President Bill Clinton to Deliver Keynote at Hult International Business School's 2nd Annual Global Case Challenge

By Hult International Business School, PRNE
Sunday, January 9, 2011

MBA Students from 100 Countries Crowdsource Innovative Solutions to the Global Water Crisis

BOSTON, January 11, 2011 - Hult International Business School ( announced
today that President Clinton will serve as this year's keynote speaker and
personally present awards to the winning team at the 2nd Annual Hult Global
Case Challenge ( The case challenge is
an innovative competition that calls to action the world's brightest business
school minds to tackle the world's most pressing issues. This year's
competition, in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative
( and (,
an organization co-founded by Gary White and actor Matt Damon, will focus on
developing solutions to the global water crisis. Hult will award a $1 million
prize to for the implementation of the winning solution.

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As a Clinton Global Initiative member, the Hult Global Case Challenge has
committed to working with fellow CGI member to help tackle the
ever-growing issue of global clean water access. Today, one billion people,
nearly one-in-eight of the world's population, do not have access to a clean
supply of water.

"I'm pleased that Hult has partnered with to identify and
deploy solutions to the global water crisis," said Robert S. Harrison
s&PageTitle=CGI%20Leadership), CEO of the Clinton Global Initiative. "This
partnership demonstrates the power of the Clinton Global Initiative's model,
connecting leaders from various sectors and empowering them to develop
solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI's members have already
improved the lives of 300 million people worldwide, and with the efforts of
organizations such as Hult and we hope to impact millions more
people in the years to come."

"As cities and slums grow at increasing rates, the water crisis will only
worsen, killing thousands and leaving millions with a reduced quality of
life," said Stephen Hodges (,
President of Hult International Business School. "We are truly thankful to
have the support of President Clinton, CGI and various business and academic
institutions throughout the world in this much-needed endeavor." was selected from among CGI's 1,800 'Commitments to Action'
made by the world's top organizations dedicated to world change. The
organization was chosen by Hult because of their pioneering efforts in the
clean water space - including their innovative WaterCredit initiative, which
facilitates small loans for water and sanitation access.

"Every year, I am more impressed by the caliber of CGI members and the
work that they do," said President Clinton in a press release from CGI. "Over
the last five years, CGI Annual Meetings have convened nearly 150 current and
former heads of state, along with 15 Nobel Peace prize winners, hundreds of
top CEOs, and many other leaders from around the world, all of whom have
committed to working together to create a prosperous, sustainable global

The case challenge will consist of two phases: a Regional and a Global
Final. On March 5, a regional competition will be held in the five cities
where Hult has campuses - Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai.
The winners of the regional competitions will then compete in the Finals in
New York City on Thursday, April 28 (note date change) at the W Hotel. The
finalists will present their solutions to a world-class panel of executive
judges, and have the opportunity to meet and have photos taken with President

More than 1000 applications from teams at the world's top academic
institutions were submitted. Thousands of students have registered to
participate in the competition, including students from Harvard Business
, Columbia, NYU, Yale, Stanford, Hult, London Business School,
Dartmouth, Duke, MIT, HEC Paris, INSEAD, IE, India Institute of Management,
University of Toronto, Carnegie Mellon, American University of Beirut, Tel
Aviv University
, Peking University, Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Hitotsubashi University and Estacao Business School, among others.

Applications to participate in the event are still being accepted and
registration forms can be completed online by visiting: Selections are announced on a rolling
basis. Students can compete at any of the five locations.

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Hult International Business School (formerly known as the Arthur D.
Little School of Management) is the first global business school with
campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. The School
offers a range of business-focused programs including MBA, Master and
Undergraduate degrees. Hult's one-year MBA program is ranked in the top 30 in
the world by The Economist and among the top 100 by the Financial Times.

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