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As sustainability and corporate governance continue to increase in importance in the business school curriculum, the Aspen Institute Centre for Business Education has announced its 2010 faculty pioneers. The awards have become increasingly coveted by professors in the world of business and academia.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement award has been split between two US professors, James Post, management professor at Boston University, and David Vogel, professor of business ethics at the Haas School at the University of California at Berkeley. The former has worked at Boston University for 35 years and Prof Vogel joined Berkeley in 1973.

The Faculty Pioneer award has gone to Mark Swilling, professor of sustainable development in the school of public leadership at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Prof Swilling is also the academic director of the Sustainability Institute and is responsible for the design and implementation of a master’s and doctoral programme in sustainable development there.

Duke University’s Aaron Chatterji has received the rising star award. Though an associate professor of strategy at the Fuqua school, he is currently serving as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) where he focuses on entrepreneurship, small business and innovation policy.

Nancy McGaw, director of Aspen CBE said the winners were “the scholars and teachers leading the way to ensure that our future business leaders are ready to tackle the financial, social and environmental challenges they will face in their everyday business decisions.”


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