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

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

    The 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Work and Society organized by Centre for Business and Society (CBS) will be hosted at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on May 21-22, 2022

  • Groundwater: Use of Technology to Improve Water Efficiency in Agriculture Sector

    CBS, LUMS in collaboration with WIT, LUMS and Nestle Pakistan, is organizing a panel event to commemorate the International World Water Day titled "Groundwater: Use of Technology to Improve Water Efficiency in Agriculture Sector" 

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 Ambassadors for Change Programme 2022

To kickstart the third cycle of “CBS Ambassadors for Change Programme” - 2022, CBS and The Citizens Foundation (TCF) organized an orientation session on January 30, 2022 which was attended by over a 100 TCF students and 39 Volunteer Ambassadors recruited by CBS. 

Highlights at a Glance

Building Beautiful Minds

To celebrate UN International Day of Education, CBS organized a multifaceted workshop for the students of LUMS. The workshop was led by Dr. Nasser Aziz, an alumni of Yale University and adjunct faculty at LUMS

Christmas Concert Hosted by SDSB

On December 7, 2021 Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) organized a Christmas concert to celebrate the holiday spirit with the staff and the Christian community of the school. The event in collaboration with CBS was attended by a diverse audience which included faculty and staff members from SDSB and students from The Salvation Army.

SDSB Christmas Concert
PlasQuit: A campaign aimed to reduce single-use plastics in LUMS

Centre for Business and Society collaborated with LUMS Environmental Action Forum (LEAF) for the “PlasQuit” campaign which urged the awareness regarding reducing the usage of plastic.

CBS and PhotoLUMS Photography Competition: Click for Change 2021

CBS in collaboration with PhotoLUMS is currently holding its 2nd photography competition themed under SDG 13: Climate Change Action.

Click for Change 2021
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