Four of my classmates — Alison Etheridge, Jana DiSani, Laura Monahan, and Stephen Sumpter — had the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2014.
The team placed second in the “Business for a Better World” case competition. The MBA competition kicked off in October when 28 teams from around the world submitted solutions for Suncor, an energy company, to improve environmental, social, governance and financial performance. To advance to the final round, our team then prepared a 25-page paper in just 17 days! Duquesne was one of three finalist teams to earn an expense-paid trip to Switzerland to deliver a 10-minute presentation before judges, including the global managing director of McKinsey, the corporate sustainability leader of Ernst & Young and the managing director of the World Economic Forum.
Participating in a case competition is one of many extracurricular activities available to all students in the MBA Sustainability program.
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