Morgan Stanley
  • Institute for Sustainable Investing
  • Jun 1, 2015

The Next Generation: Building a Sustainable Future Through Investing

A behind-the-scenes look at the people and ideas that will shape the future of sustainable investing.

What happens when you gather current and future leaders of finance to collaborate on building a more sustainable future through investing?

"There's crazy ambition, there's wild practicality and pragmatism, and the combination of those two things is what the best of the future of finance needs to be about," said Audrey Choi, CEO of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing.

Leaders in the field of sustainable investing, such as David Blood, Co-Founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management; Marilou van Golstein Brouwers, Managing Director at Triodos Investment Management; and Dave Chen, CEO of Equilibrium Capital Group, shared inspiration and insights as they took part in the day’s events, hosted by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and INSEAD.

The Sustainable Investing Challenge “combines social and environmental analysis with financial analysis…and the generation of students that we've seen today is perhaps the first generation that masters both," said Piet Klop, Senior Advisor Responsible Investment at PGGM Investments.

Take a look behind the scenes of the Sustainable Investing Challenge finals event as judges and competitors shed light on the DNA of a strong idea and the role the next generation of finance professionals will play in maximizing capital for a more sustainable future.

You can also learn more about the winning idea from Blue Forest, and all 10 finalist teams who participated in this year’s event.