The Center for Responsible Business (CRB) is soliciting consulting project proposals for our MBA and undergraduate Berkeley Haas courses focused on corporate sustainability. Students in our consulting projects courses have conducted over 200 successful engagements across a variety of industries and functional areas. For more information about past consulting projects, please visit our consulting page.

What does your company get?

  • A dedicated team of student leaders: Develop innovative solutions to ambiguous challenges and harness new ideas to create sustainable value with a team of 3-5 students.
  • Expert support: Faculty members with extensive consulting expertise and experience, mentors each consulting team.
  • Excellence: Ranked #1 globally for CSR & Ethics by The Financial Times, students at Berkeley Haas are passionate about taking on challenges that matter to their clients.
  • Diverse perspectives: The course draws a diverse enrollment, often resulting in teams with a global perspective that combine UC Berkeley Haas Business School with views from other professional graduate schools or undergraduate majors.
  • Access to talent Projects represent a great stepping stone for further engagement with the Center for Responsible Business and future leaders.

What does your company provide?

  • Relevant, time-bound challenge/opportunity to address a sustainability issue that your company faces.
  • Project liaison: A project liaison with knowledge and a degree of ownership of the challenge/opportunity. The liaison will:
    • Engage with professors in advance of the semester to initially scope the project.
    • Provide, on average, up to 1 hour/week to engage with the student group to meet with the team, review work, and provide feedback on student work.
  • Access to information: Provide the necessary  resources and data to complete the project, including an introduction to relevant stakeholders within the company as deemed necessary. NDAs may be agreed upon request.
  • Contribution: For over 20 years, the CRB has connected students, businesses, and faculty to mobilize the positive potential of business to create a more responsible, resilient, and sustainable society. As a self-funded Center, the CRB relies upon donations to support the many activities undertaken to advance our mission to develop leaders who redefine business for a sustainable future, including our sustainable consulting courses. We humbly request a gift of $5,000 per staffed project in our consulting base courses. Donations can be made online at our donation portal or by emailing Persis Sberlo at [email protected].

If my company proposes a project, is it automatically selected?
Please note that the number of project proposals often exceeds the number of student groups in the class. Student teams bid on projects, and we cannot guarantee that your project will be staffed.

How do I submit a project?

Click here to submit a project.