oikosNewsFaculty from University of Oregon, Technical University of Munich and University of Hamburg win first prizes in oikos Case Writing Competition

Faculty from University of Oregon, Technical University of Munich and University of Hamburg win first prizes in oikos Case Writing Competition

17 May 2016 | News

We are proud to announce the winners of this year’s oikos Case Writing Competition:

The first prize in the Corporate Sustainability track is awarded to Michael Russo and Michael Crooke from University of Oregon (US) for their case “Guayakí: Securing Supplies, Strengthening the Mission”.

In the Social Entrepreneurship track, the first prize goes to “Polarstern Energy – Sustainable Change Led by Innovative Entrepreneurs” by Julia K. Binder from TUM School of Management at Technical University of Munich (Germany).

In our youngest track, Sustainable Finance, outstanding case submissions competed for prizes this year. The winners of the first prize are Katrin Gödker, Josua Oll, Franziska Sump and Julia Frech from University of Hamburg (Germany) with “The Case for Divestment: Rockefellers’ Fortune?”.

Participants in the oikos Case Writing Competition were again truly international: the finalists come from institutions in Germany, India, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Thailand and the US.

Many authors plan to publish their cases in our oikos free case collection or at the Case Centre soon. We will keep you posted.

You find all the prizes and runners-up below. Congratulations!

Winners of the 2016 Competition

Corporate Sustainability Track

1st Prize

Guayakí: Securing Supplies, Strengthening the Mission by Michael Russo and Michael Crooke (University of Oregon, US)

2nd Prize

The Rise of a New Industry: Business Model Innovation at the Intersection of Energy and Mobility by René Bohnsack (Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal) and Pico van Heemstra (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands)

3rd Prize

KTDAL – Building Sustainability through Inclusion by D. Satish and Nagendra Kumar M. V. (IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University, India)

Runner-up

Alibaba.com between Economic Success and Corporate Responsibility by Kannika Leelapanyalert, David Beschorner, Kim Nadine Reckmann and Marie Aslanian (College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand)

Social Entrepreneurship Track

1st Prize

Polarstern Energy – Sustainable Change Led by Innovative Entrepreneurs by Julia K. Binder (TUM School of Management at Technical University of Munich, Germany)

2nd Prize

Friends of the Children: Strategies for Scaling Impact by Jacen Greene, Nicki Yechin Lee and Eric Nelsen (Portland State University, US)

3rd Prize

Sanergy: Sustainable Sanitation by Indu Perepu and Geeta Singh (IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University, India)

Runner-up

Dr. Devi Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya: Delivering Quality Cardiac Care to the Masses by G.V. Muralidhara (IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University, India)

Runner-up

Social Franchising to Attain Scale and Sustainability: The Kibera Project in Kenya by Karen Loeb and Vijaya Narapareddy (Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, US)

Sustainable Finance Track

1st Prize

The Case for Divestment: Rockefellers’ Fortune? by Katrin Gödker, Josua Oll, Franziska Sump and Julia Frech (University of Hamburg, Germany)

2nd Prize

IFC Funding of Dinant Project: Call for Overhaul of Risk Assessment for Sustainable Finance by D. Satish and Manish Agarwal (IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University, India)

3rd Prize

Socially Responsible Investing: Data-Driven Decision Making by Magali A. Delmas and Jinghui Lim (University of California, US)

Runner-up

Bandhan: Advancing Financial Inclusion in India by Charles Dhanaraj (International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland) and Geetika Shah (Indian School of Business, India)

Runner-up

Catalyzing a Shared Sustainable Future: Responsible Banking at Yes Bank by Debapratim Purkayastha, Benudhar Sahu and Trilochan Tripathy (IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University, India)