TriLinc Global CEO Judges for Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investment Challenge

On April 4th, TriLinc Global CEO Gloria Nelund had the honor of judging the business plans of five exceptional MBA student-teams from various universities around the world at the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investment Challenge in the firm’s global headquarters in Manhattan. A total of 75 business school teams entered the competition, which filtered down to 10 teams pitching their sustainable finance proposals on Friday morning. The presentations were split between two groups of judges, who after first-round selections together selected the top four teams to present in the finals.

Proposals ranged from financing for solar irrigation projects in India to a fund for LED street-lighting in the United States. The grand prize of $10,000 was awarded to the four-student team from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, who proposed an investment vehicle to remediate brownfields using popular trees.