Integrating sustainability into the MBA, undergraduate and executive MBA programs, preparing students and executives to be managers and leaders whose knowledge of sustainability concepts gives them a competitive advantage.
The Stacia L. Wood Social Impact Summer Grants (SISG) provides financial support to MBA students utilizing business skills during their summer internship within organizations that make a positive social impact.
We are looking to recognize a business with a product, initiative or business practice that employs cutting-edge environmental, social and governance practices to exhibit sustainability success.
We are seeking a fixed-term faculty member to join our team of cutting-edge researchers and educators and to provide administrative leadership for the Center.
The center unveiled a video retrospect of its 20-year history of helping empower business leaders to mutually advance shareholder value, environmental stewardship and economic development and growth.
 

Recent Events

2019 UNC Sustainability Awards

Thursday September 5, 2019

The prestigious UNC Sustainability Awards recognize leadership and best practice for two winners: A North Carolina business that shows innovation, initiative, and impact in sustainability, and a Kenan-Flagler Distinguished Alumnus in Sustainability. For the business award, a rigorous selection process chooses a winner from a large pool of nominees. For the alumni award, the winner is selected by committee vote. The event provides an opportunity for innovators to share their stories and be recognized by the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at this invitation-only gala. More

 

Latest Research

Firm Size’s Impact on Organizational Learning: A Case Study of Waste and Production Efficiency in Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Industry

May 21, 2019

An understanding of organizational learning provides insights into how companies evolve and remain competitive in an ever-changing environment. Companies in the Oil Field Services & Equipment (OFSE) sector have to operate under constantly squeezing profit margins while handling environmental concerns from local communities where they operate. More

Microfoundations of Corporate Social Responsibility and Irresponsibility

December 22, 2018

This study examines the importance of social perception of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and irresponsibility (CSI). Drawing from the social psychology literature on stereotypes, we argue that two fundamental dimensions of social perception—warmth and competence—help understand the underlying processes and conditions under which CSR leads to specific outcomes. More