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  • Center for Responsible Business - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
    Progress Report at PRME Global Forum June 26 2015 Announcing our CRB Fellow Eddie Gandevia MBA 17 Read how He Will Change the World through Finance June 3 2015 Giving to Charity via Unlikely Middlemen Walmart and Coke June 1 2015 All News CRB Newsletters Recent Tweets Tweets by respbus Twitter LinkedIn Facebook CRB Perspective Redefining Business Blog 3 Reasons to Be Hopeful About the Future of Sustainable Finance By Marie Klaeylé MBA 16 Representing Berkeley Haas CRB and MBA students I attended the first Berkeley Sustainable Business and Investment Forum BSBIF which took place early November last year This 2 day event brought together key executives from global socially conscious corporations such as PepsiCo and Intel and top tier investors willing to better understand sustainability related risks and opportunities Risk management and adoption of initiatives both by company s board and customers were at the center of the discussions I want to highlight and share with you my key takeaways from this one of its kind conversation Continue Reading Dow Prize A New Strategy to Provide Safer Groundwater for Millions By Edmund L Andrews This post originally appeared on the Institute for Business Social Impact Blog Katya Cherukumilli a

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  • Upcoming Events - Center for Responsible Business - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
    explore how emerging technologies are used to support human rights humanitarian action and social change Join us for keynote speakers and panel presentations from 2 00 5 00 pm and a reception from 5 00 6 00 pm Location Sutardja Dai Hall Banatao Auditorium Time 2 00pm 6 00pm Click here to register Peterson Series Leading Human Rights in Business with Microsoft and Gap Inc March 29 2016 Leading companies today understand that they have a responsibility to respect human rights wherever they operate But who are the people making sure that their companies meet this responsibility In this session we will explore how business leaders can embed human rights in their companies in ways that advance both business goals and human rights We will learn from executives responsible for human rights in leading global companies about their journey challenges and successes in advancing the business and human rights agenda Lunch will be served to registered attendees Location Haas Wells Fargo Room C420 Time 12 45pm 1 45pm Click here to regsiter Peterson Series Partnering With Cities Inclusive Innovation in the Sharing Economy with Airbnb April 7 2016 How is the sharing model changing the way that cities function In this session we will explore how the sharing economy is reshaping the way we live work travel and do business in our cities We will learn how this disruption is benefitting our communities and what opportunities and challenges it presents Location Haas Faculty Building Room C420 Time 12 15pm 1 30pm Click here to register Patagonia Case Competition April 21 22 2016 The Patagonia Eco Innovation Case Competition is a new addition to Berkeley Haas and reflects our mission to develop leaders who will redefine how we do business This student case competition presents a current real life sustainability issue

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  • Past Events - Center for Responsible Business - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
    Impact September 11 2014 MBA students enrolled in the Fall Social Impact Speaker Series course at Haas MBA 294 14 will have an opportunity to learn from leaders within organizations that are mission based and have social impact programs How do we define the good in social impact How do we balance scale and impact Come hear from leaders at organizations like Tumml Opportunity Fund and Skoll Foundation Location Haas School of Business C135 Time 4 00pm 6 00pm Cick here to sign up Social Impact Club Mixer September 11 2014 Welcome Class of 2016 MBAs Join us for hors d oeurves as we discuss social impact opportunities and learn about social impact clubs offered at Haas This is an opportunity to connect with other socially minded Haas students and hear presentations not only from the CRB but all of the related Centers Career Management Group and various clubs at Haas Location Haas School of Business Wells Fargo Room Time 6 00pm 8 00pm MBAs RSVP here Peterson Series The Role of Social Responsibility in Disruptive Innovation September 30 2014 This session will feature senior level representatives of companies that are leading a disruptive innovation with the potential to create entire ecosystems of innovation for business and society A disruptive innovation is one that helps to create a new market and value network to eventually displace existing markets and value networks Thus by definition disruptive technologies have ripple effects on partners competitors and other sectors of society Location Haas School of Business Wells Fargo Room Time 12 30pm 1 30pm Cick here to Register Peterson Series Responsible Action in Supply Chains Conflict Minerals in Electronics October 09 2014 New technologies are being launched every day opening up new ways of communicating and accessing information Consumers want to purchase electronic products without having to question whether or not their raw materials were responsibly sourced Coffee beans are fair trade and diamonds are conflict free but what is inside our technology Location Haas School of Business Wells Fargo Room Time 12 30pm 1 30pm Cick here to Register 1st North American Regional PRME Meeting October 10 11 2014 This inaugural Regional Meeting celebrates responsible management in the business schools across this vast region Attendees of this important meeting will be positioned at the forefront of an influential new horizon in business education and responsible management The meeting is organised as an interactive and involving conference inclusive of important stakeholder groups Join CRB Associate Director Christina Meinberg as she discusses New Ways for Developing Leaders for the Future We Want Location Bell Harbor Conference Center Seatlle WA Date October 11 2014 10 45am 11 30am Cick here to Register Coffee with the CRB October 29 2014 Please join Robert Strand Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business for a coffee and chat during the Coffee with the CRB sessions These are intended to be informal get togethers where you can pose questions to Robert about the CRB and offer your input These sessions are come and go as you wish and periodically held in Robert s office so please swing by even if just for a few minutes or even just to say Hello Location Haas Faculty Building Room F416 Time 2 30pm 3 30pm Please email the CRB if you have any questions Target Undergraduate Case Competition October 29 2014 Interested in meeting executives and supporting Target Corporation s corporate citizenship efforts The Target Undergraduate Case Competition in CSR is a 2 week event in which undergraduates create strategies to solve a business problem in teams of 3 4 This real world business challenge offers a the chance to present ideas for solving a current opportunity in Target s business and the retail industry At the end of the competition the top team will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of 4 000 Location Kickoff event at Haas School of Business S489 Time 6 30pm 8 30pm Register Learn more here Social Impact Consulting Career Panel for MBAs November 03 2014 Around the world consultants are providing thematic and functional expertise to organizations that are creating sustainable market based solutions to seemingly impossible challenges From governmental agencies to NGOs to large organizations consulting companies provide guidance through this journey This panel will explore what it is like to apply your analytical skills passion and education to have a positive social impact We will discuss the trends in the consulting industry and what a career in nonprofit public or social enterprise consulting can look like Location Haas School of Business Wells Fargo Room Time 7 00pm 8 30pm Cick here to Register 2014 Net Impact Conference November 6 8 2014 Breaking Boundaries The 22nd annual Net Impact Conference is the premier event for students and professionals using their careers for good Location Minneapolis Minnesota Minneapolis Convention Center Cick here to Register Coffee with the CRB November 7 2014 Please join Robert Strand Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business for a coffee and chat during the Coffee with the CRB sessions These are intended to be informal get togethers where you can pose questions to Robert about the CRB and offer your input These sessions are come and go as you wish and periodically held in Robert s office so please