CESR promotes the discussion of values and the role of business in society throughout the curriculum. It designs required and elective courses that challenge students to evaluate business behavior along environmental, social, and ethical dimensions. These courses ask students to decide what type of business leaders they will seek to be and the nature of businesses they will run.
CESR is responsible for the required, foundational courses on social responsibility at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has developed key modules for these courses dedicated to discussion of social and environmental sustainability. In addition, CESR works with other departments and programs to develop and deliver sustainability content across the curriculum. CESR offers the Certificate in Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) and every March hosts the Conscious Capitalism Conference.