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

  • 77%
    Students and graduates are recognized nationally while 23% abroad
  • 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

  • Students in Focus: Policy Paper Interviews

    Under its student research repository called "Student Research Series", CBS interviewed students from the MS Healthcare Management and Innovation, batch of 2020 who reflected on their policy papers that revolved around stigmatized topics in the Pakistani society

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

Panel Talk
Panel Talk on Menstruation

To commemorate the International Day for Menstrual Hygiene, CBS organized a panel talk titled "Workplace Diversity and Inclusion: A Panel Talk on Menstruation and Menopause in Different Workplaces" on May 21, 2022

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
Workshop in collaboration with LUMS Consultancy Group (LCG)

CBS in collaboration with LUMS Consultancy Group (LCG) organized a workshop as a part of its Ambassadors for Change Programme, 2022

Earth Day, 2022

CBS collaborated with LUMS Environmental Action Forum (LEAF) to celebrate Earth Day, 2022 by holding a pledge activity

awareness campaign
World Water Day, 2022

CBS in collaboration with Nestle Pakistan and Centre for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT, LUMS) held a panel talk to commemorate World Water Day, 2022

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

I took Urdu and Math classes from this programme. We had both male and female teachers, all of them taught us extremely well.  They treated us very well and always answered all our queries. LUMS taught me in many different ways however the most important was my confidence level that I previously…

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