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Ecolab’s Doug Baker Jr. Wins ‘Moral Capitalism’ Award

The Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism late last week presented Baker with the Dayton Award for Distinction in Moral Capitalism, which honors Minnesota entrepreneurs for corporate responsibility.

Ecolab’s Doug Baker Jr. Wins ‘Moral Capitalism’ Award
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Ecolab chairman and CEO Doug Baker Jr. has earned another honor.

Late last week, the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism presented Baker with the Dayton Award for Distinction in Moral Capitalism. Baker, who was named TCB’s Person of the Year in 2017, is the first recipient of the Dayton Award, which honors Minnesota business leaders for corporate responsibility.

The award is named after the Dayton family—businessman George Draper Dayton and his five grandsons.

“We have a rich history of business serving the community through jobs, goods and services, and support for cultural institutions, schools and charities,” said Stephen B. Young, global executive director of the Caux Round Table, in a news release. “The Dayton family helped found that tradition.”

Founded in 1986, the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism is an international network of business and political leaders focused on the social impacts of private enterprise.

The organization’s leaders believe Doug Baker’s work aligns with their mission.

“[Doug has shown] leadership around water and [dedication] to improving lives through the products and services of his company,” Young said.

Baker was presented with the award at a Nov. 22 ceremony.

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