Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder


new venture challenge, social impact prize

EVENT 4/13: Teams to Compete for New Venture Challenge Social Impact Prize

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:51

Here’s an opportunity to join the social entrepreneurship community from Boulder and CU at the New Venture Challenge (NVC) Social Impact Prize Finals at Impact HUB Boulder! Network with members of Boulder's social entrepreneurship community and watch the top five NVC Social Impact Prize teams pitch their business ideas. Please RSVP here for free tickets. When: Monday, April 13th beginning at 6:30 p.m. Where: Impact HUB Boulder , 1877 Broadway #100 Boulder, CO 80302 Why : Support emerging entrepreneurs and learn more about great impact business ideas developed on the CU Boulder campus! Enjoy free food and delicious beverages donated... Read more »

EVENT 4/7: Water as a Business Issue

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:56

A public invitation: Tuesday, April 7th 6:30 - 9:15 pm KOBL S127 Our bodies and our planet are ~70% water. We cannot live for more than a few days without it, there is no substitute for it, and water crises – global and local – are a current and growing reality. On April 7, 2015, Topics in Sustainable Business will be holding a public lecture and panel discussion exploring “the business of water” – a $425 billion a year industry – addressing the range of challenges inherent in what many see as a public resource, and thus presumed to be... Read more »

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q2 2015

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:42

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q2 2015 Business leaders surveyed in the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) remained comfortably positive ahead of Q2 2015. Overall, the greatest optimism is in sales expectations. Read/Download the LBCI Q2 2015Read more »
Kathryn Caulfield, VP of Global Corporate Communications & Corporate Responsibility for The Clorox Company

Clorox Corporate Responsibility VP to Speak at Leeds

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:50

Leeds Council and the Gillett Speakers Series Present: Kathryn Caulfield, VP of Global Corporate Communications & Corporate Responsibility for The Clorox Company Tuesday, April 14th 5:15 – 6:15 pm KOBL S125 Kathryn Caulfield , vice president – Global Corporate Communications & Corporate Responsibility, serves as The Clorox Company’s chief communication officer, with responsibility for global internal, external and crisis communications; corporate issue management; corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability. Caulfield joined Clorox in January 2000 as manager – Corporate Communications and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility within the function. She assumed responsibility for corporate responsibility in 2009 and environmental sustainability... Read more »
Business ethics case competition

Students Win $5K at Ethics Case Competition

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:26

The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) hosted the final round of the third annual Business Ethics Case Competition at the University of Colorado Boulder on Friday, March 13th. The case competition was a unique opportunity for Leeds School of Business students to tackle real world ethical issues that they are likely to face in their professional careers, with an added incentive of $10,000 in prize money distributed across three winning teams. The Case This year’s ethical challenge presented a scenario regarding fracking, a hotly debated topic across the country. Specifically, the case looked at whether it’s ethical for... Read more »
REI meets Leeds team

CU Captures 3rd Place at Social Responsibility Competition

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:54

On Friday February 27th, the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business finished in third place at the 4th annual Milgard Invitational Case Competition on Social Responsibility at the University of Washington in Tacoma. The competition provided an opportunity for undergraduate students from 13 schools to explore a real CSR question facing REI, the outdoor gear retail giant. They spent 72 hours researching and developing their solution and presentations, then presented to panels of judges representing CSR professionals and executives from REI. CU’s winning team consisted of Leeds seniors Sophia Miller, Abigail Readey, Kenneth Glade and junior Patrick Sullivan. Finishing... Read more »

John Lynch, director of the Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making at the University of Colorado Boulder Quoted on USA Today Website

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:42

6 bad money habits not to pass on to your kids Elizabeth Renter, NerdWallet 7:18 a.m. EDT March 21, 2015 (Photo: Thinkstock) Whether your bills are paid in full at the end of every month or you have to do some strategic budgeting to get creditors off your back, there's a good chance you have some less-than-perfect money habits. As a parent, they don't begin and end with you; they affect your children too, and for a lot longer than you may realize. Most young adults are entering the world without the basics of financial literacy. Many are taking on... Read more »

BRD Releases Colorado January Jobs Report Analysis and Other Economic Indicators

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 08:09

The January jobs report was released for Colorado today, which included both the January employment report and the revisions to 2013. The employment situation remained strong in Colorado, with employment increasing 2.9% year-over-year—a slightly slower clip than observed since October 2013. Upon revision, every month in 2014 recorded growth in excess of 3% (3.1%–3.6%). Colorado employment continued to grow in January, and all of Colorado’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) recorded varying levels of year-over-year employment growth, while monthly growth decreased in three MSAs. Industry growth was recorded in 7 of the 11 industries in the state month-over-month, and the velocity... Read more »
Mark Meaney, Business Ethics

Mark on the Air

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:13

Last weekend Mark Meaney, CESR’s executive director, hit the airwaves with ICOSA, an organization which facilitates partnerships and assistance among individuals, businesses, communities, governmental bodies and educational organizations to help foster growth and change. Mark discussed various topics from teaching business ethics using a distinctive pedagogy and how this provides students with a job market differentiator, to the groundbreaking Partners in Business Ethics conference coming this spring. Tune in to the podcast to hear Mark’s take on how ethics applies to business! Segment 2: Corporate ethics programs, teaching business ethics in b-schools, the Leeds School distinctive pedagogy, the CSR Career... Read more »

Prof. Atanu Sinha Featured In Cardhub’s Recent Study Examining Price Matching

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 16:52

Price Protection Report: Credit Cards Shielding You From Price Drops by Alina Comoreanu, Research Analyst The combination of recession-reduced budgets, intense competition in the retail space, and tried-and-true consumer price sensitivity has fostered an environment in which price-match guarantees are something of a staple. Most of the largest brick-and-mortar retailers – think Walmart, Best Buy and Toys”R”Us – use price matching to avoid serving as showrooms for Internet giants like Amazon. This is also a direct reflection of consumer preferences, as 21% of shopper request a price match when they encounter prices in a store that they feel are too... Read more »


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