There will be three rooms (to represent three different industries) and, within each room, four groups (to represent four different companies) – for a total of twelve teams.
Please note: The industries/companies below are merely suggestions. If there are other industries/companies that better reflect the BSE curriculum, the necessary changes can be made to showcase that.
- Industry One: Technology
Facebook, Netflix, Apple, Google
- Industry Two: Energy
Shell, BP, Exelon, Duke Energy
- Industry Three: Fashion
Nike, Kering, Adidas, LVMH
Within the industries, each team will be assigned to a company. The students will conduct research on:
- Company practices:
- Responsible business practices
- Priorities established in their annual reports
- Industry evaluations:
- Overall industry ratings on different issues
- Present a SWOT analysis of your specific industry
- To improve internal practices,
- To benefit people and the planet,
- With little impact on shareholders
This research will be conducted in a framework of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria.
There will effectively be three separate case competitions simultaneously occurring; one in each room. The winner within each room will NOT be decided upon based on what team was assigned a company that, by a pure stroke of luck, already implements socially responsible initiatives. Rather, the judges will be asked to consider.
- Presentation skills
- Depth of research
- Clarity and feasibility of recommendations
The winners from each room (industry) will, the following week, present in a final round where their first-year classmates will vote for the first, second, and third-place teams.
In both rounds of the competition, teams will have 10 minutes to present, followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.