The Center for Responsible Business was launched in January 2003 and its vision is to create a more sustainable, ethical and socially responsible society by establishing the Haas School of Business as the preeminent educational institution for research, teaching, experiential learning, and community outreach in areas of corporate social responsibility.
The Center will accomplish this by exposing all of their constituents to the complex issues of a corporation’s role and responsibility to society beyond simply maximizing shareholder wealth.
To educate their stakeholders on the roles and responsibilities of business in society through research, teaching, experiential learning, and outreach.
To integrate the discipline of corporate responsibility into the general management core.
To act as a catalyst in creating a new generation of business leaders who are committed to and knowledgeable about corporate responsibility.
To serve as an educational center that bridges research, theory, and practice of corporate responsibility.
Substantive Areas of Focus
This interdisciplinary Center integrates and coordinates interests in three key areas of focus:
Social Performance Metrics: Trust and transparency, reporting and standards, measurement and metrics
Social Enterprise: Business ventures designed to integrate social mission with profit, socially responsible investing, venture philanthropy, access to capital
Corporate Engagement & Governance: Governance models, codes of conduct, business principles, executive compensation, stakeholder engagement, responsible employment practices, supply chain management, human rights and labor issues, cross-sector collaborations, global responsibility
Functional Areas of Focus
The Center has four functions, each with a variety of innovations and dynamic activities (for further links & details see webpage):
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