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CPR Essay Prize

Submit your content for a chance to win prize money and present your ideas in front of leaders from business and academia.

We invite submissions from students on Corporate Political Responsibility (CPR), a concept that encourages businesses to sustainably engage in the public realm.  


Our question to you is:

The CEO of the future must enter the political arena. Do you agree ?

We are looking for essays with a compelling analysis of the topic. The jury appreciates independent judgement and creative ideas as well as coherence, strength of argument and style. Please give actionable advice for decision-makers. You may draw on secondary literature, but there is no requirement for a formal bibliography. 

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Submit your essay here!

Deadline 15 January 2024

Essay characteristics 

Write up to 1500 words, plus an executive summary of no more than 150 words.

Criteria for a compelling analysis: independent judgement, strength of argument (coherence), and creative advice for decision makers.


Composed of business leaders, politicians, academics, representatives from NGOs and foundations

Winning essays

Top 10 to be published on the CPR Platform, top 3 to receive € 1000, 750, 500, respectively, accompanied by an official certificate and media promotion

Virtual award ceremony

Authors of top 3 essays will get the chance to present their ideas to the jury in a digital meet-and-greet

Date for ceremony

Febuary 2024


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