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,...

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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...

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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...

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Choosing an Ethical Direction

Oct. 15, 2018

Today, we frequently hear of issues concerning fraud and embezzlement, which are regarded as blatantly unethical, but we don’t always consider what drove these people to such an unethical career. In his article, Ethics Expert, Felon Speaks to Accounting Students , Joe Cote explores Chuck Gallagher’s explanation as to how...


Opportunities Are Everywhere

Oct. 1, 2018

Throughout Leeds, we all hear about how important networking is and that it can lead to new friends as well as potential bosses. While some students might be a little skeptical about how life changing meeting people can be, CESR’s wonderful student assistant, Molly MacEachen, has proved that networking events...

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Motivation to Do Good: How an SRE Alumna’s Dream Job Encourages Beneficial Behavior

Sept. 24, 2018

Most of the students in Leeds want to make a positive impact on the world. This week, I was able to sit down with a Leeds alumna who works for a company whose mission is to make a positive impact by rewarding socially and environmentally beneficial behavior. Whoever said “doing...