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Current Sponsors

We are proud to work with a diverse group of global and regional companies who are committed to investing in research and education on best practices and innovation in the field of sustainable business strategy. Please review additional opportunities. A portion of all sponsorships go directly towards Student Support at Pitt Business.

Endowments & Foundations

American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) is a movement builder in partnership with the business and investor community. ASBN develops and advocates solutions for policymakers, business leaders, and investors that support an equitable, regenerative, and just economy that benefits all⁠—people and planet. As a multi-issue, membership organization advocating on behalf of every business sector, size, and geography, ASBN and its association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks.

Enel is a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global power, gas, and renewables markets present in over 30 countries worldwide, producing energy with more than 89 GW of managed capacity. Enel distributes electricity and gas through a network of over  2.2  million kilometres, and serves around  73  million business and household end users globally.

Enel operates in the US and Canada through two divisions: Enel Green Power North America and Enel X. Enel Green Power North America is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants with projects operating and under development in 24 US states and two Canadian provinces. The company operates around 100 plants with a managed capacity of approximately 5.1 GW powered by hydropower, wind, geothermal and solar energy. Enel X in North America has around  3,400  business customers,  spanning more than  10,400  sites,  representing approximately  4.6  GW  of demand response capacity and over 20 operational behind-the-meter storage projects. Enel X is revolutionizing the EV charging market with its smart charging solutions deploying around 40,000 charging stations in the US. | |

The Heinz Endowments is devoted to the mission of helping our region prosper as a vibrant center of creativity, learning, and social, economic and environmental sustainability. Core to its work is the vision of a just community where all are included and where everyone who calls Southwestern Pennsylvania home has a real and meaningful opportunity to thrive. 

Large Companies

Accenture, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Their 624,000 employees deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. Additional information regarding Accenture may be found at

Ansys, headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, develops and markets CAE/multiphysics engineering simulation software for product design, testing, and operation and offers its products and services to customers worldwide. As a dedicated simulation solutions provider, Ansys leads the industry in physics-based and multiphysics simulation, supporting transformational product development for customers in aerospace, energy, materials & chemical processing, industrial equipment, and more. For more information visit

CNX’s mission is to empower their team to embrace and drive innovative change that creates long-term per share value for their investors, as well as enhance their communities and deliver energy solutions for today and tomorrow. As one of the largest, most efficient, and environmentally sustainable sources of natural gas in the world, Appalachia has the tools to become the epicenter for skilled labor job creation while lowering regional, national, and global carbon emissions. CNX is putting these tools to use and investing in new markets for natural gas and derivative products, beginning with Appalachia. Learn more at

One of Pennsylvania’s leading energy companies, with a highly trained team dedicated to providing essential energy services that are needed every day. As part of their commitment to customers and communities, they are investing millions each year to provide safe, reliable service by expanding their systems and replacing aging facilities. They partner with diverse suppliers, and always keep safety, customer satisfaction and sustainability as key priorities. Additionally, they foster an inclusive and diverse workplace where every member of their team is valued, respected, and has the opportunity to do great work. Learn more at

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) is a Canonsburg-based producer and exporter of high-Btu bituminous thermal and crossover metallurgical coal.  It owns and operates some of the most productive longwall mining operations in the Northern Appalachian Basin. Our flagship operation is the Pennsylvania Mining Complex, which has the capacity to produce approximately 28.5 million tons of coal per year and is comprised of 3 large-scale underground mines: Bailey, Enlow Fork, and Harvey. The company also owns and operates the CONSOL Marine Terminal, which is located in the port of Baltimore and has a throughput capacity of approximately 15 million tons per year.  In addition to the ~698 million reserve tons associated with the Pennsylvania Mining Complex, the company also controls approximately 1.6 billion tons of greenfield thermal and metallurgical coal reserves located in the major coal-producing basins of the eastern United States. Additional information regarding CONSOL Energy may be found at

EQT Corporation is a leading independent natural gas producer with an evolutionary focus on our future. EQT has operations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio and is dedicated to responsibly developing our world-class asset base in the core of the Appalachian Basin. While we are currently the largest producer of natural gas in the United States, we know being the biggest doesn’t always mean being the best. With that in mind, EQT is making strides toward becoming the best producer by creating long-term value for all stakeholders, including employees, landowners, communities, industry partners and investors.

Federated Hermes is an investment manager headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1955 and incorporated on October 18, 1957, the company manages $624 billion of customer assets and has $1.4 trillion of assets under advice. Federated employs 1,950 employees and has embraced a corporate pledge, voluntarily signed by 96% of their employees, in which each individual commits to put the interest of clients first and act with consideration of our community and the environment to execute their mission of providing investors with the means to achieve long-term sustainable wealth. For more information, visit their website.