LSE-ISBF Sustainability Hackathon, 2022 organized by ISBF in collaboration with The London School of Economics.

Why a Sustainability Hackathon?

We live in a world defined by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (It's become a trendy managerial acronym: VUCA). Economics, Management, Finance and Business education, in particular, has been critiqued for failing to train learners with the skills that firms will need to operate in an increasingly uncertain world. Increased urgency for academic institutions to take positive actions in addressing Sustainable Development issues is supported by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).


Hence, the following became the priority areas for  LSE and ISBF's Sustainability Teams: 

  • the need of the hour for earth-literate leaders and responsible managers;
  • recognition of the interconnectedness of sustainability challenges which span beyond the triple-bottom line of social, environmental and financial systems;
  • having an unavoidable responsibility (to address sustainability related problems) as leaders of future businesses
  • striving to unlock the vision of an applicative interdisciplinary education enshrined in the National Education Policy, 2020.

This churning is what has led to the Inaugural LSE-ISBF Sustainability Hackathon, 2022- where premier city schools lock horns and attempt to pitch Hacks to real problems being faced by organisations today.


Important Instructions:

  • Schools may shortlist a maximum of 2 Teams at their discretion
  • The participating students must be from 11th or 12th standards, and must be pursuing Commerce subjects
  • Each team must consist of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 members
  • Participating Teams that get shortlisted for the Final LSE-ISBF Sustainability Hackathons will receive the official payment link to confirm their spot by the 4th of October
  • Students have to Hack away at ONE Challenge only, from the set of Challenges shared

 Important Dates:

  • Hackathon Challenges will be shared with the Shortlisted Teams on the *26th of September, 2022*. Teams will be Shortlisted on the basis of their response to the registration form linked here:
  • Shortlisted Teams need to send a Brief by the *3rd of October, 2022.*
  • Selected Teams will be invited to the LSE-ISBF Sustainability Hackathon over *8th and 9th of October, 2022*


Registration Fees : INR 1000 per team

What's at stake ?

Cash Prize 
1st Prize- Rs 15,000
2nd Prize – Rs 10,000

Seed Capital – Rs 1 Lakh *

*Subject to evaluation of their pitch deck by LSE academicians and the expert panel

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