Deadline: 2019-01-18 Award: $22,500 Open to: Business school graduate students (MA and PhD)*
Graduate students from across the US tackle the interconnected business and sustainability aspects of a current, real-life issue facing the outdoor gear retailer Patagonia.
2019 Case Topic
Patagonia Provisions is continually searching for environmentally benign packaging options for its food products. What solutions – technical or otherwise – can Patagonia and the broader food & beverage market adopt?
The winning team receives a $15,000 prize, second place $5,000, and third place $2,500.
● The top two teams are invited to Patagonia headquarters in Ventura, California. Flight, local transportation, food and hotel to attend will be paid for and arranged. Visit includes a surf outing with Patagonia. The visit to Patagonia headquarters will take place in late May or June 2019.
● The top two teams receive official recognition by Patagonia for their respective contributions to the 2019 Patagonia Case Competition.
● All on-site finalists will receive Patagonia swag for their participation in the event.