The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) Ethics in business are vital to the economic well-being of the state.
(b) Corporate malfeasance is contrary to the long-term economic viability of the state.
(c) California's public and private higher education institutions have the opportunity to act as a catalyst in creating a new generation of elite business leaders that work to create a sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible global community.
(d) It is, therefore, the intent of the Legislature to establish the Social Responsibility Business Leadership Initiative to prepare and inspire California business graduates to apply their business skills to enhance the productivity of the state, and integrate the discipline of corporate responsibility into the general management core.
(Added by Stats. 2003, Ch. 599, Sec. 1.)