Pete Dignan teaches the Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Class

Introducing Pete Dignan, CCSR Instructor and Changemaker

June 29, 2020

Pete Dignan has had a wide ranging career which includes time as Hydrologist for the state of Ohio, software entrepreneur, CEO of a renewable energy company, and founder of the consulting firm Ever Better which focuses on helping purpose driven organizations move toward more human-centered, adaptive ways of working. He...

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More than Talk: Companies Supporting Black Lives Matter

June 15, 2020

In the past few weeks we have seen an outpouring of support for the central message of the Black Lives Matter movement: racism reduces the black experience and deprives black folx of their full humanity . Books on anti-racism, black history, structural racism, and white supremacy have sold out ...

We Must Do Better

We Must Do Better

June 2, 2020

America is in crisis and our hearts are breaking. It isn’t just one thing. It is the combination, and the fact that things are all happening at the same time: the disproportionate compound risks faced by communities of color, the structural disparities in access to health care, personal safety, and...

Our Three Grads

Our Amazing Graduates

May 15, 2020

At CESR we love working with students. They are so many things: passionate, insightful, forward-thinking, courageous and determined. And in this graduation month, we are proud to introduce you to three CU Boulder grads who have so much promise we can’t wait to see what they do. All of these...

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Look for the Helpers

April 20, 2020

At CESR we are interested in the opportunities businesses have to make a positive impact on the communities in which they work. It has been incredible to watch as businesses of every size, and from diverse industries, respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with creative solutions designed to make the world...


Resources for Students and Impact Businesses during COVID-19

April 16, 2020

CESR is dedicated to supporting Colorado’s social impact economy. Below are some resources to help students, sustainability professionals and businesses manage the impact of the pandemic. We will continue to update this compilation. If you have something you would like us to add to this list please send suggestions to...

Shtick To Business

Lessons from Comedians for Times of Crisis

April 6, 2020

As we settle into week 4 of the stay at home initiative, many of us are experiencing a strange feeling of limbo. We are beginning to develop routines while also counting the days until this is over. Yet the “end” is unclear. We have no way of knowing what the...

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Building Resilience through Values

March 23, 2020

No doubt it's been a trying and chaotic couple of months. We are all experiencing uncertainty and anxiety in the face of a fluid and unpredictable situation. And yet, when we look at the news we are struck by the incredible examples here at home, and around the world, of...

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Ethical Leadership In the Time of Coronavirus

March 9, 2020

We had intended to write this blog post about our incredible two days in Orange County at the Expo West Trek, where we planned to bring 11 Leeds MBA students who are participating in our MBA Natural & Organic Pathway to the industry’s largest trade show, which welcomes 90,000+ people...

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Spring Case Competitions

Feb. 24, 2020

February has been a busy month for the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR). CESR hosted its annual Business Ethics Case Competition (BECC), and on February 29th, Leeds MBA students will be hosting the international Net Impact Case Competition (NICC) finals at Zayo Group in Boulder! Keep up with...