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Page Prize 2008

Moore School Announces Winners in Sustainability Syllabi/Curricula Competition

The bottom line in business today is about more than profit; businesses must also address social and environmental impacts. The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is developing the academic expertise to answer the question: What are the best practices for sustainability – managing financial, human, and natural resources effectively and responsibly in a global economy?

As part of a new Sustainable Enterprise and Development initiative, the Moore School created the Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, a competition designed to "encourage and support efforts to introduce or substantially upgrade environmental sustainability courses and/or associated coursework into the curriculum of business schools, both nationally and internationally," according to Dr. Hildy Teegen, dean of the Moore School.

The Page Prize winners for 2008, the first year of the competition, have been named. Grand Prize and Honorable Mention prizes were awarded. This year’s winners are:

2008 Grand Prize Winners

(l to r sitting) Virginia Gerde, Director of the Beard Center for Ethics;            Al Miciak, Dean of the Donahue School of Business;            Diane Ramos, MBA Sustainability Program Assistant Director.            (l to r standing) Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competition;            Naga Sivasubramaniam, MBA Sustainability Program Director;            Brian Nagle, Faculty, Accounting;            Matt Drake, Faculty, Supply Chain and Operations            Duquesne University’s innovative, one-year MBA Environmental Sustainability Curriculum integrates sustainability across all business disciplines – accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, information technology and economics. The program provides a unique approach that combines rigorous coursework in the standard business subjects with core courses in sustainable theories and models, cross-functional case studies and service-learning consulting projects.
Dr. Virginia Gerde, Dr. Al Miciak, Diane Ramos,
Dr. Robert Sroufe, Dr. Naga Sivasubramaniam,
Dr. Brian Nagle, Dr. Matt Drake
Donahue Graduate School of Business
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
Curriculum: Environmental Sustainability

The underlying framework for Dr. Klassen’s course, titled "Managing for Sustainable Development," is the triple bottom line, encompassing financial, environmental, and social performance. According to Klaasen, his course "is focused on the potential for competitive advantage to be increasingly rooted in new capabilities such as pollution prevention, design for environment, social responsiveness, and stakeholder negotiations." His course is one of five required courses in an interdisciplinary Master of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Robert Klassen
Richard Ivey School of Business
The University of Western Ontario
Course: "Managing for Sustainable Development"

2008 Honorable Mentions

Dr. Ravi Subramanian
College of Management
Georgia Institute of Technology
Course: "Environmental Considerations in Managerial Decision-Making"

Dr. Debbie de Lange and Dr. Herman van den Berg
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Course: "Managing for Environmental Sustainability"

Dr. Jorge Rivera
Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy
The George Washington University School of Business
Course: "Corporate Environmental Management in Developing Nations"

Mr. Joshua Skov
Principal of Good Company
Eugene, OR
Course: "Simple Carbon Math"

Dr. Eric J. Arnould
Department of Marketing and Management
University of Wyoming
Course: "Introduction to Sustainable Business Practices"

View list of all syllabi/curricula

The Page Prize is named for Dr. Alfred N. Page, dean and professor emeritus of the Henry Bloch School of Business at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His wife, Lynn Manos Page, is an accomplished painter and printmaker.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Andrew Spicer, Director, Sustainable Enterprise & Development Initiative
Phone: 803.576.9900
E-mail: aspicer@moore.sc.edu