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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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The schools of the Council on Business & Society (CoBS)
Student CSR Article Competition
Have an impact, have a voice

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 2024 competition topics were:  

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?

Click to see the results of the 2024 competition
CoBS 2024 student CSR article competition results
Discover the winners, runners-up and finalists of our previous competitions.
Global Voice magazine #26
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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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