UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Sustainability in Practice

Through our experiential learning projects you’ll gain insight and experience as you apply sustainability to real-world business projects. Business will face increasing pressure to maintain social and environmental concerns alongside profitability. Armed with real-world sustainable business skills, you’ll be ready to contribute to meaningful change at corporations leading the way.

Sustainability Leadership Capstone

The Sustainability Leadership Capstone is a 6 credit capstone experiential learning course that equips leaders with skills and experiences that enable them to advance sustainable business practices immediately after business school and throughout their careers. The capstone applies equally to individuals who intend to work as changemakers within traditional businesses and to those who intend to work in non-profit and mission-driven organizations. The course offers a unique opportunity to synthesize and deepen mastery of core business practices through sustainability-focused experiential learning, individualized feedback, classroom lectures, and guided personal reflection. Thus, the capstone builds upon the general management and functional area training already in place by the second year of the MBA program by adding skills and frameworks specific to the sustainability context.

What impact could you make in 2 hours?

Durham Impact

MBA students explore social impact in Durham, NC as part of the 2011 Sustainability Leadership Capstone.

CSE Leadership Fellows
CSE Leadership Fellows are committed, exceptional MBA and BSBA leaders who work collaboratively with each other and the CSE Team, to advance the Center’s strategic priorities. Fellows work on projects ranging from research to consulting projects to events. CSE Fellows play an important role in strengthening critical bonds between CSE, MBA and BSBA students. Fellows work to incorporate MBA and BSBA interests into CSE programs and activities and serve as representatives of the Center.

STAR (Student Teams Achieving Results)
Kenan-Flagler's STAR program sends teams of top MBAs and BSBAs to build comprehensive and actionable strategies for corporations and not-for-profits seeking to strengthen their global competitiveness. STAR teams receive academic credit for their four-month engagement and are guided by both a faculty advisor and an executive from the client organization. Many STAR projects focus on sustainability.

SVCIC (Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition)
SVCIC is the first MBA competition in which students apply venture capital skills to assess socially and environmentally sustainable firms. Student teams from business schools around the country play the role of a venture capital firm that must go through the entire VC investment process in an extremely condensed time period. Teams are evaluated on how well they identify and mitigate risk, assess social and environmental impact, understand the VC process, and communicate and work as a team.

CSE Partners with Campus Y for Social Incubator Launch
The Campus Y is excited to announce the launch of UNC’s Social Innovation Incubator. It will provide important organizational resources to teams of undergraduate students seeking to build and accelerate their innovative social ventures. The Incubator will be located on the third floor of the YMCA Building and will provide physical space and equipment to its resident teams, as well as legal, tax, communications, and other expert advice. The Social Innovation Incubator supports the Innovate@Carolina Roadmap, UNC’s plan to help Carolina become a world leader in launching university-born ideas for the good of society. The Incubator is made possible through strategic campus partnerships with the Minor in Entrepreneurship, the Center for Global Initiatives, the Community Development Law Clinic at the UNC School of Law, and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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