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Congratulations to John P. Bilbrey who received The Benjamin Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics for 2016.
Each year, under the auspices of The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, The Benjamin Botwinick Prizes in Business Ethics and Ethical Practice are awarded to an individual or representative of a business organization exemplifying the highest standard of professional and ethical conduct, as well as ethical decision making in any of the professions, including, but not limited to, accounting, advertising, architecture, health care, journalism, law, public service and social service. The Botwinick Prizes in Business Ethics and Ethical Practice in the Professions were established by a generous endowment from the late Benjamin Botwinick, BS ’26 and his wife Bessie.
The Bernstein Center would like to congratulate John P. Bilbrey, Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO, The Hershey Company who accepted the 2016 Benjamin Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics. MBA and EMBA students, faculty, staff, and alumni were invited to a recpetion in his honor where "JP" Bilbrey delivered a keynote address highlighting ethical issues that have arisen during his career and life experiences. Click here for photos from the event.
In addition to the Benjamin Botwinick Prizes, Columbia Business School students are selected to receive the Benjamin Botwinick scholarships. Both The Botwinick Prizes and Scholarships help to reinforce Columbia Business School’s commitment to leadership and ethics through core courses, extracurricular programming, and research.
Past Recipients of the Botwinick Prize in Ethics include:
Business Ethics 2014:
Business Ethics 2013:
Business Ethics 2012:
Business Ethics 2011:
Business Ethics 2010:
Business Ethics 2009:
Business Ethics 2008:
Business Ethics 2007:
Patrick Cescau, Group Chief Executive of Unilever
Business Ethics 2006:
James Sinegal, President and CEO of Costco Wholesale Corporation
Business Ethics 2005:
Joan Bavaria, founding president and chief executive officer, Trillium Asset Management
Business Ethics 2004:
Lord John Browne, group chief executive of BP p.l.c.
Ethical Practice in the Professions 2003:
William McDonough, founding partner of McDonough + Partners
Business Ethics 2002:
Russell Carson ’67, general partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Business Ethics 2001:
Jeffrey Swartz, president and chief executive officer of The Timberland Company
Business Ethics 2000:
Howard Schultz, chairman and chief global strategist of Starbucks
Business Ethics 1999:
Henry Kravis ’69, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company and founder and chairman of the New York City Investment Fund
Business Ethics 1998:
Ethical Practice in the Professions 1998:
Business Ethics 1997:
Lord David Sainsbury ’71, former chairman of J. Sainsbury PLC and Minister for Science, United Kingdom
Business Ethics 1996:
Aaron Feuerstein, president and owner, Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
Ethical Practice in the Professions 1996:
Washington SyCip ’43, chairman, The SGV Group
Business Ethics 1995:
Eugene Lang ’40, chairman emeritus of REFAC Technology Development Corporation and founder of the "I Have A Dream" Foundation
Ethical Practice in the Professions 1995:
James Kuhn, professor emeritus of Columbia Business School
Business Ethics 1994:
Anita Roddick, cofounder and chief executive officer of The Body Shop
Business Ethics 1993:
Donald J. Weiss, president and chief executive officer of White Storage and Retrieval Systems, Inc.
Business Ethics 1992:
Muriel Siebert, president and chief executive officer of Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.
Business Ethics 1991:
Robert Gill, vice chairman and chief operating officer of J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
Business Ethics 1989:
Elliot Lehman, cochairman of FEL-PRO, Inc.