Romain Vakilitabar

CESR Fellows Updates: A speaker you won’t forget; An exclusive CSR job fair

Feb. 17, 2017

An Extraordinary Speaker February 22nd at 5pm in ECCR 139, Open to all students CESR Fellows partners with the Leeds Association for Information Systems to bring Romain Vakilitabar , founder of PathosVR, a virtual reality lab creating empathy-based and perception-changing experiences. His story is unlike anything you’ve ever heard: After...


A look inside the world’s second most polluting industry

Feb. 1, 2017

As the second most polluting industry in the world, the fashion industry has done little to nothing to implement responsible social and environmental manufacturing standards. From high usage of cotton, which requires large quantities of water to grow, to endless dying, which leaves factory cities engulfed in dangerous chemicals, clothes...

Jeff York, Leeds School of Business, Donald Trump

Dear President Trump: Protect our environment

Jan. 27, 2017

In an article in The Hill last week, Leeds professor Jeff York joined fellow business school professors from the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) to urge Donald Trump to reconsider his intention to roll back environmental laws and regulations. They stressed the consequence of protecting our environment and...

Sustainable food

Sustainable cuisine: The impact on farming economies

Dec. 12, 2016

The Kitchen in Boulder, CO “Community through food” was the goal when Kimbal Musk dreamed up his collection of The Kitchen restaurants with Jen Lewin and Hugo Matheson in 2002. Now, nearly 15 years later, Musk’s The Kitchen Restaurant Group has established a number of restaurants in Boulder, Denver, Fort...

Mark Meaney, Center for Education on Social Responsibility, CESR

Mark's Message - December 2016

Dec. 7, 2016

By Mark Meaney, Executive Director of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility The pace of change is accelerating at an exponential rate. So concludes Tom Freidman in his latest book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. Likewise, in survey after...

Center for Education on Social Responsibility

Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility Gives Professionals a Leg Up

Dec. 5, 2016

“The Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility program has been an exceptional experience – the instructors are top notch, the material is informative and relevant, and I have had the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with my fellow students. I would highly recommended the program to anyone passionate about CSR and...

Net Impact Case Competition

Net Impact Case Competition 2017

Dec. 2, 2016

Last Saturday, December 2, was the “Virtual Round” of the 16th annual Net Impact Case Competition (NICC), consisting of an online submission of a short PowerPoint presentation with audio narration from MBA teams. Teams were asked to creatively analyze a particular issue from the first part of this year’s case...


Summit Sparks Action Plans for Integrating the Refugee Community

Nov. 30, 2016

On October 26 th , experts from Colorado state and local government, NGOs, business leaders and universities gathered at the University of Colorado Boulder for the Regional Summit on Refugee Issues , to discuss the role of businesses and business schools in integrating refugees into communities and local economies. Notable...

Sharon Matusik

Congratulations Dr. Sharon Matusik, New Interim Dean

Nov. 21, 2016

The CU Boulder provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs announced today that Dr. Sharon Matusik has been named Interim Dean of the Leeds School of Business and will start in January 2017. She currently serves as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Professor of Strategy and...

CESR Fellows

CESR Fellows Mid-Semester Update

Nov. 4, 2016

By Alexa Levine, CESR Fellows Correspondent and Content Producer, Leeds 2019 CESR Fellows kicked off the fall 2016 semester with eight new student-elected executive board members and a jam-packed schedule including speakers, workshops and networking events. To give students the opportunity to become more involved in the student group, CESR...