The 2024 International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC)

The 2024 International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC) will be a hybrid competition held online and on the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) campus during the week of April 8-12.

Last year, a team from Grinnell College competed and placed 1st globally, in this competition. They presented a case on the Labor Rights practices of Coca-Cola and analysed their global supply chain to offer potential solutions. The competition is geared towards analysis based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), making it a great fit for Grinnellians to participate and apply their classroom learnings. The Business and Finance Career Community is currently looking forward to recruiting a new team to represent Grinnell College, for the IBESCC event.

Teams of 3-5 students will compete in 3 competitions during the event: 

  • The 25 Minute Competition, in which teams will present their chosen business problem, an analysis of the ethical, sustainable, legal and financial aspects of a problem, and a viable solution on all fronts.
  • The 10 Minute Competition, in which teams will incorporate the suggestions from judges during the 25-minute presentation to give a 10-minute presentation expanding on the ethical aspect of the problem.
  • The 90 Second Competition, in which teams will give an elevator pitch explaining the importance of the sustainability component of the problem.

The online divisions will compete on April 8 and 9. The in-person competition will convene April 10-12 in Los Angeles on the LMU campus.

The CLS will be leading a team in this competition again in 2024 and there will be a very limited number of spots available for students to participate. If you wish to be considered for a spot on the team, please email your name to Michael Lawrence at, by 11:59am on Saturday, February 17th .

By Michael Lawrence
Michael Lawrence Director, Business & Finance Career Community