Responsibility at CBS
Initiatives for students
Launched in 2009, CBS Responsibility Day is an annual event for all 1st semester undergraduates. The aim of the day is to increase awareness of responsible management and to give students real-life examples of responsible management.
Green Challenge/Grøn Dyst
What is Green Challenge (Grøn Dyst)?
Green Challenge is an annual student competition and conference held at DTU. The aim is to ensure that students integrate aspects of sustainability, climate, and the environment in their work. The selected teams are invited to pitch their green ideas to a panel of prominent judges at the student conference.
Green Challenge is held Friday 23 June 2017 at DTU.
To participate you must:
- Decide on a project that contains an element of sustainability, climate and/or the environment, the project must be ECTS giving and be prepared since Green Challenge last Summer 2016.
- Write and send in an abstract presenting the project/idea
- Prepare 120sec pitch to be presented at the Green Challenge Conference 23 June 2017.
Note that all selected teams shall be able to participate at the Green Challenge Conference as this is where the projects are being presented and judged.
You sign up by writing a summary of your project and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday May 17.
An abstract is a brief summary of your key project points. You can read more about how to register and access the summary template here. Note that the template must be followed, as all abstracts are published in a conference catalogue. The abstract must be written in English.
On the Conference Day
On the day about 300 students and 25 judging panels consisting of 5 persons each meet each other at the DTU library in Lyngby. The judging panels consist of representatives from business, politics, professors and institute directors, teachers and students from DTU, CBS, KU etc.
At the conference, the students are present throughout the day. The projects are divided into 8 different categories, so everyone has equal opportunities to participate whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.
Each project has 120 seconds to pitch for the judges followed by a few minutes clarifying questions and comments. Each jury sees about 15 projects during the day to ensure that all projects are evaluated by three different panels.
As project assessment is based on an overall assessment, it is a good idea to have the criteria in mind when writing your abstract. On the conference day, the projects are assessed at several stages by panels of judges. You can read more about the actual conference presentation under ‘Preparing your presentation’.
The projects are solely assessed in relation to other projects in the same category. All projects are assessed according to the following criteria:
- Is the project well-structured and clearly communicated? Is there a clear thread running throughout the presentation, does the presentation stay within the allotted time frame, is there cohesion between the visual and oral presentation and is the message clear.
- To what extent is the project likely to have a positive environmental or energy impact? Does the project demonstrate the extent of the environmental benefit and whether it is realistically feasible? We recommend using methods to support the probability of a positive environmental or energy impact.
- To what extent is the project technically applicable and likely to be realized? Is the project realizable and can it be implemented within a reasonable time frame? How probable is it that the technology can be applied in the desired manner?
- To what extent is it visionary and/or innovative? Is the project innovative? Are the findings surprising?
Internal case competition on business ethics - IBECC
In collaboration with the CBS Sustainability Platform the CBS Office for Responsible Management Education arranged an internal competition to identify the best team of students to represent CBS at the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) in San Diego.
The students had to select a business case entailing a challenge with legal, financial and ethical aspects and propose a solution to this challenge.
A jury found the winning team based on a live presentation followed by a Q&A session that took place in November 2012.The winners of the unique opportunity were the graduate students Bjørg Ilsø Klinkby (MSc IBP), Adam Eithz Kromann (MSc BAP) and Anne Cathrine Gaarde (MSc IBP). They presented a business case on the anti-piracy strategy of Maersk. This team furthermore was the runner-up in the international IBECC competition in May 2013. Well done and congratulations.
Thesis Case Match-making Event
In 2013-2015 graduate students were invited to participate in match-making events with companies and organisations who want to explore, challenge, and develop Corporate Responsibility related activities within their company. The purpose of the events was to facilitate contact between students and companies and raise awareness of the topics of Responsible Management.