swing by even if just for a few minutes or even just to say Hello Location Haas Faculty Building Room F416 Time 1 30pm 2 30pm Please email the CRB if you have any questions Sustainable Business Professionals in Residence Method Product s November 7 2014 Haas MBA students Do you have questions about the field of sustainable business Want to learn about trends in the field Need advice on a possible career path or approach Sign up in CareerNet for a 1 1 mentorship session with a Business Director Kimberly Petska of Method Products Haas MBA 11 to gain valuable career advice Slots are filling rapidly click here to learn more http bit ly 13AWSAR Location Haas School of Business Please email the CRB if you have any questions SRI Conference November 9 11 2014 Celebrating 25 years The SRI Conference on Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing is the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals investing for positive impact and a sustainable future The Moskowitz Prize is awarded annually at The SRI Conference this year on the evening of November 10th 2014 Location Colorado Springs Colorado Date November 9 11 2014 Please click here to learn more Sustainable Business Professionals in Residence Risk Management Solutions RMS November 14 2014 Haas MBA students Do you have questions about the field of sustainable business Want to learn about trends in the field Need advice on a possible career path or approach Sign up in CareerNet for a 1 1 mentorship session with Head of Global Philanthropy and Sustainability Rebecca Biestman of RMS Haas MBA to gain valuable career advice Slots are filling rapidly click here to learn more http bit ly 13AWSAR Location Haas School of Business Please email the CRB if you have any questions Peterson Series Human Rights in Tech Diversity Data Privacy and Freedom of Speech November 17 2014 The rapid evolution of technology has helped advance human rights by increasing access to information communications and essential services for more people around the world Yet as evidenced by recent revelations of mass surveillance of Internet and telecommunications users technology companies also face human rights risks In this session we will explore how the world s leading technology companies are addressing human rights issues such as gender diversity user privacy and freedom of expression and how they can minimize risks and maximize opportunities for positive impact Location Haas School of Business Wells Fargo Room Time 12 30pm 1 30pm Click here to register Sustainable Business Professionals in Residence Plum Organics November 18 2014 Haas MBA students Do you have questions about the field of sustainable business Want to learn about trends in the field Need advice on a possible career path or approach Sign up in CareerNet for a 1 1 mentorship session with Mission Manager Victoria Fiore of Plum Organics Haas MBA 12 to gain valuable career advice Slots are filling rapidly click here to learn more http bit ly 13AWSAR Location Haas School of Business Cick here to Register Coffee with the CRB November 20 2014 Please join Robert Strand Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business for a coffee and chat during the Coffee with the CRB sessions These are intended to be informal get togethers where you can pose questions to Robert about the CRB and offer your input These sessions are come and go as you wish and periodically held in Robert s office so please swing by even if just for a few minutes or even just to say Hello Location Haas Faculty Building Room F416 Time 10 00am 11 00am Please email the CRB if you have any questions Coffee with the CRB December 03 2014 Please join Robert Strand Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business for a coffee and chat during the Coffee with the CRB sessions These are intended to be informal get togethers where you can pose questions to Robert about the CRB and offer your input These sessions are come and go as you wish and periodically held in Robert s office so please swing by even if just for a few minutes or even just to say Hello Location Haas Faculty Building Room F416 Time 1 00pm 2 00pm Please email the CRB if you have any questions Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge December 4 2014 The Dow Chemical Company and CRB are proud to bring the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award SISCA to UC Berkeley for the fifth year Graduate student individuals and teams from all disciplines have submitted projects that present innovative solutions for the following Global Challenges Energy and Climate Change Water Food Housing and Human Health The three finalists for this year s competition will give presentations about their projects in front of a judging panel and audience consisting of campus sustainability leaders representatives from The Dow Chemical Company and the Center for Responsible Business members of the public and finalists mentors friends and colleagues The judges scores will determine the Grand Prize winner 10 000 and Runner Up winner 2 000 for this year s competition at UC Berkeley they will be announced at the conclusion of the event Please email the CRB if you have any questions Summer 2014 Sustainable Brands Conference June 02 05 2014 Join Kellie McElhaney Faculty Director of the CRB as she speaks about Reimagining the Intersection of Gender and Leadership Tapping the Feminine to Accelerate Systems Shifts Sustainable Brands is an international community of learning and action focused on understanding and leveraging the role of brands in shaping a flourishing future The Sustainable Brands Conference is ground zero for sustainability brand and innovation professionals who come together from around the world to be inspired engaged and equipped to succeed by building the better brands of tomorrow while building a network of like minded colleagues who can help Register here Spring 2014 UCOP PACSW Present the Women We Admire Speaker Series January 30 2014 The President s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women PACSW established the Women We Admire series in 2009 to bring women from throughout the UC system to UCOP to share insights about their careers workplace challenges and work life balance Join Kellie McElhaney as she discusses her work life balance and her career at Haas Read More about the Event here Peterson Series The Daily Table February 20 2014 Between 30 40 of food produced annually in the United States is wasted Meanwhile 49 million Americans live in food insecure households The Daily Table a new nonprofit opening in Dorchester Massachusetts this spring aims to turn these two wrongs into a right It will sell fresh cooked healthy meals at competitive fast food prices in a neighborhood where such options are scarce It will use produce donated by grocery stores due to cosmetic defects or passed expiry dates produce that is still nutritious and edible but is today sent to the landfill by the ton Come hear from Daily Table founder and former Trader Joe s President Doug Rauch as he shares experiences from the early days of starting a mission driven business You will learn about His professional journey from 31 years at Trader Joe s to founding The Daily Table How to choose the right business model for an organization including the merits of for profit and nonprofit entities How to earn buy in from diverse stakeholders on a complex community based project Location Wells Fargo Room Haas School of Business Time 12 30 1 30PM Register Here The Price of Climate Risk February 25 2014 A collaborative global decision on carbon dioxide emissions pricing must be made soon or the risk of a catastrophic incident linked to the warming of the earth will rise warns Robert Litterman who is chairman of the risk committee at Kepos Capital and recently retired from a 23 year career in risk management at Goldman Sachs Group Inc He appeals to a free market philosophy that recognizes increasing risk should come with a price and suggests that key stakeholders must recognize the inherent risk in emissions determine the cost of that risk to society and price that risk accordingly Location Wells Fargo Room Haas School of Business Time 12 30 2 00PM Register Here 2014 UC Berkeley Haas Women in Leadership Conference March 15 2014 Join Executive Director of the CRB Jo Mackness as she moderates the Social Impact Panel at the Women in Leadership Conference This year s conference is titled Design your Future and our vision is to invite attendees to explore applying design thinking methodologies to their careers and personal lives The panel is called Re Designing Social Impact and the theme is Innovative Women in Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Register Here Social Intrapreneurship Making a Big Impact Inside a Big Company April 11 2014 Join Christina Meinberg Associate Director Co Interim Executive Director as she moderates the panel Social Intrapreneurship