HEC CSR Challenge

HEC Montréal Défi RSE/CSR Challenge is a bilingual case competition hosted by HEC Montréal. The two-round case-cracking event focuses on the problems and challenges in regard to sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and the environment. Participants are MBAs from around the globe.

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Our performance over the years:

  • 2023 – 2nd Place Winners
  • 2022 – 1st Place Winners
  • 2019 – 1st and 2nd Place Winners
  • 2016 – 2nd Place Winners
  • 2014 – 2nd Place Winners

2023 Team – 2nd Place


Left to Right – Sriram Menon, Mehul Bawa, Babita Bhandari, and Lisa Malachowski.

2022 Team – 1st Place


Congratulations to team “Ecosmith Consulting” for their FIRST place at the HEC CSR case competition.

This was a very competitive event that hosted 21 teams, with 5 teams advancing to finals. The competition consisted of three rounds; one research case on covid proofing the supply chain and distribution of fruit juices in Switzerland, and two 3 hours cases to round out the event. Round 2 was focused on end-to-end process optimization of sustainable coconut farming in Philippines. In the 3rd round- the finals, the team tackled issues faced by M/s Schneider Electric in its ambitions of becoming the world leader in sustainability and global impact.

After gruelling rounds of solving the case and fielding questions, Team JMSB represented by Aravindhan Balasubramanian, Aditya Chaubey, Rahul Ramachandran and Suresh Naidu Balaji placed FIRST amongst all the universities competing. So proud of our team and all the work they did leading up to this event. We at the MBACCC are proud of your achievement and we hope you had a wonderful case competition experience!

2021 Team

Earthwise Consulting

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Team Earthwise comprising Hirak Chakraborty, Bethea Grace Clarke, Sai Praveen Gudichuttu, Rabeet Rao (L-R), placed 6th from 32 international teams.

2020 Team

The Green INCH

Iryna Sushko, Nina-Mae Proulx, Catherine Pepe and Hussam Al Maleh

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the HEC team did not get to compete this year. The CCC would like to thank their coaches Jonathan Faerman and Carole Charbonneau for the many hours they put into coaching this team.

The Green INCH Iryna, Nina, Catherine, Hussam

2019 Teams – 1st & 2nd Place

In 2019, both JMSB teams won; placing 1st and 2nd, with Schulich School of Business in 3rd place. Over 22 MBA teams from around the world competed.

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Team PB&J and Team Eureka with their 1st and 2nd place trophies

1st place: Team PB&J Consulting:

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Left to Right: Amanda Rushton, Jonathan Faerman, Winnie Hu and Udhay Kapoor

2nd place: Team Eureka

Left to right: Stéphane Larin, Paola Sunye, Rachel Simmons and Philippe Toren

2018 Teams

Team Rogue One

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Team members: Sania Budhraja, Adriano d’Angelo, Amit Sawhney, Karolyne Courville and Coaches: Stephen Stavros Athanasoulias and David Spinner

2016 Teams – 2nd Place

GD Consulting (2nd Place)

Left to Right: Lissette Vela, Anju Suddul, Mitchell Regenstreif & Ali Haidar


Emerald Consulting (3rd Place)


Left to Right: Xiaoxi Huang, Smie Lime, Evan Steeves & Neha ET

2015 Team

2014 Team – 2nd Place