Pinchot University is a university committed to the common good, for people who want to transform organizations, communities or markets in ways that are practical, positive, sustainable and profitable.
The Center for Education on Social Responsibility was established to help students become outstanding business leaders of tomorrow by preparing them to meet the ethical challenges posed by a highly competitive, globally-connected business world. It is the purpose of CESR to oversee the inculcation of values discussions in classes throughout the undergraduate and graduate curricula at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado.
CAFNR is the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources — a collection of academic programs merging personalized teaching, advising and advanced research with global impact. Founded in 1870, today we’re a research and educational leader ensuring sustainability for generations to follow. CAFNR is changing agriculture, food and natural resources — the core components of society that impact what we eat, where we live and how we’ll face tomorrow.
Career possibilities that contribute to “the greater good” are called by a variety of names, including “socially responsible” careers, “sustainable” careers, “doing well by doing good,” “careers that make a difference,” and “green” careers. Jobs in such fields are about making one’s life’s work count for something more than a paycheck.
Core Commitments aims to reclaim and revitalize the academy’s role in fostering students’ development of personal and social responsibility. The initiative focuses national attention on the importance of students exploring their ethical responsibilities to self and others. It is designed to help campuses create learning environments in which all students reach for excellence in the use of their talents, take responsibility for the integrity and quality of their work, and engage in meaningful practices that prepare them to fulfill their obligations in an academic community and as responsible global and local citizens.
In 2001, Eugene Lang ’38 created the endowment to establish the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Ever since, members of the Lang Center’s staff, interested faculty, engaged community partners, and many, many students have continued to create, sustain, and learn from activities, events, and organizations in ways that fulfill the mission of the College and the Lang Center to provide an environment that supports academic excellence in the context of social responsibility.