This is the second edition of the Sustainable Business Battle Leiden, The Hague, Delft. Last year, the battle has been initiated by Leiden University Green Office and Minerva and is a collaboration of all MASCQ student associations and several (sustainability) parties from the region. This year, a new board has been formed to make SBB 2018 as successful as last year.

The SBB is unique with its regional approach: Complex global issues shall be made concrete by translating them to an issue from our own region.



The SBB is for students and recent graduates from Leiden University, TU Delft and the Haagse Hogeschool who would like to gain skills and experience in sustainability and consultancy. We believe in interdisciplinary collaboration as a strength and are therefore looking for people from various backgrounds in their academic fields, country of origin and set of experiences. These students do not need to have any prior knowledge of sustainability, as we will form interdisciplinary teams where different backgrounds form strong teams. We also organise workshops to give you all the right tools to start with. So no matter whether you study background lies in sustainability, social sciences, beta studies, in humanities or in any other field, you are welcome to apply for the SBB!



The Sustainable Business Battle (SBB) is a 3-week business case challenge in which ten interdisciplinary teams of students from Leiden, The Hague and Delft will compete to find the most sustainable, innovative and yet implementable solution on a core-business related topic.

These questions are real challenges that organizations face. In order to solve the case, technical knowledge about sustainability is not needed. We are looking for small-scale out-of-the-box solutions for large-scale problems.

Students will be assigned to interdisciplinary teams consisting of four students. Every team will work on one business case provided by one institution.



You will…

…learn about sustainability and sustainable transitions

…develop and test your skills as a consultant

…receive training from strategy consultants and from experts on sustainability

…connect to the companies and institutions (that might be your future employers)

…meet lots of people during our drinks after every event and build a great network




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