MBAs Present on How To Profitably Decarbonize Norwegian Oil Fund, Win Third Place

Third place went to the Schulich School of Business at this year’s CK-Schulich Business for a Better World Case Competition held during the World Economic Forum. Our team of MBA finalists presented to panel of five judges in Davos on how to profitably decarbonize the Norwegian Oil Fund

Twenty-eight teams from 14 countries registered to compete in the 2016 competition. Of five teams, two were selected to compete in Round 2 for the chance to present their business plans in Davos in front of a judging panel. The third finalist was the winner of the 2015 Yale Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition.

Professor Dirk Matten of the Schulich School of Business summarized the event: “While some commentators lamented a lack of future perspectives at Davos due to the magnitude of contemporary challenges on the agenda for world leaders, the CK-Schulich MBA Case Competition reflected the traditional spirit of Davos at its finest: some of the sharpest minds from this future generation of business leaders applying their creativity to help solve the most pressing challenge of climate change and identify opportunities for business and the investment community. A truly visionary event.”

The three teams, which earned a total of $10,000 for making the finals, will have their presentations and background materials shared with Espen Erlandsen, director general of the Asset Management Department at the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and Yngve Slyngstad, CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management.

All teams were provided access to the Clean Capitalist Portfolio Cleaner created by Corporate Knights for investors to benchmark, measure and manage exposure to carbon and other ESG factors on one platform. Clean Capitalist data partners include South Pole Group, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Oekom, CDP and Fossil Free Indexes.

To read the full media story, click here.

To view finalist presentations please visit: http://www.corporateknights.com/affiliates/2016contest/

For more information, contact:

Toby Heaps +1 (416) 274-1432
mbacontest@corporateknights.com

Dirk Matten +1 (647) 293 0802,
dmatten@schulich.yorku.ca

2016-02-03T11:47:14+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Community, Events, International|Tags: , , , |

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