Berkeley Center for Law and Business

We leverage the power of business to address society’s most difficult challenges.

The Berkeley Center for Law and Business (BCLB) is dedicated to leveraging the power of business to help solve some of society’s most difficult challenges. We do this by convening business, government, civil society, and academia to create momentum and align priorities. We believe that business has a unique ability to scale solutions that are needed to create a more just and equitable society. 

We aim to be the leading venue for conversations about sustainability, corporate governance, equity and inclusion, financial fraud, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, small business, and other important policy issues. If there is a debate about law and business, we want to lead the discussion.

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Business is at a Crossroads. Berkeley Law is Providing Direction.

Executive Director

“The world is facing a number of challenges, including climate change, social injustices, and a changing workforce. These challenges are complex and interconnected, and they will require a concerted effort from all sectors of society to address them.

Business has a unique role to play in meeting these challenges. With at-scale resources and talent, a focused business community can make a real difference. 

The Berkeley Center for Law and Business is committed to providing direction and dialogue to leverage the power of business to create a more sustainable and equitable world.”

Angeli Patel, Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business

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