Center for Responsible Business

Center for Responsible Business

This sustainability centre is part of NBS's Sustainability Centres Community, representing business schools from around the world. Find out more

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Center for Responsible Business

Berkeley, United States 

Berkeley Haas School of Business
University of California


To redefine business for a sustainable future. We promote sustainable business leadership through the CRB’s key stakeholders: students, faculty and companies.

Main Activities

CRB has received global critical acclaim — most recently in 2013 by The Financial Times that rated Haas No. 1 in the world for MBA programs in corporate responsibility. Experiential learning opportunities including the CRB’s flagship consulting course, Strategic CSR and Projects, give students unique experience and the ability to influence corporate responsibility strategy and implementation with organizations such as Tesla, Levi Strauss & Co and Revolution Foods. The CRB encourages students who want to delve even deeper into corporate responsibility efforts to apply for a CR Fellowship. The CRB brings thought leaders in corporate responsibility and sustainability to engage Haas students via the Peterson Series of lectures, workshops and innovative events.

We engage business managers who recognize both the responsibilities and opportunities associated with integrating social issues into the way that a company thinks about its strategy, executes its operations, and delivers economic value. We work with such partners on a range of different activities designed to achieve new insights in sustainability including: student consulting engagements, faculty research projects, case studies and multi-stakeholder symposiums. The CRB’s core teaching faculty bring significant corporate expertise to deliver courses in a variety of areas, from “intrapraneurship” to socially responsible investing to business and ecosystems, and more.

The research faculty affiliated with CRB come from both the professional world as well as a diverse array of disciplines within Haas and across campus. They address issues of environmental sustainability through the Sustainable Products and Solutions Program and Sustainable Finance via the Moskowitz Research Program and the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund.

Organizational Structure

Our funding comes primarily from corporate partnerships, but also from foundations and individuals.


Christina Meinberg
Associate Director / Co Interim Executive Director