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LBS MBA team wins £17,435 in Impact Investing Competition

A team of current MBA students has won a £17,435 award at the 2016 MBA Impact Investing Competition.

Ayo Camara, Divesh Chandiramani, Alexa Sharples, Jay Son Tan, Sriram Varadarajan  (MBAs, graduating 2017), and Amrita Kundu (PhD2017), claimed ‘first runner-up’ in the competition for their investment idea - commercialising a technology to make electric motors more energy efficient.

Team member Alexa Sharples said: “Taking part in this competition was one of the best, most tangible and most challenging things we’ve done during our time at London Business School. Winning it is an endorsement from leaders in international impact investing. It means a huge amount not just to us, but to our company, the lead investor and those working in the wider clean technology area.”

The competition, part of the MBA Impact Investing Network and Training programme (MIINT), sees teams from top US and European business school pitching their impact investment ideas to a team of expert judges. This is the first year that LBS students have entered the competition and more than 100 students took part over a six-month period through the School’s Net Impact Club. After internal competition, a final team went to Philadelphia, where they competed against 24 other teams from international business schools.