SSE IB team reaches case competition world finals
A team of master students from the specialization International Business have advanced to the final round of the Corporate Knights/Schulich Business for a Better World Case Competition at World Economic Forum, Davos.
The team will be presenting their solution at the World Economic Forum in Davos in two weeks, in front of Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner of McKinsey, and other prominent business leaders. Already top 3 globally, our team will compete for first place with two MBA-level teams.
The competition requires student teams to apply 12 of the most widely disclosed and tracked sustainability indicators to a specific case, making the contest unique among the world’s responsible business competitions. Teams will be challenged to identify priority social, environmental and governance metrics for the case company and improve its performance (relative to industry peers) on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, an annual benchmark ranking that has been produced by Corporate Knights since 2005.
The Business for a Better World Case Competition is a partnership between Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. In this international MBA competition the final three teams get a chance to present their case analysis in front of a live panel of high-profile judges at the prestigious World Economic Forum, an annual event held in Davos, Switzerland, every January.
The team consists of and Chris Royle from Canada, Anja Huber and Johannes Meder from Germany, and Karin Bratt from Sweden,
all students in the MSc International Business specialization at SSE.
“We’re ecstatic to have made it this far” they say. “It was difficult case; Suncor is already listed on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World — impressive given that its mining operations are concentrated in the often-vilified Oil Sands, and that Corporate Knights ranking system compares them to the energy sector in general, including energy distribution and renewable energy technologies.”
More information about the “Business for a Better World”.