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Student Voice 2023 – Talent & Impact!

The CoBS student CSR article competition 2023

The winners and finalists of the 2023 Council on Business & Society Student CSR article competition are now officially nominated. Warm thanks to all the students and their submissions throughout the member schools of the CoBS for their effort, commitment, enthusiasm and talent. This year’s competition saw an extremely high level of quality and maturity in the articles – something that made the juries’ selection all the more difficult. Congratulations to the winners, runners-up and finalists. And finally, a thank you to all the staff and faculty teams within the CoBS Schools for their expert coordination and time spent on the juries.

The Prizes

  • A €500 equiv. cash prize for the winning article in each CoBS member school

  • Winners, runners-up and finalists receive Council on Business & Society branded goodies

  • Winner, runner-up and finalist articles will be published in June’s special issue of Global Voice magazine next to faculty research insights

  • Winner, runner-up and finalist articles will be posted on CoBS Insights, the Council’s blog with a global audience

  • A Council on Business & Society Participant, Finalist, Runner-up, Winner certificate.

The 2023 Competition Topics

  • What are the potential negative and positive academic impacts of ChatGPT, and how should universities manage this issue?

  • Inflation is back: Winners, losers and new tensions in society.

  • After decades of increasing globalization both in trade, capital flows but even people to people movements, it seems the trend has turned towards deglobalization. Recently, the COVID pandemic, Sino-US trade friction, and the Russia-Ukraine Crisis, have caused the trend in deglobalization to grow further. What is the future of Multinational corporations (MNCs)? How will MNCs continue their social value creation (e.g. poverty alleviation, and net-zero carbon emissions) in the context of deglobalization?

  • How might we leverage innovation in order to enhance the business value of functional diversity? 

  • How might retail companies redesign their supply chain and business models so that they operate as profitable regenerative businesses?

  • We have passed an inflection point with AI so that it is already pervasive. How can governments and businesses balance the need for innovation, with all of its potential for raising productivity, with the need to manage wellbeing, prevent unjust inequalities, and ensure environmental stewardship?

  • According to the Oxfam presentation at the WEF Davos Forum in 2022, "inequality is contributing to the death of at least 21,000 people each day, or one person every four seconds. This is a conservative finding based on deaths globally from lack of access to healthcare, gender-based violence, hunger, and climate breakdown". Surprisingly, "billionaires’ wealth has risen more since COVID-19 began than it has in the last 14 years". What can Business Schools do to address this situation?

  • Is access to energy a human rights issue? Globally, can a market-based energy system that aims to produce and sell as much fuel as possible be sustained?

The 2023 Competition Winners in each participating school are: 

In alphabetical order per school

Michelle Diaz, MiM student, ESSEC Business School Winner, with AI: Resurgence in the Art of Rhetoric and Composition?
Rafael Echechipia Fontana, BBA student, FGV-EAESP Winner, with Powering change: Electricity, transition and development
Lijun Song, MBA participant, School of Management Fudan University Winner, with Deglobalization is another kind of globalization
Silvana Leyva, BBA student, IE Business School Winner, with Mind the Gap: The role of business schools in bridging the income divide

Michelle Diaz, MiM student, ESSEC Business School Winner, with AI: Resurgence in the Art of Rhetoric and Composition?

Rafael Echechipia Fontana, BBA student, FGV-EAESP Winner, with Powering change: Electricity, transition and development.

Lijun Song, MBA participant, School of Management Fudan University Winner, with Deglobalization is another kind of globalization.

Silvana Leyva, BBA student, IE Business School Winner, with Mind the Gap: The role of business schools in bridging the income divide.

Marla MacInnis, Bachelor of Commerce student, Smith School of Business, with The Illusion of Inclusion: How Artificial Intelligence Can Challenge the ‘Business Case’ for Diversity

Marla MacInnis, Bachelor of Commerce student, Smith School of Business Winner, with The Illusion of Inclusion: How Artificial Intelligence Can Challenge the ‘Business Case’ for Diversity

Busisiwe Raphuthing, MBA participant, Stellenbosch Business School Winner, with Intentionally but Mistakenly Unequal

Busisiwe Raphuthing, MBA participant, Stellenbosch Business School Winner, with Intentionally but Mistakenly Unequal.

