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...


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...


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...


Leeds Finance Alum Promotes Sustainable Business with B Lab

Dec. 3, 2018

While the business world is becoming more centered on sustainability and positive impacts, it is still incredibly hard to know how to do good every day. With no hard and fast rules, no black and white standards, navigating the world of business impact is difficult and confusing. However, this week,...

CESR Costa Rica Blog

CESR Student Assistant Represents in Costa Rica

Nov. 21, 2018

If you have ever travelled somewhere outside the country, you are likely familiar with stepping outside your comfort zone. When I stepped off the plane and into Costa Rica last month, I found myself further outside this zone than ever before. This is because in addition to traveling abroad, I...


Meet Diane Solinger, the CESR Advisory Board’s Newest Member

Nov. 12, 2018

This January, Diane Solinger joined the CESR Advisory Board . With her passions for purpose-driven work, ethics, and social responsibility, along with her varied experience in the nonprofit sector and in the corporate world, she is a great asset to the Advisory Board, as well as to students. Solinger sat...


Leeds Explores Denver; Learning From Successful Socially Responsible Businesses

Nov. 5, 2018

On Friday November 3rd, CESR participated in a Leeds Explores trip to Denver to learn from socially responsible businesses with sustainable practices. Twenty students participated in the company visits, organized in collaboration with the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship and the Leeds Career Development Office . Sustainability-focused visits included GroundFloor Media,...


Alumna Makes Positive Impact With her Finance Degree

Oct. 29, 2018

A career in finance can provide you with the opportunity to drive change in the business world. Olivia O’Toole, an alumna who graduated with a Bachelor’s in Economics and a Masters in Finance, has begun her career at BSW Wealth Partners in impact investing where she works to promote investment...

LEED adoption of housing building standards

Environmental Entrepreneurs LEED the Adoption of Greener Building Standards

Oct. 22, 2018

Today, climate change has become a hot topic as annual global temperatures are on the rise, largely resulting from escalating carbon dioxide emissions. Siddharth Vedula, who recently received his PhD at the Leeds School of Business, and Jeffrey G. York , Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Leeds, identify...


CESR Becomes the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility

Sept. 4, 2018

As you walk around Leeds, you might notice that CESR’s posters now look a little different. This April, Marc Prisant, chair of our Advisory Board , headed the decision to change CESR’s name from the Center for Education on Social Responsibility to the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility ...