The Zurich Enterprise Challenge gives you an opportunity of a lifetime to work with one of the world’s top insurance companies and interact with its corporate customers to solve real-life strategy and business challenges.
There are three questions to the topic that must be answered in your presentation. Zurich will recognize and reward teams based on business relevance, applicability and creativity of the team’s solution. Other selection criteria are the quality of layout and design of the submission, and presentation skills.
Gain exclusive access to the Zurich Risk Room (ZRR), Zurich’s award-winning country risk assessment tool. Designed to illustrate the impact of multivariate risks on individual countries and the complex interconnectivity between different types of risks, the ZRR will be used as part of this competition to solve corporate challenges.
The current climate change debate confronts senior decision-makers in multinational organizations all over the world with the challenge to understand how their business and risk environment will and must adjust in response to climate change. Even in countries, which are currently less directly impacted by climate change, organizations that fail to implement adequate climate change mitigation strategies might face adverse consequences for their supply chain, operations, workforce or reputation.
Multinational organizations need to implement adequate mitigation actions in order to manage their operations and risk landscape in countries directly and indirectly impacted by climate change. At the same time, they need to conduct strategic planning in order to explore innovative ways of managing associated risk exposures in the long-term.
- Work with Zurich and selected multinational customers, such as CBRE, Mars and Nestlé, on current corporate challenges
- Cash prize of CHF 5’000 for the winning team, CHF 2’000 for the runner-up
- Earn a certificate highlighting your achievements.
- The Challenge is open to Master, MBA and PhD students (full or part-time) from any university worldwide. Participants should have an interest in management, finance, strategy and risk management or similar subjects. Multiple teams representing the same university can join the Challenge.
- Describe potential short- and long-term risks and consequences of climate change for multinational organizations. Thereby, first identify sources of relevant quantitative and qualitative data and information, which decision-makers could use in order to measure climate change specific risks.
- Secondly, describe how such data and information could be used as part of a company’s risk and strategy management in order to support both the definition of short-term climate change response actions and the formulation of innovative strategies for managing climate change risks in the long-term.
- Finally, assess how a company’s business model and geographical footprint might affect the way by which it is impacted by climate change.
Application Deadline: June 26, 2022Application ClosedOfficial link