The Sustainability Challenge 2015 is co-organized by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) - Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) Chair for Sustainable Development: Zero Waste Technology with the objective of exploring and developing innovative ideas on sustainability of the palm oil industry. This competition is aimed for providing an excellent opportunity for participants to present their ideas on sustainability to the industry practitioners.
The objectives of the competition are:
• To explore and develop innovative ideas on sustainability of the palm oil industry among university students.
• To provide a platform for initiatives on palm oil sustainability.
• To promote UKM-YSD Chair for Sustainable Development: Zero Waste Technology and CESPRO at national and regional level.
For the year of 2015, there are 205 teams from 21 public and private universities in Malaysia who had participated in this competition and the top 10 finalists were short-listed based on their salient and innovative ideas of promoting sustainability for the palm oil industry. The champion of Sustainability Challenge
2015 was identified among the top 10 finalists based on the qualified panels’ evaluation of team presentation and response to queries and concerns raised by the panels.