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Director's Cut

Sustainability is often defined as the capacity of a resource to endure. By that measure, our students have shown themselves to be our most sustainable resource in a year that tested us all. We hope you take the time to read some of their achievements below.

Speaking of enduring, this is the SII’s final newsletter!  When we return in Fall, we will be the Global Sustainability Leadership Institute (GSLI). A journey that started four years ago as a scrappy initiative will continue through this endowed institute, a partnership between the McCombs School of Business and the Moody School of Communication. Watch for more announcements and celebrations in the coming months.

Congratulations to our graduates! Your resilience has been awe-inspiring. 

To Impact,

Meeta Kothare 

Managing Director, SII

SII Opportunities
LIFT Applications Open Through 7/30!
Apply Here!
Watch the Info Session Here - Must Use UT Zoom Account
Work for the SII as a Communications Associate!
 Now Hiring for Fall 2021

The Social Innovation Initiative is hiring a new student assistant for Fall 2021. Learn more and apply by June 4th. Search for “#4766823 Student Communications Associate” on HireUTexas/ Handshake.
Apply Now!
Outside Opportunities
ESG Decoded
Professional Development Series

Global Affairs Associates, LLC
Global Affairs Associates added courses to their ESG Decoded professional development series ! Sign up now. Innovator readers get a special discount on course fees - use promo code NEWSLETTER20 to save 20%!
Series Dates:
- ESG Decoded, starting 5/24
- Best Practices for ESG Risk Management, starting 6/3 *NEW*
- GHG Accounting and Management, starting 6/15 *NEW*
- TCFD and Climate Change Scenario Analysis, starting 7/13
Career Corner
Impact Connections
 Spotlight on the Texas Social Innovation Challenge Winners, Big & Mini!

Read it here!
 Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center Guest Blog

Read it here!
 Texas Social Innovation Challenge Winners

The SII held its second annual Texas Social Innovation Challenge on April 24th and 25th. Ten teams participated in the semifinals, and six moved on to the finals. Ultimately, the following teams won a total of $10,000, provided by our sponsor Bumble.

Graduation 2021
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Listed are graduating students who participated in LIFT, TSIC, MIINT, and SIG.
P.S. - Are you a graduating student? Please take our exit survey! 

We would like to especially thank our graduating Communications Associate, Jordan Tannenbaum, for making this newsletter possible!

C-Suite Wisdom 
Melinda French Gates (Author of The Moment of Lift)

“Diversity is the best way to defend equality. If people from diverse groups are not making those decisions, the burdens and benefits of society will be divided unequally and unfairly — with the people writing the rules ensuring themselves a greater share of the benefits and a lesser share of the burdens of any society. If you are not brought in, you get sold out."
- Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

WTO | 2021 News items - History is made: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala chosen as  Director-General

“Capital isn't scarce. Vision is.”
– Sam Walton, Founder of Wal-Mart
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This newsletter was compiled and edited by SII Program Manager Madison Gove and SII Student Associate Jordan Tannenbaum.

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