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Socially-Focused Business Case Competitions

  • This is a sample of socially focused case competitions out there.
  • Please feel free to notify us at reading@williamjamesfoundation.org if you have one to add to this list.

East-West MBA All-Star Case Challenge
This competition gives MBA students an opportunity to meet their peers from around the world, learn about the Chinese market through firsthand research, and propose solutions to Microsoft senior management.

J.P. Morgan Good Venture Case Competition

Leeds Net Impact Case Competition
Summary: The Leeds Net Impact Case Competition is the premier case format competition built around businesses facing sustainability challenges, while succeeding financially. This competition brings the top rated business schools and future industry leaders to Boulder, Colorado for a two-day event. The competition is an opportunity to bring together students, executives and businesses who share a common commitment to sustainable business practices and financial returns.

National Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition
Students put together teams of 3 to 5 members and select an appropriate case. Each team prepares a presentation in which students explain the legal, financial and ethical dimensions of the problem. They also have a biathlon where teams that compete in the case competition can combine their scores with their performance in the 5k or 10k race of their choice.

National Energy Finance Challenge
The Energy Finance Challenge is a business case competition focused on real-life finance issues within the energy industry. The purpose of the event is to bring executives and recruiters from world-renowned companies into contact with the country’s best MBA students.

Net Impact Socially Responsible Case Competition
The Leeds Net Impact Case Competition is the premier case format competition built around businesses facing sustainability challenges, while succeeding financially. This competition brings the top rated business schools and future industry leaders to Boulder, Colorado for a two-day event. The competition is an opportunity to bring together students, executives and businesses who share a common commitment to sustainable business practices and financial returns.

Sabin Environmental Venture Prize
The Sabin Environmental Venture Prize is an annual winner-take-all prize of $25,000. It will be awarded to the best Yale student and/or faculty idea for a product, service, project or program that advances a more environmentally sustainable way of life.

Sustainable Innovation Summit
Teams of master's-level students are challenged to create sustainable and innovative solutions for real-world business challenges and win the top prize of $20,000.