These awards recognize the individuals and representatives of government organizations and businesses that exhibit the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.
The Benjamin Botwinick Prize for Business Ethics and Ethical Practice in the Professions is the School’s ethics award. Established by a gift from the late Benjamin Botwinick, BS ’26, the prize is presented yearly to an individual or business organization exemplifying the highest standard of professional and ethical conduct. The award gives visibility to ethical decision making among many professions, including, but not limited to, accounting, advertising, architecture, health care, journalism, law, public service and social service.
The Columbia Business School Distinguished Leadership in Business Award honors outstanding leadership in business and is presented at the School’s gala black-tie Annual Dinner, attended by more than 1,000 School alumni, corporate executives and friends.
The Columbia Business School Distinguished Leadership in Government Award honors outstanding leadership in government and is presented along with the above award at the School’s Annual Dinner.