Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference: From the Ground Up

2021 marks the 16th year that Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business will hold the annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference. As the world works to rebuild from major economic and societal events, it is more important than ever for social impact and sustainability to be foundational elements in the discussions. How do they ensure businesses, governments, and organizations are incorporating these elements into their approaches to tough problems? They will explore how organizations develop and build a world that is good for all humans with panels focused on Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Consulting, and Corporate Activism. Come join them to hear from leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors about some of today’s most salient social and environmental issues, and what their respective organizations are doing to tackle them.

SBSI has since grown to be the largest conference of its kind in the Southeast, with over 800 people registering in 2020. Prominent leaders in the social impact and sustainability fields share their insights with inspiring talks and engaging panel conversations. Come to SBSI 2021 and see how people are making an impact, everywhere.


The Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) conference is hosted by the Net Impact Club at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. It is the largest event of its kind in the Southeast and the largest student-led conference at Fuqua. The event explores rapidly evolving opportunities in the fields of social impact and sustainability to bring positive and sustainable change.

​Each year, the conference brings together hundreds of attendees and speakers from the public, private, and social sectors to discuss innovative business models, collaborations and partnerships, and ideas that are creating lasting impact around the world.

Business is an essential partner for social change. The Net Impact Club engages and deepens students’ understanding about the intersection of business with social and environmental impact. They directly serve Fuqua with the aim of generating ripple effects throughout the larger Duke and Durham communities, as well as future business and non-profit leaders. They offer social impact and sustainability-focused events, build networks of students and professionals, and empower their members with actionable ideas. These activities expose students to the concept of making a difference through their careers, support those who prioritize making positive impacts, and attract more socially and environmentally conscious leaders to Fuqua.

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM

Location: Virtual

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021