In an exciting 3-day event, the students of SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai and SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan collaborated for the Global Strategy Series held through 6th- 8th of July 2021.
The event kicked off with a welcome note from Professor Olga Annushkina-Associate Professor of Practice in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, SDA Bocconi, Milan. She briefed the students about Green Wise that was born in Japan in 1905. Green Wise has grown to be recognized as the first professional reality in the use of ‘green’ according to its holistic concept. According to its Slow Green philosophy, Green Wise celebrates the beauty of nature by abandoning all chemical processes.
Professor Olga introduced the Green Wise case study to the Master in Strategy and Entrepreneurship (MISA)* and International Master in Business (IMB) students who met virtually for the first time and were introduced to each other to set the tone for the rest of the event. As many as 70 students took part in the workshop to experience cross-cultural diversity. The participants aimed to create an impact through high-efficiency sustainability ideas. During days 1 and 2, the participants worked in small groups to ideate on the implementation of Green Wise’s new mission to achieve optimum impact on society by bringing sustainable practices through floral, landscape and interior design objectives.
On the third day, after an exhilarating brainstorming of ideas, the ten teams presented their unique ideas with absolute enthusiasm in the presence of Nanahiko Mio San-Director, Green Wise, Italy. The event reached its conclusion with wise words by Nanahiko San and a short discussion of the lessons learnt in the plenary.
“It was really interesting to work with SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai. Different points of view were a key factor for the optimal collaboration between us: complementary competencies and experiences helped to see the same problem in different ways providing a more complete experience. It was a real pleasure to work together,” said Alberta Michetti, MISA student, SDA Bocconi, Milan.
The E-Cell (Entrepreneurship Cell) of SDA Bocconi Asia Center successfully coordinated the event and ensured that all the IMB participants from SDA Bocconi Asia Center had a wholesome experience with valuable takeaways.
“The Global Strategy workshop of IMB & MISA has strengthened networking with professionals and has enhanced my knowledge on various sustainable practices. Kudos to the core committee,” said Nikita Tanwar, student of IMB 2020-2022, SDA Bocconi Asia Center.
*MISA in Italian – Master in Imprenditorialità e Strategia Aziendale