oikos Case Writing Competition Results

Corporate Sustainability Track

First prize

Hopworks Urban Brewery: A Case of Sustainable Beer
Madeleine Pullman, Jacen Greene, Devin Liebmann, Nga Ho and Xan Pedisich
Portland State University

Second prize

Apple and Conflict Minerals: Ethical Sourcing for Sustainability
Debapratim Purkayastha and Adapa Srinivasa Rao
IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University
Ref no 615-066-1

Third prize

The German ‘Energiewende’: RWE’s Strategic Choice
Timo Busch and Marcel Richert
University of Hamburg


Planned Succession at Berrett-Koehler Publishers: Institutionalizing the “BK Way” and Protecting BK Values for Future Success
Murray Silverman and Sally Baack
San Francisco State University

From Sweatshops to Sustainability: Wal-Mart’s Journey in Bangladesh
Surojit Mahato and Indu Perepu
IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University
Ref no 715-062-1

Social Entrepreneurship Track

First prize

Fairphone: Organising for Sustained Social Impact
Onajomo Akemu, Gail Whiteman and Tao Yue
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Ref no 815-066-1

Second prize

Sistema Ser: Scaling Private Health Care for the Base of the Pyramid
Silke Bucher
HEC Montréal)
Urs Jäger and Andrea M. Prado
INCAE Business School

Third prize

Arunachalam Muruganantham: A Social Entrepreneur Innovating in a Woman’s World
 Doris Rajakumari John
Amity Research Centre
Ref no 715-039-1


Building a Sustainable Enterprise with the Power of Local Communities - The Journey of Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps
Saurav Kumar Das and Sanjana Grover
Xavier School of Management

Roba Amiga: Social Entrepreneurship in Textile Waste Management
Daniel Arenas, Pablo Sánchez and Solange Hai
ESADE Business School

Sustainable Finance Track


Dr Jim Yong Kim’s Dilemma: International Finance Corporation and the Tata Mundra Power Plant
Debapratim Purkayastha and Manish Agarwal
IBS Hyderabad, IFHE University
Ref no 115-081-1

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