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Vail Resorts to co-host MBA competition

Daily staff report
Boulder, CO Colorado

BOULDER, Colorado ” The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder has partnered with Vail Resorts to host the eighth annual Leeds Net Impact Case Competition Feb. 20-21.

The competition hosts rising business leaders from MBA programs from around the nation to help find innovative solutions to corporate sustainability issues.

The participants of the Net Impact program will help Vail Resorts define its environmental initiative. Vail Resorts says it is “continually looking at new ideas that will foster a culture of sustainability in the communities where the company operates as well as with every employee.”

Eighty-five competitors analyzed a key sustainability challenge provided by an executive management team at Vail Resorts; 20 of those teams have been invited to present their recommendations to a panel of experts in the semifinal round at the historic Hotel Boulderado on Feb. 20. Five teams will proceed to the finals on Feb. 21, with the top three teams receiving cash prizes totaling $10,000. The team offering the most innovative and effective resolution will present directly to Vail Resorts management.

Competitors come from MBA programs including the Yale School of Management, the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley and the MIT Sloan School of Management. On Feb. 22, semifinalists will celebrate on the world-class ski slopes of Vail Resorts skiing and networking with local business leaders and global executives.

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