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Rotman students excel in business ethics and sustainability case competitions

January 29, 2016

Toron­to, ON — The New Year has start­ed off with two vic­to­ries in case com­pe­ti­tions this month for stu­dents at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment.

On Jan­u­ary 14, a team of Rot­man Mas­ter of Finance stu­dents won CFA Soci­ety Toronto’s Third Annu­al Eth­ic Chal­lenge, which was held in part­ner­ship with CFA Insti­tute. This year’s win­ners, Nicole Jiang, Michael Kim, Yuy­ing Ren, and John­ny Wu, all from the Class of 2017, had to exam­ine a finan­cial case study, ana­lyze the eth­i­cal dilem­ma and pre­pare their rec­om­men­da­tions in a pre­sen­ta­tion to judges drawn from indus­try. It was the third win in a row at this com­pe­ti­tion for a team from the Rot­man Mas­ter of Finance pro­gram. The stu­dents defeat­ed teams from Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Man­age­ment, Queen’s Uni­ver­si­ty’s Smith School of Busi­ness, and York Uni­ver­si­ty’s Schulich School of Busi­ness.

Nine­teen teams par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Rot­man Net Impact’s Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Inno­va­tions Case Com­pe­ti­tion, held at the Rot­man School on Jan­u­ary 23. A team of Rot­man Full Time MBA stu­dents defeat­ed teams from Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­si­ty, HEC Mon­tre­al, Ryer­son Uni­ver­si­ty, as well as sev­er­al oth­er UofT teams.  The case in the com­pe­ti­tion used an exist­ing part­ner­ship between HP and WWF to explore how to embed envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty deep­er into the fab­ric of Canada’s pri­vate sec­tor.

The team of Gonen Hol­lan­der, MBA’17; Mieka Buck­ley-Pear­son, MGA/MBA’17; Adam Day, MBA’17; and Mido Kab­bara, MBA’17, placed first in the com­pe­ti­tion while a sec­ond Rot­man Full Time MBA team, con­sist­ing of Budianto Tand­jono, MBA’17; Tina-Marie Assi, MBA’17; Celeste Jal­bert, MBA’17; and Aakif Mer­chant, MBA’17, placed third. A team from Ryer­son Uni­ver­si­ty placed sec­ond.

Rot­man Net Impact is part of a com­mu­ni­ty of more than 80,000 stu­dent and pro­fes­sion­al lead­ers cre­at­ing pos­i­tive social and envi­ron­men­tal change in the work­place and the world.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Ken McGuf­fin
Man­ag­er, Media Rela­tions
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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