Sustainability & social impact

Create sustainable, social, entrepreneurial, and systemic change through your career.

UNSW Business School on campus

What is sustainability & social impact?

Social impact means creating sustainable, social, entrepreneurial, and systemic change in a variety of settings. Think: corporate, government, not-for-profit, and more. You’ll learn the dynamics of the social economy in our rapidly evolving future, setting you up to use business to make a difference.

Why study sustainability & social impact? 

Studying sustainability & social impact is your chance to be the change you want to see in the world. You'll be equipped with the understanding and real world experience to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, communities, and the environment, by driving change through business. 

Why choose UNSW?

Taught in collaboration with the Centre for Social Impact, you’ll become part of a new generation of global leaders with a socially and environmentally conscious framework. This innovative specialisation can be studied within some of our leading undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, setting you up for a path to problem-solving for business success and a sustainable society. You’ll also take part in work experience, internships and global practicum opportunities.

It's great to pierce your bubble, learn from other people and see things from other perspectives.
Headshot of Dara Read of the Centre for Social Impact

Dara Read

Centre for Social Impact

Your career opportunities

Studying sustainability & social impact will set you up in a career for meaningful change. Industry demand is growing for graduates with social impact expertise and a passion for building a more sustainable future, so you’ll be at the top of the pile for job opportunities.

Career options include:

  • Social policy manager 
  • Consultant  
  • Foundation and social responsibility manger in the corporate sector 
  • Social entrepreneur 
  • Not-for-profit and government departments 
  • Community and research groups 
  • Public sector 
  • Educational institutions 

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