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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Business Ethics Case Competition: Learning from Previous Champions

March 4, 2019

Have you ever wanted to compete in CESR’s Business Ethics Case Competition but didn’t know where to start? Look no further - we are here to help you through the process! About the Competition Designed to challenge undergraduate students to apply their values to real-world ethical dilemmas, the Business Ethics...

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Ralphie’s Closet: The New Destination for Business Clothing

Feb. 18, 2019

Have an interview or presentation coming up? Check out Ralphie’s Closet in KOBL 207 to find a professional outfit that will help you look your best. Created through partnership between CESR Fellows and Leeds Career Development, Ralphie’s Closet is a business clothing swap by Leeds students for Leeds students. Ralphie’s...

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CCSR Student Takes Initiative: Amber Peacher Creates CSR Program at Optiv

Feb. 4, 2019

When Amber Peacher convinced her CEO that Optiv , a growing Denver-based cyber security company, needed a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, she wasn’t sure where to begin. Peacher, a Client Operations Specialist, was passionate about giving back to the community and saw Optiv’s rapid growth as a prime opportunity...

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Students Connected With Natural Foods Executives at MBArk2Boulder This Month

Jan. 29, 2019

Strengthening the tie between Leeds and the Natural Foods industry, the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) helped connect students with natural foods executives at the 3-day conference, MBArk2Boulder . This premier food networking and education event was designed to accelerate the advancement and knowledge of this dynamic triple-bottom-line...

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Students Gain Environmental Consulting Experience with Kimberly Kosmenko

Jan. 11, 2019

On Wednesday, October 31 st , the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) gave students the opportunity to explore a career in sustainability consulting with Kimberly Kosmenko , an experienced impact business consultant and Managing Director of Kosmenko & Co . The workshop covered the consulting process and gave...

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Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility

Dec. 10, 2018

What is CSR? Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to a company’s efforts to increase accountability, responsibility and transparency in areas that are most relevant to their strategy and business. It involves considering everyone who is impacted by the business’s operations, from customers to the environment and employees to the global...

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