Making a big impact inside a big company at the 2014 Global Social Venture Competition Global Finals and Conference While social entrepreneurs are out on their own searching for solutions to the most pressing world social issues social INTRApreneurs are making huge advances within their companies In this session we will explore the ever growing options of social innovation within major corporations looking at groups that have started within major companies and at social missions that have been acquired by major companies Read more about the event here Kaleidoscope When Corporate Impact Meets Consumer Behavior April 16 2014 The concept of corporate social responsibility isn t new In today s market consumers have dramatically changed the way they think about the environment and are putting in an effort to become more environmentally conscious Although consumers are the ones to make those day to day decisions companies are also developing ways to encourage consumers to make positive changes for a more sustainable lifestyle Net Impact Berkeley Undergrad and the Center for Responsible Business present our 3rd Annual Kaleidoscope event When Corporate Impact Meets Consumer Behavior In this dynamic conversation between a group of panelists hear about how companies ranging from large Fortune 500 to small private companies are influencing consumers to create a more sustainable lifestyle Register Here Symposium on Corporate Sustainability and Practice May 09 2014 This event is the fruition of a semester long course in which graduate students present final deliveries for six living consulting projects in the field of corporate sustainability Students will be presenting solutions to real corporate sustainability challenges at six leading organizations Levi s Pepsi Co Chevron Dow Kaiser Permanente and Revolution Foods Read more about the event here Fall 2013 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award December 6 2013 The Dow Chemical Company and CRB are proud to bring the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award SISCA to UC Berkeley for the fourth year Graduate student individuals and teams from all disciplines have submitted projects that present innovative solutions for the following Global Challenges Energy and Climate Change Water Food Housing and Human Health The three finalists for this year s competition will give presentations about their projects in front of a judging panel and audience consisting of campus sustainability leaders representatives from The Dow Chemical Company and the Center for Responsible Business members of the public and finalists mentors friends and colleagues The judges scores will determine the Grand Prize winner 10 000 and Runner Up winner 2 000 for this year s competition at UC Berkeley they will be announced at the conclusion of the event Register Here Peterson Series Sustainable Globalization Restoring Trust Challenging the Status Quo September 26 2013 Our society has been shaped by globalization in innumerable and positive ways increased connectivity and transparency is the new world order for the public and private sectors alike But this era has also brought larger carbon footprints a race to the bottom and increased supply and demand for cheap disposable products Is globalization for all of its positive contributions inherently unsustainable Lord Hastings will weigh in on this debate by drawing upon his experience at KPMG International and other organizations with which he holds leadership positions including the World Economic Forum British Telecom and UNICEF Drawing from the global news headlines of today Lord Hastings will distill key trends in globalization discuss how they are challenging the status quo and suggest implications for society s stakeholders Location Haas School of Business Time 7 30pm 8 30pm Register Here Peterson Series Financial Innovation for Social Impact October 01 2013 Traditionally there were two known routes for allocating private wealth investment in the private sector for financial return and philanthropy in the nonprofit sector for social impact However in the emerging field of impact investing the choice between financial first or impact first is becoming obsolete The investment community is increasingly turning its attention to investments with companies communities and projects that generate measurable social and environmental impacts alongside financial return This evolving field is ripe for the development and application of creative financial solutions that can utilize private sector investments to effectively address social problems and challenges Join this talk with Alicia Glen head of the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group UIG as she shares their double bottom line strategy for achieving returns in both traditional financial and emerging social impact metrics Space is limited at this special lecture and priority will be given to MFE and MBA students Please register to attend Location Haas School of Business Time 12 15pm 2 00pm Register Here United Nations Global Compact Leader s Summit 2013 September 19 20 2013 This year s UNGC Leaders Summit will discuss corporate sustainability strategy at the highest level and produce strategic recommendations and action imperatives for the future of the initiative Participants will reflect the composition and regional distribution of the various stakeholder groups within the UN Global Compact The CRB s Jo Mackness will be leading the Local Sustainability Movements talk on September 20 2013 Location Grand Hyatt New York USA Date September 19 20 2013 Read about the event here Haas MBA Social Impact Mixer September 12 2013 5 00 7 00PM Welcome Class of 2015 full time MBAs Interested in opportunities to learn about and participate in social impact at Haas Join us at the Social Environmental Impact Mixer to learn about the courses applied learning opportunities and people you can connect with by hearing presentations from not only the CRB but all of the related Centers Career Management Group and various clubs at Haas Location Wells Fargo Haas School of Business Time 5 00pm 7 00pm Net Impact Conference Haas Networking Event October 24 26 2013 2013 NET IMPACT CONFERENCE CELEBRATING 21 YEARS Change starts here The annual Net Impact Conference is the premier event for students and professionals using their careers for good Jo Mackness Executive Director of the CRB will be moderating the discussion Forward Looking Finance How to Make Capitalism More Sustainable Christina Meinberg Associate Director of CRB will be moderating the discussion Creating the Win Win Scenario Where Consumer Behavior Meets Corporate Impact Additionally CRB will be co hosting Haas Networking Night at Net Impact Conference with CNPL CMG Come and mingle with fellow Haas conference attendees students alumni and staff to share your thoughts and experiences from this year s exciting lineup of conference events The first 25 Carafes are on Haas along with appetizers Cash bar also available Location San Jose Convention Ctr San Jose CA convention Location Vino Vino San Jose CA Networking Event Register Here Lunch and Learn MBA 292C 1 October 29 2013 Planning your spring semester Join CRB Professor Omar Romero Hernandez for lunch and hear from 2nd year students who have taken MBA292C 1 a BILD course that focuses on using sustainability as business strategy linked to a firm s core business objectives and competencies Whether you plan to work in a functional area e g finance accounting marketing operations strategy upon graduation or plan to take on a targeted role in environmental performance or corporate social responsibility you will gain a broad understanding of management practices that allow you to frame and address social and environmental problems The class exposes students to professionals and organizations who are actively working toward making their organizations and industries sustainable and includes a live consulting project opportunity at a leading company Course alumni will talk to you about how they applied what they learned from lectures simulations and speakers to their sustainability work with companies such as Tesla Motors Kimberly Clark Dow and more Location Haas School of Business F320 Koret Time 12 30pm 1 30pm Moskowitz Prize Announcement October 29 2013 Loyd Kurtz Chief Investment Officer at Nelson Capital Management lecturer at Berkeley Haas and Faculty Co Chair of the Moskowitz Prize will present the 2013 Moskowitz Prize recipient at the SRI Conference on October 29 with a simultaneous press release published The Moskowitz Prize only global award recognizing outstanding quantitative research in the field of sustainable and responsible investing is awarded annually by the Center for Responsible Business Since its inception in 1996 the Moskowitz Prize has been presented at The SRI Conference which is the largest and longest running conference serving investors