REPLY: Investing sustainably: the Reply Sustainable Investment Challenge is underway, organized by Reply and Banca Generali and with zero negative impact on the environment

TURIN, Italy–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The third edition of the Reply Investment Challenge is underway – the second of these sustainability-themed challenges. Intended for students and young professionals, in 2021 the international online contest had 14,600 members from 91 countries around the world and a total volume of 76,746 trade transactions were carried out.

This year, the theme of sustainability will play an even more central role. The objective of the Challengeplanned from Monday, March 28 thand to Friday April 8and of this year, will be to invest sustainably. Participants will be asked to present sustainable yet profitable investment strategies, making choices influenced by the ESG ratings of the companies in which they will invest.

In addition to deepening their knowledge of the ESG rating system, the competition will allow participants to broaden their general skills in finance and investment, thanks to the exclusive e-learning content which will be made available on the Challenge platform the month before the competition.

Participants in this year’s Challenge will have $1,000,000 of virtual capital to invest in the US market in real time. On March 28, the sum will be credited to the virtual wallets of the participants and the challenge will begin. Entrants will be ranked and evaluated based on their sustainable investing choices and only the top three – those who have maximized their profit and sustainability outcome – will win the challenge.

To demonstrate commitment to sustainability, the Reply Sustainable Investment Challenge 2022 will have a zero negative impact on the environment and will be completely green. In collaboration with LifeGate, referent on themes related to sustainable development, the overall environmental impact generated by the organization and conduct of the event has been calculated. The quantity of CO2 produced will thus be offset by the creation and protection of forests in Madagascar.

This year, the Reply Sustainable Investment Challenge will again have Banca Generali as a partner. The first Italian bank to embark on the path of offering ESG investment solutions for families, Banca Generali will accompany students through the different stages of the competition, concretely measuring the results not only financially, but also in terms of the environment and social implications.

The 2022 edition of the Challenge will also count on the participation of CFA Company Italy, MainStreet Partners and the MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business.

CFA Society Italy, which since its founding has promoted the highest standards of ethics, education and excellence within the entire financial community, constantly focuses on the latest ESG issues that are revolutionizing the sector. .

MainStreet Partners, a London-based firm specializing in sustainable investing and portfolio analysis, will provide ESG ratings for use in the competition.

In addition, with its participation in the Reply Sustainable Investment Challenge, the Graduate School of Business MIP Politecnico di Milano confirms its commitment to educate and train financial operators attentive to the risk and sustainability of their investments.

the Responding to the challenge of sustainable investing is part of the Response Challenges Program which, together with the Reply Code For Kids program and the 2nd level Master in AI and Cloud of Reply offered at the Polytechnic University of Turin, are just a few examples of the Group’s continuous commitment to the development of innovative training models , able to engage new generations of performers. Today, Reply’s Challenges is made up of a community of over 140,000 players.

Registration for the Reply Sustainable Investment Challenge will be open until March 25. All information is available at: challenges.reply.com.

To respond

To respond [MTA, STAR: REY, ISIN: IT0005282865] specializes in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media. As a network of highly specialized companies, Reply defines and develops business models enabled by new models of AI, big data, cloud computing, digital media and the Internet of Things. Reply provides consulting, systems integration and digital services to telecommunications and media organizations; industry and services; Bank and insurance; and the public sectors. www.reply.com

General bank

Banca Generali is a leading private bank in Italy in financial planning and protection of client assets, supported by a strong network of consultants and private bankers who rank at the top of the sector in terms of skills and professionalism. The Company’s strategy is based on four key pillars: qualified advisory services from professionals specializing in the protection of families’ assets and in supporting them in planning their future; a cutting-edge product portfolio with solutions tailored to clients’ personal needs, innovative wealth management services for financial assets and other types of business, and innovative tools that, through the adoption of new technologies , strengthen the relationship of trust between the consultant and the client . The Bank’s mission highlights the role of Trusted Persons alongside the Client over the long term, to build and support his life projects. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since November 2006, it manages more than €85.7 billion of Assicurazioni Generali assets on behalf of clients (data as of December 31, 2021). With a strong presence across the country, it operates 45 branches and 137 offices accessible to more than 2,150 financial advisors, as well as an advanced digital contact service for its operations. Added to this is its digital banking platform, www.bancageneraliprivate.itwhich allows customers to access banking services independently.

MainStreet Partners

We are many investors’ trusted ESG partner for one simple reason: we provide a one-stop platform for their portfolio-level sustainability needs. Our clients include some of the most sophisticated wealth managers, investment banks, insurance companies and institutional investors in the financial industry.

MainStreet Partners is headquartered in London, is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and consists of two main divisions:

  1. ESG advice – We have worked with our partners for over 10 years to create multi-asset, multi-manager ESG portfolios containing mutual funds, stocks and bonds. We develop solutions for thematic products or products aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  2. Portfolio analysis – We offer a holistic approach to analyzing ESG data that includes: transparent and detailed ESG ratings on a large universe of funds or the assessment of client portfolios to improve their sustainability profile and align them with the latest regulations” green”.

Our proprietary models and databases are available on a pragmatic and intuitive ESG platform. Our clients can create sustainable portfolios and/or analyze their portfolios through:

  • ESG ratings at issuer level (equities, credit, government bonds, green and social bonds);

  • ESG rating of funds with addition of extra-financial results and alignment of SDGs;

  • exclusion lists and analysis of activities and behaviors.

MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business

MIP is the Graduate School of Business of the Politecnico di Milano which, for more than 40 years, has offered management training programs for graduates, professionals, companies and institutions. In 2014, the School launched the first Executive MBA in digital learning in Italy and today, where digital training is an integral part of the entire training offer. The school operates with close attention to sustainability issues as the only European business school among B Corp certified companies, an important recognition given to companies characterized by their commitment to sustainability and building communities. a more inclusive society. MIP constantly collaborates with nationally and internationally renowned companies, forming partnerships that allow the design of training courses aimed at providing the best tools to face the challenges of contemporary markets. The training offer consists each year of more than 40 Master’s programs including MBA and Executive MBA, a catalog of more than 200 Open Programs dedicated to executive profiles and various training courses adapted to the business world. www.som.polimi.it/

CFA Company Italy

CFA Society Italy is the reference association in Italy for professionals who have obtained the qualification of Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), the most important certification in the world of finance. Founded in 1999 as a subsidiary of the CFA Institute, the Association is the point of reference in Italy for CFA Charter holders. CFA Society Italy promotes professional ethics and the value of the training and certification journey in the country and provides a series of services to professionals and those following the demanding examination process. Like other affiliated associations around the world, the activities carried out by CFA Society Italy are largely based on the voluntary commitment of its members. The CFA Society Italy has about 600 members.

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