The Aspen Institute Business and Society
program has announced its Faculty Pioneer
Award recipients for 2016. This year’s
winners are business professors teaching
about the pressing “grand challenges”
faced by the world today, including climate
change, inequality, global health, financial
inclusion, human rights, resource scarcity,
and economic development.
Among the honorees are two who
received special award distinctions. Ted
London, vice president and senior research
fellow of the Scaling Impact Initiative at the
William Davidson Institute of the University
of Michigan’s Ross School of Business,
received the Special Award Distinction for
Field-Building. Peter Tufano, Peter Moores
Dean and professor of finance at the Saïd
Business School at the University of Oxford
in the U.K., received the Special Award Distinction
for Institutional Leadership.
The other winners were Gaurab Bhardwaj,
associate professor of strategy and
management at Babson College; Andrew J.
Hoffman, Holcim Professor of Sustainable
Enterprise at the Ross School of Business
at the University of Michigan; Nora Silver,
adjunct professor and faculty director of
the Center for Social Sector Leadership at
the Haas School of Business at the University
of California, Berkeley; and a faculty
team from the Gordon Institute of Business
Science at the University of Pretoria, which
included Anthony Wilson-Prangley, Ngao
Motsei, Jonathan Cook, Margie Sutherland,
and Morris Mthombeni.
The Faculty Pioneer Awards were established
in 1999 to celebrate educators who
help develop curricula that deeply examine
the relationships between capital markets,
firms, and the public good.
For information about the winners and
their teaching approaches, visit www.FPAwards.aspeninstitute.org.