November 23, 2004
BP's Lord John Browne Awarded the 2004 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics
A packed auditorium of students, faculty members and alumni greeted Sir John Browne, group chief executive of BP, as he received the 2004 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics. Columbia Business School presented the award to Lord Browne in recognition of his commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and limiting the environmental impact of energy companies. Following the award presentation, Lord Browne offered his thoughts on BP’s approach to ethical practices in the more than 100 countries in which BP operates. Each year, the Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics recognizes an outstanding leader who exhibits the highest standard of ethical conduct in business. The event complements the School’s new Individual, Business and Society curriculum, which stresses the importance of social and environmental accountability. Recent Botwinick Award recipients include Howard Schultz, chairman and chief global strategist of Starbucks Coffee Company, and Henry Kravis ’69, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company and founder and chairman of the New York City Investment Fund.