As most of my readers know, I am attending the StartingBloc Social Innovation Institute in LA next week. This program is geared towards young adults (20 somethings) from around the world who strive to make the world a better place. With that in mind, before we even arrive at the institute, they have assembled us into small teams and given us a lofty challenge.
Our challenge for the “Long Game” exercise is to figure out how to invest $100 million to have the greatest possible impact on climate change. We are encouraged to look at: for-profit companies who are developing innovative technology, nonprofits that are addressing environmental protection, as well as investments in policy or advocacy regarding climate change. We are free to invest the money in any way and encouraged to think outside of the box.
By next week when I arrive in LA for the institute, our group needs to have an investment strategy and be prepared to give an 8 minute presentation on that strategy. The presentations will be voted on and the team with the most votes wins the game.