ABCC 2016

Case Title: EBC: Motivating Our Students to Become Impact Investors

Author(s): A. Lee Gilbert, Charlie Charoenwong

Abstract: East Bali Cashews (EBC) was founded in 2012 with the objective of creating an eco-friendly enterprise that combined business with community improvement and women’s empowerment. Impact investing focuses on positive social and/or environmental impact, while seeking an acceptable financial return. Explore the feasibility of starting a formal student club on socially responsible investments (SRI) to invest in potential companies like EBC. How should the business model be structured?


Champions – University of Alberta

1st Runner Up – University of Hong Kong

2nd Runner Up – Queen’s University