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Accelerating progress in social and environmental sustainability


World-Class Curriculum

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School is ranked one of the top business schools in the world for sustainable enterprise education. Sustainable enterprise electives are integrated into the undergraduate, full-time, and executive MBA programs, preparing students and executives for careers in which knowledge of sustainability concepts and strategies enhance their skills as managers and business leaders.

Sustainable Business Club

The Sustainable Business Club exists to cultivate values-driven business leaders by equipping and empowering them to be social and environmental change-makers as they enter the workforce.

Speakers and Events

ACES hosts global competitions, speakers, the UNC Sustainability Awards and more throughout the academic year where students can compete on sustainability challenges and hear from professionals, other students, thought leaders and alumni from around the world. ACES also cohosts the UNC Clean Tech Summit, Careers with Impact Forum and other events. These experiences address a wide range of environmental and social sustainability management issues.

Sustainability in Practice

One of the ACES’ primary objectives is to provide action-based learning opportunities to Kenan-Flagler students in the practice of sustainable enterprise. ACES works with student clubs, partner organizations and companies to identify and leverage competitive advantage through sustainable enterprise strategies and practices.

ACES Leadership Associates

Students can work directly with ACES Leadership on sustainability initiatives like Launching Investment for Future Transformation (LIFT), the ACES Sustainability Report, and other topics through internships either directly with ACES or through other opportunities like EcoStudio.

STAR (Student Teams Achieving Results)

Kenan-Flagler’s STAR program sends teams of top MBAs and Undergraduate Business students to build comprehensive and actionable strategies for corporations and not-for-profits seeking to strengthen their global competitiveness. Select STAR projects have a focus on sustainability.

What can you do as an undergraduate interested in Sustainability?

ACES Undergraduate Student Guide

Fall 2023 Undergraduate Student Guide