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Ethan Poskanzer on Democratizing Innovation

March 15, 2024

Every year, CESR gives out awards to recognize research excellence and enable new research projects related to environmental sustainability, DEI, and ethics. Ethan Poskanzer is an assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business, and his recent paper Through the Front Door: Why Do Organizations (Still)...

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Tony Kong on Social Sustainability and Transcendence

Nov. 15, 2023

We’re proud to share that we have more than 50 Leeds faculty members from across all seven academic divisions who are CESR Faculty Affiliates , joining us as we re-launch this program. We invited these faculty members to join because their research and/or teaching relates to sustainability and ESG. We...

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Mobile money serves people in poverty - up to a point

July 7, 2023

Mobile money, a type of digital currency that enables secure storage and long-distance transfers at a low cost all managed via text message, has been a game-changer for people in the developing world without access to banking infrastructure. Research from Leeds faculty members David Drake and Gloria Urrea shows that...

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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.

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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.

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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...