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Investor Policy, ESG Contracting Influence Firms’ Sustainability Performance

April 13, 2023

Most large investors take the approach of influencing firm behavior through one-on-one meetings and private messages. These tactics are both invisible to the public and labor-intensive to enact. Large investors have more efficient options for getting firms to do what they want, according to research from Andrea Pawliczek, assistant professor...

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Leeds focuses on the economic opportunity of solving the climate crisis

Dec. 6, 2022

Business is often seen as the cause of the climate crisis, but it’s also a powerful force to solve this pressing issue.

Companies that are pushing back on SCOTUS

Corporate ESG Policies Respond to SCOTUS

July 18, 2022

At CESR, we focus on helping shape future business leaders who have the skills to consider Environmental sustainability, Social impact and Governance (ESG) as a core component of corporate strategy. The past few weeks have shown why that is so important as the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has issued judgements in two cases, West Virginia v. EPA and Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Joshua Nunziato

Developing Ethical Business Leaders

March 28, 2022

I want to prepare students to deal with small issues of integrity, honesty and transparency, and prepare them for the kind of leader they will be when they assume responsibility for teams. - Joshua Nunziato Dr. Joshua S. Nunziato , an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Social Responsibility and Sustainability...

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Climate Crisis, Meet Entrepreneurship

Nov. 27, 2021

Turns out, small businesses can create big impact on the most urgent problem of our time. According to new research from Jeffrey York, entrepreneurs promoting environmental protection may be more effective at addressing climate change than sweeping policies or legacy companies trying to go green. These findings could help rethink...

Gloria Urrea Wins Best Humanitarian Paper Award

Gloria Urrea Wins Best Humanitarian Paper Award

Sept. 19, 2021

Virtual volunteers help organizations make social impact through the use of online volunteering platforms, scarcely studied until now. After decades under the radar, the practice of online volunteering really hit its stride with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before COVID, most people thought of volunteering as giving their time...

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For Center’s New Leader, Sustainability is Personal

July 13, 2021

CESR’s new executive director brings a passion for the environment, and a career in social responsibility, to Leeds. Kathryn Wendell brings a leadership career in sustainability to the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility. Her experience includes assignments at the World Bank, Chevron, Stanford University and, most recently, the nonprofit...

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Build your Innovation Toolkit with a Certificate in Inclusive Leadership from the Leeds

May 23, 2021

Discover actionable and effective DEI strategies for leaders this summer through the Certificate in Inclusive Leadership from the Leeds School of Business. This summer, the Leeds School of Business is launching a new executive education program that translates the latest research on the importance of diversity and inclusion in corporate...

Mark Meaney Dakota Access Pipeline

Leading Journal Accepts Case Study on DAPL Social Risks and Financial Impacts

Feb. 26, 2021

Published work by CU Boulder academics on the Dakota Access Pipeline joins other influential research for current and forthcoming legislation. A study addressing the significant material costs associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project was published in the latest issue of the New York University Journal of Legislation and...

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Collaboration is Good Business

Feb. 1, 2021

Collaboration is good for business. Cross-functional teams allow people to share best practices, problem solve from different points of view, and understand the larger context and potential impacts of their actions on the company as a whole. It also allows each team member to focus on their strengths, knowing that...