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2023 LIFT Challenge Winning Team: Hempact Collective


The 2023 LIFT Challenge came to an exciting conclusion on Saturday, February 11, with team Hempact Collective taking home the top prize of $10,000. This group of four undergraduate students from UNC-Chapel Hill proposed supplying micro-loans to farmers in India to harvest hemp – a carbon sequestering and much less resource-intensive crop.


Get Ready for the 2023 UNC Sustainability Awards!


You are invited to join us for our signature event during the early evening on Friday, April 28, 2023! We will celebrate on the third floor of the Loudermilk Center inside Kenan Stadium, above the Blue Zone. The ACES Student Athlete Sustainability Initiative will also host speakers and activities earlier in the day.


Stacia L. Wood Social Impact Summer Grant Highlights


The Stacia L. Wood Social Impact Summer Grants (SISG) provides financial support to MBA students during their summer internship with organizations that make a positive social impact. Last summer, MBA students Andrew Granastein and Naz Shakib were recipients of SISG.


ACES Family Focus: Meet Intern Katie Goldman


Each month, we will spotlight a member of the ACES family to learn about their passions, how they are connected to the Center and how their work with ACES has helped them create a bigger impact through our collaboration.


Net Impact Receives Gold Status for 2022-23


The MBA Net Impact Chapter for UNC Kenan-Flagler has achieved gold status for 2022-23, recognizing it as one of the finest chapters in Net Impact’s 300+ chapter community. Congratulations to the leaders and members of our terrific Net Impact club!


Contact Us › 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
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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