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The 2024 Council on Business & Society Student Article Competition Results
Student voice at the Council on Business & Society

The winners and finalists of the 2024 Council on Business & Society Student CSR article competition. Warm thanks to all the students for their submissions throughout the CoBS member schools as well as to the staff and faculty teams within the CoBS Schools for their expert coordination and adjudication.

This year's topics

  • AI in People Management: Friend or Foe?

  • Sustainability reporting standards are becoming mandatory in Europe (ESRS), while a global standard (SASB) has also been created. Would these standards really help society and the planet? Why or why not? 

  • Political polarization – how it is increasing and what are its effects on society?

  • In face of the recent anti-ESG movement in the US, how should international companies respond to it?

  • In light of capitalism's history marked by technological shifts and economic cycles, how can leaders and managers tackle AI's emerging challenges and opportunities to propel organisations forward and tackle societal issues?

  • Balancing Global Business Operations and Human Rights: A Corporate Responsibility Dilemma in the wake of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. How can institutions and companies address the issue?

  • In the age of rapid innovation, how can tech companies demonstrate purpose-driven leadership? What concrete steps should they take to ethically navigate the technological landscape?

The prizes

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

  • Winners, runners-up and finalists win 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.

The Results: Winners

In alphabetical order per CoBS member school

Warwick Business School: Farrah Hartanto, Runner up, with Sustainability Reporting: An Orchestra of People, Planet, and Profit.

ESSEC Business School: Ipsita Chatterjee, MiM student, Winner with Divided We Fall: The Ripple Effects of Political Polarization in Society.

FGV-EAESP: Rafael Echechipia, BBA student, Winner with Profit, Planet and People: Do Sustainability Reporting Standards Measure Up?

FGV-EAESP: Rafael Echechipia, BBA student, Winner with Profit, Planet and People: Do Sustainability Reporting Standards Measure Up?

IE Business School: Maria Caruso, Global Online MBA participant, Winner, with Knocking on our doors: Leading employees today and tomorrow in the new AI era

IE Business School: Maria Caruso, Global Online MBA participant, Winner, with Knocking on our doors: Leading employees today and tomorrow in the new AI era.

Monash Business School: Emily Rowe, Bachelor of International Business student, Winner, with Divided We Stand: Political Polarisation and the Erosion of American Solidarity.

Monash Business School: Emily Rowe, Bachelor of International Business student, Winner, with Divided We Stand: Political Polarisation and the Erosion of American Solidarity.

The Results: Runners up and finalists

Trinity Business School: Daria Perevertailo, Bachelor in Global Business student, Winner with Political polarisation, artificial intelligence, and the proliferation of filter bubbles in the digital environment

Trinity Business School: Daria Perevertailo, Bachelor in Global Business student, Winner with Political polarisation, artificial intelligence, and the proliferation of filter bubbles in the digital environment.

Warwick Business School: Warwick Business School: Luca Livolsi, Accelerator MBA at WBS London participant, Winner with Divided We Stand: How rogue AI and social media are widening the ideological rift.

Warwick Business School: Luca Livolsi, Accelerator MBA at WBS London participant, Winner with Divided We Stand: How rogue AI and social media are widening the ideological rift.

ESSEC Business School: Céline Viévard, GBBA student, Runner up with Beyond Bytes and Algorithms: The Blueprint for Purpose-Led Tech Leadership

ESSEC Business School: Céline Viévard, GBBA student, Runner up with Beyond Bytes and Algorithms: The Blueprint for Purpose-Led Tech Leadership.

FGV-EAESP: Carolina Tonon Cardoso, BSc in Public Administration student, Runner up with Political polarization: a threat to democracy

FGV-EAESP: Carolina Tonon Cardoso, BSc in Public Administration student, Runner up with Political polarization: a threat to democracy.

Monash Business School: Ping (Isaac) Tan, BSc Business and Commerce & BSc Digital Media and Communication student, Runner up with Political Polarization: Can a society thrive when its citizens are entrenched in ideological trenches?

