Sustainability and MBA Education

In 2003, Samuel C. Johnson, then chairman emeritus of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., demonstrated his commitment to global sustainable business, when he donated $2.5 million to establish the S. C. Johnson Professorship in Sustainable Global Enterprise.

His challenge: for the Johnson to create a resource to harness market principles to solve the world’s toughest social and environmental problems.

The school hired Stuart Hart to fill the chair and direct the then nascent Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise. With an additional gift of $5 million from the Johnson family in 2004 and 2005, the center continues to expand its faculty, staff, and programs.