Networking Naturally
April 8, 2019

Expand your professional network in the natural foods industry by connecting with a variety of companies offering jobs and internships. This event is hosted in partnership with Naturally Boulder, and is part of the CESR Impact Internship Program.

CESR Business Ethics Case Competition
Preliminary Round: April 5, 2019

Enter your team in this year's case competition to present solutions to real ethical dilemmas in business. First prize: $6000. Learn more about the competition here

Impact Business Networking Night
March 14, 2019

Looking for an impactful internship or a talented intern who's ready to change the world? Connect at Impact Business Networking Night, part of the CESR Impact Internship Program

How I Got My Impact Job: Alumni Panel 
February 12, 2019

Learn from Leeds alumni who work in sustainable business, at B Corps, natural food companies and more. Companies include Organic India, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Natural Habitats and Waste Farmers

The Power of Patience: Finding an Impact Internship 
February 4, 2019

Hear from students who have had internships in impact business; learn how to find and secure opportunities. Free and open to all students. 

January 2-4, 2019

MBArk2Boulder aims to help you start building your career in natural products through this innovative conference presented in partnership with MBArk, a pioneer in connecting business students with the natural food industry. This 3-day event will bring business students from around the country to Boulder for deep dive workshops and presentations, as well as networking with industry legends, like-minded students and hiring companies.

9th Annual Conscious Capitalism: Colorado Shared Ownership Summit
November 7, 2018

In partnership with the College of Media, Communication, and Information, CESR was proud to host our 9th Annual Conscious Capitalism Conference: Colorado  Shared Ownership Summit this November. This one-day summit showcased the strength and diversity of shared ownership models. Speakers included Doug O’Brien, President and CEO of National Cooperative Business Association.

For more details on CESR’s signature annual conference, click here.

Consulting Skills for Sustainability Proessionals
October 31, 2018

This intensive workshop gave students the opportunity to explore a career in sustainability consulting with Kimberly Kosmenko.The workshop covered the consulting process and gave participants insight into critical skills and the challenges a consultant might face, and a frame of reference for understanding not only how they might pursue a career in sustainability consulting, but a better understanding of what a sustainability consultant can do for a business.

Learn more here. 

CESR Alumni Reception
October 11, 2018

In our annual alumni reception event, we welcomed CESR Alumni to network with current students in order to celebrate the success of our programs and continue to foster a strong bond within the CESR community.

Conscious Capitalism Conference 2018
Hosted by the Center for Education on Social Responsibility 
March, 2018

In March of 2018, CESR proudly presented the 8th Annual Conscious Capitalism Conference: Authentic Leadership in Sustainable and Regenerative Enterprises. Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods, was our keynote speaker. Throughout the day, students, faculty, entrepreneurs, executives, and community members learned about the key factors of authentic leadership and its correlated benefits.

“The new currency of leadership today is authenticity and vulnerability,” Robb told the audience during his remarks.

Authentic leaders show great self-awareness and an internalized moral compass. They encourage self-development as they engage their teams in collaborative change. Learn more about the conference here.

Conscious Capitalism Conference 2017
Hosted by the Center for Education on Social Responsibility 
April, 2017

CESR presented the theme of Food Security for its 7th annual Conscious Capitalism Conference in April of 2017. The event was headlined by Kimbal Musk, co-founder of The Kitchen, a growing family of businesses with the goal of access to real food for everyone across the country. 

Discussing the physical, social, and economic access that people need for a healthy life, the conference addressed sustainable production and distribution channels that can help maintain sufficient, safe, and nutritious food security for all. Learn more here.

Regional Summit on Refugee Issues
Hosted by the Center for Education on Social Responsibility and the CESR Fellows Student Group
October 26, 2016
Kittredge Multipurpose Room

The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) hosted the Regional Summit on Refugee Issues on October 26, 2016 at the Kittredge Multipurpose room, in response to a call to action by the United Nations Global Compact to UN PRME chapter business schools. The summit called on experts from Colorado state and local government, NGOs, business leaders and universities to consider the impact of the greatest movement of people since World War II and particularly, the increasing number of refugees resettling in Colorado. More information on the summit can be found here

Partners in Business Ethics Conference
May 19-20, 2015
University of Colorado Boulder

The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School of Business, in collaboration with the University of Illinois, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Texas at Austin, hosted the fourth “Partners in Business Ethics Conference” on May 19 and 20, 2015. Partners in Business Ethics brings together Deans and Center/Program Directors from the world’s leading business schools with corporate leaders to promote ethically responsible business. This event breaks new ground for collaboration between business and academic leaders on curriculum development and delivery in academic and workplace settings. More information about the conference can be found here.

