Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

At this time, we do not have any Special Events scheduled for 2023.  Please visit this page again soon to check for any future Special Events.

Past Special Events

Are you considering a career in making the world a greener and better place, but are not yet sure how to get there? On March 3rd 2022 our four panelists (Sapna Dixit (MBA, ’10), Sara Fuentes, Ellie Read, Caroline Trowbridge) from Women in Cleantech and Sustainability shared how they established themselves professionally, discuss how to network to find and land that dream job, and answered your questions. ​​​​​​  View the recording here.

Did you know:

  • By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish?
  • Only 8% of plastic is recycled in the US?
  • While other materials may have higher recycling rates, inherently recycling involves a lot of energy (and resultant carbon emissions)?

In 2018 the EPA estimated that packaging accounted for approximately 30% of the US’s municipal solid waste, and the pandemic has only made things worse. Our Zoom panel in November 2021 featured four entrepreneurs, including PATHWATER executive VP Gulshan Kumar (B.A. '15), James Martin (Founder, EturnityApp), Paul Tasner (CEO, Pulpworks), Kumar Venkat (CTO, Planet forward) who are working to solve this problem. Learn how you can make a difference (and maybe make a living).  Watch the recording here.


In October 2021, CESB worked with the Emerging and Developing Economies Initiative to promote the event International Business Opportunities in Climate Tech & Sustainability.  Our speaker was Breaux Walker, an angel investor in Fintech with a passion for saving the planet.

(2013 – 2018)

CESB has been at the forefront in the Bay Area in bringing ethics and compliance education curriculum and workshops to SF State students and the business community. Each Downtown Campus workshop has been developed in a collaborative effort between the CESB director and the business community, includingKaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, Salesforce.com, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Deloitte & Touche, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Blue Shield, Holland America, Hilton, and the City of San Francisco Department on the Status of Women.