Making cookstoves in Vietnam

A better cookstove could improve the way people in the developing world prepare meals, while simultaneously solving environmental and health problems. The Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management is sponsoring a contest to find the best clean cookstove design for low-income families 

Johnson School Sponsors Clean Cookstove Contest

July 16, 2013

Making cookstoves in Vietnam

A better cookstove could improve the way people in the developing world prepare meals, while simultaneously solving environmental and health problems. The Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management is sponsoring a contest to find the best clean cookstove design for low-income families.

Participants must submit an innovative cookstove design that addresses manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and service challenges, along with social and environmental concerns. The contest, cosponsored by the Japanese company Toyotomi, will accept entries until July 31; the winning design will be announced in September.

According to ACSF Faculty Fellow Mark Milstein (JGSM), director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, a number of management issues come up when taking on a design project like this, so the contest is a good example of how businesses can make a real difference in the world. 

Read more about the cookstove design contest.