Accenture 360° Strategy Competition Winner

Team Peak




Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm, INSEAD Europe Campus, Amphi Maag

4.30 pm Welcome Note Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean/Dean of Innovation, INSEAD
4.35 pm Competition Overview Shivani Bhate, President, INSEAD Consulting Club
4.40 pm

Panel Discussion “Play for the Planet: The Business Case for Sustainability and Growth.”

  • Marie Georges, Managing Director, Sustainability Lead, Accenture Gallia
  • Sylvie Brandily, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy & Supply Chain Practice Lead, Accenture
  • Francois Xavier O’Mahony, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy Retail France & Benelux & Sustainability Retail Europe
  • Moderated by Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean/Dean of Innovation
5.20 pm

Presentation Team Peak

5.40 pm

Presentation Team Real MadrINSEAD

6.00 pm

Presentation Team Sportsead

6.20 pm Jury deliberation
6:45 pm Announcement of the Winning Team
7:00 pm Networking Drinks

Challenge your sustainable self and test your business abilities

Immerse yourself in real-world strategy work and get a taste of the latest CEO challenges

Enhance your case-solving abilities and receive coaching from top Accenture Strategy consultants


The pandemic and unprecedented challenges of the past three years have tested CEOs and their leadership teams. In the context of permacrisis, companies need to reinvent themselves, and they need to do it faster than ever before. That’s where the INSEAD x Accenture 360° strategy competition comes in. This competition is all about thinking ahead of the game and re-evaluating business and operating models holistically to create 360° value – Financial Value, Sustainability, Resilience, Inclusion & Diversity, Talent… So, are you ready to tackle a real-world business problem?


Like a typical consulting Request-for-Proposal process, we – ‘the client’ – will release a problem statement. MBA students are encouraged to form a team of 3 to 4 students and submit a written proposal describing their understanding of the problem, elements of solution, the expected value and the associated transformation roadmap.

The selection will take place in two rounds. The top three proposals will make it to the final round where each team will be coached by industry and functional experts and pitch their solution to a panel of judges on the INSEAD Fontainebleau Campus.


How should Sports & Co re-invent its business & operating model to decouple growth from carbon emissions?

  1. Analyze current trends, context and potential business risks.
    • What are the business trends and challenges that Sports & Co needs to address, that are influencing its core business ? How?
    • What are the impact and risks for Sports & Co if they remain in a BAU (Business as usual) scenario?
  2. Evaluate solutions to decouple growth from carbon emissions.
    • What are the different solutions Sports & Co can envision to reduce the carbon emission from its core business?
    • What are the new business models that Sports & Co can evaluate to unlock new growth potential while optimizing their footprint?
    • What is the viability & value generated by those new initiatives and what are the business implications of their go-to-market (price, product mix,…)?
  3. Shape transformation roadmap for the next 5 years.
    • What are the different operating model capabilities (Organization, process, governance, tool..) Sports & Co needs to sustain the ambition?
    • What does the transformation journey look like for the next 5 years (roadmap, expected barriers / risks & mitigation action…)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Key data points will be provided to find the most relevant solution for Sports & Co on March 8.


Kindly note here for more information on the case and the slides presented by Accenture.
Here is a link to the recording of the case competition launch on INSEAD’s Europe Campus on 8 March 2023.
The passcode to access the recording is VT$unx54.


RELEASE OF PROBLEM STATEMENT & CHALLENGE 8 March 2023, 4.00 PM CET Gather your team of 3-4 INSEAD MBA students
SUBMISSION DEADLINE 19 March 2023 11.59 PM CET Submissions Close / Deadline
TOP 3 ANNOUNCEMENT 23 March 2023 CET Three finalist teams will be announced. A jury of consultants and INSEAD Consulting Club Members will select the top three teams as finalists for the final competition.
MENTORSHIP 24 March – 29 March 2023 CET Receive one-on-one coaching from experienced Accenture Strategy Consultants.
FINALE 29 March 2023, 4.00 – 6.00 PM CET

Use the mentorship opportunity to make final changes to your submission and present it at the finals!

INSEAD Europe Campus & online (zoom)

  • The final presentation should be submitted in PDF form, with a maximum of 15 slides. (The following can add to another maximum 10 slides: agenda, management summary, financial documentation and other appendixes.)
  • Each team can have 3-4 students; members must be current students or have graduated no more than 3 months earlier than the submission date. Please upload your team via this googleform:
  • The Accenture dream team includes specialists in Sustainability, Supply Chain, Customer Insight and Growth & Retail.
  • The competition is exclusively for INSEAD MBA students
  • For further details and discussion, please join the INSEAD Accenture Strategy Competition Telegram Channel
The winning team will take home 6.000€ as well as a dinner with one of Accenture’s Senior Directors in Paris. Second place will receive 2.000€ and third place 1.000€. All teams will receive extensive feedback on their project ideas.


If you have any questions, please join the dedicated Telegram channel by clicking here.


Marie Georges

Sustainability Lead, Accenture Gallia

Sylvie Brandily

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy & Supply Chain Practice Lead, Accenture

Francois Xavier O’Mahony

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy Retail France & Benelux & Sustainability Retail Europe

Bertrand Eding

Managing Director, Accenture

Jeanne Briand

Sustainability Strategy Manager, Accenture

Céline Dumas (MBA’20J)

Strategy Senior Manager, Accenture

Rupert Hunt Grubbe (MBA’21J)

Strategy Senior Consultant, Accenture

Lorien Alecki (MBA’20D)

Strategy Manager, Accenture

Peter Zemsky

Deputy Dean/Dean of Innovation, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Katell Le Goulven

Founding Executive Director, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

Mark Stabile

Professor of Economics, The Stone Chaired Professor in Wealth Inequality, Academic Director, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

Mohammed Siddiqui

INSEAD MBA Student 22J, VP Events, INSEAD Consulting Club

Shivani Bhate

INSEAD MBA Student 22J , Co-President INSEAD Consulting Club