MBA team wins Corporate Knights’ Business for a Better World case competition... again!

2016 Davos

Sardul S. Gill Graduate School MBAs Laurent Sevigny, Mukesh Dhatwalia, Bhupinder Dulku and Dorothy Pan have successfully defended the School’s championship title at the Corporate Knights’ Business for a Better World case study competition. This is the second year in a row that a team from the Gustavson School of Business, coached by Assistant Professor, Dr. Matthew Murphy, has won the contest. As one of the top three teams worldwide, they presented during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 22, 2016 and secured the $6000 top prize, claiming victory over fellow competitors from the Schulich School of Business and Duke University.

Each group was asked to decarbonize the holdings of the Norway Government Pension Fund Global. Worth approx. $940 billion (USD), the fund has been built from the surpluses of Norway’s petroleum income. As part of the competition, students were given access to a tool (designed by Corporate Knights) that allowed them to assess the carbon profile of the fund’s holdings.  Teams were given 10 minutes to present their case to the panel, followed by a short Q&A.

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.