• CSIE is an interdisciplinary center which brings together the tools of both business and public policy to contribute to a more sustainable world.

    We are delighted to share that the Center for Social Innovation & Enterprise – a joint venture of the Paul College of Business and Economics and the Carsey School of Public Policy since 2015 - has joined with UNH’s Sustainability Institute and moved its base of operations to the Institute. Read the press release.

    Read the press release.

  • CSIE supports the UNs Sustainable Development Goals

    Learn more about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 2019 NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge Registration is OPEN

    Registration to compete is OPEN! Enter your idea to solve a social or environmental problem today!

 

Welcome to the Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise (CSIE)! We offer high-impact programs steeped in real-world experiential learning. Our mission is to inspire, train and support the next generation of changemakers, who have the confidence and competence to create substantial impact towards a world where people, planet and profit all thrive.

As an interdisciplinary center, we encourage students, faculty, staff and community members to harness the tools of business, public policy, activism, community and civic engagement and philanthropy to contribute to a more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable world. 

 

NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

​The SVIC engages aspiring and practicing student and community social entrepreneurs in designing novel, sustainable, business-orientated solutions to some of society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. 
Learn more.

 

Semester in the City

Semester in the City

SITC gives students a chance to pursue or discover their passions while earning credit and building skills as a changemaker.  Leading mission driving organizations in Boston host students for meaningful internships, with dedicated mentors, each fall and spring semesters.
Learn more and apply!

 

Social Innovation Internship

Social Innovation Internship

​Each spring, CSIE selects idealistic, high-achieving, impact-focused student leaders for the Social Innovation Internship program; a paid, 9-week summer immersion experience that combines business and social/environment change.
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People at the Trash 2 Treasure yard sale

Trash 2 Treasure (T2T)

T2T is a student-run social enterprise with the mission of assisting students, UNH and the local community in reducing waste. T2T’s main initiative is to run the move-out collection and yard sale program, reducing unnecessary discarded items from entering landfill.
Learn more.

People at the B Impact Clinic presentation

B Impact Clinic

CSIE collaborates with New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility to bring the B Impact Clinic to UNH, which gathers teams of cross-discipline undergraduate students to serve as consultants for local companies working to complete their B Impact Assessment, become B Corp certified, recertified or to simply understand how they perform.
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Changemaker Fellows

CSIE Changemaker Fellows are a community of UNH students from across all majors with diverse interests and life experiences, who have a common desire to make a social, environmental, and economic impact on the world.
Learn more.