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Jamie Gardner (Bus ’95): The Value of Diverse Career Experiences

Feb. 19, 2024

In an insightful discussion with Jamie Gardner (Bus ’95), CESR Advisory Board member and current Head of Strategic Programs with Google, she dives into her elaborate career journey, offers valuable advice for students seeking careers in sustainability, and her desire for more people to share their sustainability stories. A Collection...


Navigating the Path to ESG and Sustainability: Insights from Tonie Hansen

Oct. 5, 2023

Tonie Hansen is an ESG leader and started building the ESG department at NVIDIA in 2006. She built their corporate responsibility functions from the ground up and worked on their strategic relationships and brand reputation. She originally went to NVIDIA to build its charitable foundation, and also spent 15 years...

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Tips to Start Your Sustainable Business Career Search

Aug. 27, 2023

Starting your career search can feel overwhelming, especially if you are planning on pursuing a career in sustainability. Having reliable resources can help you find confidence as you search for the best opportunity for you as a future business professional. These steps can be essential in helping you get started...

Leeds students advocate for decarbonization

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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B:CIVIC Summit Brings CSR and ESG to the Forefront of Business

Nov. 7, 2022

The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at Leeds (CESR), and B:CIVIC, have a long history of collaboration focused on advancing sustainability in business. B:CIVIC has been instrumental in launching and supporting Leeds' Certificate in CSR (CCSR) executive education program, and generously made it possible for Leeds students to attend...

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ESG Integration and the Future of Business

Sept. 26, 2022

CESR’s annual Community Reception brought together community members, faculty and students for an evening focused on the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration in business.

Naturally Boulder Summer Mixer organized by Leeds students

Leeds Sets Students Up for Success with Sustainability Internships

Aug. 28, 2022

Leeds MBA students enjoy an end of summer networking event organized by Michelle Lishnevsky (MBA'23) and Sonya Query (MBA'23) on behalf of Naturally Boulder as part of their Board Fellows internship with the organization. Leeds students interested in environmental and social impact intern with some of the most innovative and...

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#GoodnessMatters Conference Highlights Trends in Corporate Social Impact Work

June 6, 2022

Molly Nitka, Workiva, Mary Van Jacobs, DaVita, Haley Wallace, DaVita, Jessica Leary, Ball Corporation, Lauren Roadman, Ball Corporation, Justine Roberts, Leeds School of Business. The recent Goodness Matters conference, organized by Benevity , highlighted best practices in community engagement, corporate philanthropy and volunteerism, and pointed to emerging trends. During the...

ESG consulting class works with local companies

Corporate Partnerships Embed ESG in Leeds Curriculum

May 9, 2022

Student consulting teams tackled a range of ESG questions for seven local businesses as part of the new undergraduate capstone course The Sustainable Firm--ESG Strategies and Practices. Learn more about the impactful projects teams took on, such as B Corp Certifications and data collection, and our partner companies.

Mike Erickson (MBA'96)

Mike Erickson (MBA'96)

April 13, 2022

CFO at Kencko, a Natural & Organic Company Mike Erickson is a Leeds MBA alumnus. Currently the chief financial officer at Kencko, a natural and organic company , he is giving back by engaging with current Leeds grad students. Recently he joined the Natural & Organic Case Competition, organized by...