Impact Business Buff Award winners 2024

The 2024 Impact Business Buff Award Winners

April 24, 2024

For the third year running, CESR has announced the 2024 winners of the Impact Business Buff Awards, a student and faculty driven award that recognizes the members of the Leeds community who inspire excellence in sustainability and social responsibility. Leeds students have nominated all award winners, and we want to...

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A Dive into Expo West: A World of Opportunity in the Natural & Organic Industry

April 1, 2024

MBA students at Expo West traveling as part of the MBArk program, which hosted three Leeds MBA students this spring. In March 2024, Anaheim, California hosted Expo West , one of the largest expositions of natural products in the world. This renowned trade show showcases cutting-edge trends, services, and technologies...

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Laird Grant: On the Trail to Clean Energy

March 1, 2024

Laird Grant (MBA’25) reflects on his ClimateCAP Summit experience, his interesting background as both a bike shop owner and a professional bike racer, and the clean energy issues he is currently focusing his attention on.

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Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and the Sustainability World: MBA Student Consulting Project

Dec. 6, 2023

MBA students Mary Boling and Dan Thompson recently had the opportunity to travel to Reno, Nevada, as a part of their consulting project with Arrow Electronics. The project is a part of Joshua Nunziato’s Socially Responsible Enterprise MBA class, where students complete a semester-long sustainability and ESG consulting project for...

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Energetic Edge: Leeds MBA Team Earns Second Place Award in Prestigious Duke Clean Energy Case Competition

Nov. 28, 2023

It was important to create a solution that would benefit people, not just make a profit. So, when four Leeds School of Business MBA students began creating a model for a prestigious case competition, they started with the true need: how to work collaboratively with farmers and community members to...

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Propelling the Energy Transition Forward: Career Advice From an MBA Alum

Sept. 25, 2023

Mike Hilgendorf ( MBA ‘20 ) is a Leeds Alum currently working at FTI Consulting as a Director in the Power, Renewables and Energy Transition group. During his time at Leeds, he became the president of Leeds Social Impact Consultants and the Net Impact Case Competition . Mike has played...


Cultivating a Sustainable Future: The Investability of Regenerative Agriculture Technology

Sept. 11, 2023

Rita Herzog (MBA/MENV'24) earned a competitive spot in the inaugural cohort of the ClimateCAP Fellowship . That program involved completing a research project, the output of which is below. Abstract In a world grappling with environmental challenges and food security concerns, the spotlight has shifted to a revolutionary approach to...

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...

Hilary Nalven Natural Products Entrepreneur

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.

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Leeds Connects Students and Alumni to Regenerative Food Network

Oct. 23, 2022

The agriculture and food industry is seeing a shift from conventional to regenerative agriculture.The issue is not a future one. Droughts, soil degradation and irregular temperatures are negatively impacting our food system today, inhibiting farmers and growers from normal crop production, all while struggling to make a living. At Leeds,...