Moore School announces Page Prize winners
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Faculty from UCLA and Cornell University have been awarded top honors in the 2010 Dr Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, an annual competition by the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina that recognizes innovation in teaching sustainability.
Honorable mentions in this year’s competition went to the University of Oregon and the University of Victoria.
The Moore School created the competition in 2008 as part of its Sustainable Enterprise and Development Initiative, which cultivates an understanding of sustainable enterprise through the natural environment, governance and ethics and the exchange between firms and their counterparts in governments and civil society.
The Page Prize promotes the introduction and improvement of sustainability courses and associated coursework into the curriculum of business schools in the U.S. and abroad.
“At the Moore School we want to expose our business students to the best thinking and practices in the area of sustainability,” said Dr. Andrew Spicer, associate professor of international business and director of the Moore School’s Sustainable Enterprise and Development Initiative. “The database allows the Moore School to share these best practices for sustainability teaching and curricular materials with institutions of higher learning worldwide.”
This year’s competition featured more than 30 entries that represented disciplines including accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, marketing, operations and supply chain management and organizational behavior.
The winning submissions are part of a growing database of winning course descriptions and curricula for business faculty around the world to use. More than 20 courses are featured on the database, which is accessible on the Moore School website at www.mooreschool.sc.edu and through Moore School’s partner page on the Aspen Institute’s website www.caseplace.org
In June, the Page Prize will be featured at the Global Business School Network conference in Mexico City and at a Sustainability Conference in Charlotte, N.C., organized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
UCLA, Dr. Charles J. Corbett and Dr. Magali Delmas, for the submission “Leaders in Sustainability”: The Leaders in Sustainability (LiS) graduate certificate program is intended for graduate students in any discipline at UCLA to pursue their interests in sustainability. The program takes a multi-disciplinary perspective on sustainability, incorporating economic, environmental and social factors in many areas of business, public policy, public health and natural and social sciences.
Cornell University, Dr. Glen W. S. Dowell, Dr. Stuart L. Hart, Dr. Mark B. Milstein, for the submission “Sustainable Global Enterprise”: This course addresses the impact of overuse of natural resources, inequitable distribution of wealth among and within countries and the possibly irreversible damage to ecosystems and natural systems. It also addresses the role that business can, and must, play in moving to a more sustainable future.
HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS
University of Victoria, Dr. Monika I. Winn and Dr. Lorinda R. Rowledge for the submission “Business & Sustainability”: This course educates students on the benefits and challenges of developing more sustainable business strategies and practices, and explores the changing role of business in society and the environment. It introduces students to corporate social responsibility, business and sustainability, sustainable development and social entrepreneurship.
University of Oregon at Eugene, Dr. Michael V. Russo, and his submission “Sustainable Business Development”: This course gives students from varied backgrounds an appreciation of how economic activity impacts the natural environment, how the evolution and role of institutions influence corporate environmental behavior and how firms can have better environmental performance.