and investment professionals in the sustainable responsible impact SRI investment industry in North America Location The Broadmoor Colorado Spring CO Time 1 00pm 1 30pm Dean s Series Peterson Series Environmentalists in the Boardroom October 31 2013 Older arguments for environmental protection have emphasized the intrinsic value of nature and viewed the corporate world with suspicion A new approach led by The Nature Conservancy however questions the assumption that business and environmental interests must always be on opposite sides of the table Instead it champions the idea that environmental stewardship is also good business and strong collaboration between NGOs and the private sector is essential Their pragmatic approach has protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide but not without challenges and controversies Mark Tercek will speak about moving from a career at Goldman Sachs to leadership of The Nature Conservancy and how in his new role as President and CEO he leads his organization s work in marrying the unlikely bedfellows of environmentalism and capitalism Location Haas School of Business Time 12 30pm 1 30pm Register Here UNGC US Network Symposium November 05 2013 Join us for this invaluable opportunity to learn share experience and network with senior leaders from prominent forward thinking companies and organizations The CRBs Kellie McElhaney will be moderating the panel on the value of women on boards and in management In addition Jo Mackness CRBs Executive Director and Secretariat to the U S Network will be speaking at the UNGC U S Network governance Meeting Location Levi Strauss Co 1155 Battery Street San Francisco CA 94111 Time 09 00pm 4 30pm Read about the event and register here New Institute Launch at Berkeley Haas November 6 2013 Following remarks from Dean Rich Lyons and Institute Director Professor Laura Tyson alumni will discuss how Berkeley Haas has helped them build distinguished careers that foster a more inclusive equitable and sustainable society Keynote Speakers include Rob Kaplan MBA 07 Director Product Sustainability Walmart Jonathan Klein MBA 06 Co Founder and Executive Director Great Oakland Public Schools Jennifer Liebermann MBA MPH 01 Director Garfield Health Care Innovation Center at Kaiser Permanente Paul Rice MBA 96 President and CEO Fair Trade USA Nicole Sanchez EWMBA 12 Managing Partner Kapor Center for Social Impact Location Wells Fargo Haas School of Business Time 12 00pm 2 00pm Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum Peterson Series The Sharing Economy November 19 2013 A new breed of company founders are questioning the status quo that successful businesses even sustainable ones must continuously develop and sell products in order to grow Instead the leaders of sharing economy companies focus on gleaning new value out of existing ones be it through urban car sharing renting out private living space or redistributing old products to new owners The evening will begin with a networking reception showcasing some of the innovative local companies turning traditional business models on their heads After the reception Lisa Gansky entrepreneur investor and author of The Mesh Why the Future of Business is Sharing will describe the sharing economy landscape today and Adam Werbach and Andy Ruben talk about their convergent paths from Sierra Club and Walmart to cofounding yerdle the Bay Area company that helps members to share and receive free items with their social network Location Haas School of Business Time 6 30pm 8 30pm Register Here Summer 2013 Jo Mackness Dean Rich Lyons Speaking at AACSB June 24th 25th 2013 Sustainability corporate responsibility and ethics are an integral part of management education They shape our values and help us understand our impact on the world around us In order to provide students with these critical skills programs must integrate these elements and initiatives into their curricula Revealing new ways and best practices in sustainability and corporate responsibility the Sustainability Conference highlights b school efforts to further serve local and global communities Join a diverse group of experts and educators to discuss how you can lead sustainability efforts at your institution Read about the event here Spring 2013 5th Annual ARCS Conference April 29 May 1 2013 The 2013 ARCS Conference will be hosted by the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley As part of ARCS mission to foster first rate research and build the community of scholars in this domain the organization holds an annual research conference designed to bring together scholars interested in corporate sustainability strategy and management Location 2601 Warring Street Berkeley CA 94720 Clark Kerr Campus Read about the event here Impact Consulting Redefining the Value Proposition April 11 2013 from 6 30 8 30pm Net Impact Berkeley Undergrad and the Center for Responsible Business present our 2nd Annual Kaleidoscope event Impact Consulting Redefining the Value Proposition Hear from a range of panelists about their experiences from helping a non profit develop a long term growth strategy to working with a Fortune 500 to develop a sound sustainability initiative With a range of panelists from both generalist and niche firms our panelists will shed light on how a career in management consulting can create a positive societal impact Location Wells Fargo Room Haas School of Business Time 6 30pm 8 30pm Register for event here 10 Year Anniversary Celebration March 20 2013 from 6 00 8 00pm Join Berkeley Haas dean Rich Lyons and a community of business leaders to celebrate Haas 10 years of leadership in responsible business 3 20 from 6 8 PM Start with a lively reception followed by a one hour program exploring innovative solutions to integrating sustainability into business at Gap s headquarters in San Francisco Location Gap Inc Corporate Headquarters San Francisco Time 6 00pm 8 00pm For more information click here Register for event here Peterson Event Conscious Capitalism and the Evolution of Corporate Responsibility Salon March 5 2013 Join Conscious Capitalism Inc The Center for Responsible Business for a Berkeley Conscious Capitalism salon Join the conversation about the emerging Conscious Capitalism movement and explore how Conscious Capitalism reflects the evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility with Kellie McElhaney John C Whitehead Fellow in Corporate Responsibility and Jeff Klein a director of Conscious Capitalism Inc and producer of Conscious Capitalism 2013 Guests will also enjoy a light dinner and networking Location Heyns Room The Faculty Club UC Berkeley Time 6 00pm 9 00pm Register for event here Walmart Better Living Business Plan Competition February 22 2013 Come to see two Haas teams and six other MBA teams compete in the Western Regional Semi Finals of the 2013 Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge The competition provides a forum for students to take their idea for a sustainable product or business solution and make that idea a reality They are vying for the unprecedented opportunity to present their business plan to a panel of Walmart executives suppliers and environmental organizations with the grand prize of 20k being awarded at the finals in April Location Haas Wells Fargo Room Time 9 30am 4 30pm Register for conference here WNSF s 10th Annual Sustainability Leadership Summit February 21 2013 Attention New York City area CRB friends Kellie will be speaking at the Women s Network for a Sustainable Future WNSF s 10th Annual Sustainability Leadership Summit This year s event will focus on The Green Ceiling Breaking Through In Volatile Times and be held at KPMG s New York City headquarters on February 21 2013 Come to reconnect with Kellie and meet other sustainability leaders at this great event Tickets are 250 00 Seats are limited early registration is encouraged Location KPMG New York NY Time 11 30am 6 00pm Register for event here Fall 2012 Film Screening Fixing the Future September 24 2012 Building upon our Peterson Series theme for this semester The Enterprise of the Future this film highlights individuals engaged in a business movement that is reinventing the American economy and disrupting the big business status quo Spawned by a confluence of the economic crisis environmental concerns and renewed interest in local community building an entirely new generation of businesses is emerging Fixing the Future highlights communities and entrepreneurs that are employing sustainable models such as local business alliances community banking and worker cooperatives to create jobs and build prosperity Following the screening a speaker from a successful Bay Area based social enterprise will share their reaction to the film and how it relates to their own company s story They will also share their experience and advice for converting individual passions into successful