Selecting focus areas from among the many issues related to sustainable and responsible business allows us to target resources, to build on our strengths as part of UC Berkeley, and to tackle issues that interest our students and partners. Activities related to our focus areas include: course development, dialogue, research, and alumni engagement.
Human Rights & Business
From poor safety standards and working conditions in global supply chains to protecting the privacy of internet users, businesses are increasingly expected to address human rights issues in their operations and business relationships.
There is a food revolution underway, with innovation occurring at every stage of the food system. We explore opportunities related to sustainable and ethical food in the business setting. We bring to the table noted researchers, motivated graduate students, and companies working to create the future of sustainable food businesses.
Business operations have far exceeded the planetary boundaries that society can live by. So, what is the role of business in a depleting society? We push the Haas community to question what we assume as status quo: American capitalism. Reimagining Capitalism includes systems change in shareholder primacy, democracy and free markets, and corporate sustainable innovation.
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