Retailer after ‘green’ ideas

Wal-Mart is looking for post-secondary students who have the vision to change Canada’s business landscape.

Wal-Mart is looking for post-secondary students who have the vision to change Canada’s business landscape and the confidence to pitch their creative ideas to top CEOs.

For the second year, Wal-Mart Canada is running the Green Student Challenge where teams of post-secondary students from across the country have an opportunity to convince some of Canada’s most successful business leaders that they have the most compelling breakthrough idea to change business as they know it.

A $100,000 cash prize is awarded, including $25,000 to the winners and $25,000 to the winners’ school.

“Businesses today are looking for ways to introduce sustainable business practices that improve the bottom line,” said Shelley Broader, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Canada. “The Wal-Mart Green Student Challenge gives students the chance to introduce Canada’s next big sustainable business idea.”

A panel of judges will be looking for three key criteria when they evaluate the proposals including: a new way of doing business; have a significant sustainability benefit; and have a strong business case to back it up.

Please go to www.greenstudentchallenge.ca.