scalable sustainable enterprises Watch the film trailer here Creating Systemic Change That s Good for Business and Good for the World October 10 2012 Current MBA Students Come meet Berkeley Hass Alumn Dave Sherman for a lunchtime discussion on the challenges and opportunities around creating systemic change that s both good for business and good for the world Dave is an executive advisor in areas of strategy sustainability and social entrepreneurship He is a former Partner at Blu Skye Sustainability Consultants where he teamed with founder Jib Ellison and Conservation International to begin Wal Mart on their sustainability journey He is now developing methods to accelerate and deepen commitment innovation and change at the system level Dave will provide a brief overview of his career give you an insider s perspective on Wal Mart and other key experiences and offer his take on the career opportunities in social impact for Haas MBA s Corporate Social Responsibility Careers and Social Impact from the Corporate Perspective October 17 2012 MBA students enrolled in the Fall Social Impact Speaker Series course at Haas MBA 204 6 will have an opportunity to explore careers in corporate social responsibility Panelists include Luke Filose NGO Marketing Engagement Manager Emerging Markets Platform Group at Intel Christopher Benjamin Senior Manager Corporate Sustainability at PG E and Jo Mackness Executive Director at the Center for Responsible Business Click here for the event recap Net Impact Conference October 26 28 2012 2012 NET IMPACT CONFERENCE CELEBRATING 20 YEARS Accelerate your impact The annual Net Impact Conference is the premier event for students and professionals using their careers for good Jo Mackness Executive Director of the CRB will be moderating the discussion Driving Sustainability From any Role and speaking on a panel entitled Priming Leaders for Tomorrow A look at Four Innovative Campus Initiatives Additionally Christina Meinberg Associate Director of CRB will be moderating the discussion Employee Engagement Taking Corporate Impact to the Next Level Successful Marketing Campaigns That Promote Responsible Products October 31 2012 MBA students enrolled in the Fall Social Impact Speaker Series course at Haas MBA 204 6 will have an opportunity to learn about the marketing and making of successful innovative and sustainable products Panelists include Leslie Hernandez Product Marketing Manager at Google org Julia Ponce Brand Manager at Clorox and Kellie McElhaney Moderator Adjunct Assistant Professor Haas School of Business Social Impact Speaker Series Environmental Sustainability November 7 2012 MBA students enrolled in the Fall Social Impact Speaker Series course at Haas MBA 204 6 will have an opportunity to learn about the marketing and making of successful innovative and sustainable products Panelists include Pedro Viera Vice President of Science and Ratings Good Guide Dave Sherman Partner Blu Skye Monifa Porter Director of Product Management Devices and Controls OPOWER and Shahram Javey Founder and CEO Aquacue TBLI Conference Europe 2012 Zurich November 7 2012 Join Nadja Guenster at the prime prime annual global networking and learning event on Environmental Social and Governance ESG and Impact Investing as she discusses Insights in Risk and Return of Responsible Investing What We Can Learn for the Future Corporate Sustainability and Social Innovation Executive Course at the Copenhagen Business School November 15 16 2012 Attendees will learn how to adopt environmental and social strategies to reduce operational risks and to obtain cost advantages over your competitors At the same time you will discuss how to improve product innovation in order to optimise prices in your primary markets and to expand into entirely new sectors e g Ecomagination Cleantech Venturing Base of the Pyramid Social Entrepreneurship CRB Executive Director Jo Mackness will be co teaching this course Oikos FutureLab 2012 Students for Sustainable Economics and Management November 17 18 2012 The oikos FutureLab will bring together a diverse representation from the entire oikos community and will allow in depth discussions and exchange We cordially invite active student members from oikos Chapter network alumni faculty advisors and partners CRB Executive Director Jo Mackness will be in attendance and will be speaking on issues of social and environmental sustainability Location Saint Gallen Switzerland Peterson Series Leading Systems Change Featuring Nike November 27 2012 Sustainability is the world s greatest innovation challenge Innovators in the field of sustainability are increasingly running into complex problems that can t be solved by one organization alone Most sustainability challenges are rooted in systemic problems and need to be solved by a new form of approach system innovation Come join a discussion with Sarah Severn Nike s Director of Stakeholder Mobilization who is now focused on systems level projects such as the Road to Zero initiative to detox the apparel and footwear supply chain by 2020 Spring 2012 Roundtable on Electronic Supply Chain Social Impact Assessment January 31 and February 1 2012 When companies evaluate the sustainability of their products and systems measuring social impacts is typically a significant challenge While life cycle assessment tools can be used to measure environmental impacts with a reasonable degree of accuracy there are no similarly robust tools for social impacts It can also be difficult

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  • About the Peterson Series - Center for Responsible Business - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
    2013 Question the Status Quo The Sharing Economy November 19 Adam Werbach Andy Ruben co founders of Yerdle Moderated by Lisa Gansky author of The Mesh Why the Future of Business is Sharing Environmentalists in the Boardroom The Evolving Partnership of NGOs and Business October 31 Mark Tercek President and CEO The Nature Conservancy Financial Innovation for Social Impact October 1 Alicia Glen Managing Director Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group Moderated by John O Brien Adjunt Professor Haas Schhol of Business Scott Pinkus Retired Partner Goldman Sachs Co Sustainable Globalization Restoring Trust and Challenging the Status Quo September 26 Lord Michael Hastings Global Head of Citizenship KPMG International Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Global Mega Trends The Upcycle Beyond Sustainability Designing for Abundance Talk and Book Signing with Bill McDonough April 18 Bill McDonough Co author with Michael Braungart of the book The Upcycle Beyond Sustainability Designing for Abundance Conscious Capitalism the Future of Corporate Sustainability March 5 Kellie McElhaney John C Whitehead Fellow in Corporate Responsibility Jeff Klein Director of Conscious Capitalism and Producer of Conscious Capitalism 2013 Partnerships for Sustainable Innovation Perspectives from Nike November 12 Sarah Severn Director of Stakeholder Mobilization Nike Inc Fixing the Future Film Screening September 24 Beth Haiken VP of Corporate Citizenship and Communications at Waypoint Homes Global Sustainability Megaforces What You Need to Know September 5 Mark Lee Executive Director SustainAbility Chris Coulter President GlobeScan Spring 2012 Sustainability and Innovation Partnerships for Sustainable Innovation February 23 Ian Yolles CSO of Recyclebank Joseph Vaillancourt Managing Director Organic Growth of Waste Management Inc SAP Executive Working Session on Sustainability February 1 Representatives from SAP Moderated by Professor Kellie McElhaney CRB Faculty Director Fall 2011 Sustainable Value Chain Value Chain Innovation and Development in Emerging Markets October 17 Mark Brodeur Director of Sustainability at Nestle Purina Mark Kramer co founder and Managing Director at FSG Tony Kingsbury Dow Executive in Residence at Haas Trends in Sustainability Corporate Commitments and Private Equity Investments October 4 Will Rosenzweig Managing Director of Physic Ventures Mark Lee Executive Director of SustainAbility Apparel 3 0 Patagonia s new strategy for engaging consumers in sustainability September 27 Rick Ridgeway Patagonia Vice President of Sustainability Workshop on Strategic Sustainability Management September 23 Representatives from Levi s Nike and Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting Green by Design September 20 Representatives from a Bay Area Tech Company Spring 2011 Sustainable Consumption Workshop in Lifecycle Analysis for Business Leaders March 4 Dr Omar Romero Hernandez LCA expert along with leading companies in sustainability The Future of Doing More with Less New Business Opportunity in Sustainable Consumerism March 7 Matt Plante Vice President of Sales EnerNOC Kevin Casey Fonder and CEO New Avenue Santokh Badesha Xerox Fellow and Manager Open Innovation at Xerox Moderated by Henry Chesbrough Executive Director Center for Open Innovation Haas Workshop in Creative Problem Solving February 25 Travis Lee Lunar Design The Path to Consumer Enlightenment Changing the Way We Buy and Sell February 16 Prof Dara O Rourke Associate Professor University of

