Center for Ethical & Sustainable Business

The Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB) was launched in the Lam Family 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.

Interested in learning about our events and other opportunities to participate?  Please join the “Friends of CESB” email by emailing Susan Cholette at: cesb@sfsu.edu

Read our Center’s statement in support of Black Lives Matter.

Vision

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 Lam Family 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

Our MBA program was ranked among the top 10 Best Green MBA programs in 2021. This ranking is based on MBA students’ assessments of how well we prepare them to address environmental, sustainability, and social responsibility issues in their careers.

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