The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) is a fundamental part of what makes the Leeds School of Business different. 

We are the stewards of the Leeds family’s mandate that all students who come through our business school receive a meaningful training in social responsibility, business ethics, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. We fulfill this mandate through collaborations on core curriculum, certificates, partnerships with like-minded organizations from across campus and around the world, unique professional development projects, conferences and case competitions. 

We connect the campus with the international community around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through our leadership in UN PRME, a body devoted to excellence and responsibility in business education. We offer undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a certificate in Social Responsibility and Ethics where they put their business skills into practice with organizations making a positive impact, and distinguish themselves in the job market. We offer Executive Education courses in Corporate Social Responsibility and leadership development in the natural food industry. We support student groups, including the MBA Net Impact Gold Chapter, CU’s internationally known Net Impact Case Competition, and an undergraduate club called CESR Fellows.

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Now a Strategist at thinkPARALLAX, Nathan Sanfacon in helping brands through the challenges of creating authentic and successful sustainability communications.
 

Entrepreneurship and Climate Change How can entrepreneurship and innovation change the world? Gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between business and human-induced climate change from Leeds faculty and the ways that entrepreneurs can inspire global change.

How can entrepreneurship and innovation change the world? Gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between business and human-induced climate change from Leeds faculty and the ways that entrepreneurs can inspire global change.  

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Dive into D&I with Sabrina Volpone and explore ways to incorporate D&I into the cultures of businesses and organizations to benefit both the company and the employees.

CESR 2019 Award featuring Mark Meaney and CESR staff and faculty

The Alliance Center recognized CESR’s contributions to the B Corp community and hard work on the SDG Navigator with the first ever Best for Colorado Collaborative Award in June.

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Pete Dignan has summarized the student experience in the CCSR program this past spring to provide a deeper understanding of what this continuing education course has to offer. Read more here!