Corporate Sponsorship Options

We are actively seeking corporate sponsors who are committed to learning how to better integrate the principle of sustainability throughout their organizational practice and culture. Our programs are designed to yield a return on your investment in the form of more value-added across the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit.

Corporate sponsors pay an annual membership fee to belong to the Center for Sustainable Business and receive services and amenities commensurate with their chosen level of engagement. There is no mandatory membership cycle; companies may join at any time during the calendar year and renew before the end of the 12-month cycle.

At this time, three sponsorship options are available, as enumerated below, though customized packages are negotiable at the Gold level and above:

  • Silver Membership – $10,000
    • An invitation for two representatives from your company (one from the corporate responsibility/sustainability department and the other a senior member from a department related to the meeting topic) to attend the SBF twice per year.
      • Learn how triple bottom line strategies (i.e. People, Planet, & Profit) create value for different functional areas within the company.
      • Discuss best practices, opportunities, and challenges of implementing sustainability strategies with other world-class companies.
      • Formulate and implement strategies that maximize both business and societal value.
    • Exclusive access to an online platform enabling members to continue discussions outside of the Forum.
    • A semiannual e-newsletter highlighting the latest sustainability trends and academic insights.
    • Exclusive invitations to attend speaker series and lectures on Pitt’s campus.
    • Public recognition for your investment in research and innovation on sustainable business practices.
    • Opportunities to contribute to the training and mentoring of a new generation of sustainable business leaders.
       
  • Gold Membership – $25,000
    • All the benefits of a Silver Membership plus an additional bespoke engagement tailored to your company’s needs, options include:
      • A consulting project on a topic of your choosing, conducted by MBA students and supervised by sustainability experts from the University of Pittsburgh.
      • A written case study focused on the company and an aspect of its sustainability practice.
      • A day of on-site sustainability training for company managers or employees.
         
  • Platinum Membership – $25,000+
    • All the benefits of a Gold Membership plus a customized package of engagements with your company (e.g. research projects, executive education, speaking engagements, corporate trainings, etc.), fee to be negotiated.

For more information about our vision for the Center and how your investment will translate into value-added results, check out our white paper

For a brief, downloadable summary of the Center’s programmatic areas and a description of the sponsorship options, check out our one-pager

Ready to start the conversation? Contact Associate Director Leslie Marshall to set up a meeting or inquire about sponsorship options. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Headquartered in or around Pittsburgh? Read more about how the Center for Sustainable Business plans to work with partner organizations and initiatives in the broader region.