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A number of collaborators help SI make a greater impact on campus, around Austin, and across the nation. Social Innovation @ McCombs works within the McCombs School of Business with all departments, centers, and initiatives.
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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.

Campus Environmental Center
The Campus Environmental Center is the largest and oldest organization on campus for UT students interested in the environment. We are a sponsored student organization under Utilities, Energy & Facilities Management, in the University Operations portfolio.

The Center for Sustainable Development
The center was founded in 2001 with a mission to lead the study and practice of sustainable development in Texas, the nation, and the world through complementary programs of research, education, and community outreach. The CSD is unique in its integration of diverse interests to develop creative, balanced, achievable solutions to the physical and social challenges facing the planning, construction, and preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, and regions.

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business
An interdisciplinary academic center created by the School of Law and the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. The Center's mission is to provide the finest educational opportunities in the U.S. to students wishing to pursue careers in energy and to serve as a nexus for incisive, unbiased, and relevant research and conferences for policymakers around the world, with special focus on Latin America.

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.


Austin is home to some of the most interesting and fastest growing NGOs, CleanTech firms, and foundations in the United States.


Good Capital Project
The Good Capital Project will convene all constituents to drive greater collaboration and accelerate capital flows into purpose driven investments. It launched in New York City in June 2017, and will develop new tools, resources and frameworks to leverage the financial services community as a force for positive impact.

United States Business Council for Sustainable Development
The US BCSD is an action oriented and member-led nonprofit business association that harnesses the power of collaborative projects, platforms and partnerships to develop, deploy and scale solutions to ecosystems, energy, materials and water challenges.