HANOVER, N.H. — The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has created a new Center for Business and Society.
The center at the graduate school of management is the evolution of what was known as the Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship.
The new center aims to prepare students for leadership, focusing 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 Paul Danos, dean of the business school.
The Allwin Initiative was launched in February 2002, created by a gift given by James Allwin. It has been a part of a Tuck MBA education by developing programs and opportunities that explore the challenges at the intersection of business and society.
The center will continue the tradition of hosting distinguished visitors; developing projects for academic credit; offering financial support for internships and jobs in the nonprofit and public sectors; enabling faculty research; and other activities.