As capitalism evolves, Calgary poised to be a leader

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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This past summer, the Business Roundtable, which includes the CEOs of top American businesses, made a bold statement about the future of business — that companies serve not just shareholders, but customers, employees, suppliers and communities.

Amidst shifting perspectives about the role of business in society today, the University of Calgary has announced the creation of the Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre at the Haskayne School of Business. As business is changing, so, too, is business education.

The centre, announced on Sept. 10, has been made a reality thanks to the generosity of Wayne and Eleanor Chiu, BComm’85. A $5-million gift from their Trico Charitable Foundation will go towards UCalgary’s $1.3-billion Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High.

“I believe that, by engaging the University of Calgary, we are definitely able to create a much greater impact in Canada and possibly around the world. If we are able to use social entrepreneurship by encouraging more business people to get engaged into doing good by doing well, I think that will be huge for Calgary,” says Wayne Chiu, CM, AOE, ICD.D, and chairman, Trico Charitable Foundation.

Read more about the Trico Foundation’s donation to the Haskayne School of Business here!