Providing Direction

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

Today’s business leaders are grappling with the idea of corporate purpose: how to deliver value to shareholders, while engaging with stakeholders to build a better society.   


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.

The Berkeley Center for Law and Business is moving global business forward with our interdisciplinary faculty, practical scholarship, and unparalleled convening power. Our data-driven research helps institutions reimagine their responses to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges. 

Published research includes:

Our initiatives address the impacts of #MeToo, racial injustice, COVID-19, and much more. For example, in 2020 we trained over 160 graduate students on the U.S. CARES Act and helped over 300 struggling small businesses (from 25 different states) navigate applications for federal stimulus funds.

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

Berkeley Center for Law and Business 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).


  • Produce cutting-edge research that allows organizations to operationalize ESG.
  • Host industry-leading global conferences that feature diverse perspectives. 

  • Develop and influence corporate and government policy.

  • Train emerging and underrepresented entrepreneurs.


  • 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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