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?
oikos Copenhagen is the local Danish chapter of an international non-profit student-driven organization on sustainable economics and management. oikos Copenhagen offers a platform for learning, networking and hands-on projects related to sustainability. Our activities and teams are geared to our vision and mission. The Copenhagen chapter of oikos is the largest in Copenhagen within its field. Activities are not limited to CBS students and are also open to any other students at higher education institutions. Danish oikees become part of the global oikos network, consisting of students, faculty, advisors and partners. Located at higher education institutions, we globally want to transform education and research and embed social and environmental perspectives in faculties.
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