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Grant helps fund new sustainability course

December 7, 2010
CINCINNATI — A growing number of businesses are figuring out that being a socially responsible corporate citizen can actually be good for the bottom line, according to Soapbox Cincinnati.
A course being developed by a Xavier University professor, funded in part by a Procter & Gamble grant, will help teach university MBA students what being a good corporate citizen is all about, the article stated.
Rebecca Luce, an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at Xavier, is currently developing an MBA course on corporate citizenship and sustainability, the article noted.
"I think these issues of social responsibility are starting to become senior management topics of discussion at most companies. For example, something that both Procter & Gamble and Wal-mart are doing is assessing their suppliers for sustainable business practices. They''re looking at that as a factor in choosing suppliers. I don''t think MBA students should leave without knowing about these issues," Luce said.
According to the article, Luce decided to apply for a grant from Procter & Gamble Fund''s Higher Education Program to design the course, based on concepts that she has lectured on in other classes.
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