Corporate Social Responsibility Day/Case Competition
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the initiative to embrace responsibility for a company’s actions and encourage a positive impact on society through activities involving consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders, and the environment. CSR goes beyond what is required by regulators and promotes the betterment of business practices for sustained positive change for consumers, employees, communities, and stakeholders.
This year, Business Week’s Corporate Social Responsibility Day was sponsored by COUNTRY Financial. The 2018 Business Week Case Competition was a unique opportunity for students to apply research, analytical, and presentation skills. Teams of two to five students developed a solution to a real-life business problem within a three-hour time frame and then presented to a panel of judges. Following the first round, the competition was narrowed to three teams that presented once again to a larger panel of judges in competition for a prize of $3,000 split between the top teams.