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New Undergraduate Opportunity Decreasing Barriers to Enhance Sustainable Solutions

Beginning this spring, with the help of the Nittany Lion Consulting Group (NLCG), the Center for the Business of Sustainability is happy to announce our first undergraduate sustainability case competition. Building on our years of experience running a national MBA sustainability case competition, this competition will invite undergraduate students to work in teams to leverage business and markets to address a sustainability challenge. Check out how we have reached 800 MBAs to date through our MBA case competition.

Details and registration coming early February. Students are encouraged to stay alert for emails from faculty and visit the Center website to learn more about the details of the inaugural Undergraduate Sustainability Case Competition.

Students of the Nittany Lion Consulting Group (NLCG) Keri Eiben, Emily Gernert, Ryan Meyers, and Michelle Liang (pictured right), worked all fall to survey students, benchmark other competitions and eventually developed an inclusive and accessible case competition for undergraduate business majors across Penn State's campuses.

In an interview with the team, they expressed the significance of their structured format of a virtual one-week competition to help introduce sustainability to more students in a professional setting. When asked about the importance of this project, team lead Eiben said, "this competition will help students identify their impact and importance of sustainability in and beyond business."