"Sam Johnson's commitment will bring energy and resources that will allow us to build significantly on what we've begun doing and create a program that's world class."
Stuart L. Hart, SC Johnson Chair Emeritus in Sustainable Global Enterprise
In 2002, motivated by his desire to see the Johnson Graduate School of Management continue as a leading provider of solutions to the most difficult challenges of our day, the late Samuel C. Johnson endowed the SC Johnson Professorship in Sustainable Global Enterprise. Sam set a visionary tone by stipulating that the role was to enhance students’ understanding of global sustainability and prepare them to be leaders of equitable, as well as economically and environmentally sustainable enterprises.
A second generous gift provided an initial endowment and operating funds to establish the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise in 2004 with Stuart Hart as its Founding Director. Mark Milstein became the full-time Director of the Center in 2006, with Dr. Hart continuing as the Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise until his retirement in 2013.