A4S International Case Competition

As part of our work collaborating with business schools and universities from around the world we launched the A4S International Case Competition (A4SICC) in 2018, in partnership with the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. This is sponsored by Brookfield Asset Management, CPA Canada and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

The A4S International Case Competition provides an opportunity for students from leading business schools across the globe to create a team and take part in a challenge to develop new, disruptive business and finance models which solve sustainability challenges and create the businesses of the future. Last year's competition concentrated on technological solutions that would add value to businesses by addressing sustainability concerns; whilst this year's case focuses on scaling up sustainable financing.

You can find more information, including how to apply, on the A4S International Case Competition website.


2019: John Molson School of Business

2018: Indian School of Business

2020 Competition

The 2020 case is focused on scaling up sustainable financing. Teams will be asked to create new and innovative financial products, solutions or mechanisms that scale up sustainable financing. Entries must be commercially viable while generating tangible environmental and/ or social benefits.  

Winners: Team SATAT from Rotman School of Management. 

The idea they pitched to the judges to scale up sustainable finance was an investment platform, called Investor's Planet, that enables user to invest exclusively in sustainable businesses.

Watch them present their idea HERE.

Runners-up: Team Triple A from the National University of Singapore.

Their idea was the on the creation and issuance of verifiable green bonds.

Watch them present their idea HERE

Videos from all of the finalists can be viewed here

For more information visit the A4SICC website.

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