The Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) was recognized by the 2021 Harvard Business Review Ram Charan Management Practice Award – for two case studies on Banu Hot Pot and Delong Steel. Award winners were announced in Beijing at the HBR China Forum under the theme, “Reshaping and the New Co-opetition.”
Launched in 2017, the Awards are jointly presented by HBR China edition and management consultant Ram Charan. They recognize innovative and exemplary Chinese companies and leaders, and aim to showcase models of effective management and build a learning platform for best practices. This year’s Ram Charan Award placed particular emphasis to management cases that embraced sustainable development practices, and focused on topics such as carbon neutrality, ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) and income inequality.
CKGSB’s Director of the Social Innovation and Business for Good Centre and Professor of Marketing, Dr. Zhu Rui expressed her joy and gratitude upon receiving the award, saying, “I’m honoured and grateful that Harvard Business Review China has recognized CKGSB’s efforts in social innovation and awarding us this prestigious award. I’m especially delighted to see the business leaders of Banu Hot Pot and Delong Steel incorporating what we promote at CKGSB into their businesses to achieve innovation, social responsibility and sustainability.”
Mr. Ram Charan congratulated the award winners through a video speech saying, “Today we congratulate the winners and applaud those who keep innovating. Innovation is the source of life. It can give birth to a company, and even a new industry. Its benefits go beyond the boundaries of nations to the entire global community. My best wishes to the award winners.”
CKGSB is China’s first privately-funded and research-focused business school. Since the founding, CKGSB has aimed to cultivate transformative business leaders with a global vision, sense of social responsibility, innovative mind-set, and ability to lead with empathy and compassion. Located across China in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen with global offices in New York, London and Hong Kong, the school offers innovative MBA, Executive MBA, Business Scholars Program and Executive Education programs. Headed by its seasoned professors, CKGSB has published 500+ case studies and extensive research, offering knowledge on how newly globalized Chinese companies are transforming business in both developed and emerging markets and how multinational companies should integrate China and emerging markets business strategy into their global strategy, to successfully do business in China and with China.