Sustainability & social impact

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

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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.

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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