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  • Events - Center for Responsible Business - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
    new ideas on how to more effectively tackle the shortcomings of our current water systems and to create a better network for the future Click here to view the full event Rountable On Electronic Supply Chain Social Impact Assessment Jan 31 and Feb 1 2012 When companies evaluate the sustainability of their products and systems measuring social impacts is typically a significant challenge While life cycle assessment tools can be used to measure environmental impacts with a reasonable degree of accuracy there are no similarly robust tools for social impacts It can also be difficult to determine which metrics for social impact are most important for supply chains to prioritize This roundtable will help companies prioritize key metrics and will help researchers find gaps in current understanding of social metrics to guide future research and to develop new tools Click here for the event recap Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Global Event October 3 5 2011 Dow established this student challenge to encourage and promote forward thinking in social and environmental responsibility and acknowledges the energy commitment and enthusiasm of the students and their university professors sponsors and facilitators who support their efforts of sustainable innovation and continued excellence Winners were selected at seven universities around the world This October winners and advisors will visit UC Berkeley for the global awards ceremony Read about the Berkeley winners of the Dow Challenge here Details on public events to follow soon Roundtable on Sustainable Water Use in Cotton Production March 2 3 2011 How should the apparel industry face the growing water crisis Economic growth changing populations and climate change will all contribute to significant global water shortages in the coming decades and the business risk is especially high for clothing companies that rely on cotton This roundtable will bring together sustainability directors experts in environmental science technology and agriculture to explore the latest solutions to sustainable water use in cotton production Attendance is by invitation only Topics covered include Water scarcity a briefing in water shortages in key cotton production regions Environmental and social impacts of water use in cotton production Economic impacts the risk of shortages Measuring water usage within the supply chain Global policy driving sustainable water management Best practices in water management in cotton agriculture Water management solution throughout the lifecycle of cotton apparel Moving from innovation to implementation Opportunities for collaboration Green Chemical Symposium Fall 2010 Spring 2011 This inaugural symposium on Green Chemistry is the initiative of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry a new interdisciplinary center representing over ten UC Berkeley departments coordinated by the Berkeley Institute for the Environment The two day event marks the formal establishment of the Center for Green Chemistry It provides an opportunity for the UC Berkeley community to meet with industry government and other stakeholders to explore the Center s vision It will also showcase its leadership role in developing interdisciplinary green chemistry curriculum and research Nationally recognized experts will present sessions on the center s core themes New

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  • Students - Center for Responsible Business - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
    CSR efforts for your companies Practical experience that helps you to develop a strong career in an emerging field Insight and awareness that can make you an effective change agent for positive social impact Leading companies recognize long term value in integrating social responsibility into core business strategy Our students can become well versed in corporate responsibility by taking advantage of a wide variety of offerings that give students a

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  • Courses - Center for Responsible Business - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
    the University of California Berkeley School of Law as well as a Lecturer in Residence He teaches and writes on political and legal development and has particular expertise in business and human rights law and development and transitional justice O Connell has worked on human rights and development in over a dozen countries in Africa the Americas Asia and Europe under the auspices of the United Nations local and international non governmental organizations and academic institutions O Connell analyzed international businesses as a researcher at Harvard Business School for which he wrote numerous case studies and independent consultant He is founding President of International Professional Partnerships for Sierra Leone www ippsl org a non governmental organization that works with the government of Sierra Leone to enhance the performance of its agencies and civil servants He has directed the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Sierra Leone and taught as a visitor at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School Business and Natural Resources Sustainable Use of Ecosystems MBA EWMBA292T 12 I nstructor Omar Romero Hernandez This course represents a academic collaboration between the Haas School of Business and the College of Natural Resources to provide and apply leading frameworks for corporate ecosystem services valuation of natural resources and balancing business risk and opportunities Businesses are operating in an increasingly resource constrained world From water shortages to climate change impacts and energy crises business managers will have to understand not only the immediate risks from these trends but also the strengthening regulations that will inevitably result Few companies have got it right while others are lagging behind and wasting business value Those that respond too late will be at a serious disadvantage There are clear opportunities to improve the bottom line by considering natural resource issues on a daily basis methodologies frameworks cases have already been prepared to provide you quick and strong guidance on the best way to impact your business through valuing ecosystem services Companies that understand these imperatives will be able to better navigate an increasingly complex world and the major environmental risks it faces Whether you have experience in a bank IT or Consumer Products this course is expected to be a differentiator The course introduces sustainability concepts and incorporates them into the broader field of natural resource management Using economic and ecological concepts students are expected to learn tools and use them to solve practical natural resource management problems relevant to business and society at large The course concentrates in four thematic fields Economic Valuation Ecosystem Services Climate Change and Water In particular we will relate these topics to a business context Students are expected to complete assignments distributed in class and based on real and relevant natural resource management problems Leading guest speakers are also expected for the course BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Prof Omar Romero Hernandez is a Chemical Engineer with graduate studies in Economic Policy and Government and a PhD in Process Economics and Environmental Impact from Imperial College London UK Omar has worked for a diverse range of public and private organizations such as Procter Gamble PEMEX Oil Gas Accenture and the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources In 2001 he was appointed as Professor at ITAM UC Berkeley Fulbright Professor in Haas 2009 and Energy Biosciences Institute Researcher in 2010 Currently he is a National Researcher and author of three books Renewable Energy Technologies and Policies Industry and the Environment and Introduction to Engineering An Industry perspective and several international publications on engineering business and sustainable development He has led various internationally awarded projects in the field of renewable energy sustainable business strategies and business processes sponsors include the United Nations Ministry of the Environment Industry consortiums the Stock Exchange and NGOs In 2010 he was appointed leader of Mexico s Business Summit task force on Economic Growth and Low Carbon Emissions which delivers recommendations to the President His main