Rethinking business in a collectively conscious and responsive society

The Centre for Business and Society (CBS) is a platform that brings efforts and conversations at the intersection of business and society onto a wider stage of influence. It is a medium for all, to form a network that works towards research communications, policy discussions, debates, student engagement and edutainment events to engender a positive impact on society.


Change Starts With Inspiration

CBS’ blueprint draws largely from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ethics, collective awareness and social responsibility are the underlying themes for all the centre’s activities. The centre’s thematic areas include cross-cutting themes of education, gender, sustainability, diversity, inclusiveness, health, governance, public policy, micro/social entrepreneurship and capacity building and equal access for all.


Quick Facts

  • 200
    TCF Alumni Enrolled in Ambassadors for Change Programme
  • 53
    Student Volunteers from LUMS
  • 175
    Contact Hours Between Volunteers and TCF Alumni
  • 255
    Training Sessions Conducted
  • 2,000
    Individuals Trained
  • 4,000
    Middle and Senior Managers Trained
  • 4
    International Conferences
  • 300
    Case Studies and Policy Briefs
  • 12
    Seminars and Talks
  • 10
    Student Engagement Activities
  • 4
    Student Competitions
  • 5
    Edutainment Events

Highlights Background

Happening Now

  • Youth as Partners: Advancing Development through Intergenerational Solidarity

    CBS in collaboration with Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM) and The Challenge Initiative (TCI) is organizing a webinar to celebrate the International Youth Day, on August 12, 2022

  • 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Work and Society

    CBS organized its 3rd international flagship conference on "Gender, Work and Society" titled "Future of Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in South Asia and Beyond". The two-day hybrid conference was held on May 21 - 22, 2022

Research and Publications

Faculty Research
Student Research
Centre Publications



Inspiring Change

CBS projects foster knowledge exchange between a diverse set of audience to collaborate and work towards a collective goal of rethinking the role of businesses for sustainable societies.

Latest Projects

CBS x WIT x Nestle
World Water Day, 2022

To commemorate World Water Day, Centre for Business and Society (CBS, LUMS) in collaboration with Centre for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT, LUMS) and Nestle, Pakistan organised a panel talk to highlight the annual World Water Day theme of 2022; “Groundwater”.

Highlights at a Glance

Ambassadors for Change, 2022

CBS successfully completed the third cycle of its Ambassadors for Change Programme, 2022 in collaboration with The Citizens Foundation (TCF)

CBS - TCF Programme
Earth Day, 2022

CBS in collaboration with LEAF, LUMS commemorated Earth Day, 2022 by taking pledges for going green and sustainable

Earth Day 2022
Webinar on Honour Crimes

CBS collaborated with the University of Melbourne for a webinar on honour crimes in Pakistan to commemorate UN Day for Social Justice, 2022

webinar on honour crimes
Panel Talk on Responsible Plastic Consumption

CBS in collaboration with WWF - Pakistan organised a panel talk under SDG 12 "Responsible Consumption and Production" 

panel talk
Usama Bin Qasim

I believe in the philosophy in giving back to the society. It is a smart way of reshaping and reorganizing ourselves in the area of knowledge. We learn interesting facts about life patterns when we start giving what we have. That is my core purpose of joining the CBS Ambassadors for Change…

Bin Qasim
Researcher. Department of Electrical Engineering, SBASSE
TCF Alumni 2019-2020

Our experience in LUMS was amazing from the first day as it was the first time we were also experiencing the environment there. Throughout the course of our experience there, we improved in our subjects especially Math and English. At the end of our programme, our teacher arranged a party for us…

TCF Alumni, CBS Ambassadors Programme 2019 - 2020


Inspiring Voices Series
Inspiring Voices Series
Inspiring Voices Series

Our Partners

  • CF
  • CI
  • CIDI
  • OKD
  • SS
  • US
  • WWF