Benevity Conference 2022

#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...

CESR Explores Guest Speaker Series 2022

High Impact Business Leaders Inspire Leeds Students to Make a Difference

Feb. 7, 2022

It's great to connect with people in industry who are making a major effort to move the needle. Seeing what social and sustainable venturing look like in practice really grounds the concepts we're covering in classes and provides important perspectives on what it takes to make an impact. - Wolfgang...

ULFC and CESR signing day for CCSR scholarship recipients 2021

Scholarships Increase Access to Professional CSR and ESG Training for Diverse Leaders in Denver

Jan. 24, 2022

Through a partnership between the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) and the Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado (ULFC), diverse leaders in Denver have increased access to professional development opportunities in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Ellen Morris posing with Community Connector Award

Ellen Morris, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Honored with CESR Community Connector Award

Nov. 29, 2021

The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School of Business, is pleased to recognize Ellen Morris, Director, University Partnerships at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with our inaugural Community Connector Award.

ESC poster for LSIC

Connecting Students with Sustainable Businesses

Sept. 19, 2021

Through the Leeds Social Impact Consulting (LSIC) Club I broadened connections to local communities, gained exposure to sustainable product sourcing and contract negotiations, and discovered how supply chain management and corporate social responsibility can work hand-in-hand to serve as the key value-driver for a business. Working with a mentor to...

Amanda Taylor Good and Maggie Grout

Leeds Students Gain Real World Experience in Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Sept. 6, 2021

For students who are deeply passionate about sustainability and social responsibility, and who want to make an impact through their career, getting involved with the SRS department, and with CESR, is the first step at Leeds, says Sara Neuner, Program Manager, CESR What are the SRS major and SRE Certificate?...

Robyn Obrien and healthy food

Robyn O’Brien is Funding the Future of Food

Aug. 23, 2021

RePlant Capital is a new financial services firm, providing catalytic capital to help finance the transition to regenerative practices. Robyn O'Brien, one of the founders, is deeply involved with Leeds which gives our students an opportunity to be part of the future of food. Robyn O’Brien is one of the...

Jennifer Forman CCSR Instructor

Jennifer Forman Brings JEDI Focus, Consulting and Nonprofit Experience to CCSR

June 21, 2021

With every social justice movement and new climate statistic, the field of CSR evolves. It may never be “finished” evolving. The Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CCSR) class arms students with tools, research, data and knowledge so they leave with a future-oriented mindset, ready to work on the cutting edge...

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