Patagonia Case Competition

Types:Submission, Performance, Presentation

Categories:Business, Environment

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

As a leader in the sustainable apparel industry, Patagonia aims to reduce its textile waste by shifting consumer behavior and innovating solutions. This includes not only the cut-and-sew scraps and the liability fabrics, but also the garments end-of-life. In order to achieve this goal, innovation must occur throughout the entire lifecycle of Patagonia’s products: from design and manufacturing, to the consumer behavior side – buying high-quality and durable products that they truly need, as well as creating alternatives to landfill upon end-of-life. With the mission of: “We are in business to save our home planet,” Patagonia must achieve this in such a way that other companies can replicate.

Graduate students from across the US tackle the interconnected business and sustainability aspects of a current, real-life issue facing the outdoor gear retailer Patagonia. In the first round of competition, interdisciplinary teams submit solutions to a case developed by the Berkeley-Haas Case Series and Patagonia.

Senior leaders from Patagonia review all submissions and select finalists to present their solutions to Patagonia executives in person at Berkeley Haas.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://haas.berkeley.edu/responsible-business/events/patagonia-case-competition/

Managing Organization: Haas School of Business

Contact:

respbus@haas.berkeley.edu

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
Open to graduate students in the U.S.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

As a leader in the sustainable apparel industry, Patagonia aims to reduce its textile waste by shifting consumer behavior and innovating solutions. This includes not only the cut-and-sew scraps and the liability fabrics, but also the garments end-of-life. In order to achieve this goal, innovation must occur throughout the entire lifecycle of Patagonia’s products: from design and manufacturing, to the consumer behavior side – buying high-quality and durable products that they truly need, as well as creating alternatives to landfill upon end-of-life. With the mission of: “We are in business to save our home planet,” Patagonia must achieve this in such a way that other companies can replicate.

Process

Graduate students from across the US tackle the interconnected business and sustainability aspects of a current, real-life issue facing the outdoor gear retailer Patagonia. In the first round of competition, interdisciplinary teams submit solutions to a case developed by the Berkeley-Haas Case Series and Patagonia.

Criteria

Senior leaders from Patagonia review all submissions and select finalists to present their solutions to Patagonia executives in person at Berkeley Haas.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://haas.berkeley.edu/responsible-business/events/patagonia-case-competition/

Managing Organization: Haas School of Business

Contact:

respbus@haas.berkeley.edu

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Open to graduate students in the U.S.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.