About

Center for Responsible Business

Focus Areas

Selecting focus areas from among the many issues related to sustainable and responsible business allows us to target resources, to build on our strengths as part of UC Berkeley, and to tackle issues that interest our students and partners. Activities related to our focus areas include: course development, dialogue, research, and alumni engagement.

Sustainable Investment & Finance Initiative Sustainable finance is the practice of creating both economic and social value through financial models, products, and markets that endure over time.

Human Rights & Business Initiative From poor safety standards and working conditions in global supply chains to protecting the privacy of internet users, businesses are increasingly expected to address human rights issues in their operations and business relationships.

Sustainable Food There is a food revolution underway, with innovation occurring at every stage of the food system. We explore opportunities related to sustainable and ethical food in the business setting and encourage multi-dimensional research and wide-ranging debate. We bring to the table noted researchers, motivated graduate students, and companies working to create the future of sustainable food businesses.

Sustainable Supply Chains Consumers know more and expect more responsible and sustainable practices from companies. At the same time supply chains are ever more complex and global. Our Sustainable Solutions Research Program helps companies tackle the most challenging aspects of their supply chains through case studies, competitions, and forums.