Center for Ethical & Sustainable Business


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The Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB) was launched in the College of Business in 2011, with founding faculty members seeking to integrate ethics, corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability beyond the classroom for undergraduate and graduate business students, faculty and the Bay Area business community.

The CESB is featured on the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) website, along with over 120 international sustainability centers. A non-profit established in 2005, the NBS comprises a network of international academic experts and business leaders, and produces authoritative resources on sustainability issues with the goal of shaping management practice and research.

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The vision for the Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business is to be the Bay Area epicenter for integrating ethical, environmental and social sustainability business practices through engagement between San Francisco State University's College of Business students and Bay Area businesses.

The University's longstanding commitment to educate students about equity and social justice aligns CESB’s vision towards its mission to hone best practices in business integrity, social impact and environmental sustainability through business leader presence on campus, business funding support for students’ CESB vision-related projects, and developing CESB learning and research communities for students and faculty.

Educational Programs

MBA Emphasis in Ethics and Compliance

MBA Concentration in Sustainable Business

Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance