PVH Corp. launched a new partnership with the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University to establish an academic hub for the study of Corporate Responsibility (CR) and Sustainability. The partnership includes a $1 million donation.
The partnership will work to develop students into conscientious business leaders. A range of programming and opportunities will be made available, including a quarterly lecture series, a number of research programs for faculty and students, and academic offerings for undergraduate and graduate students.
PVH Chairman & CEO Manny Chirico graduated from The Gabelli School of Business and currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the University. In 2018, Manny received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the university. “This partnership demonstrates PVH and Fordham’s shared commitment to educate the future by harnessing the power of corporate responsibility for both financial successes and societal impact,” said Chirico.
“Our partnership with PVH Corp. reflects an innovative model for the Gabelli School – one that takes a holistic, multi-stakeholder approach toward creating impact,” said Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., dean of the Gabelli School of Business. “The partnership will prove that two organizations with very similar values, but in very different industries, can meaningfully connect to support social and environmental good at a time when we need it most.”
Leveraging the synergies between PVH’s Forward Fashion CR strategy and Gabelli School’s recognition as a leader in socially conscious business education, the partnership will build on the shared belief of businesses’ responsibility to create a sustainable and responsible future.
PVH’s brand portfolio includes Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga, and Geoffrey Beene as well as the digital-centric True&Co. intimates brand.