Two recent announcements came pretty much out of the blue and were very welcome: first, the news that John Elkington has been awarded both the 2011 Hutchens Medal by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and, second, that the Rockefeller Foundation was offering him a Fellowship at the Bellagio Center, to be taken at some point in the next two years.
The Spencer Hutchens Jr Medal “recognizes the achievements of an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership as an individual, business leader, and cause advocate for social responsibility, primarily focusing on the marketplace, environment, workplace and community. The medal seeks to showcase how the individual’s impactful results have led to societal change.” The ASQ, perhaps best known as the sole administrator of the US end of the Malcolm Baldridge quality awards, has embraced the triple bottom line. Read ASQ’s press release here.
The Bellagio Center’s Residency Program, now in its fifty-first year, allows for a month of uninterrupted work alongside Lake Como in Northern Italy.