Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance Scholarship

A scholarship of up to $3,000 is available through the generous support of Kaiser Permanente towards unreimbursed tuition. Learn more.

Learn about Climate HQ

San Francisco State students can earn a Climate Change Certificate by taking four courses. Explore this program and other opportunities for action

SF State students help companies reduce their environmental footprints

Founded 30 years ago by Professor Ahmad Ganji, SF State's Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)  trains and then employs COSE students to perform free energy, water, and waste assessments.  Over 600 companies have been assessed, and more than half have implemented the students' recommendations for improvement.  Read  more about IAC hereCESB is working with Professor Ganji to put together a panel of student and alumni auditors to share their successes- so stay tuned! 

SF State physicist on science denial in ‘Don’t Look Up'

The Netflix film “Don’t Look Up” has been garnering attention for its satirical take on climate change (and peoples' denial of it). In an online panel, Chair of Physics and Astronomy Joseph Andrew Barranco joined “Don’t Look Up” director Adam McKay, star Leonardo DiCaprio, and SFFILM Director of Programming Jessie Fairbanks to discuss everything from the inspiration behind the film to the dire need for real climate change action. Watch the discussion online on the SFFILM website.

Additional Resources

The following resources provide information on resources available outside of San Francisco State:

Guide to Green Careers

A helpful Guide to Green Careers is published on the U.S. Career Institute's website, which states, "... Careers in sustainability and green jobs are becoming more prevalent. Sustainability professionals work on identifying how a company's operations can be made more environmentally friendly. Green career options exist across numerous fields, from energy extraction to building design to landscaping. With the right education, a world of job options focused on environmentally conscious practices can open up to you."

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability (WCS)

WCS fosters an influential network of professionals to further the roles of women in growing the green economy and making a positive impact on the environment.  They host informative sessions which provide excellent opportunities for networking,  While they started out locally, the organization is now global thanks to the reach of Zoom. They offer a scholarship/sponsored mentorship for students (especially BIPOC and single parents, but applicants can be of any gender) who are eager to explore a career in sustainability.  The highlight of the year is an in-person event in Sunnyvale on October 7th, with TED style talks around the state of Sustainability.


Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact. SF State's Lam Family College of Business is among over 1,000 universities globally that embrace the UN principles related to management education through classroom education and special events that focus on ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability in communities.   PRME’s six principles lay the foundation for global responsible management education, and the Lam Family College of Business was a founding signatory member.

Network for Business Sustainability (NBS)

CESB is featured on the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) website, along with over 190 international sustainability centers. 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. provides daily news and networking services for green businesses, covering renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable investing, and organic food. It also has a section for green businesses to post press releases and job openings. provides news headlines, featured blogs, professional development & networking events, and a job board for green jobseekers.