At the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, we are dedicated to promoting discussion around business ethics, corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and environmental sustainability in the business world. Learn about our work, student projects, faculty research and more here on our blog.

SRE Alum Helps Businesses Talk Sustainability While Generating ROI

SRE Alum Helps Businesses Talk Sustainability While Generating ROI

July 22, 2019

As companies are realizing that sustainability is here to stay, they shift attention to how they can communicate sustainable strategies to get their return on investment. Leeds School of Business Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) Alumni , Nathan Sanfacon now helps large, public companies better tell their sustainability story. Background...

 The Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Human-Induced Climate Change

The Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Human-Induced Climate Change

July 10, 2019

Leeds School of Business researchers Elizabeth Embry, Jeffrey G. York and Jessica Jones collaborated on a recent publication that dissects progress on human-induced climate change and evaluates what more can be accomplished to make an impact on the issue. Their book chapter, “ Climate change and entrepreneurship ” in the...

Diversity and Inclusion Research with Sabrina Volpone

Diversity and Inclusion Research with Sabrina Volpone

June 25, 2019

At the Leeds School of Business, a number of faculty have focused their research efforts on investigating the impact that diversity and inclusion (D&I) has in the business world. David Hekman, Stefanie Johnson, and Sabrina Volpone are some of these professors. Sabrina Volpone , Assistant Professor and Doctoral Program Director...

CESR B Impact Award

CESR Honored With First-Ever Best for Colorado Collaborative Award

June 10, 2019

The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) was honored on June 6th with the first ever Collaborative Award from the Best for Colorado program for their partnership with B Lab on the SDG Navigator project, and ongoing support of the B Corp movement. “We are immensely proud to partner...


Certificate in CSR: the Spring 2019 Experience

May 29, 2019

About CCSR The Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CCSR) program is a continuing education course taught by Pete Dignan, a 3-time CEO of Certified B Corps, that features guest speakers with deep expertise and practical experience in corporate social responsibility (CSR) . To help provide a deeper understanding of what...


Students Share the Impact of the SRE Certificate

May 13, 2019

Congratulations SRE Graduates! This year, we are proud to announce that 42 students have graduated with the Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) Certificate in the class of 2019. This is the largest-ever class of graduates in our program. The SRE Certificate program continues to grow from year to year as...


Who is involved in Impact Investing? Leeds PhD Candidate Jessica Jones seeks to find out

April 29, 2019

While investing has historically focused on profits alone, there is a growing shift towards impact investment - a type of socially responsible investment that aims to generate social and environmental impacts in addition to monetary profits. In contrast to charitable giving, impact investing seeks to fund organizations such as non-profits...


UNITAR Partners with Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder

April 15, 2019

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR ) recently announced its co-partnership with the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at the Leeds School of Business and The First Peoples Investment Engagement Program (FPIEP) in a press release , stating a mission of working toward the ethical accomplishment...


CESR’s Impact Internship Program

April 1, 2019

Looking for an impactful internship this summer? Want to work for a company who cares about the triple bottom line: people, profit, planet? Apply for an internship today by clicking here or by searching “CESR Impact Internship Program” in Handshake. The internships currently available will be listed in the search...


Former CCSR Student Receives Rising Star Award

March 18, 2019

Each year, the title Rising Star is awarded to a local emerging leader. The Boulder Chamber has named Alyssa Harding, External Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Justin’s Nut Butter , as this year’s Rising Star for her efforts within the Boulder community and the natural foods industry. In...