postgraduate teaching and research areas are Operations Management and multidisciplinary sustainability assessments economic social and environmental He is an internationally certified LCA life cycle assessment practitioner Prof Romero Hernandez was the recipient of the 2010 Franz Edelman Award the world s most prestigious award on Operations Research and Management Science SPRING 2016 Business Solutions for Global Mega Trends MBA 292T 3A Instructor Kellie McElhaney Most B School classes take the perspective of the shareholder value and try to optimize for it While doing so business schools indirectly ignore other critical stakeholder value community employees society as a whole and even a business customers The Financial Times recently called this approach optimizing for shareholder value alone the world s dumbest idea So why are prestigious Business Schools still teaching it As we speak businesses around the globe are impacted by mega trends climate change energy management big data challenges water scarcity food security changing demographics and many more Despite the massive disruptive effects these mega trends create across industries and functions they are often not discussed in the classroom This course offered for the first time at Haas will expose students to some of the world s biggest problems and more importantly possible business solutions This big picture course covers only macro topics that influence businesses across sectors and geographies Despite the fact that global megatrends pose countless threats to business they also pose incredible opportunities Smart business leaders who understand these global megatrends will not only be more prepared to face them but will also be able to take advantage of new 21st century realities enabling their business to thrive Responsible business leaders cannot afford to continue ignoring these trends while making decisions BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Dr McElhaney is the Alexander Faculty Fellow and the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley She launched this center in 2003 which has helped place corporate responsibility squarely as one of the core competencies and competitive advantages of the Haas School The Center has received global critical acclaim with The Financial Times rating Haas 1 in the world in 2008 Her work focuses in four areas 1 Analyzing and developing companies CSR strategy and its alignment with corporate strategy business objectives core competencies and business value 2 Exploring the linkage between diversity and CSR and using CSR as a hook to re engage women with business as employees consumers and investors 3 The business value and opportunities in branding communication and CSR on which she has written a book entitled Just Good Business The Strategic Guide to Aligning Corporate Responsibility and Brand 4 Leveraging the power of social media to advance good or a company s CSR impact Kellie consults to several Global 1000 companies in developing integrated CSR strategy bridging her academic focus with the practitioner world Her client list includes HP Gap eBay McDonalds Levi Wal Mart Target Clorox Ernst Young NVIDIA Blue Cross Blue Shield Nokia Finland Navigant Volunteer Match Ford Motor Company PG E Driscolls Berries Triage Consulting Group Ulster Bank Ireland Kimberly Clark Frontline Accenture StatoilHydro Norway Yum Brands Chevron ING Kellie serves on the Sustainability Environmental Advisory Committee SEAC for the Dow Chemical Company is an Academic Partner with Blu Skye Consulting serves on the Boards for Globescan and VolunteerMatch and is a member of the Advisory Council for SustainAbility She lives in the Oakland Hills in California and has two school aged daughters She enjoys photography yoga good wine running and has even tried surfing She earned her BA from the University of North Carolina and her Ph D from the University of Michigan A 2012 Cheit Award Winner Kellie is considered one of the top professors at Haas She founded the Center for Responsible Business which demonstrates thought leadership through its action tank model Kellie is the author of Just Good Business and has previously presented at TED Strategic Sustainable Business Solutions MBA 292C 1 Instructor Robert Strand Ph D This course is focused on the application of the concepts of Corporate Sustainability CS and Corporate Social Responsibility CSR through live consulting projects with leading corporations The course goes beyond the awareness stage of sustainability and CSR to provide the tools and experiences that sustainability consultants and employees with sustainability and CSR interests can utilize as a part of a business strategy for creating value The class includes a live consulting project in partnership with leading corporations engagement with practitioners and is supported by a lecture component With the course a diverse set of projects are sourced from corporations that appeal to a wide set of student interests These projects are at the intersection corporate sustainability and a variety of core business functions e g marketing operations strategy HR and finance Projects topics might include but are not limited to sustainable supply chain sustainable consumption corporate governance for sustainability sustainable investment social entrepreneurship carbon footprint measurement establishing impact measurements sustainable branding communication strategies stakeholder engagement sustainability reporting and public private partnerships Students will bid on the available consulting projects and will work in teams on the projects that will be ultimately presented to the partner corporations The lecture component of the class teaches theories frameworks tools and cases that you will use to evaluate and implement socially and environmentally responsible strategies and initiatives that support and business strategy and can often challenge and reshape business strategy This is an unparalleled opportunity to work with corporations at the forefront of corporate sustainability You will gain exposure to practitioners in the sustainability and CSR space and will emerge ready to develop and implement successful strategic corporate sustainability initiatives BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Prof Robert Strand Ph D is the Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business at the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business and the John C Whitehead Faculty Fellow in Corporate Responsibility Robert s teaching and research focuses on the strategic aspects of corporate social responsibility CSR and sustainability comparing global approaches to CSR and sustainability with particular focus on the U S and Scandinavia and theory of the firm topics that include the ethics of the corporation He has developed a wide array of on campus and study abroad CSR and sustainability focused educational programs at the undergraduate MBA Ph D professorial and executive levels Robert is a frequent contributor to popular and academic outlets including the Financial Times and the Journal of Business Ethics Prior to coming to Berkeley Haas Robert served as Assistant Professor of Leadership Sustainability at the Copenhagen Business School where he completed a Ph D from the Copenhagen Business School focused in CSR He also has an MBA from the University of Minnesota focused in international business and completed while on exchange with HEC Paris and a B S in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin Robert was a U S Fulbright Scholar to Norway during which time he explored CSR and sustainability across Scandinavia He was also the inaugural Net Impact Fellow to Europe and a founding member of the Net Impact Minneapolis Professionals Chapter Prior to joining academia Robert spent a decade in industry with IBM and Boston Scientific in a range of roles including manufacturing supply chain marketing strategy and investor relations Robert and his wife Sarah Bly are the proud parents of Mikkel Gavin Bly Strand a happy baby boy The Bly Strands enjoy taking long walks good meals with good friends and family in the outdoors and laughter Corporate Governance Shareholders Stakeholders and Corporate Control MBA EW 292T 1 I nstructor Lloyd Kurtz Jo Ellen Pozner This class examines the relationship between corporate managers and the boards of directors charged with overseeing them We ll review the responsibilities of the board including financial statement approval CEO performance assessment executive compensation and succession planning While boards are legally bound to represent the interests of equity investors in the course of carrying out this role they are often called on to respond to the needs of numerous other stakeholders including customers employees government and society at large With global brands at risk and mistakes instantly transmitted via Internet and social media the reputational