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Top Business School Students From Around the World Compete for Innovative Solutions to the Global Clean Water Crisis

November 17, 2010

BOSTON, November 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Hult International Business
School announced today that the theme of its 2nd annual Global Case Challenge
is the global clean water crisis. In partnership with Water.org, an
organization co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, the international case
competition will crowd-source innovative ideas and solutions from the world’s
top students across five international cities: Boston, San Francisco, London,
Dubai, and Shanghai.

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As a Clinton Global Initiative member, the Hult Global Case Challenge has
committed to working with fellow CGI member Water.org to tackle one of the
world’s most pressing social issues. Water.org was selected from among the
1,800 ‘Commitments to Action’ made by the world’s top organizations dedicated
to world change. Water.org was chosen because of their pioneering efforts in
the clean water space – including their innovative WaterCredit initiative,
which facilitates small loans for water and sanitation access.

“It’s exciting for us to partner with such an internationally focused
organization. We expect the event to provide a platform for crowd-sourcing
some really innovative ideas and solutions to help solve this truly pressing
global challenge,” said Gary White, Executive Director and Co-Founder of
Water.org.

The event will consist of two phases: a Regional and a Global Final. On
March 5, 2011 at the regional events, over 100 student teams of five from the
world’s top academic institutions including Harvard Business School,
Columbia, NYU, Yale, Hult International Business School, London Business
School
, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, IE, Cranfield, India Institute of Management,
and Carnegie Mellon will compete to develop innovative ideas and solutions to
help Water.org.

The winners of each Regional competition will move on to compete in an
all-expense paid Global Final in New York City on April 30, 2011, co-hosted
by the Clinton Global Initiative. At the final event, the participating teams
will present their refined solutions to a world-class panel of executive
judges. Water.org will receive a USD $1 million donation from Hult
International Business School which may be used to help see the winning
team’s solution implemented.

Applications to participate in this game-changing event are now being
accepted and registration forms can be filled out on-line by visiting:
http://www.hultglobalcasechallenge.com. Students have the option of competing
at any of the five locations.

SOURCE Hult International Business School


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