ARCS Conference
May 18-20, 2016
University of Colorado Boulder

CESR hosted the eighth annual ARCS Conference (Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability) May 18 through 20, 2016 on CU-Boulder's campus. The 2016 ARCS Conference brought together scholars from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives interested in advancing research on corporate sustainability. More information about the conference can be found here.

Conscious Capitalism Conference 2015
November 11, 2015
Folsom Field, East Stadium Club Room, 2400 Colorado Ave. 

CCC brings together business students from the region and leaders from the CSR community to hear from extraordinary entrepreneurs and executives who speak from personal passion about social impact investing and how they have used traditional tools of financial markets to serve social needs. More information can be found here

Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference
October 3-6, 2015z

CESR hosts the Boulder Extension Workshop with Leeds' assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship is co-organizer and a speaker at the workshop. The Boulder Extension will seek to understand how linkages between strategy, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability can be nurtured to extend this scholarly space and each discipline. Leeds School of Business Jeffrey York, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Boulder, is a co-organizer and will speak at the workshop. Learn more about this event here.

Business Ethics Case Competition 2015
February 20th/March 13th, 2015
Leeds School of Business

CESR's 3rd annual Business Ethics Case Competition brought student teams together to compete for $10,000 in cash awards. The first round of the 2016 BECC will begin March 11th. More information can be found here.

Conscious Capitalism Conference 2014
February 25-28, 2014
University Memorial Center

Last year, CESR presented its 5th annual Conscious Capitalism Conference, February 25-28, 2014. Expanded to four days, the event featured a variety of sessions that showcased the Center’s innovative curriculum and highlighted its commitment to shaping a different standard for tomorrow’s business leaders.

Through class visits, expert panels and lectures, student competitions and showcases, attendees explored their own values and networked with like-minded professionals about applying positive values in a business setting.

The Conference also included the one-day Conscious Capitalism Symposium, a CESR flagship event.

Conscious Capitalism Conference 2013
April 17, 2013
Stadium Club

Social Responsibility of Business | 2013 Conscious Capitalism Conference

The 4th Annual Conscious Capitalism Conference—Business Reinvented: Transforming Lives took place Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the beautiful Stadium Club on the CU Boulder campus. The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) at CU Boulder's Leeds School of Business hosts the conference which gathers business students from universities across our region, as well as attendees from the wider business community and non-profit arena, to learn how talented leaders have used the traditional tools of capitalism to serve social needs. The goal of the conference is to challenge and inspire tomorrow’s business leaders to fuse business fundamentals with service to the greater good.

The conference was part of CESR Stampede: A Week of Driving Values in Business, a high-profile week of events featuring case competitions, classroom visits, speakers, panels and other special events related to CESR.


CESR Stampede: A Week of Driving Values in Business
April 15–19, 2013
Center for Community (C4C) and Koelbel Buildings

Through class visits, panels, speakers, a case competition, and project showcase, attendees explored values, networked with business professionals, and heard from a variety of dynamic speakers about applying positive values in a business setting.


Conscious Capitalism Conference 2012
March 7, 2012
Wolf Law, Courtroom 250

The Conscious Capitalism Conference challenges the thinking and stimulates the creativity of great business leaders of tomorrow by exposure to great business leaders who have made values-driven choices today. 


Conscious Capitalism Conference 2011
March 2, 2011
Wolf Law Building

In partnership with ICOSA Magazine and Colorado State University, the Center for Education on Social Responsibility presented the second annual Conscious Capitalism Conference on Wednesday March 2nd, 2011. The Conscious Capitalism Conference challenged the thinking and stimulated the creativity of great business leaders of tomorrow by exposure to great business leaders who have made values-driven choices today. CESR assembled an influential group of business leaders and entrepreneurs who have created remarkable enterprises. These business people and entrepreneurs spoke from personal passion and experience about how they used the traditional tools of capitalism to serve a social need. All who attended the conference were motivated and inspired by these great leaders.


Conscious Capitalism Conference 2010
February 3, 2010
Koelbel Building, Leeds School of Business

Engage with CEOs of "out of the box" companies who are making money the "new fashioned" way. Learn how they fuse the fundamentals of capitalism with integrity, higher standards and serving all stakeholders.