Ainhoa Ye, MSc in Operations & Supply Chain Management student, Trinity Business School Winner, with Regeneration at the core of profitable retail businesses and supply chains

Ainhoa Ye, MSc in Operations & Supply Chain Management student, Trinity Business School Winner, with Regeneration at the core of profitable retail businesses and supply chains.

The 2023 Competition Runners-up & Finalists are: 

In alphabetical order per school

Ana Sofia Bello, GBBA student, ESSEC Business School Finalist, with ChatGPT: Revolutionizing communication or threatening human interaction?

Ana Sofia Bello, GBBA student, ESSEC Business School Finalist, with ChatGPT: Revolutionizing communication or threatening human interaction?

Carolina Tonon Cardoso, BSc in Public Administration, FGV-EAESP 3rd Place, with What would Galileo Galilei say about students using ChatGPT?

Carolina Tonon Cardoso, BSc in Public Administration, FGV-EAESP 3rd Place, with What would Galileo Galilei say about students using ChatGPT?

Celine Sophie Lüdtke, MiM student, ESSEC Business School Finalist, with Brave New World – How can we navigate in the new world order or have we already seen it all?

Céline Sophie Lüdtke, MiM student, ESSEC Business School Finalist, with Brave New World – How can we navigate in the new world order or have we already seen it all?

Beatriz Avrucik Magalhães, BSc in Public Administration, FGV-EAESP Runner-up, with Imminent revolution, GPT Chat ally or enemy of universities?

Beatriz Avrucik Magalhães, BSc in Public Administration, FGV-EAESP Runner-up, with Imminent revolution, GPT Chat ally or enemy of universities?

Hauteclaire Lulin, MiM student, ESSEC Business School 3rd Place, with The Retail Crossroads: Stitching Together Regenerative Business Models for Profit, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility

Hauteclaire Lulin, MiM student, ESSEC Business School 3rd Place, with The Retail Crossroads: Stitching Together Regenerative Business Models for Profit, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility.

Quynh Nguyen, BBA student, IE Business School Runner-up, with The Cost of Inflation: A threat to global economic growth

Quynh Nguyen, BBA student, IE Business School Runner-up, with The Cost of Inflation: A threat to global economic growth.

Aymeric Thiollet, SMIB student, ESSEC Business School Runner-up, with ChatGPT: A Paradigm Shift for Universities?

Aymeric Thiollet, SMIB student, ESSEC Business School Runner-up, with ChatGPT: A Paradigm Shift for Universities?

Brianna Cairns, Bachelor of Commerce student, Smith School of Business, with Chat GPT – The biggest disruptor to education since the calculator

Brianna Cairns, Bachelor of Commerce student, Smith School of Business Runner-up, with Chat GPT – The biggest disruptor to education since the calculator.

Eva Fitzpatrick, BSc in Global Business, Trinity Business School Runner-up, with The Student’s Friend, Educator’s Foe – Debunking ChatGPT’s Contentious Academic Reputation

Eva Fitzpatrick, BSc in Global Business, Trinity Business School Runner-up, with The Student’s Friend, Educator’s Foe – Debunking ChatGPT’s Contentious Academic Reputation.

Grace Gollogley, BSc in Global Business, Trinity Business School 3rd Place, with Tomato shortage – a symptom of inflation?

Grace Gollogley, BSc in Global Business, Trinity Business School 3rd Place, with Tomato shortage – a symptom of inflation?

Student articles appear in Global Voice magazine #26. Click to download this special issue!  
Global Voice magazine #26 - the special summer 2023 issue featuring student competition winners and finalists and faculty research contributors

Read and download our previous student competition & faculty research Global Voice issues

Global Voice magazine special student competition issue June 2022

June 2022

Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine 18 special issue 10 years of the CoBS

June 2021

Global Voice magazine #14 special student competition issue

June 2020

CoBS Global Voice magazine #10

June 2019

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