Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder

Leadership

CESR Launches Course in Panama

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:50

Next May, CESR students will partner with entrepreneurs in Panama to build social enterprises that address poverty, the environment and social challenges. CESR offers its first international course in partnership with the CU Office of International Education - Study Abroad Programs, and will send students to Panama to take a three week version of CESR’s popular course, Business Solutions for the Developing World (CESR 4005). The Business Solutions for the Developing World course has been offered for the last few years as an elective for students pursuing the Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) Certificate offered by CESR. CESR 4005 is designed... Read more »

Scandinavia, Sustainability and CSR

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:33

By Catherine Milburn CESR Senior Instructor, Associate Director for Curricululm I had the great opportunity this summer to participate in a Professional Development in International Business (PDIB) program showcasing sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices in Scandinavia. Travel destinations included Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark and the program was sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and Professor Robert Strand of the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). My group was made up of seventeen faculty from all over the US and represented a variety of disciplines. Most of the group had limited experience... Read more »

Impact Business Panel 2014

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:19

What is The Impact Business Panel? MBA students and businesspeople alike are seeking to work in or with companies that are driven as much by their mission and values as they are by the bottom line. We know that “impact work” exists, but we don’t have a complete understanding of what it looks like, or how we might become involved. In response to this, we are convening a panel of "impact business" experts to answer the question: “How can business be harnessed to create change, locally and globally?” A panel of business leaders and thinkers will shed light on the... Read more »

Welcome to the World of Business

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:40

By Lorna Christoff CESR Faculty The Leeds School of Business has rolled out the first of its new Business Core (BCOR) classes to 740 students for Fall 2014. The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) is responsible for the creation and delivery of the newly-revamped freshman-level BCOR course, World of Business , which is an introductory course of basic business language and concepts. Highlights of the new World of Business course include a greater emphasis on corporate social responsibility and sustainability in business, a stronger in-class illustration of the interrelatedness of the business functions, a more robust inclusion of... Read more »

CESR Student Experiences Colombia

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:28

By Jamie Green CESR Student Assistant What an adventurous, challenging, and rewarding experience this summer was for me! Being an Accounting and Spanish for the Professions student, I had the opportunity to intern with an Accounting firm specializing in IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) Consulting in Bogota, Colombia for three months. The work was extremely interesting and a bit difficult, especially considering it was 100% in Spanish, but I know that the experience and skills I gained while in Bogota are crucial to my future as a successful businesswoman and Accountant. Not only did I learn technical skills like Excel... Read more »

CESR’s Own Ironman

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:43

CESR’s Kevin McMahon, Sr. Instructor of Leadership Challenges and World of Business , finished his third Ironman this past August in Boulder, at the world’s largest Ironman Triathlon . He placed in the top third of his age group and finished in 13 hours and 45 minutes. “I thought it would be good for my kids to see how hard work and long term dedication can pay off,” said Kevin. Congratulations! Interested in learning more about our great team of staff and faculty? Click here to meet CESR's faculty and staff members.Read more »

Partners in Business Ethics Conference 2015

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:55

CESR and the Leeds School of Business is proud to announce that it will host the fourth Partners in Business Ethics Conference to be held May 19 and 20, 2015 on CU-Boulder's campus. Partners in Business Ethics brings together Deans and Center Directors from the world’s leading business schools with corporate leaders to promote ethically responsible business. This event will break new ground for collaboration between business and academic leaders on curriculum development and delivery in academic and workplace settings. Corporate leaders consistently emphasize the importance of ethics and integrity in the workplace. Yet, they are concerned that business schools... Read more »

CESR Faculty Affiliate Recognized for Sustainability Research

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:42

It was a busy summer of recognitions for CESR Affiliate Jeffrey York, who received the Best Paper Award at the GRONEN Research Conference 2014 on his research paper “How to move established industries to sustainability? The role of institutions and renewable entrepreneurship.” This paper looks at how policies and entrepreneurship combine to address climate change by examining the wake of the Kyoto protocol in the EU. York found that entrepreneurial entry drives adoption of renewable energy as much as policy change, and that together, the right policies and an entrepreneurial environment can foster much greater adoption. In addition, York was... Read more »

CESR Faculty to Take Students to Vietnam

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:28

Vietnam is a vibrant and beautiful country with one of the world’s fastest growing economies and a warm and welcoming people. It is also a destination for the First-Year Global Experience class (BADM 1260) offered next May 2015 for 11 days. CESR faculty member Owen Borum is the instructor for the course, which enrolls approximately 20 first-year students and counts for two credits as a business elective, with a hands-on service project integrated into the trip. Many global companies, such as Samsung, Nike and Cargill, manufacture products in Vietnam, and an increasing number of businesses are looking to Vietnam as... Read more »

Harvard Graduate and Author Joins CESR Faculty

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:39

This fall CESR welcomes a new faculty member to its team – Katie Malachuk. After a semester as a Discussion Leader (DL) this past spring for CESR’s Introduction to Business class, Malachuk felt the best part of being a DL was getting to know the students. She will teach the new World of Business (BCOR 1015) class this fall. Katie’s Background “As someone who has had many twists and turns in my professional path, I am very interested in how we can be our authentic selves while doing meaningful work. Within CESR, I hope to support students in aligning their... Read more »

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