Understanding Shared Ownership: This Year’s Conscious Capitalism Conference Theme

June 26, 2018

In collaboration with the College of Media, Communication and Information, CESR is proud to announce our 9 th annual Conscious Capitalism Conference: Colorado Shared Ownership Summit . In this one-day event, the strength and diversity of shared ownership models will be showcased. But what is shared ownership? Shared ownership business...

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A Taste of Social Entrepreneurship in Panama

June 20, 2018

This post shares Molly MacEachen’s experience with social entrepreneurship on a student trip to Panama. It includes excerpts from her travel journal in italics, as well as her reflections on the trip after her return to the United States. Monday, May 21 I am very frustrated. My project is not...


Sharing Information on Progress: CESR Reports to UN PRME

June 12, 2018

Leeds School of Business 2017 Sharing Information on Progress Report The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) is proud to hold an international leadership role in ethical business education through our work with the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) . Through this work, we are spreading the...

CESR SRE Certificate

CESR celebrates largest-ever class of SRE grads

May 15, 2018

This May, the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility (CESR) awarded 32 graduating seniors with the Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) Certificate . This is the largest class of SRE students to graduate with the certificate since its creation in 2010. On May 4 th , we honored these seniors and...

First Peoples

First Peoples Investment Engagement Program: CESR & CU Law present at the UN

May 3, 2018

CESR’s Executive Director Mark Meaney, and Carla Fredericks , the Director of the American Indian Law Program, spoke at the 17 th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) on April 25, 2018 in New York. Their presentation focused on research being done as part of...


Authentic leadership: CESR collaborates with Naropa University & Naturally Boulder for 8th Annual Conscious Capitalism Conference

April 25, 2018

On March 22, the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) proudly presented the 8 th Annual Conscious Capitalism Conference: Authentic Leadership in Sustainable and Regenerative Enterprises. Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods, was our keynote speaker. Throughout the day, students, faculty, entrepreneurs, executives, and community members learned about...

CESR Case Competition

Students tackle ethical dilemmas in CESR’s Business Ethics Case Competition

March 15, 2018

The Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility (CESR) held the final round of its sixth annual Business Ethics Case Competition (BECC) on March 9, 2018. This competition challenges students to explore complex ethical dilemmas. This helps students to understand both their own values, and how challenging it can be to...


Students See Corporate Social Responsibility in Action on the 2018 CESR Career Trek

March 2, 2018

This February, eleven undergraduate and eight graduate students embarked on the CESR Career Trek to Seattle, Washington. Focusing on sustainability and corporate social responsibility, the students interacted with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professionals at companies including Microsoft, Boeing, and Starbucks. “The CESR Trek opened my eyes to what it’s like...

Michael Leeds, CESR, PRME

The UN drafts a road map for the future of business education

July 14, 2017

Business, management schools and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) convened at the 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education – 10 Years of PRME, of the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, held at UN Headquarters and Fordham University in New York City from 18-19 July 2017. Here, they...

Geoie Writer

Gratitude to two esteemed board members

July 10, 2017

This summer the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) bids a fond farewell to retiring board members Terri Bourne and Geoie Writer. Terri Bourne, Risk and Assurance Manager at Shell Ethics & Compliance Office, Royal Dutch Shell PLC For two of her three years of membership, Terri Bourne chaired...