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The Data Analytics Prize

Can you unlock the future of climate finance?

The Data Analytics Prize is looking for creative ways to utilise existing climate and environmental datasets to improve the adoption of climate finance.

Your ideas may help to integrate transition or physical climate risk into financial decision-making or develop novel green financial instruments.

The winning team will be awarded £7,000 and CGFI support to further develop the solution.

Join the information webinar on Monday 26th February to find out more about the CIC and how to enter.

How to enter

In Stage 1, your team will submit a Concept Note of your idea. If your team’s submission is selected, you’ll move on to the next stage.
In Stage 2 (the Semi-Finals), your team will be invited to develop a detailed slide-pack of your idea. If your team’s presentation is selected, you’ll be moved on to the final stage.
In Stage 3 (the Finals), your team will pitch your idea in front of a top-tier panel of judges from investment banking, private equity, and impact investing.


Students enrolled in any degree at the time of the submission are eligble to enter. The challenge is open globally to students from all academic backgrounds.

Undergraduate students may participate as long as the leader of the group is enrolled in a postgraduate degree. Students will have to form teams of 2 to 6 members.

Students must apply with their student emails.

About the Data Analytics Prize

CGFI supports the Data Analytics Prize as part of the Climate Investment Challenge (CIC) from Imperial College London.

CGFI’s involvement is supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

The Data Analytics Prize 2023

Congratulations to team Reckon – winners of the 2023 Data Analytics Prize in the Climate Investment Challenge.

Aparna Holenarasipura Sreedhara & Akanksha Sahay’s entry “Financing a just coal transition” used climate, geospatial and economic data and climate risk modelling to understand physical risk and coal transition-relevant job losses. The team will receive further assistance from CGFI as they develop their solution.

The team, pictured above with CGFI panel judge Brian Matthews and the CGFI’s Yllka Hysaj, received the award in the CIC Final at the Royal Institution/Undaunted on the 9th Jun. CIC finalists presented their ideas to an expert panel from industry and academia.