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About Us

Our Mission

The Ackerman Center for Excellence in Sustainability 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.

World-Class Curriculum

ACES integrates sustainability into the MBA, undergraduate and executive MBA programs, preparing students and executives to be managers and business leaders whose knowledge of sustainability concepts and strategies gives them a competitive advantage. The MBA Sustainable Enterprise Enrichment Concentration is composed of 17 electives that apply across functional areas and industries.

Relevant Research

ACES pursues and promotes a rigorous applied research agenda, supporting faculty, student and research partner projects in sustainable enterprise across areas of strategy, marketing, finance, real estate and entrepreneurship.

Collaborative Career Development

ACES works collaboratively with the Energy Club and Net Impact Chapters and Career and Leadership for MBA and alumni to provide programs and resources that enable students and executives to explore managerial and leadership opportunities focused on the triple bottom line. The UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni number over 1,000 with the concentration in sustainable enterprise and they are making an impact in their careers around the world in roles across functions and industries.

Contact the Ackerman Center for Excellence in Sustainability:

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Campus Box 3490, McColl Building 300 Kenan Center Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490 USA Phone: 919.962.1499 Email: aces@unc.edu

ACES Office Location

The ACES is located in offices 3419 and 3420 of the McColl Building.