About the Peterson Series

The Peterson Series is the Center for Responsible Business’ flagship speaker series.  It convenes future business innovators, forward-thinking academics, and distinguished business leaders to discuss and move us forward toward a sustainable future.  Each semester Peterson Series events explore emerging areas requiring vision and leadership from Berkeley-Haas MBA students, corporate partners, and faculty members.

The Peterson Series was created in 1997 through a generous gift from Rudolph Peterson (1904-2003), a 1925 UC Berkeley graduate and former CEO and President of Bank of America.  All throughout his career leading Bank of America onto the global stage in the 1960s and heading the United Nations Development Programme in the 1970s, Mr. Peterson never lost sight of what was really important: helping those with less.  He became a notable philanthropist later in life, bringing integrity and dedication to his pursuit of serving others.

The Peterson Series is an embodiment of the man it is named for: bold, forward-thinking, and possessing a resolute view that businesses should be productive and ethical contributors to society.

Please check the Upcoming Events page for up-to-date event details.

Past Peterson Events

For detailed event descriptions, go to our Past Events page.


About the Peterson Series