The Center hosts events for faculty, students, and alumni, including virtual conversations, research seminars, and case competitions.

Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition

Engaging hundreds of students from the nation’s top business schools, Smeal MBA Sustainability Case Competition has featured social enterprises like the fintech firm CNote and large multinationals like PepsiCo. Students get a unique opportunity to wrestle with a real-world, contemporary business challenge, interact with industry leaders, and compete for prize money.

Undergraduate Sustainability Case Competition

We are excited to announce the inaugural sustainability case competition for undergraduates. The case will focus on an equitable business response to climate change. Penn State students from any campus are invited to begin registering on February 26. 

Student Sustainable Business Conference

The Smeal College of Business and Net Impact team up to host the Student Sustainable Business Conference, the biggest student-run sustainability event of the year at Penn State. Our goal is to create opportunities for professionals and students to connect, discuss, and amplify the growing and essential business of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and ethics.

Speaker Series

Smeal regularly hosts academic and industry experts who share their perspective, advice and experiences with faculty, students, staff and the community. Check out recordings of previous events hosted by the Center for the Business of Sustainability. 

Penn State University also offers the Sustainability Showcase, a weekly speaker series featuring scholars, educators, entrepreneurs and corporate executives.