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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.

Large Companies

Koppers is a global chemical and materials company based in Pittsburgh that was an early adopter of using industrial by-products to create new revenue streams. They are an integrated global producer of carbon compounds, chemicals, and treated wood products for the aluminum, railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber, steel, residential lumber, and agriculture industries. It serves customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China, and Europe. Koppers operates four principal businesses: Performance Chemicals, Railroad Products and Services, Utility and Industrial Products, and Carbon Materials and Chemicals. Learn more

Peoples is an energy provider serving approximately 740,000 homes and businesses in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. The company’s mission is to improve the lives of its customers and to help build long-term economic growth for the regions it serves. For more information about Peoples, visit and follow Peoples on social media @peoplesnatgas.

PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing high-value logistics and transportation solutions to our customers with their SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, LTL, and TRUCKLOAD services.  As an organization that is “Customer Driven, People Driven and Quality Driven,” they remain committed to sustainability and innovation, striving to take it to the next level to help you optimize your supply chain. They are committed to doing their best to achieve environmental and social responsibility. They understand the nature of their business and the impact they have on their communities, their customers, and the environment, therefore their commitment to People, Planet, and Purpose serves as an integral part of their sustainability policy. These three P’s work together to shape PITT OHIO’s Sustainability Mission Statement connecting their purpose to everything they do. They believe in being good corporate citizens and giving back by aligning themselves with various organizations who share the same approach of being committed to improving sustainability for future generations. At PITT OHIO, We’re Always There For You!

PPG (NYSE:PPG) works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that PPG's customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, PPG solves customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates and innovates in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. PPG serves customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit

S&B USA Construction, along with its subsidiary Fay, is the construction arm of Shikun & Binui Ltd in the US. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, S&B USA Construction builds complex infrastructure projects and specializes in P3 and Design-Build projects, in which the contractor is responsible for the management of mega projects, including aspects of planning, permitting and in some cases, project finance.

With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €3 billion in 2019. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 12,500 employees and 33 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to change the game with circular economy, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60.

Since 1960, World Group has been active in serving shippers and receivers of international cargo operating in multiple segments, including freight forwarding, ocean freight, trucking, rail operations, warehousing and distribution, bulk liquid international logistics, and customs clearance. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, World Group’s family of companies include World Shipping, Inc., ContainerPort Group, UWL, and World Distribution Services.

Small & Medium Businesses

Founded in 1978 by Peter J. Arnoldt as Ductmate Industries, DMI Companies, Inc. is now comprised of four strategic business units: Ductmate Industries, Aire Technologies, GreenSeam Industries, and Linx Industries. In 2005, the company restructured and created DMI Companies as the parent company of Ductmate and Aire Technologies. In 2015, GreenSeam pipe and fittings products branched off as a new division of DMI Companies called GreenSeam Industries (GSI), and Lindab USA was bought and renamed Linx Industries. Our companies provide superior HVAC products to contractors and builders worldwide.

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Every day around the world, HWI’s people and products stand up to the challenges and pressures of every job. And for over 150 years, we’ve served virtually every industry that needs refractory products to do its job. As HWI, A member of Calderys, we deliver one of the industry’s widest, deepest lines of refractory solutions. Our world-class refractory products perform to the highest degree. And by bringing a proactive, customer-focused mindset to work every day, we’re able to provide superior value to our customers and their businesses.

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The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is the largest combined water, sewer, and stormwater authority in Pennsylvania, serving over 500,000 consumers throughout the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

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