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


Environmental Sciences Associates is now accepting applications for their 2022 paid internship program. All are welcome to apply, especially candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in the environmental field. Visit our college’s Career Services & Professional Development Center website to learn about other job and internship opportunities.

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 Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB) works towards global participation in creating an educational focus on ethical and sustainable business practices. The Lam Family College of Business has been a signatory of PRME’s six principles (, which lay the foundation for global responsible management education. We are among the 998 educational institutions worldwide, as well as AACSB International, Aspen Institute Business & Society Program (which the Lam Family College of Business is an active participant twice a year), and Net Impact (our active MBA student chapter is among 80,000 student and professional leaders organizations creating positive social and environmental change in business).

The following resources provide information on socially and environmentally responsible practices:

Network for Business Sustainability (NBS)

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


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, special events and workshops that focus on ethics, social responsibility and sustainability in communities. In a blog post on PRiMEtime titled “Engaging High School Students in Sustainable Business – San Francisco State University Lam Family College of Business,” Denise Kleinrichert, director of the Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business at San Francisco State University’s Lam Family College of Business, is interviewed about the High School Student Summer Sustainability Workshop initiative. PRiMEtime, 04/19/2016 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.