The Sustainable Business Battle


round 3

Until October 1st 2019

board picture 2019.jpg

Are you up for the challenge?

The Sustainable Business Battle is a national business case competition created in 2017, for which interdisciplinary teams of students compete in order to find the most sustainable, innovative, and implementable solution to companies’ issues. As the battle has grown over the years, so did our impact, and we have managed to reach over 120 participants, tackled 15 cases, and provided 30 solutions so far!

The 2019 edition of the SBB has just come to an end, and we are now looking for a new board, ready to make the SBB 2020 happen! This board is a rare opportunity for you to not only gain professional experience, but also be a part of an active movement, and create impact around you.


This board is part-time and is not affiliated to any university, although we are closely working with some academic institutions, such as Leiden University. The board meets weekly, and requires 5 to 10h of work per week. Please note that this can be more or less important depending on how far away/close the battle is. The 2019 SBB will take place in the Spring-Summer 2020.

The following positions on the SBB Board 2020 are available:

  • A Head of Students and Education

(scroll down for details regarding the position)

What’s in it for you?

As a board member, you will:

  • Gain entrepreneurial and professional skills such as business acquisition, marketing, accounting…

  • Have the opportunity to network with companies, government officials, and NGOs in the Netherlands in the field of business and sustainability.

  • Acquire experience in project management and working in a team.

  • Create impact in the region of South Holland!


Head of Students and Education:

Do you enjoy developing events and educative programs? Do you have a feeling for how to create the right mix of theory, practice, and fun? Do you think you can convince consultancies as well as experts on sustainability to train the SBB participants? Your task is to organise the workshops of the battle and make sure students have the right information at the right time from beginning to end. As the Head of Education and Students, you make sure that students not only have the necessary knowledge but also the skills in the field of sustainability and business to make their case to companies.

•Organizing the educational program with the relevant partners 

•Event planning (kick-off and training days) - co-agenda with other members

•Selection of participants and building up the interdisciplinary teams

•Communicating with participants before, during, and after the event 


The deadline for the second round of applications is October 1st. However we will interview candidates on a rolling basis and close the vacancy when we find the right person for a position. Do not wait for the deadline to apply! The position will officially start October 7th. For the duration of one year.

Apply by sending us your CV and motivational letter (max 1 page) at with ‘SBB Board 2020’ + your desired positon as subject.

Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to send us a mail!