In 2002 Weatherhead School of Management launched an initiative called the “world inquiry into business as an agent of world benefit” where faculty and students across the school established a data bank to discover and showcase profitable business innovation in the arena of environmental sustainability and social entrepreneurship. After 2,000 interviews, we soon realized that the data bank was documenting a revolution.
An Elevated Mission
In the span of few short years (2002 – 2009) the tiny initiative grew to become one of the most productive interdisciplinary projects in the history of the Weatherhead School. The initiative has now been elevated to a new level of priority, scale, and scope as an interdisciplinary center of excellence. In 2009, with the timely and generous gift of Chuck and Char Fowler, we introduced The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. Our aim is crystal clear: to build on and leverage the legacy and to create the finest research, education, and applied center for sustainable enterprise in the world.