Steven Ying, Managing Partner, High Impact Capital Advisors
Katy Yung, Director of Investment, RS Group

2015 Participants, Judges and Sponsors

Prospectus Name Program and School Prospectus Presentation Video
First Place: Blue Forest: monetizing the shared benefits of forest management in the US Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley prospectus presentation video
Runner-up: CampoColombia: empowering displaced farmers in Colombia through real estate National University of Singapore Business School prospectus presentation video
Finalist: Enpower Capital: providing working capital finance to renewable energy entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa London Business School prospectus presentation video
Finalist: Floating Green Capital: financing controlled environment agriculture systems in the US Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University prospectus presentation video
Flood Mitigation Impact Bond: financing flood mitigation infrastructure in the US Yale School of Management prospectus presentation
GreenTop Capital: leasing rooftop greenhouses in the US New York University Stern School of Business prospectus presentation
Million Ton Carbon Capture Fund: monetizing carbon capture and storage in the US New York University Stern School of Business prospectus presentation
Moringa Tree Fund: mitigating desertification in Ghana through farming cooperatives College of Business at San Francisco State University prospectus presentation
NearHealth: financing rural clinical infrastructure in Morocco INSEAD prospectus presentation
Prairie Lake REIT: financing precision agriculture in Canada Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto prospectus presentation

Final Round Judges
Jonas Ahlén, CEO, Storebrand Asset Management Sweden
Audrey Choi, CEO, Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing
Matt Christensen, Global Head Responsible Investment, AXA Investment Managers
Matthew Diserio, President and Co-Founder, Water Asset Management
Andreas Ernst, Head of Impact Investing, UBS Wealth Management
Michael J Forestner, Partner, Mercer Investment Management
Marilou van Golstein Brouwers , Managing Director, Triodos Investment Management
Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford
Cecile Hillary, Managing Director & Co-head of FIG DCM in Europe, Morgan Stanley
David Hutchison, CEO, Social Finance UK
Piet Klop, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM Investments
Nick O’Donahoe, CEO, Big Society Bank
Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC
Anthony Riley, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Rodney Schwartz, CEO, ClearlySo
Paul Simon, Associate Partner, Earth Capital Partners
Oliver Wyncoll, Partner, Sustainable Growth Funds, Bridges Ventures

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2014 Participants, Judges and Sponsors

Prospectus Name Program and School Prospectus Presentation Video
First Place: Fresh Coast Capital: remediating contaminated land in the US through reforestation Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University prospectus presentation video
Runner-up: myCatch: lending to small scale sustainable fisheries in the US Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley prospectus presentation video
Finalist: Helios: financing solar irrigation systems in India School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University prospectus presentation video
Finalist: Forest Futures Fund: securitizing timber rights in Costa Rica Yale School of Management, Yale School of Forestry, London Business School prospectus presentation video
CP Investments: financing development of cassava processing market in Ghana Said Business School at University of Oxford prospectus presentation
Ecoship: financing energy efficiency improvements on shipping vessels Darden School of Business at University of Virginia prospectus presentation
Illumina LED Venture Fund: financing LED street light installation in US municipalities Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at Shanghai Jiao Tong University prospectus presentation
MECK Fund: providing microfinance loans to palm oil farmers in Indonesia Sustainability Management Program at Columbia University prospectus presentation
Photon: leasing residential solar lighting in Nepal INSEAD prospectus presentation
Slum Lav Millionaire: financing portable compost toilets in India INSEAD prospectus presentation

Final Round Judges
Craig Abruzzo, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Dennis Barsema, Instructor and Co-Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Northern Illinois University
Audrey Choi, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Global Sustainable Finance; CEO, Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing
Tim Coffin, Senior Vice President, Breckinridge Capital
Josh Cohen, Managing Partner, City Light Capital
Matt Diserio, Partner, Water Asset Management
Janine Guillot, Former Chief Operating Investment Officer, CalPERS
Lewis Jones, Managing Principal, 5 Stone Green Capital
Elizabeth Littlefield, CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Liz Michaels, Partner, Aperio Group
Gloria Nelund, Chairman and CEO, TriLinc Global
Stewart Paperin, President and CEO, Soros Economic Development Fund
Wendy Rowden, Managing Director, Jonathan Rose Companies’ Investments
Ommeed Sathe, Head of Social Investment Program, Prudential
Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal, Blue Haven Initiative
Ian Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal, Blue Haven Initiative

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2013 Participants, Judges and Sponsors

