Wake Forest Schools of Business Recognized for Commitment to Social and Environmental Issues

9.21.2011 General, News Release, School News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest University Schools of Business was again ranked among the Top 50 in the Aspen Institute’s Top 100 MBA programs around the world for integrating social and environmental stewardship. Wake Forest ranked #44 globally in the 2011-2012 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes.

“Wake Forest has dramatically increased its commitment to educating students, reaching out to the community and doing research related to environmental sustainability. This commitment spills over into every corner of the University as we work toward a sustainable future,” said Daniel Fogel, Wake Forest Schools of Business Executive Professor of Strategy and Associate Director of the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability.

Schools of Business students have traveled internationally to study renewable energy practices in other countries. Next month, a group of Wake Forest undergraduate and graduate students will go to Washington, DC to visit with consulting companies, government agencies, universities and non-governmental organizations that influence environmental sustainability principles and practices.

“In all scoring categories used to determine the ranking, business schools have raised the bar,” said Judith Samuelson, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program. “There are more courses with content on social, ethical, and environmental issues, more courses about the role of business as a positive agent for change, more exposure of students to this content, and more research published by faculty on relevant topics.”

The complete ranking of the Top 100 MBA Programs is available at (www.beyondgreypinstripes.org). The site also provides information on thousands of courses, extracurricular activities and faculty research at Beyond Grey Pinstripes participating schools.