Case Competitions

Nespresso Challenge

We support students participating in case competitions related to sustainable business, sustainable management, and corporate sustainability. Read on for information on upcoming opportunities.

NYU Stern Opportunity Zone Challenge

Inspired by a new and highly anticipated economic development program called Opportunity Zones, the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business challenges Stern MBA and other NYU graduate students to propose innovative and practical ways to drive sustainable development that qualify under the new regulations. There is a grand cash prize of $10,000.

To learn more and sign up for the 2019 Opportunity Zone Challenge, click here.

Please reach out to Eliza Heeks ( with any questions.

Aspen Institute: Business and Society International MBA Case Competition

The Stern Center for Sustainable Business supports students in the Aspen Business & Society Case Competition. In 2019, Stern MBA students took third place. This marks the third year in a row that Stern made it the finals, having won first place in the competition in 2018 and placing third in 2017. Stern also previously won the competition in 2013. The application and process will open in Spring 2020. 

The Aspen Institutes' Business and Society International MBA Case Competition is an opportunity for students from 25 business programs worldwide to reflect on the significant influence - and potential for good - that a well-managed business can have in society. With a prize pool of approximately $35,000 - unmatched in the MBA case competition circuit - Aspen's program aims to communicate that social, environmental and ethical issues are not at the periphery of business; indeed, they are central to business growth in the 21st century.