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Business Students Win 1st and 2nd Place in IBESCC

Apr 16, 2021

Business Students Win 1st and 2nd Place in IBESCC

Congratulations to our School of Business students, Thomas Gorglione, Jake Holland, Taylor Trinidad and Alex Zhinin, who competed in the International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC) conducted by the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability at Loyola Marymount University.

Mentored by Professor Christine Cahill, the team formatted a case study titled, “Utilizing Solar Technologies to Improve Water and Electricity Quality in South Sudan.” The team won 1st place in the 90 second elevator pitch presentation, and 2nd place in their division in the 10 minute presentation competition!

This competition enables students to apply persuasive ethical reasoning to practical issues and the moral imperative of sustainable development. Teams choose their own ethics issue, which relates to one of the seventeen globally adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on a wide range of social, environmental, and economic issues. A panel of executives with experience in corporate leadership, business ethics, and sustainability judged the presentations. Fantastic work, Spartans! You make us proud!

STAC torch and text logo in black 2021 IBECC test top left, image of solar panels on grass with blue sky

Congratulations to our School of Business students, Thomas Gorglione, Jake Holland, Taylor Trinidad and Alex Zhinin, who competed in the International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC) conducted by the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability at Loyola Marymount University.

Mentored by Professor Christine Cahill, the team formatted a case study titled, “Utilizing Solar Technologies to Improve Water and Electricity Quality in South Sudan.” The team won 1st place in the 90 second elevator pitch presentation, and 2nd place in their division in the 10 minute presentation competition!

This competition enables students to apply persuasive ethical reasoning to practical issues and the moral imperative of sustainable development. Teams choose their own ethics issue, which relates to one of the seventeen globally adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on a wide range of social, environmental, and economic issues. A panel of executives with experience in corporate leadership, business ethics, and sustainability judged the presentations. Fantastic work, Spartans! You make us proud!

For more information, please contact Annie Lombardi at 845.398.4016 or [email protected]
 

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 72 acres in Rockland County, NY, which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s approximately 2,000 full and part time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is a candidate for accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP); and its School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). For more information, visit www.stac.edu.