Columbia MBA Team Takes First Prize at GSVC Finals
From a record 240 entries worldwide, Columbia Business School students Aynsley Toole ’08, Evan Berger ’09 and Hillary Garris ’09 were chosen for first place, winning $25,000, at this year’s Global Social Venture Competition [GSVC].
The winning concept, MicroEnergy Credits [MECC], offers microfinance institutions a technology that comprehensively tracks and aggregates high quality carbon-offset credits, allowing MECC to then sell the offsets to institutional buyers.
The Global Social Venture Competition is an innovative partnership between Columbia Business School, the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, London Business School, Yale School of Management and the Indian School of Business. The competition aims to foster a new generation of business leaders that values the social as well as the profit potential of business.
MicroEnergy Credits joins former Columbia Business School winners:
2006 - 1st place: Mobile Medics
- 3rd place: Highland Tea Company
2005 - 2nd place: Connect Us
2004 - Best Blended Winner: IAM, LLC
2002 - Medium Growth Winner: Bronx Charter
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