"The team impressed me with the quality of their work and thinking. They were quick to understand the complexity of private equity real estate investing, and to familiarise themselves with the Actis impact model including three developments in different countries, at various stages of development. They were well organised and their communications with the Actis team throughout the project were very good - we were informed but not inundated. In summary, I would say that the team exceeded our expectations and impressed us with their work ethic, thinking and presentation."
Shami Nissan, Director and Head of Responsible Investment
"For us the experience couldn't have been better. The adaptation to our country and culture, understanding of our business and the current situation of the Brazilian PV business, the original idea of finding out what was the best fit of already established PV markets around the world were all exemplary. The focus on analytics and market segmentation were vital for us as was the final proposal of a novel strategy - and all of this was accomplished in four weeks.
"The GCP team arrived just as our company is preparing for a period of rapid growth, requiring a new business plan. Their work will be the basis for this and is therefore of great value to us. We are already looking forward to working with Cambridge again."
Gustavo Malagoli Buiatti, Director Operations
"The students did an excellent job on a tight timeline in which they had to understand our complex business, assimilate a significant amount of information and interview various colleagues in different time zones and prepared a presentation outlining various strategic options available to the business.
"The value of the project to BNY Mellon was material on several dimensions: the work gave us an external verification of the work we had done; an in-depth analysis of various strategic options we had previously considered and offered some strategic options we had not considered. The team proposed of a framework we could use to evaluate and identify our preferred approach
"The team did very well within the time the four weeks. We would have benefited from more time with them to further explore specific strategic options they had suggested - but this was beyond the scope and time constraints of the project."
Paul B. Iturrino, Vice President Global Distribution
"We were impressed at the variety and depth of the students' skillsets and the way they approached the project from different angles. The delivered model exceeded our expectations. The model is highly efficient with numerous input parameters which will allow us to model many different scenarios. The team also articulated a well-organized presentation in front of senior management. We enjoyed working with them."
David Jensen, VP Strategy, Market Research and Analytics
"The team was highly engaged and motivated to take on the task, and they worked well with all parts of the GT team. The final recommendation was well articulated and relevant. All in all a very good product that will be considered carefully within GT."
Peter Richards, Managing Director
"Especially when it comes to the fast moving digital world, a fresh external perspective from digital natives can make a big difference for a company like us. The GCP team's final deliverable far exceeded our expectations."
Gottfried Wastlbauer, Head of Strategy Merck Consumer Health
"The IKEA GCP team undertook and delivered a strong and thoughtful piece of work in a very short time frame that has helped evolve our thinking with regards to potential go-to-market strategies around home energy. The team was dedicated, capable of learning rapidly and always professional. We found the project to be very valuable and would be pleased to host future GCP teams."
Matt Stanley and Alex Castro, The Sustainability Innovation team
"The team brought a fresh perspective to the analysis of the status quo of the two enterprises and developed a series of insightful recommendations that challenge a number of assumptions about the current set-up of the finances and operations of these enterprises. Their findings will play an important role in guiding next steps in the development of these enterprises. The quality of the presentation was excellent. The team and their deliverables exceeded our expectations."
Zoë Quiroz Cullen, Head of Conservation Finance and Enterprise
"The team were an absolute pleasure to work with from the start. We were impressed by their internal team dynamics. The report they produced was extremely well-received by the audience here and will be presented at a senior management meeting as part of the future strategy on sustainability for the initiative. This reflects the high-quality thought and preparation which has clearly gone into the final output. The team also fielded questions from the floor extremely competently during the final presentation of results in Geneva."
Gini Arnold, Project Manager at WHO
"Our team enjoyed working with the Cambridge Judge Business School students. We were impressed with each of the team members. The output they delivered from the project was very valuable and enabled us to assess the prioritisation we place on parts of our business. The findings were very conclusive in terms of where our focus needs to move to. The team gave us some very interesting insights into the effectiveness of our cross-selling and social media selling. The presentation was excellent and the questions were dealt with confidence and supported with data."
Alex Thoms, Large Clients Leader, Willis Towers Watson Asia
"The presentation included a perfect mix of theory, strategy and practical application of marketing techniques. They were very quick at taking feedback on board and responding. Overall, the result of this project was extremely valuable for us and we will definitely be incorporating their recommendations in our strategy."
Vasileios Kourakis, Senior Consumer Analytics Manager, (UK office)