Upcoming Events

CRB Office Hours

Wednesdays, 11:00AM - 1:00PM | F412, Haas Faculty Building

Stop by the CRB’s open office hours to chat with staff to learn more about our work and how the CRB accelerates UC Berkeley Students’ path to impact through responsible business.

CMG Centers & Institutes Fair

August 31, 5:00-7:00 PM | Haas Courtyard

Berkeley Haas CMG is hosting the Centers & Institutes Fair on Tuesday, 8/31 from 5pm to 7pm in the Haas Courtyard. Stop by the Center for Responsible Business’ table to learn more about our courses, events, applied learning opportunities, and more!

Coffee with the CRB

September 1, 2:00-3:00 PM | F416, Haas Faculty Building

Join Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business, for a virtual coffee and chat during the “Coffee with the CRB” sessions. These are intended to be informal get-togethers where you can pose questions to Robert about the CRB and offer your input.

Social Impact Mixer

September 7, 6:00-8:00 PM | Wells Fargo Room, Cheit Hall

The Haas Net Impact club is hosting the Social Impact Mixer on Tuesday, 9/7 from 6pm to 8pm in the Wells Fargo Room on campus. The Social Impact Mixer is an opportunity for Haas students to learn about impact offerings at Haas through clubs, centers, classes, and more.

CRB Info Session

September 9, 12:00-1:00 PM | N340+344, Chou Hall

Welcome students! Want to apply to the CRB Student Advisory Board? Interested in taking a class related to human rights & business or sustainable food systems? Just curious what responsible business is? Find out about our events and ways to engage with the CRB at this Info Session. Members of our Student Advisory Board will share their experiences, give you insider tips on classes, and talk more about how to get involved.

Peterson Speaker Series: Dr. Mette Morsing, Head of UN PRME

September 22, 12:30-1:30 PM | Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

Join us for this special joint Peterson / Dean’s Speaker Series with the Head of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education, Dr. Mette Morsing. Haas has long been a leader in producing responsible business leaders aligned with PRME’s six principles: Purpose, Values, Method, Research, Partnership, and Dialogue. This conversation between CRB Executive Director Robert Strand and Dr. Morsing will explore how Haas students can apply these principles to create impact in their future careers.

Nordic Sustainable Food Summit

November 11 - 12 | Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

The Nordic food program aims to bridge the Nordic food and agricultural industry with U.S. stakeholders, investors, and industry partners.

Learn more here.

Past Events

The Weakest Link in the Global Supply Chain: How the Pandemic is Affecting Bangladesh's Garment Workers

May 11, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

As the coronavirus spread across the world in early 2020 and a lockdown in Bangladesh became inevitable, businesses were forced to respond quickly to the evolving situation. A report was draft from in-depth interviews conducted between October 2020 and February 2021 with senior executives from international brands, Bangladeshi suppliers, representatives of the international civil society, and Bangladeshi labor activists. It seeks to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and the workers, and it proposes changes to policies and practices that can lead to long-term changes that would benefit global retailers, suppliers, and ultimately workers themselves. We are pleased to welcome a panel of experts who contributed to the report and will be discussing the findings that offer a cautionary tale on how brands and supply chains should respond as Bangladesh’s second lockdown is underway.

Register and learn more here.