The Financial Times named the Haas School of Business the #2 MBA program worldwide in Corporate Social Responsibility. Haas moves up from the #5 spot it occupied in 2009 and the achievement comes on the heels of another stellar showing for the school in the 2010-2011 Aspen Institute’s “The Sustainable MBA” guide.
Dean Richard Lyons, who unveiled a strategic plan for the Haas school this year that shares many of our guiding principles, spoke about the Center’s alignment with Haas’ strategic objectives and its role in these recent rankings.
“The Center for Responsible Business champions innovative leaders who redefine how we do business, and is instrumental to our being recognized as a leader in corporate responsibility. It develops students to embody our core principle of “Beyond Yourself,” which means leading ethically and responsibly, and regularly putting larger interests above our own.”
“The Sustainable MBA,” the Aspen Institute’s 2010-2011 guide to MBA programs and how they are integrating social, ethical and environmental impact into their academic and extracurricular offerings, gave Haas five (out of five) star ratings in “Relevant Coursework Available” and “Relevant Courses on For-Profit Impact”—courses that explore how “business can be a force for positive social and environmental change.”