Final Round: March 1, 2024, Boulder, CO

The Net Impact Case Competition brings together graduate students, executives, and businesses that share a common commitment to innovative business practices that yield positive social, environmental, and financial returns. It is not enough for businesses to solely focus on profits. Business plans must prioritize environmental and social factors as well. The Net Impact Case Competition provides students the chance to display their ability to solve problems using a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainability-focused professionals and companies.

The University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business is proud to host the Net Impact Case Competition. The university’s location in the city of Boulder, Colorado allows access to one of the country’s greatest densities of sustainability companies and a diverse collection of industries.

Since 2001, the competition has helped corporate partners address a pressing concern related to sustainability by providing the best solutions from teams of MBA and graduate school students from preeminent institutions all around the world. Prior cases have focused on designing a path for economic recovery during a global pandemic, full spectrum capital and the implications for business financials, and more. The 2023 edition of the Net Impact Case Competition challenged students to find use for a decommissioned coal plant in a way that benefited communities, encouraged future profitability, and ultimately produced a sustainable, long-term purpose.

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Registration Open: November 10, 2023

Registration Deadline: December 8, 2023

Case Released: December 9, 2023

Submissions Due for Virtual Round: January 21, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Qualifying Round teams announced: January 28, 2024

Case twist released: February 23, 2024

Submissions Due for Qualifying Round: February 27, 2024 by 11:59pm

Qualifying Round: March 1, 2024

Championship Round: March 1, 2024


Prize Information:

1st place: $10,000

2nd place: $5,000

3rd place: $2,500