Hult International Business School has announced that the theme of its 2nd annual Global Case Challenge is the global clean water crisis. In partnership with Water.org, the international competition will crowd-source innovative ideas and solutions from the world’s top students across five international cities: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai.
As a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) member, the Hult Global
Case Challenge has committed to working with fellow CGI member Water.org to
tackle one of the world’s most pressing social issues. Water.org was selected
from among the 1,800 “Commitments to Action” made by the world’s top
organizations dedicated to world change. Water.org was chosen because of its
pioneering efforts in the clean water space – including its WaterCredit
initiative, which facilitates small loans for water and sanitation access.
“It’s exciting for us to partner with such an
internationally focused organization. We expect the event to provide a platform
for crowd-sourcing some really innovative ideas and solutions to help solve
this truly pressing global challenge,” says Gary White, executive director and
co-founder of Water.org.
The event will consist of two phases: a regional and a
global final. On March 5, 2011, at the regional events, more than 100 student
teams of five from the world’s top academic institutions will compete to
develop innovative ideas and solutions to help Water.org.
The winners of each regional competition will move on to
compete in an all-expense-paid global final in New York City on April 30, 2011, co-hosted by
the Clinton Global Initiative. At the final event, the participating teams will
present their refined solutions to a panel of executive judges. Water.org will
receive a $1 million donation from Hult
School, which may be used
to help see the winning team’s solution implemented.
Applications to participate in this event now are being
accepted, and registration forms can be filled out on-line by visiting: www.hultglobalcasechallenge.com.
Students have the option of competing at any of the five
New Student Competition for Innovative Solutions to Clean Water Crisis
November 17, 2010