Robert Collier Recognized for Leadership in Sustainable Global Enterprise

5/30/2014 11:30:00 AM

Robert Collier was the recipient of this year’s Samuel C. Johnson Award in Sustainable Global Enterprise for Individual Leadership.


At the Dean’s Award Brunch during graduation weekend students were honored for their achievements and leadership while at Johnson. Each year an award is given in honor of Samuel C. Johnson, whose own vision and leadership led to the establishment of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise (SGE) at Johnson. 

Rob & MarkRobert Collier was the recipient of this year’s Samuel C. Johnson Award in Sustainable Global Enterprise for Individual Leadership. Rob has been distinguished over the past two years for his passion, enthusiasm, involvement, and leadership with regard to the sustainable global enterprise program at Johnson.

Among a number of notable achievements, Rob played an integral role in organizing two sustainability events for Johnson students, Johnson Energy Connection (JEC) and the Burlington to Boston trek. In addition, he was crucial in rallying a large group of students to attend the National Net Impact conference in San Francisco which included a networking event with alumni.  

“Overall, Rob committed a significant amount of time to enhancing Johnson's SGE program and made the club member experience fun and value rich.”

As an Environmental Finance and Impact Investing (EFII) Fellow with the Center, Rob researched YieldCos an innovative trend in financing renewable energy. He research is forthcoming on the Center’s website. In addition, Rob worked with the Center to develop a proposal to create a Social Enterprise Internship Fund to provide financial support to first year Johnson students pursuing internships at enterprises with a strong social or environmental mission. Furthermore, over the past two years he provided individual mentorship and guidance to numerous first year MBA students. 

SCJ award recipients are determined by an SGE alumni selection committee from nominations received from students, faculty and staff.

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