AFIA International Climate Change Scholarship winner announced


Wednesday, 15 November, 2023

AFIA International Climate Change Scholarship winner announced

The Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA) has announced Louis Edwards, Head of Renewable Energy Finance at Plenti, as the winner of the AFIA International Climate Change Scholarship.

Announced at The Affies, AFIA’s annual gala dinner, the award highlights the organisation’s commitment to nurturing leaders who will guide Australia’s low-carbon transition.

Edwards was compelled to pursue the scholarship due to the complex challenges of climate change. He has seen the power of innovative financing for renewable energy at Plenti and aims to expand his impact by gaining a deeper understanding of the issues faced.

“My aim is to foster product innovation, making renewable energy more accessible and affordable, driving change not only within Plenti but across the industry,” he said. He aspires to influence policy and contribute to the widespread adoption of renewable technologies.

AFIA CEO Diane Tate spoke on the importance of the scholarship. She said the finance industry is a key player in working with governments, businesses and communities in tackling the challenges associated with climate change. The aim of the scholarship is to cultivate leaders who can create sustainable financial products, services and technologies, driving strategies, research and innovation in line with environmental sustainability.

According to Tate, the scholarship has an international aspect because climate change is a global issue requiring cross-jurisdictional collaboration. The scholarship could be a platform for sharing international best practices and staying ahead of global financial trends.

The AFIA scholarship provides a course at the London School of Economics and Political Science, addressing the political, economic and governance aspects of climate change.

Applications for the scholarship were exceptionally strong, meeting strict criteria that ensured only candidates with a demonstrated deep commitment to sustainability and a significant strategic influence within their organisation were selected.

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