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CESR to Help Determine Next Daniels Scholars

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 09:31

The Daniels Fund, a grants and scholarship program committed to strengthening principle-based ethics education, has asked CESR executive director Mark Meaney to serve as a member of the Daniels Scholarship committee in choosing the next set of Daniels Scholars. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. The Daniels Scholarship provides the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, complete with financial and personal support throughout the journey. It offers... Read more »

Associate Professor Peter Mcgraw’s Commentary on the Benefits of Humor in the Workplace on Fortune.com

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:47

Can humor lead to smoother interactions and inspire creativity in your office? Associate Professor Peter McGraw’s commentary on the benefits of humor in the workplace tackles this issue on Fortune.com Though often overlooked, humor can lead to smoother interactions and inspire creativity in your office. The head honchos in the C-suite aren’t exactly pounding on the boardroom table demanding that their employees be funny. Yet research reveals the many ways humor helps business. Some companies, notably Southwest Airlines LUV -0.87% , project funniness in all areas of their business, from wisecracking flight attendants to the stock ticker, LUV. But even... Read more »
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Conference Keynotes Announced: United Nations and Salesforce Foundation

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 15:49

CESR is excited to announce its keynote speakers for the Partners in Business Ethics Conference this May 19-20, 2015. Jonas Haertle is head of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact Office, responsible for driving the mission of the PRME initiative, the first organized initiative between the United Nations and business schools meant to inspire responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. Our other distinguished keynote is Suzanne DiBianca , president of Salesforce Foundation. She leads the Foundation’s innovative programs that leverage the resources of salesforce.com to improve communities around the world... Read more »
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Leeds Students Help Local Companies with Sustainability

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:52

Let’s say you’re a scuba diving aficionado as well as an MBA student focusing on sustainability. Imagine getting the opportunity to develop sustainable diving operations and expand the sustainable diving certificate for Ocean First Institute. This is one of the projects MBA students were able to choose from at the 5th annual Project Marketplace event in January, sponsored by the Impact Catalyst program in association with the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) and the Net Impact Club at the Leeds School of Business. Impact Catalyst is an MBA consulting effort in partnership with B Lab where students work... Read more »
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New CESR Board Member Defends Big Business

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:19

One of CESR’s newest board members comes to us from one of the largest global companies in the world, Royal Dutch Shell , with a message she’s passionate about: “’Big’ doesn’t equate to ‘bad.’ Although they’re not perfect, global multi-nationals do so much to build relationships and forge understanding, because we bring together people from all over the world – representing different cultures, religions, ethnicities, generations – and find ways to work together to innovate and solve problems.” As Risk and Assurance manager, Terri Bourne supports Shell’s Chief Ethics & Compliance Office in overseeing the design and implementation of a... Read more »
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Mark's Message - February 2015

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:45

The job marketplace has caught up to CESR! That was a major takeaway from our first CSR Career Trek. In partnership with Katie Connor, Executive Director of Undergraduate Career Development, and Helen Zucchini, Director of Marketing & Outreach in the MBA Office, CESR sponsored a career trek out to the San Francisco/Bay Area. We travelled with 12 MBA students (the most ever to attend a Leeds career trek) and 12 undergrads. We arranged the trip so students would gain access to executives in corporate social responsibility and sustainability programming as well as HR managers. We visited Cisco, Clorox, Facebook, Google,... Read more »
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CESR Executive Director Presenting at High-Profile Conferences

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 16:20

With planned visits to both U.S. coasts in late February, Dr. Mark Meaney prepares to address ethics topics at two high-profile conferences. First, CESR’s executive director will touch down in Costa Mesa, California for The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Twenty-fourth Annual International Conference on February 19 - 22, 2015. The APPE is a comprehensive, international organization advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics by training faculty and professionals, working to improve ethical conduct in the workplace, and advancing public dialogue in ethics and values. Mark will present to the APPE on “The Role of... Read more »

University of Colorado Boulder's Faculty in Focus No. 10 Features Leeds School of Business Professor Sharon Matusik

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:18

Leeds School of Business Professor Sharon Matusik is featured by the University of Colorado Boulder as one of the Faculty in Focus. The Faculty in Focus features interviews with leading University of Colorado Boulder faculty including Professor Matusik. Read an exerpt from the article and a link to the full piece on the University of Colorado Boulder's website. Focus in Focus Exerpt Her research focuses on entrepreneurial and venture capital firms and on innovation and knowledge sharing in established firms. She has had work published in top international academic journals and is widely cited in the management field. Read the... Read more »
Marc Prisant and Heidie Heltzel

*NEW* Scholarship for Socially Responsible Enterprise Certificate

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 14:18

It has been an exciting start to the semester for the Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) Certificate Program within CESR. The program will graduate the largest class of students in the certificate’s history in May with 30 Leeds undergraduates completing the program. In addition, CESR was extremely fortunate to receive a gift in the form of a scholarship from Marc Prisant and Heidi Heltzel, specifically for SRE Certificate Students. The new scholarship will award two students who are actively pursuing the SRE Certificate $5,000 each annually. It is their intention that this annual scholarship will grow over time and, subsequently, be... Read more »

Evening MBA Program to Expand to CU South Denver in May

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:22

Contact: John Helmers, Leeds School, 303-492-1016 john.helmers@colorado.edu Richard Wobbekind, Leeds School, 303-492-1147 richard.wobbekind@colorado.edu Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu Feb. 16, 2015 The Evening MBA Program, offered by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, is going south -- in a good way. Beginning in May, the program -- offered since 2000 on the CU-Boulder campus -- also will be available at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, located at 10035 Peoria St. in Parker, Colorado. The two-year program is designed for busy working professionals. Courses, which include everything from Socially Responsible Enterprise to a seminar... Read more »


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