Business School

Business & Society Program Celebrates in NYC

November 18, 2011  • Nicole Buckley

Earlier this month, the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program held its 2011 Center for Business Education awards ceremony.

The event welcomed over 100 guests to celebrate two signature initiatives of the program: the Faculty Pioneer Awards – honoring trailblazing MBA faculty in sustainability, ethics, and social impact – and Beyond Grey Pinstripes, an alternative ranking of MBA programs focused on the extent to which they incorporate social, ethical and environmental topics.

In an in-depth discussion during the awards program, Dan Bross, the senior director of corporate citizenship at Microsoft, and Lynn Paine, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, discussed the future of business education in the wake of the recent financial crisis with Business & Society Program Executive Director Judy Samuelson. After the ceremony, guests participated in smaller workshops on multiple topics: the future of finance in the business school classroom; business & environmental sustainability; and the extent to which current public engagement and protest around financial and social issues are a teachable moment in business schools. The event was hosted by U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, and held at the LEED-certified Bank of America Tower in NYC.

Stanford University Graduate School of Business rose to the top slot of the Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking this year. The below video clip of Dean Garth Saloner accepting the honor was shared during the Center for Business Education Awards ceremony.

For questions regarding these programs, or other Center for Business Education initiatives, contact Nicole Buckley.