"The goodwill of the people is the only enduring thing in any business. It is the sole substance . . . the rest is shadow!"
—Words of Herbert Fisk Johnson Sr., second-generation leader of SC Johnson, engraved on a plaque in Sage Hall
"We use that quote as a compass," says Scott Hansing, MBA '01, marketing director for Raid insecticides at SC Johnson, who believes our school and his company share its sentiment. "Johnson turns out great marketers who want to be the best at what they do and who also want to work to do good in the world."
SC Johnson has a history of generously supporting us. It provided a $20 million endowment gift to name our MBA program and has endowed a professorship in sustainable global enterprise. The company continued its commitment this year by sponsoring the Net Impact conference and engaging in a project with our Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise (CSGE) and the Gates Foundation to fight malaria. Furthermore, the late Sam Johnson '50 was a Cornell trustee and current chairman and CEO H. Fisk Johnson '79, MEng '80, MS '82, MBA '84, PhD '86, is a trustee emeritus and delivered the Hatfield lecture last year.
"We value our partnership with Cornell, Johnson, and CSGE very highly," says Chris Librie, director of global sustainability at SC Johnson and a member of CSGE's advisory council. "The relationship provides us with added thinking power and creativity and the latest academic knowledge."
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