“The SRE Certificate has helped reveal my natural inclination to create a more culturally, financially and environmentally sustainable world.”

Sophia Miller, Marketing, Leeds ‘15

Socially Responsible Enterprise

The Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) offers the Certificate in Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) to business students who seek to distinguish themselves in the field of socially responsible business, whether their unique interests lie in environmental sustainability, social entrepreneurship, corporate ethics or values-driven leadership. 

Students who complete the certificate will develop the practical knowledge and marketable experiences that will distinguish them as business professionals who strive to make a positive social impact.

Since its introduction in 2010, 87 students have graduated with the Certificate. In 2015, SRE Certificate graduates achieved a record 96% job placement rate, one of the highest at the Leeds School.

SRE graduates indicated overwhelmingly that their CESR education helped them identify an employer whose culture matched their own values, and a full 1/3 of our graduates directly credited their SRE Certificate with playing a critical role in securing their job offer.

Scholarship Opportunity for SRE Students

The Marc Prisant and Heidi Heltzel Scholarship for Ethics and Social Responsibility is available for students who are actively pursuing CESR's Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) Certificate. 

SRE Certificate Requirements


- Sign up by the end of your junior year
- Have maintained a 3.0 grade point average


- Business Coursework
- Experiential Learning
- Personal Reflection and Statement of Purpose

Sign up now for the SRE Certificate!


More Information

SRE Program Brochure
Detailed Program Overview

Email us at SRE@colorado.edu or call the CESR office at 303 492 3324.