Prospectus Name Program and School Prospectus Presentation Video
First Place – Outcomes Innovation Capital Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University presentation video
Runner-up – EThree Fund Thammasat Business School prospectus video
Finalist – AgImpact Fund Fuqua School of Business, Duke University prospectus presentation video
Finalist – MedEd INSEAD prospectus presentation video
Finalist – Zambian Agricultural Solutions INSEAD prospectus presentation video
The Adelante Fund Booth School of Business, University of Chicago prospectus presentation
AMR Capital Anderson School of Management,UCLA prospectus presentation
ES Asset Management Owen Graduate School of Mgmt, Vanderbilt University prospectus presentation
Farmer Relief Fund: India Schools of Business, Wake Forest University prospectus presentation
Food Forward Impact Fund Isenberg School of Mgmt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst prospectus presentation
Food Security Catastrophe Bonds Fletcher School, Tufts University prospectus presentation
Forestry-backed Bonds London Business School
Yale University School of Forestry
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Panelists Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Kenneth Lay, Senior Managing Director of the Rock Creek Group, and David Chen, Co-founder and Principal of Equilibrium Capital Group, discussed “Impact Investing: Opportunities and Hurdles to Moving Mainstream”. Click above to see the panel in action.

Final Round Judges
Audrey Choi, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Global Sustainable Finance
Tim Coffin, Senior Vice President, Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Inc.
Matt Diserio, Co-Founder and President, Water Asset Management LLC
Lauren Cochran, Vice-President, Imprint Capital Advisors
Lisa Hall, President and CEO, Calvert Foundation
Lewis Jones, Managing Principal, 5 Stone Green Capital
Rodney Lake, Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University School of Business, and CEO, The Lake Group Global Resources LLC
Kenneth Lay, Senior Managing Director, The Rock Creek Group
Debra Schwartz, Director, Program-Related Investments, MacArthur Foundation
Jaehyang So, Manager of the Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank

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2012 Participants, Judges and Sponsors

Prospectus Name Program and School Prospectus Presentation
First Place – Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy International Policy Studies at Stanford University presentation
Runner-up – Upskill Capital Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University prospectus presentation
Finalist – Pacific Impact Bond Fund Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles presentation
Finalist – Residential Managed Energy Services Agreements Harris School of Public Policy at University of Chicago
BioPower Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University prospectus
CI3 Third Billion Fund School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University
Ecologie Assets Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California
Economic Development Impact Bond Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley
Private Green Revolving Fund Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina
Working Funds Impact Fund, LP Fuqua School of Business at Duke University
Worldwide Impact Indexed Notes Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

 

Final Round Judges
Michael Cox, Special Assistant to the Chairman, Calvert Foundation/Hub Cities
Rob Davenport, Founding and Managing Partner, Brightpath Capital Partners
Matt Diserio, Partner, Water Asset Management
Daryn Dodson, Associate, Venture Capital/Private Equity, Calvert Group Mutual Funds
Matt Donegan, Partner, Forest Capital
John Goldstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Imprint Capital Advisors
John Hull, Boardmember, TiE Oregon, and Former Investing Partner, Nike SB&I Lab
Carrie Hutchison, Marketing and Communications Manager, Calvert Foundation
Ejnar Knudsen, Portfolio Manager, Craton Capital Management
Lloyd Kurtz, Chief Investment Officer, Nelson Capital
Justina Lai, Associate, Impact Investing and Program Related Investments, Rockefeller Foundation
Seth Miller, Partner, DBL Investors
Debra Schwartz, Director, Program-Related Investments, MacArthur Foundation
Vince Siciliano, President and CEO, New Resource Bank
Paul Solli, Partner, Aperio Group
Ben Vitale, President, The Climate Trust
Kim Wright-Violich, Former President/CEO, Schwab Charitable

 

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2011 Participants, Judges and Sponsors

Prospectus Name Program and School Prospectus Presentation Video
First Place – Grain Depot Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University prospectus presentation video
First Runner-up – Native Energies Fund Said Business School at University of Oxford prospectus presentation
Second Runner-up – Impact Shares Stanford Graduate School of Business at Stanford University prospectus presentation video
Finalist – ReVive Ross School of Business at University of Michigan prospectus presentation video
Mobile2Mobile The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
Exponential Equity Partners Harvard Business School at Harvard University
Nature for Growth Booth School of Business at University of Chicago
Blended Value Int’l Water Fund Stern School of Business at New York University
i3 Capital Funds Johnson School of Management at Cornell University
Emerging Markets Capital Opportunity Fuqua School of Business at Duke University
Skills Ladder Columbia Business School at Columbia University
African SME Fund Smith School of Business at University of Maryland

 

Final Round Judges
Hank Ashforth, CEO, Ashforth Pacific
Tom Balderston, President, Balderston Capital & Investors Circle
Amit Bouri, Director of Strategy and Development, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
John Buley , Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
Ron Cordes, Founder, Genworth/ImpactAssets
Matthew J. Diserio, Partner, Water Asset Management, LLC
Matt Donegan, Co-Founder & Co-President, Forest Capital Partners, LLC
Lisa Hall, President & CEO, Calvert Foundation
John Hull, Partner, Sustainable Business & Innovation, Nike Inc
Doug Lawrence, Managing Partner, 5 Stone Green Capital
Jason Mitchell, Executive Officer, GLG Partners
Paul Tarini, Director, Pioneer Portfolio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

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