Tuck Launches New Center for Business & Society

For Immediate Release: July 13, 2012
Contact: Kim Keating, 603-646-2733

Tuck School of Business Dean Paul Danos recently announced that the Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship has become the Center for Business & Society. This change was effective on July 1, 2012.

The new center aims to prepare Tuck students for leadership in this increasingly complex, interconnected world. The center will work with alumni and business leaders as a resource for investigating best practices and current thinking on such topics as corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and community involvement.

“The goal of this center is to ensure that every Tuck student will graduate with a deep, intellectual understanding of the role of business in society, a strong appreciation for principled, ethical behavior, and a keen desire to work for a better world,” said Danos. “We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Allwin Family who has enabled this transition.”

The Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship was created with its named gift given by James Allwin T'76 and officially launched in February 2002. Since its inauguration, the Allwin Initiative has become an integral part of a Tuck MBA education by developing programs and opportunities that explore the challenges at the intersection of business and society. 

The new center will continue the Allwin tradition of offering Tuck students the opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom. The center will continue to host distinguished visitors, develop projects for academic credit, provide opportunities to make an impact locally and globally, offer financial support for internships and jobs in the nonprofit and public sectors, support new cases and courses, host executive programs, and enable faculty research.

This center will build on the strong foundation of the Allwin Initiative with Senior Associate Dean Robert Hansen as faculty director, Professors John Vogel and Rick Shreve as associate faculty directors, Professor Anant Sundaram as faculty director of the Executive Environmental Sustainability Forum, Pat Palmiotto as executive director, Sarah Braun as program administrator, and a supportive advisory board.