• The Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB)

    The Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB) at the Schulich School of Business is a global leader in creating and disseminating new knowledge about the social, ethical, environmental and political responsibilities of business. It is one of the reasons why Schulich is ranked number two in the world in teaching responsible business by such publications as Corporate Knights. Drawing on over 40 faculty experts from across the school, COERB is one of the world’s largest and most influential academic centres dedicated to triple bottom line thinking.


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At the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB) we can call on more than 40 faculty experts, conducting research in Responsible Business and a dedicated administrative team. Included amongst this group are the members of the Sustainability Area.

Centre Director

  • Robert Phillips, Professor of Sustainability; George R. Gardiner Professor in Business Ethics; Director, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business

Sustainability Area Faculty Members


Few schools in the world can match the depth, diversity and quality of Schulich’s research on ethics, sustainability and CSR. From investigations of competitive social strategies, to sustainable supply chain management, responsible consumption, and auditor ethics, Schulich research on responsible business is research that makes a difference – through its impacts on academia, on practice, and on society. Learn about some of our exciting research projects, and discover the innovative approaches and fresh insights that research at the Centre delivers.

Faculty and Research

Student Clubs

The Centre works with a number of vibrant student led clubs and organizations at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels.  Getting involved with these organizations will help you make the most of your studies by providing opportunities for networking, learning and fun.

Net Impact Schulich

Corporate Social Responsibility Society

York Sustainable Enterprise Consultants (YSEC)

Contact Us

Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business
Schulich School of Business
Rob and Cheryl Graduate Study and Research Building, Room G324
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

T: (416) 736-5268
E:  email