What is Sustainable Investing?
Interested in joining?


Club Email: sic@uwest.edu
President: Aarond Hanqiu.Qian@my.uwest.edu
Vice-president: Tim Chunfai.hau@my.uwest.edu
Secretary: Ven Hongyan honhyen.tran@my.uwest.edu
Treasury: Dillon taichuan.duan@my.uwest.edu

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Chi Sheh - chisheh@uwest.edu


What is the challenge about?

  • A pitch competition for team of students worldwide that can come up with innovative ideas seeking positive environmental or social impact and competitive financial returns
  • Focus on areas like water, energy, food, social mobility, climate change, education, healthcare and other sustainable issues
  • Ideas submitted without school or students’ name
  • Top 10 ideas will be selected to present in front of panel of judges at Morgan Stanley in London
  • A panel of experienced investors and officers who currently manage pension funds, foundations, and institutional assets will review and judge the pitches
  • An external mentor can be requested to help advice the team

A Trip to Morgan Stanley, London is awarded for Selected Teams!


  • $10,000 first place winner
  • $5,000 runner-up

Prior Winners

2016 First Place

Terra Limpa

Increasing private investment in agriculture in Angola to revitalize land productivity

Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

2016 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

2015 First Place

Blue Forest

Monetizing the shared benefits of forest management in the US

Hass School of Business, UC Berkeley

2015 Runner-up


Empowering displaced farmers in Colombia through real estate

Business School, National University of Singapore

2014 First Place

Fresh Coast Capital

Remediating contaminated land in the US through reforestation

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

2014 Runner-up


Lending to small scale sustainable fisheries in the US

Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley

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