Providing Direction

Powered by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, Berkeley Law is #1 public university for business law (#4 overall) as recognized by U.S. News & World Report. 
Powered by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, Berkeley Law is the #1 public university for business law (#4 overall) as recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

As pioneers driving the conversations on social impact and good corporate citizenship, the Berkeley Center for Law in Business is moving global business forward with our interdisciplinary facultypractical academic scholarship, unparalleled convening power, and corporate leadership. Our data-driven research helps institutions reimagine their responses to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges.

We help corporate leaders address ESG risks in ways that are good business, not just good PR. Our programs address the impacts of #MeToo, anti-racism movements, Covid-19, and much more.

The Berkeley Center for Law and Business is a vital bridge between academia, government, civil society, and corporate boardrooms — helping leaders make progress that impacts our whole society. We are providing direction and we invite you to join us.  


BCLB Social Impact at a Glance

  • Supported over 350 U.S. small businesses and nonprofits in navigating the CARES Act stimulus. 
  • Launched one of the world’s first virtual sustainability executive education courses. 
  • Provided training and networking opportunities for hundreds of underrepresented venture capital entrepreneurs and investors. 
  • Published research on topics including anti-racism, #MeToo, sustainability, environmental risk, and financial inclusion (with a focus on how these topics impact traditional views on governance and capital markets).


At this moment, investing in the Berkeley Center for Law and Business is a bold step to direct business along a sustainable path. Your support empowers us to scale our efforts — producing implementable research, influencing boardroom policy, engaging key stakeholders from government and civil society, and leading the conversations that will move society forward with integrity. 


  • Produce cutting-edge research that allows organizations to operationalize ESG and helps ensure that we don’t have another financial crisis (and ensures that underrepresented communities are able to participate in the recovery and growth). 
  • Continue to host industry-leading global conferences that feature diverse perspectives and convene top executives, investors, and practitioners. 
  • Develop and influence corporate and government policy that supports a more sustainable and inclusive approach to corporate governance. 
  • Train emerging and underrepresented entrepreneurs – helping them connect to capital and engage with leading businesses, and each other. 
  • Scale mentorship and training programs for students, helping them pursue a career path that supports them financially while allowing them to feel good about their work.


  • Become a Berkeley Navigator. As an individual with influence and success in the business world, we’re asking you to help us make that world more inclusive and sustainable. 
  • Become a Berkeley Corporate Navigator. Corporations are more complex and influential than ever and we’re looking to partner with leading voices in the corporate world. 
  • Support Berkeley Law with a Naming Gift. Sustain our work well into the future with a naming gift to support one of our academics, institutions, or our entire center.


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