To all who are hurting, to our black friends, family, teammates, students, faculty, staff, mentors, colleagues and peers: we want you to know that we see you, we are listening to you, we continue to learn from you, and we stand with you and for you in solidarity and in action.
As The Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) concluded its 20th year, the CSE team embarked on a strategic planning process to design a plan for the next 20 years. We have refined our focus, starting with the Center’s Mission and Values.
The Center for Sustainable Enterprise is excited to invite our alumni to join our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) working group. The purpose of this group is to create an opportunity to explore and improve DEI in sustainability.
The first student competition to design investment strategies that tackle climate change while driving economic growth in India came down to the wire.
During the Sustainability Awards we celebrated the 48 MBA students graduating with the Sustainable Enterprise Concentration. Dr. Olga Hawn, CSE Faculty Director, toasted their resiliency, creativity, compassion and perseverance.

Recent News & Media

2021 Invest for Impact Competition

May 12, 2021

On April 9, 2021 30 MBA students from around the world competed in the 15th annual Invest for Impact competition organized by the Net Impact Club at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Hosted for the first time in a virtual format, the students acted as venture capitalists, interviewing entrepreneurs whose businesses have a social impact focus, conducting due diligence, and preparing a term sheet. More

Recent Events

2021 UNC Sustainability Awards

Thursday April 22, 2021

Earth Day was highlighted by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise’s UNC Sustainability Awards, sponsored by Bank of America and Trane Technologies. This year’s virtual event included a mix-along with Scott Maitland of Top of the Hill Brewery and Distillery and a dinner cook-along with Jacob Boehm of Snap Pea after the ceremony. More


Latest Research

Kenan Insight from CSE Experts on What to Expect from Biden on Climate Change

March 08, 2021

Many Americans expect newly inaugurated President Joe Biden to achieve progress in improving the quality of the environment. In this Kenan Insight, CSE experts Dr. Olga Hawn, Jeff Mittelstadt and Tracy Triggs-Matthews explain why we support these expectations, examining what Biden has already done in his brief tenure, the feasibility of the plans he’s outlined thus far, and whether (and how) he can propel the U.S. to a leadership role in sustainability More