A team of joint-degree students from F&ES and the Yale School of Management has reached the final stage of an international MBA competition
hosted by the coffee company Nestlé Nespresso, an operating unit of the Nestlé Group.
The competition — which was created by Nespresso, the Intelligence Center for Sustainable Markets, and Costa Rica-based INCAE Business School — challenges MBA students to develop business strategies that reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions while providing value to its many stakeholders, from shareholders to farmers to customers.
This week, the four-member Yale team will travel to Lausanne, Switzerland, where they will present their proposal to top executives of Nestlé and Nespresso, as well as sustainability experts and academic leaders. Theirs is one of three final teams selected from a field of 70 applications.
Members of the Yale team are Brendan Edgerton
M.E.M. ’15 M.B.A. ’15, Susannah Harris
M.E.M. ’16 M.B.A. ’16, Sarah Smith
M.E.M. ’15 M.B.A. ’15, and Heather West
M.F. ’15 M.B.A. ’15.