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Page Prize 2010

The Darla Moore School of Business is proud to announce the winners of the 2010 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula. Now in its third year, the competition is designed to encourage and support efforts to introduce or substantially upgrade sustainability courses and/or associated coursework into the curriculum of business schools, both nationally and internationally.

The Moore School’s approach to sustainability fosters understanding of the sustainable enterprise across three dimensions: the natural environment, good governance and ethics and the value exchange between firms and their counterparts in governments and civil society. The school considers this definition to be consistent with the challenges firms face today.

The 2010 Page Prize call for syllabi/curricula received numerous outstanding applications covering a wide range of disciplines including accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, marketing, operations and supply chain management and organizational behavior. An ongoing database of winning curricula/syllabi is available on the Moore Web site for adoption by business faculty around the world to use in their home institutions. Top submissions are also accessible through the Moore School's Partner Page on the Apsen Institute’s http://caseplace.org.


2010 Grand Prize Winners

University of California at Los Angeles

 

Anderson School of Management
and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

 

Dr. Charles J. Corbett Dr. Magali Delmas
Course: Leaders in Sustainability
“Sustainability” (loosely defined as the simultaneous consideration of economic, environmental and social factors) has become a key element in decision-making in many areas of business, public policy, public health and increasingly in the natural and social sciences as well. By definition, sustainability requires a multi-disciplinary perspective. The Leaders in Sustainability (LiS) Graduate Certificate aims, first, to provide a mechanism for graduate students in any discipline at UCLA to pursue their interests in sustainability, and second, to attract top-caliber students with these interests to UCLA’s graduate schools.
The course aims above all to provide a meeting place for students participating in the Leaders in Sustainability (LiS) program, to engage in facilitated discussions around various aspects of sustainability.
This course aims to provide a broad framework for understanding how business interacts with issues related to sustainability. We will focus mostly, but not exclusively, on the environmental dimension of sustainability. The course will cover tools and frameworks that firms use in practice. Graduate students from other departments at UCLA are also particularly encouraged to take the class.

Cornell University

 

Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise,

Johnson Graduate School of Management

Dr. Glen W. S. Dowell Dr. Stuart L. Hart Dr. Mark B. Milstein
Course: Sustainable Global Enterprise

The course has two broad, ambitious goals:

  1. We want to come to some understanding of the enormous challenges facing the world as humans try to come to grips with the effects of overuse of natural resources, both renewable and non-renewable, with unsustainability inequitable distribution of wealth among and within countries, and with threatening, possibly irreversible damage to ecosystems and natural systems. As a class offered within a business school, we will examine these issues with an eye on how such challenges affect business in general, and some industries and sectors specifically.
  2. Our more hopeful goal is to gain an understanding of the role that business can, and must, play in moving to a more sustainable future. For-profit enterprises are the only organizations on the planet with the resources, the ingenuity, and the incentives to enact changes that can move us from out current path to one in which all forms of life can flourish into the future. This is not to say that unfettered capitalism is a panacea, but rather that there is no viable solution to the issues we face without the cooperation of, and leadership from, for-profit enterprises.

2010 Honorable Mentions

University of Victoria

 

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

 

 

 

 

Dr. Monika I. Winn Dr. Lorinda R. Rowledge
Course: “Business & Sustainability”
The purpose of this course is to educate students on the benefits and challenges of developing more sustainable business strategies and practices, and to explore the changing role of business in society and the environment. This course introduces students to corporate social responsibility, business and sustainability, sustainable development, and social entrepreneurship. Students examine some of the major social, ecological, political, and economic forces pressuring business to question existing, more traditional approaches to operating. Students gain familiarity with how diverse companies across multiple sectors are leading the way to responding to these forces. The course aims to educate students on concepts, tools and frameworks commonly used by business in the transition to practices that incorporate social and environmental sustainability into strategy and operations.

University of Oregon

 

Lundquist College of Business

 

 

Dr. Michael V. Russo
Course: “Sustainable Business Development”
The purpose of this course is to bring together students from varied backgrounds to appreciate how economic activity impacts the natural environment, to understand the evolution and role of institutions that influence corporate environmental behavior, and to learn how a firm can manage its way to better environmental performance.