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Who We Are

Launched in February 2022, the Center for Ethical and Socially Responsible Leadership’s mission is to create, curate and nurture curricular content and co-curricular experiences that lay a strong foundation from which students develop a deep understanding of ethical conduct and socially responsible decision making.

The center will support research and scholarship that bridges theory and practice in ethics and social responsibility and establishes Broad College faculty as thought leaders on these issues. We will offer student-centered programming that complements what they are learning in the classroom so our students leave Michigan State University with a broader and deeper understanding of how they can be socially responsible and ethical leaders in their chosen field.


To prepare ethically competent business leaders who are motivated to positively impact society.


To become the hub of knowledge and education in ethical and socially responsible business leadership for students, faculty and alumni of the Broad College and the business community.

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What We Do

As we move forward, all our efforts will fall into four main categories.

Student-Centered Initiatives

Interactive Educational Opportunities

Case Competitions

Ethics Certifications

Net Impact Partnership

Grant Support

Research Grants

Teaching Grants

Seminar Series

Experiential Learning

Service-Learning Opportunities

Social Responsibility Focused Projects

International Immersion

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Driven


Ethics Symposium


Faculty/Staff Development

The Center for Ethical and Socially Responsible Leadership will be offering a wide variety of programs to engage with all students around the topics of ethics and social responsibility. While our programs are geared toward students within the Broad College of Business, we welcome anyone from the MSU campus to join us.

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The Center for Ethical and Socially Responsible Leadership will be offering programming to complement what Broad College of Business students are learning in your classrooms. We will be working with our esteemed faculty to offer extracurricular programming for students as well as offering professional development opportunities for faculty around integrating ethics and social responsibility into curriculum across the college.

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The Corporate/Nonprofit Advisory Board will help guide and shape the center’s work and focus by sharing their extensive experience, their exposure to issues around ethics and social responsibility within their industry and outside it, and their ideas on social responsibility and leadership. Board members will be individuals who have an affinity for the Broad College or MSU and who want to help positively influence the next generation of business leaders. 

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Upcoming Events


Ethics of Water Webinar

Ethics and Water Symposium

Ethics of Water Webinar

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