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 provide?

  • Relevant, time-bound challenge/opportunity faced by your company. The project focuses on a sustainability issue your company faces.
  • Project liaison: A project liaison with knowledge and a degree of ownership of the challenge/opportunity. The liaison will:
    • Engage with the CRB/course 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: The team needs access to the resources and data necessary to complete the project, including an introduction to relevant stakeholders within the company as deemed necessary.
  • 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 Emily Pelissier at [email protected].

What does your company get?

  • A dedicated team of student leaders: Working in teams of 3-5, students enrolled in these courses are accustomed to developing innovative solutions to ambiguous challenges and will harness new ideas to create sustainable value for your firm.
  • Expert support: A faculty member, leveraging Berkeley Haas’s extensive resources and expertise, 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 and to the world and have a track record of producing outstanding deliverables.
  • Diverse perspectives: The course draws a diverse enrollment, often resulting in teams that combine perspectives from Berkeley Haas with views from other professional graduate schools or undergraduate majors at UC Berkeley.
  • Access: Your select group of students also includes potential hires. Projects also represent a great stepping stone for further engagement with the Center for Responsible Business.

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.