stakes are very high The course will be a combination of lecture guest lecture discussion and case study We will review some of the theory underlying modern governance practice notably agency theory and economic theories of the firm We ll study specific situations where boards and management teams faced governance challenges and assess the strategies used to deal with them And we ll review the work of independent research firms that seek rate firms corporate governance practices Finally we ll examine research findings regarding the interaction of corporate governance and securities markets especially with respect to corruption and changes in control BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Lloyd Kurtz Lloyd Kurtz is Chief Investment Officer at Nelson Capital Management He has been affiliated with the Haas Center for Responsible Business since 2005 where he oversees the Center s annual Moskowitz Prize for the best quantitative study of social investing acts as faculty advisor to the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund and serves on the editorial board of FSinsight fsinsight org His recent research includes a Fall 2011 article on social investment universe performance in the Journal of Investing and a chapter on stakeholder management for the textbook Socially Responsible Finance and Investing Wiley He also wrote the chapter on social investment for the 2008 Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility He holds Bachelors degrees in English and Psychology from Vassar College and an MBA from Babson College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund MBA 292T 2 Instructor Nadja Guenster Offered Year round As the first and only student led investment fund of its scale 1 4M within a leading business school focused on both social and financial returns the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund HSRIF seeks to achieve lofty goals while offering unique student opportunities and challenges HSRIF seeks to contribute to the field of social investing by defining and exploring new ideas around unlocking hidden value based on companies environmental social and governance ESG practices As such Fund Principals believe that the less conventional their thinking the more innovative their approach the less correlation with the activity of other established SRI funds the greater the potential to achieve this goal HSRIF Principals are MBA and MFE students interested in finance and corporate responsibility At a high level the investment philosophy guiding the Fund and its Principals is to achieve a balance between financial and social environmental performance Financial Valuation metrics firm size and growth size of market competitive position strength of management recent performance etc Social Environmental customer benefits from using the product service sustainability principles supply chain practices employee treatment etc BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Nadja Guenster is an assistant professor of Finance at Maastricht University and a visiting scholar at the Haas Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley Her research focuses on socially responsible investing CSR corporate governance and asset price bubbles Nadja obtained a Ph D from RSM Erasmus University Her studies have been published in various practitioner oriented outlets such as the Financial Analysts Journal European Financial Management and the Journal of Asset Management Her research has been awarded the 2005 Moskowitz Prize for best quantitative study in the SRI domain and the 2005 European Finance Sustainability Research Award and the 2011 Crowell Second Prize by PanAgora Asset Management Find out more about the CSR Projects Course If you represent a company and would like to submit a consulting project for the class click here Undergraduate Courses Fall 2015 Strategic CSR and Consulting Projects UGBA 192P 1 Offered in Fall 2016 I nstructor Michael Kobori This BILD course focuses on the of use Corporate Sustainability CS and Corporate Social Responsibility CSR as a part of a business strategy linked to a firm s core business objectives and core competencies leading to financial and social environmental return The class goes beyond the awareness stage of sustainability and provides skills and tools to create real business value through successful implementation of corporate projects The class includes a live consulting project opportunity in leading companies supported by a lecture component The lecture component of the class teaches theories frameworks tools and cases that you will use to evaluate and implement socially and environmentally responsible strategy initiatives that maintain or maximize financial returns You will develop a repertoire of tools and implementation strategies that utilize and compliment your core business skills and equip you with a new way of framing and solving problems Whether your interest lies in environmental performance corporate social responsibility or functional areas of marketing finance operations strategy or HR you will gain a broad understanding of both external and internal corporate sustainability and a deep vertical knowledge on industries of your selection We source a diverse set of projects that appeal to a wide set of student interests at the intersection of corporate sustainability and a variety of core business functions e g marketing strategy HR or finance Students will bid on the available consulting projects and will work in assigned teams which are mostly multidisciplinary Projects topics might include but are not limited to social entrepreneurship corporate carbon footprint sustainable branding sustainable business policies communication strategies stakeholder engagement transparent annual reporting public private partnerships or new technologies in the sustainability space This is an unparalleled opportunity to work with companies at the forefront of corporate sustainability You will be getting exposure to the company executives with sustainability in their agenda You will emerge ready to develop and implement successful strategic corporate sustainability initiatives within any company or industry and through any job function BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Michael Kobori leads sustainability at Levi Strauss Co Under his tenure the company has been a pioneer reducing the environmental impact of its products through its Levi s Waste Less and Water Less collections Care for Our Planet program and Better Cotton Initiative It has gone beyond labor compliance by publicly disclosing its manufacturing supplier locations leading the industry in banning sandblasting and is partnering with NGOs and

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  • Competitions - Center for Responsible Business - Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
    economic and environmental problems SISCA competitions are held at eighteen top universities around the world with grand prize and runner up winners selected from each school Graduate student individuals and teams from all disciplines are welcome to submit projects that present innovative solutions in alignment with Dow s 2025 Sustainability Goals namely their commitment to deliver breakthrough solutions for the following global challenges The team with the winning project will be awarded a Grand Prize of 10 000 the runner up team will be awarded 2 500 Additionally all SISCA applicants will receive valuable project feedback from the judges UC Berkeley faculty and Dow representatives who are leaders in innovating solutions to world challenges Application Requirements Completed applications for the 2015 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award SISCA are due by Monday November 2nd 2015 at 11 59AM pst and should be sent with SISCA Project Proposal in the subject line to seren haas berkeley edu Applicants will be notified and given feedback from the preliminary judging round by Monday November 16th 2015 Please refer to the competition details for more information Global Social Venture Competition GSVC The Global Social Venture Competition is the world s preeminent social venture competition providing aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring exposure and 50 000 in prize money to transform their business ideas into positive real world impact GSVC leads entrant teams through an experiential learning process to develop innovative scalable solutions to the world s greatest challenges Through our global network of 13 partner schools and competitions we give teams the connections support and exposure needed to advance their social ventures The competition occurs over three rounds The first two rounds are run through the GSVC global partner schools and competitions the final round occurs at the Haas School of Business UC Berkeley During each

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