Corporate Social Responsibility

CESR promotes the discussion of values and the role of business in society throughout the curriculum. Our courses challenge students to decide what type of business leaders they will seek to be and the nature of the businesses they will run.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become more mainstream in business as forward-thinking companies embrace social responsibility as a core value of their business operations in order to create shared value for business and society.

CSR isn't just important for people and the planet, but it’s also vital for business success. And consumers aren't the only ones drawn to businesses that give back; a company's CSR strategy is a big factor in where today's top talent chooses to work. The next generation of employees is seeking out employers that are focused on the triple bottom line: people, planet and revenue

Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility

CESR recently launched a professional Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CCSR) in partnership with B:CIVIC. This certificate is for people seeking to further themselves and their companies in the practice of socially responsible business. Whether you are an experienced CSR professional, just starting out on your CSR career, or wanting to make a career change in this direction, this cerificate program provides an opportunity to further your knowledge, ideas and network. Learn more about the Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility.

CESR Stories about Corporate Social Responsibility

To learn more about CESR's commitment to education about CSR, we invite you to read from a selection of stories harvested from CESR's blog, below.

Kimbal Musk

Getting to the Core of Real Food with Kimbal Musk at the 7th Annual Conscious Capitalism Conference

May 8, 2017

Kimbal Musk, Co-founder of The Kitchen Students, faculty and community members made up the sold out crowd at the 7 th annual Conscious Capitalism Conference on food security. Hosted by the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR), the event featured a variety of panels and talks, with Kimbal Musk,... Read more »
Lorna Christoff

A CESR Winner in Diversity and Inclusiveness

May 5, 2017

Lorna Christoff, one of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility’s (CESR) popular faculty members, has been recognized with the Faculty/Staff Impact Award. The honor is presented by the Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA) and the Multicultural Business Student Association (MBSA) at the Leeds School of Business to a staff... Read more »

CESR Project Inspires Student’s Career in Urban Farming

May 3, 2017

Last fall, Graham Hankin explored aquaponics for a sustainability paper in his Business Applications of Social Responsibility course, offered by the Center for Education for Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School of Business. With that, his interest was sparked and since then the junior Leeds student has embarked on... Read more »
Liz Stapp, Center for Education on Social Responsibility

CESR Faculty Member a Finalist for Teaching Excellence

April 17, 2017

The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) is proud to announce that CESR instructor Liz Stapp has been named one of three finalists for the 2017 Joseph L. Frascona Teaching Excellence Award. The award winner will be announced at the Leeds Recognition Ceremony at the Coors Event Center May... Read more »
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Students Tackle the Palm Oil Industry to Win Ethics Competition

April 17, 2017

On March 17th, six student teams were challenged to apply their values and skills learned in Leeds classes to a real-world ethics case at CESR’s 5 th annual Business Ethic Case Competition. ANNA Consulting (Noah Green, Nathan Mpiana, Alexandra McPherson, Alex Schott) rose above the rest, placing first by successfully... Read more »
Dee Perry

Gratitude to Dee Perry

March 29, 2017

Last fall the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) said goodbye and thank you to an outstanding advisory board member who dedicated herself to the growth of CESR and its students. Dee Perry It’s inspiring to see how impactful Dee Perry’s tenure on CESR’s board has been over the... Read more »

The Promise of the Circular Economy: A special event

March 29, 2017

The Conference on World Affairs presents The Promise of the Circular Economy , a panel session co-sponsored by the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School of Business and the Boulder Chamber. April 12, 2017 5:30-7:30pm in Koelbel S125, Leeds School of Business Followed by a... Read more »
Mark Meaney

Mark Meaney to speak on ethics & compliance

March 6, 2017

Ethics & Compliance Monthly Brown Bag Series (for CU students, faculty and staff) March 27th: Monitoring Your Compliance Program Presentation Details The Office of the Chancellor at the University of Colorado Boulder hosts a ethics & compliance monthly brown bag series, which will feature a presentation by Dr. Mark Meaney... Read more »
CESR Career Trek

CESR Career Trek to Portland

March 6, 2017

Jenna Scheirman, MBA 2018 This past February, MBA students, business undergraduates and CESR Executive Director Mark Meaney traveled to Portland on the CESR Career Trek for corporate social responsibility. Sports an d CSR The first day of the trek focused on sustainability in sports. Students visited Green Sports Alliance, a... Read more »
Mark Meaney, Center for Education on Social Responsibility

Mark Meaney to serve on Circular Economy task force

March 3, 2017

Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones has asked CESR Executive Director Mark Meaney to serve on the City of Boulder’s Task Force on the Circular Economy, a public-private partnership meant to share best practices on how best to create an infrastructure to support the circular economy in Boulder. After the Ellen Macarthur... Read more »