Business School students excel at the world’s largest business case competition

23 Oct 2019

This is an image of the students who placed second in the Global Business ChallengeFour Business School postgraduate students from The University of Queensland (UQ) have placed second in this year’s Global Business Challenge (GBC) – the world’s largest business case competition.

Hosted in Brisbane at the UQ St Lucia campus, the competition attracted submissions from 620 teams around the world, with over 62 countries represented and seven finalists. The brief challenged postgraduate students to develop solutions to improve trust and customer value in the delivery of financial sector services.

UQ Business School’s team, Earth Inc. was given RACQ Bank as their client and faced with the challenge of overcoming hostility to the bank after the details of the Royal Commission in 2018 were released.

EARTH Inc. developed an IT solution that provides climate-safe information to the bank, allowing the bank to choose relevant partnerships and portfolios based on how they aligned with the Paris Agreement target (carbon emissions), and how their impact on the climate will affect the bank and their customers.