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05 May 2022

Sustainable Investment Challenge 2022: the winners of the sustainable investment challenge

The third edition of the Investment Challenge, the second with a sustainability theme, created in collaboration with Reply and with MIP Politecnico di Milano, MainStreet Partners and CFA Society Italy, has officially ended.

Record numbers for the online competition that saw over 13,750 participants from 95 countries around the world generate more than 36,000 trades in companies with the best ESG rating, in order to achieve the best impact for future generations.

Right from the start, participants demonstrated their ability to identify and invest in products with a positive ESG rating, in line with the competition's objective of sustainable investing. From day one, 67% of the transactions were on instruments with a positive ESG rating, i.e. with an ESG rating of more than 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5). A further evolution in investment strategies was noted during the competition: participants came to identify virtuous securities more effectively, increasing the percentage of products traded with ESG scores above 3, a testament to the skill of the players.

To better prepare for the challenge, participants were able to deepen their knowledge of ESG ratings and broaden their general finance and investment skills thanks to exclusive e-learning content created ad-hoc by Reply, Banca Generali, MIP Politecnico di Milano and MSP.

The 2022 edition winners

On the podium of the 2022 edition of the Reply Sustainable Investment Challenge:

  • Nigel Cledwyn Motinius, 22, a law student at the University of the West of England (Bristol), who took first place with a ranking value of 98,852.47;
  • Antonio Villano, 23 years old, a Master's degree student in Economics and Finance at the University of Milan Bicocca, took second place with a ranking value of 75,002.96;
  • Giacomo Gazzo, 23, a Management Engineering student at Milan Polytechnic, came third with a ranking value of 81,507.37.

"We are delighted with the extraordinary success of the Sustainable Investment Challenge 2022. The very high level of participation in the event is a sign of strong interest among young people in the world of savings and investments, with particular attention to the sphere of sustainable investments. The results achieved and the construction of many of the portfolios in the competition are a sign of maturity on the part of the younger generations that opens an interesting window of reflection on our sector," commented our Head of General Counsel and Sustainability Carmelo Reale.

What is the Sustainable Investment Challenge?

The Reply Sustainable Investment Challenge is part of Reply's Challenges programme, which, together with the Reply Code For Kids programme and the second-level Master on AI & Cloud at the Politecnico di Torino, are just some of the examples that demonstrate Reply's commitment to the development of innovative training models, capable of involving the new generations. Reply's Challenges now have a community of over 140,000 players.

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