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.

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Summer of Success for the Impact Internship Program

Oct. 7, 2019

In the Spring of 2019, CESR launched the Impact Internship Program , created to connect business students with local, mission-driven companies such as EcoProducts, CleanWell, Teatulia, Bobo’s Oats and more! Our summer interns including Rebecca Reder, Clayton Oxford and Daniela Withaar spoke highly of their experiences with these companies, and...

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SRE Certificate Provides Foundation for Amir Abouzalam’s Career

Sept. 23, 2019

Leeds alum Amir Abouzalam is currently employed at Deloitte as a technology consultant where he works with a variety of clients within the government and public sectors. His completion of the SRE certificate along with his finance degree helped him to define his personal values that now underlie his career...

MBA Alum Tim Weiss: Sustainability Consultant at POINT380

MBA Alum Tim Weiss: Sustainability Consultant at POINT380

Sept. 10, 2019

Sustainability Consulting Sustainability consultants advise companies on how to best manage, and ultimately reduce, energy, water, waste and emissions. Leeds School of Business MBA alum Tim Weiss is a Senior Consultant and VP of Product Development at POINT380 , where he works with Fortune 500 companies to set sustainability goals...

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Natural and Organic Pathway for MBA Students

Aug. 28, 2019

What is a Pathway? A pathway is a recommended plan for MBA students to help them develop the right skills, knowledge and connections to be ready for a career in a specific industry. The Leeds School of Business is currently offering three pathways created in partnership with the Centers of...

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Katie Pribyl Dobbins Shifts to CSR Career with Professional Certificate

Aug. 6, 2019

Katie Pribyl Dobbins, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Director at Wana Brands , recently completed her Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CCSR) at the Leeds School of Business, seeking to enhance her professional skills. Her interest in CSR originated from her career in nonprofit management and passion for volunteering, but she...

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 as...

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 for...

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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...

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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...

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