York’s Schulich School of Business wins national award

Dezsö Horváth,  left, and Chris Pinney

York’s Schulich School of Business has received a national award for outstanding leadership in the field of corporate social responsibility.

The award was given in “recognition of the outstanding contribution and leadership in preparing tomorrow’s business leaders to be responsible corporate citizens” and was based on the findings of a national survey of MBA programs titled “Engaging Tomorrow’s Business Leaders.”

The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, a membership-based organization that works with charities, governments and corporations to advance the role of the charitable sector, conducted the survey.

Chris Pinney, director of the centre, presented the award to Schulich Dean Dezsö Horváth at a conference hosted on Nov. 3 by the school, titled “Teaching Strategy in the Age of the Triple Bottom Line.”

“We’re very pleased to have received this recognition today from the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy,” said Horváth. “The national survey conducted by the centre reinforces the findings of two other major surveys this year that ranked Schulich number one in Canada and among the top six in the world when it comes to teaching corporate social responsibility. It follows the announcement of a $2- million endowment from Hewlett-Packard to establish a Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility.”