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Resources

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SOCIAL INNOVATION Resources

A number of collaborators help SII make a greater impact on campus, around Austin, and across the nation.

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Community Resources

Austin Technology Incubator
The Austin Technology Incubator is the startup incubator of the University of Texas at Austin. A program of the University’s IC2 Institute, ATI has a 25-year track record of helping founding teams achieve success.

Blackstone LaunchPad
Blackstone LaunchPad is a program that helps students of all backgrounds navigate the UT entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Impact Alpha
Stay up to date on sustainable investing and entrepreneurship tredns through Impact Alpha, the world's premiere impact newsletter! The Impact Alpha community also hosts exclusive events and podcasts. UT-Austin student's subscriptions are paid for by the Social Innovation Initiative. Secure your access TODAY by sending us an interest form! Subscriptions are limited.

Office of Sustainability
The university hired its first director of sustainability in 2009 to support and promote the many existing efforts on campus as well as to initiate new collaborations among students, faculty, and staff in pursuing sustainability on campus. The office is part of the Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) portfolio within University Operations.

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service
The RGK Center prepares the next generation of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders through graduate education and research.

UT Nutrition Institute

Capital Factory

Impact Hub Austin


 


 

Off-Campus Competitions

International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition
This innovative competition enables students to persuasively apply ethical reasoning to practical issues and the moral imperative of sustainable development. It takes place in April.

Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge
Every year, the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge invites teams of graduate students from around the world to develop and pitch creative financial approaches to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges. Applications close in January, and the competition takes place February – April.

TCU Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Competition
Values and Ventures is a social venture pitch competition for undergraduate students held at TCU. Applications open in October, and the competition is held February- April.



 


 

Research

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability 
ARCS serves as a resource for advancing rigorous research on corporate sustainability. The McCombs School of Business’ membership is managed by the SII. The school currently has 16 faculty members’ works registered. A sample of these works includes:

National Partnerships

SOCAP
SOCAP is the largest and most diverse impact investing community in the world. They foster a global ecosystem of social entrepreneurs, investors, foundation and nonprofit leaders, government and policy leaders, creators, corporations, academics and more at national events.

ClimateCAP
ClimateCAP is a national conference for MBA students on climate, capital, and business.

Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium

Network for Business Sustainability
NBS is a consortium of individuals and academic centers housed at The Ivey School of Business that contribute academic resources to a shared pool.

Impact Alpha
The SII purchases a select number of student and faculty licenses of the premiere impact and ESG investing media source.

Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge
This global social venture pitch competition is held each summer at The University of San Diego. The Texas Social Innovation Challenge winners are eligible to attend.