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27 May 2021

Sustainable Investment Challenge 2021: the competition ends with over 14,600 participants from 91 Countries Worldwide

14,600 participants from 91 Countries Worldwide.

These are the record results this year of the Sustainable Investment Challenge, the online competition created by Banca Generali and Reply in collaboration with MIP Politecnico di Milano, MainStreet Partners and CFA Society Italy, with the awarding of three winners:

  • Guido Alberto Marsico, born in Naples in 1998, is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in Economics, Management and Sustainability at the University of Suor Orsola Benincasa.
  • Vittorio Ranieri, born in Spoleto in 2000, is currently undertaking a bachelor’s degree in International Economy and Finance at the Bocconi University.
  • Vincenzo D’Amborsio, born in Avellino in 1997, is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in Economics and Finance at LUISS University.

The goal of the challenge was to bring young students closer to the world of sustainable finance to allow them to take a closer look at how crucial ESG investments are in creating long-term value in order to achieve the best impact future generations by choosing companies with the best sustainability ratings.

Participants had also the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and learn to invest in a sustainable way through the exclusive e-learning content made ad hoc and in particular: 8 sections of dedicated learning, 18 bite-sized tutorials and social content, was released during the 5 weeks leading up to the competition as part of the Test&Learn initiative.

Our Deputy General Manager Andrea Ragaini commented: "We are happy to have been alongside an educational and fun initiative such as the Investment Challenge which started with the ambitious goal of raising awareness among European students on the issue of sustainable portfolios. Objective fully achieved, given the great success and response among the thousands of subscribers. For us who were among the first to take the path of offering ESG investment solutions for families, by concretely measuring the results not only financially but also for the environment and social implications, seeing the determination of the young people in facing this challenge with sustainable “trade” strokes was truly gratifying. The hope is that initiatives like this will raise awareness that investments build the foundations for a new horizon. From this premise comes the commitment to financial education and the responsibility to speak differently and with new tools, including ESG investments".

Investment Challenge

The Investment Challenge is part of Reply’s Challenges programme, which aims to target the most innovative trends in coding creativity, cyber security and finance. Since 2018, more than 100,000 people have joined the Reply Challenges community, and last year more than 8,400 players took part in the first Reply Investment Challenge.

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