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Announcing: Our 4 Finalist Teams of the Grant Thornton Irish Funds Sustainathon 2020

16 June 2020

Sustainathon 2020Our four finalist teams for the Grant Thornton Irish Funds Sustainathon 2020 are:

You can view the problems identified and the solutions proposed by each finalist teams, as well as team member profiles using the links above.

Each team will pitch their idea to a Dragon's Den. The guidelines are 10 minutes max of a pitch, with 15 minutes of Q&A. This will be held over zoom. After the pitch sessions, the dragons are to identify the winning entry, which will be announced week commencing 22nd of June.


The Sustainathon is a collaborative event aimed at creating solutions to the sustainability challenges faced by the Irish Funds Industry. This was the first year of this event, and there has been a high level of interest and momentum behind this initiative.

14 entries were submitted, with over 40 companies and 4 colleges represented.

Teams were asked to assess and identify achievable and impactful steps that the Irish Funds Industry could take to address the sustainability challenges faced by the Industry. Solutions covered Policy, Process, Innovation, Technology and Empowerment.

The 14 submissions were reviewed by a panel, which comprises of:

  • Niamh Murray (Pinsent Masons)
  • Faye Walsh Drouillard (WakeUp Capital)
  • Kieran Fox (Irish Funds)
  • Brian O’Dwyer and Brian Murphy (GT)

The panel met over 2 days, and took a consensus approach to identifying the finalists to bring forward to the Dragons Den.

Read background on the Grant Thornton Irish Funds Sustainathon 2020.

Related Links

Team 1 - ​The Green Team Network Team 2 - ​The B Team Team 3 - ​TreeFunder Team 4 - ​The Green Boardroom
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