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...

Winning team reaction to announcement

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...

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Fast Track Your Career in Natural Products: Food Safety

Feb. 10, 2020

Interested in working in natural foods? According to industry professionals, job candidates with adequate knowledge of food safety stand out among their peers because they understand relevant risks and incorporate these considerations into managerial decisions. “To be a successful business leader, you need to have an understanding of all aspects...

Group photo of students on Denver Trek

Denver Sustainability Career Trek

Jan. 27, 2020

Last Friday, students joined the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) for our Denver sustainability career trek to learn about local organizations that are using business to generate a positive impact. CESR’s career treks offer amazing opportunities for Leeds business students to network with professionals at mission driven companies...


Hannah Ishida Makes the Most of Leeds Opportunities

Dec. 16, 2019

Leeds MBA and Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CCSR) student Hannah Ishida is making the most of her time here at Leeds through her campus involvement and Leeds courses. She is the president of the graduate Women in Business club, previously assisted in orchestrating the Net Impact Case Competition (NICC),...

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Chicago Career Trek: Sustainable Business

Dec. 3, 2019

On November 21st and 22nd, the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) hosted the Chicago career trek, organized by Sara Neuner, Program Coordinator of CESR. The companies were selected with a focus on sustainability, but included a wide variety of industries and functional positions. Read below for more details...

Graduate students presenting at the Natural and Organic Case Competition

Fall 2019 Sustainability Case Competitions

Nov. 19, 2019

This fall, Leeds staff and students hosted two case competitions for graduate students: the Net Impact Case Competition (NICC) and the Natural and Organics Case Competition (N&OCC) . These competitions challenge students to apply concepts of social responsibility, sustainability and ethics to business dilemmas while proposing solutions that are profitable...

Student presenting at the 2018 Business Ethics Case Competition

Business Ethics Case Competition: What's in it for You?

Nov. 4, 2019

CESR’s annual Business Ethics Case Competition (BECC) is approaching quickly! Our case competition exposes Leeds students to the full complexity of making realistic business decisions that include ethical components and draw on topics of sustainability, social impact, and diversity & inclusion. If you participate, not only are you in the...