Launched in 2020, the Fondation Lombard Odier Prize for Academic Excellence in Philanthropy awards the best academic papers in Philanthropy.

The second edition was dedicated to Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy:

  • First category prize - to honour the best paper on the fundamentals of jurisprudence regarding social enterprises, benefit corporations and B Corp certification;
  • Second category prize - to honour the best paper concerning the status of purpose driven companies in a particular national context .

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 edition of the Fondation Lombard Odier Prize(s) for Academic Excellence in Philanthropy

First category:

Prof. Antonio Fici, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy, for his paper entitled Models and Trends of Social Enterprise Regulation in the European Union”.

Second category (ex-aequo):

  • Prof. Jian Li, Minzu University of China (MUC), China; Prof. Meng Zhao, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore ; and Caiyun Xu, Minzu University of China (MUC), China, for their paper entitled “Social enterprises and benefit corporations in China”.
  • Dr. Livia Ventura, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), U.K.; LUISS Guido Carli Law Department, Rome, Italy, for her paper entitled “Social enterprises and benefit corporations in Italy”.

The prizes were publicly awarded during the public conference "Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy- Mobilizing Resources for the Public Good" on 8 June 2022 at UNIGE.

 

The jury members were:

  • Prof. Dana Brakman Reiser, Brookly Law School, New York, U.S.A. 
  • Prof. Jean-Luc Chenaux, University of Lausanne, Switzerland 
  • Prof. Lars Hulgård, Roskilde Universitet, Denmark 
  • Dr. Maximilian Martin, Lombard Odier & International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland
  • Prof. Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown University Law Center, U.S.A.
  • Prof. Carlos Vargas Vasserot, University of Almería, Spain

 

The 4 finalists of the first category were:

Prof. Antonio Fici, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy, “Models and Trends of Social Enterprise Regulation in the European Union”

Prof. Sigrid Hemels, Law Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Law, Netherlands; Lund University School of Economics and Management, Sweden, “Social Enterprises and Tax: Living Apart Together?”

Maria Cristiana Tudor, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Ursa Bernardic, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Nina M. Sooter, University of Geneva, Switzerland; Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio, University of Geneva, Switzerland, “Behavioral Perspectives on B Corps”

Prof. Brian M. McCall, University of Oklahoma College of Law, United States, Benefit Corporations and the Common Law Tradition”

 

The 3 finalists of the second category were:

Prof. Jian Li, Minzu University of China (MUC), China; Prof. Meng Zhao, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore ; and Caiyun Xu, Minzu University of China (MUC), China, “Social enterprises and benefit corporations in China”

Dr. Livia Ventura, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), U.K.; LUISS Guido Carli Law Department, Rome, Italy, “Social enterprises and benefit corporations in Italy”

Prof. Nobuko Matsumoto, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, “Corporations with Social Aims in the Japanese Legal System”