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Global Sustainability Leadership Institute Resources

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

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Conferences and 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.

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.


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 GLSI. The school currently has 16 faculty members’ works registered. A sample of these works includes:

National Partnerships

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

Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium
The Consortium is a group of sustainable finance faculty from over 150 universities worldwide who meet yearly to discuss best practices and share ideas through an online portal. Managing Director Dr. Meeta Kothare is a leadership committee member of the 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 GSLI 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.