Schulich marks 25 years of responsible business leadership

The Schulich School of Business at York University recently celebrated its 25-year legacy as one of the first business schools in the world to develop environmentally responsible leaders through the Erivan K. Haub Program in Business and Sustainability.

The Haub program was established in 1992, along with an endowed professorship, after a $1.5-million gift from Erivan and Helga Haub, the environmentally conscious owners of the Tengelmann Group. The Haub Program became a catalyst for turning Schulich into a world leader in the field of Responsible Business. Following the establishment of the Haub Program, Schulich also established chairs in Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility – the foundation of the School’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business.

Schulich Dean Deszo Horvath; York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton; Charles H. Cho, professor of Accounting, Erivan K. Haub Chair in Business & Sustainability; Christian W. E. Haub, Co-CEO, Tengelmann Group and Chairman and President, Emil Capital Partners; Liliane Haub; Richard Welford (keynote speaker), chairman, CSR Asia; and Dirk Matten (master of ceremonies), associate dean research, professor of Strategic Management/Policy, and Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility
Director, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business

“We could not have chosen a better university and business school to partner with in this effort and we could not have dreamed about the tremendous importance and fabulous reputation this program has gained, not only in Canada and North America, but around the world,” said Erivan Haub.

The anniversary celebration featured special addresses from Christian W.E. Haub, son of Erivan and Helga Haub, co-chief executive officer at Tengelmann Group and chairman and president of Emil Capital Partners, as well as keynote speaker Richard Welford, chairman of the consulting group, CSR Asia, and a university lecturer and researcher on issues of corporate social responsibility.

“Schulich’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business is today a global leader in creating and disseminating new knowledge about the social, ethical, environmental and political responsibilities of business, and is also one of the world’s largest and most influential academic centres dedicated to triple-bottom-line thinking,” said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth.

Schulich has also been ranked one of the top schools in the world in the Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Ranking ever since the ranking began in 2013.

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