We are pleased to announce the launch of the first student run $2M+ Climate Solutions Fund.
The Climate Solution Fund (CSF) will start in the Fall of 2024 with the first cohort of student investment managers. Students enrolled in the fund-as-curriculum course will manage a multi-asset class, private investment fund, investing in real-world deals in order to learn how to structure financing to mobilize capital for climate solutions.
The focus of the investments will be in the area of finance not traditionally taught as mainstream finance, but where there are dire needs for expertise, including such areas as public-private partnerships for federal or state programs, capital stacks for risk buffering and incorporation of advance purchase commitments, middle market expansion in the picks and shovels of the economy, and growth equity for technology solutions applied to production and logistics.
This $2.37M Climate Solutions Fund is possible due to generous gifts from Haas alumni and friends of Haas. Special thanks goes to Allan Holt, MBA ‘76 for his lead gift, and generous founding donations from Larry Johnson BS ’72, Doris and Charlie Michaels BS ’78, Scott Pinkus and Laura D. Tyson.