Monash Business School: (Isaac) Tan Ping Jie, BSc Business and Commerce & BSc Digital Media and Communication student, Runner up with Political Polarization: Can a society thrive when its citizens are entrenched in ideological trenches?

Trinity Business School: David Grealish, Bachelor in Global Business student, Runner up with Corporate Strategy for Peace: Navigating CSR in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trinity Business School: David Grealish, Bachelor in Global Business student, Runner up with Corporate Strategy for Peace: Navigating CSR in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Warwick Business School: Farrah Hartanto, Runner up, with Sustainability Reporting: An Orchestra of People, Planet, and Profit.

Warwick Business School: Farrah Hartanto, Runner up, with Sustainability Reporting: An Orchestra of People, Planet, and Profit.

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ESSEC Business School: Antonin Delobre, GBBA student, Finalist with AI - The rear window of the work environment – Between Insight and Illusion.

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Trinity Business School: Vaishnavi Deepak, MSc Marketing student, Finalist with Trial by Fire: The Crucible of Leadership in Big Tech.

Monash Business School: Pallavi Pundir, Bachelor of Commerce (accounting major) & Bachelor of Actuarial Science student, Finalist with The Political Polarisation Puzzle: From Grass Roots Level to Global View.

Warwick Business School: Ryan Zhou, MSc Finance and Economics student, Finalist with AI in Hiring Decisions: Electronic Efficiency vs Emotional Intelligence.

Monash Business School: Dianthus Saputra Estey, Graduate Certificate of Enterprise participant, Finalist with Should Sustainability Reporting be Mandatory? 

Monash Business School: Dianthus Saputra Estey, Graduate Certificate of Enterprise participant, Finalist with Should Sustainability Reporting be Mandatory? 

Monash Business School: Pallavi Pundir, Bachelor of Commerce (accounting major) & Bachelor of Actuarial Science student, Finalist with The Political Polarisation Puzzle: From Grass Roots Level to Global View.

Monash Business School: Pallavi Pundir, Bachelor of Commerce (accounting major) & Bachelor of Actuarial Science student, Finalist with The Political Polarisation Puzzle: From Grass Roots Level to Global View.

ESSEC Business School: Mohammed Anas Memon, GBBA student, Finalist with A Leader’s Blueprint for Navigating AI and the Future of Work

ESSEC Business School: Mohammed Anas Memon, GBBA student, Finalist with A Leader’s Blueprint for Navigating AI and the Future of Work

Trinity Business School: Cathy McGee, Undergrad Business Studies and Spanish student, Finalist with The dilemma of political polarisation – to be or not to be ethical?

Trinity Business School: Cathy McGee, Undergrad Business Studies and Spanish student, Finalist with The dilemma of political polarisation – to be or not to be ethical?

Trinity Business School: Cathy McGee, Undergrad Business Studies and Spanish student, Finalist with The dilemma of political polarisation – to be or not to be ethical?

ESSEC Business School: Alexander (Zander) Kuebler, GBBA student, Finalist with Blame the Apps, Not Each Other: Social Media’s Leading Role in Political Polarization. 

FGV-EAESP: José Alexandre Machado Costa, DBA Program in Finance student, Finalist with Sustainability Reporting Standards: A Stronger Path for a Sustainable Society and Planet.

FGV-EAESP: José Alexandre Machado Costa, DBA Program in Finance student, Finalist with Sustainability Reporting Standards: A Stronger Path for a Sustainable Society and Planet.

Trinity Business School: Siyi Li, Undergrad Business, Economics, and Social Studies student, Finalist with International companies at the crossroads of US ESG: Dollars or Green Future?

Trinity Business School: Siyi Li, Undergrad Business, Economics, and Social Studies student, Finalist with International companies at the crossroads of US ESG: Dollars or Green Future?

Last year's competition

  • View the 2023 student finalists, runners up, and competition winners.

  • Read their articles in the special June 2023 issue of Global Voice magazine!

Global Voice magazine #26, June 2023

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