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.
Join UNC's sixth annual UNC Clean Tech Summit Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2019. This event will highlight the latest innovations, trends and challenges in the clean technology industry and how North Carolina is playing a key role in leading the way to a green global economy.

Coming Up

11th Annual ARCS Research Conference

Wednesday June 5, 2019

The 11th Annual ARCS Research Conference will be hosted by the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. The Conference Chair is Dr. Olga Hawn, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Distinguished Fellow, and Faculty Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise. The Center for Sustainable Enterprise will be celebrating 20 years of assembling and sharing thought leadership in research, education, and best practice in Sustainable Enterprise, with the goal to empower business leaders in their quest for shareholder value while exercising environmental stewardship and promoting economic development and growth. For conference questions, please reach out to More


Latest Research

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

Ensuring Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility through Vertical Integration and Horizontal Sourcing

June 01, 2018

In recent years, several corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSER) violations have come under public scrutiny. Daily Mail (2011) revealed that workers in Nike's Taiwanese-operated overseas plant were only paid 50 cents per hour, and were mentally and physically abused by their supervisors. More