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06 June 2022

Let the Battle of Minds begin!

Let the Battle of Minds begin!

06 June 2022

In its fourth year, the competition Opens in new window is run in partnership with BAT’s corporate venture unit, Btomorrow Ventures (BTV) Opens in new window and aims to discover the brightest, early-career business minds around the globe.

This year the competition will again have an ESG focus as we search for the next entrepreneurs and innovators who can contribute to our journey towards A Better Tomorrow™.

The winner gets £50,000 to develop their idea and support from BAT while two runners-up each get £25,000 investment and the chance to join BAT as an intern or a global graduate.

Last year’s winners were Team Ijo, from Indonesia, who impressed the judges with their proposal to produce environmentally friendly, edible straws made of seaweed.

“Following last year’s success, I’m excited about some of the potential ideas and people we’ll find this time round,” said Geetha Raman, Group Head of Talent Acquisition at BAT. “Battle of Minds will again help us find innovative ESG solutions and provide a platform for these early career talents to shine.”

Battle of Minds invites teams to pitch solutions to tackle three ESG challenges Opens in new window:

  • Environmental: ideas that drive a circular, zero waste economy
  • Social: How can we support the shift towards workplace digitalisation?
  • Governance: What are the best ways to apply Blockchain technology to support good governance?

To find out more about last year’s winners, watch the latest episode of Management Board Unplugged Opens in new window (from 12:30).

Visit Opens in new window to register and submit your idea. Closing date: 30 June.