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Announcing the LIFT Challenge


The Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School announced a new student competition supporting the center’s Invest for the Future initiative. Through the competition students will learn about social impact and environmental-themed financing and investment models, such as blended finance and impact investing. This initiative is in partnership with Bank of America, a founding sponsor of both Invest for the Future and the new competition.


The competition, titled Launching Investment for Future Transformation” or LIFT, is a pioneering blended finance challenge asking students to propose investment and finance solutions that focus on using sustainability to drive social equity and economic mobility. › Read More


The India Impact Challenge Continues


CSE strives for ongoing impact that grows exponentially. Thus, our India Impact Challenge powered by Quantum Advisors, continues. This highly successful challenge began with a unique competition through which student teams around the world proposed investment strategies to kickstart a better climate future and drive equitable economic development in India. The competition was highlighted by six finalists from six different countries.


Now, the challenge continues with six interns gathering stories, organizing resources and driving conversation about the issues highlighted by the competition. › Read More


Interested in joining the IF Leadership Council?


Join a group of leaders who will help guide our global Invest for the Future initiative! Council members connect with other industry leaders, students and faculty and will help guide planning, engagement, mentorship and collaboration to ensure the relevance, value and impact of the initiative. Industry leaders, alumni and friends of the UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business who are interested in joining the Invest for the Future Leadership Council may contact us at
› Read IF Leadership Council Roles and Responsibilities


Invest for the Future Summer Interns


From left to right. Top row; Duwe Farris, Casey Fisher, Olivia Foley, Grace Garcia. Middle row; Shane Gravelle, Alexandra Hatsios, Max Lewin, Deeksha Mittal. Bottom Row; Will Morketter, Cam Santos, Srilekhya Vennamaneni


Supporting Invest for the Future Inititives, CSE hired 11 amazing student interns this summer. One team is working on the newly announced LIFT Challenge, while the other team is continuing the work of the India Impact Challenge. › Read More


Contact › Center for Sustainable Enterprise


UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Campus Box 3490, McColl Building
300 Kenan Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
Phone: (919) 962.1499


The Center for Sustainable Enterprise drives responsible thought leadership and inspired action to accelerate progress in social and environmental sustainability through innovative and profitable business solutions. We accomplish this by engaging with and connecting stakeholders to empower students, faculty and businesses to create impactful solutions, strengthen resiliency and identify breakthrough opportunities.


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