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The Business for a Better World Case Competition
January 25, 2018

Are you an MBA student looking to build knowledge and expertise in sustainability? Do you want to test your business skills and solve complex problems? Would you like a chance to showcase your ideas in Switzerland for a panel of esteemed judges?

Then the Business for a Better World Case Competition is a great opportunity for you!

The Business for a Better World Case Competition, an international contest now into its fourth year, is a partnership between Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

Description
Business for a Better World Case Competition, an international contest now going into its fifth year, is a partnership between Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. With a prize pool in 2016/2017 of $10,000, the final round of this MBA competition will see three top teams present their case analysis in front of a live panel of high-profile judges in Davos, Switzerland, coinciding with the World Economic Forum in January.

This year the challenge for teams is to develop a new and actionable idea that will enable meaningful investment in the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals while creating new growth opportunities for BNP Paribas CIB division.

Teams:

Teams must consist of a minimum of three students and maximum of four students. The majority of members of any team must be an MBA student, either part-time or full-time, and all must represent the same business school. We will also accept Masters-level students focused on business and sustainability (please contact mbacontest [at] corporateknights.com to confirm). This contest is open to all business schools worldwide, but all submissions must be in English.

2016 / 2017 Outcome

- 1st Place: Middlebury Institute of International Studies
- 2nd Place: Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
- 3rd Place: Schulich School of Business, York University
Organizer
York - Schulich School Of Business
Prize
The three teams that advance to the final round will be granted two nights of accommodations in/near Davos, Switzerland. Students/schools that advance to this round are expected to cover their own flight costs and other expenses.

- Prize for Winning Team: $6,000 (Cdn.) + crystal trophy for school

- Prize for 2nd Place Team: $3,000 (Cdn.)

- Prize for 3rd Place team: $1,000 (Cdn.)