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A unique yearly student CSR article writing competition for students in all programmes across the Council's member schools

Who is elligible for the Council on Business & Society student CSR article writing competition?
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Student CSR Article Competition
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The Council on Business & Society is 11 leading international business schools located on 5 continents and in 15 countries, with 21 campuses, 1,777 permanent faculty members, 48,363 students and 482,000 alumni.

The Council runs an annual article writing competition for students of all programmes in the Council's member schools passionate about responsible leadership, CSR, CSV, sustainability, responsible finance, diversity, inclusion and social entrepreneurship. Students are invited to submit an original 1,500 to 2,000-word article in English. Winning articles in each school win a cash prize, certificate and inclusion in the June anniversary issue of the Council's quarterly magazine Global Voice.

The 2023 competition topics were:  

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?

Click to see the results of the 2023 competition
The CoBS 2023 student CSR article writing competition
Discover the winners, runners-up and finalists of our previous competitions.
Read the winning and finalist students’ articles in the high summer issues of Global Voice magazine, issues #14, #18 and #22.
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Council on Business & Society Global Voice magazine 18_special 10 years of the CoBS
Global Voice magazine #14. Council on Business & Society 2020 Student CSR Article Competition, responsible leadership, CSR, sustainability, ethics, green finance, diversity & inclusion, social entrepreneurship, digital transformation, digital divide, social accounting. ESSEC Business School, FGV-EAESP, School of Management Fudan University, IE Business School, Keio Business School, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Warwick Business School.

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