ESG MBA Anna Reves receiving Impact Business Buff award from Chris Fogler at Leeds School of Business

Strengthening Sustainable Business Programs: Anna Reves' Impact on Leeds

May 22, 2023

Anna Reves (MBA '23) is one of this year's Impact Business Buff Award Winners, recognized by her peers for empowering them to use business to solve social, environmental and ethical challenges. Anna's dedication to sustainability and collaboration is evident in her work with CESR , where she focused on strengthening...


Speaking the Language of Business to Drive Impactful Change

May 1, 2023

Lorna Christoff, Undergraduate Faculty Impact Business Buff Award Winner Lorna Christoff ( Intl Bus ‘98 ), assistant teaching professor in the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Division, is one of this year’s Impact Business Buff Teaching Award winners. Christoff was nominated and selected by her students in the Class of ‘23...

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Shattering Stereotypes and Pursuing Passions: Reflections of an Impact Business Buff

April 26, 2023

Shiao June Yuan, Undergraduate Impact Business Buff Award Winner June Yuan ( Fin., Ops. Mgmt., SRE ‘23 ) is one of this year’s Impact Business Buff Award winners. Her peers nominated and selected Yuan because her leadership inspires a commitment to ethics and sustainability in others. During her time at...

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Investor Policy, ESG Contracting Influence Firms’ Sustainability Performance

April 13, 2023

Most large investors take the approach of influencing firm behavior through one-on-one meetings and private messages. These tactics are both invisible to the public and labor-intensive to enact. Large investors have more efficient options for getting firms to do what they want, according to research from Andrea Pawliczek, assistant professor...

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Student Voices: DEI is the Future of Business

March 20, 2023

Sena Kavi (Mktg., '26) is a CESR Student worker who wrote this piece to illustrate her own experience with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI & B), and how, based on her personal story, she views it as a powerful tool in the business world. I am the child of...

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Student Leaders Spread the Word about Sustainable Business

March 7, 2023

It is about adopting a mindset of resourcefulness, preservation, and equity when it comes to the ways in which business impacts people and the environment, - Says Maddy Hemstreet Expanding CESR’s Reach Among Leeds Students In recent months, we have expanded our team to include student ambassadors. These Leeds students...

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Top 5 Steps to Start Your Organization's Climate Action Journey

Feb. 23, 2023

Solving the climate crisis is the biggest economic opportunity of our lifetimes, and essential to ensuring that future generations are able to thrive on this planet. All organizations from small start-ups to multinational corporations have a role to play. If your company is just beginning to work in this space,...

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Cross-campus partnerships empower students to address the links between climate and finance

Feb. 13, 2023

"Providing public forums to openly discuss the most important and contested issues of the day is central to the mission of a public university. I'm proud that C-SEF, CESR and the Burridge Center are able to provide such a forum on this issue," says Matthew G. Burgess, Director, Center for...

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MBA alum sets out to disrupt personal care with entrepreneurship and sustainability skills

Jan. 26, 2023

Leeds offers students a world-class business education along with access to a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that’s a hub for sustainable start-ups.

Jennifer Forman, Certificate in CSR Instructor at Leeds School of Business

"Big Sustainability," Environmental Social Governance (ESG), and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Jan. 13, 2023

Jennifer Forman recently sat down with the Leeds Business Insights podcast to talk about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and “Big Sustainability.” Jennifer is the ESG Program Lead at Splunk and an Instructor for the Certificate in ESG Strategy (formerly called the Certificate in Corporate...