Sponsor the 2023 Frontiers of Business Conference

Since 2016, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise – the outreach arm of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – has hosted thought leaders from private industry, the public sector, and academia to discuss and debate the most pressing issues at the forefront of business and society.   The 2023 Frontiers of Business Conference will provide guidance to leaders wrestling with the adoption of ESG frameworks and stakeholder capitalism’s tenets – along with the inevitable trade-offs between competing stakeholder groups such adoption brings. 

For more information, please contact David Knowles at, 919-843-7304

Key benefits of conference sponsorship include complimentary conference registrations, brand visibility, program participation, and most importantly, the ability to help shape and influence the discussions taking place around ESG and stakeholder capitalism. 

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Benefits $10,000 $25,000
Complimentary conference registration 3 5
Co-branding on Frontiers of Stakeholder Capitalism report Q Q
Invitation to pre-conference VIP reception with Kenan Distinguished Fellows, keynotes, and other VIPs Q Q
Co-branding on all printed and digital conference materials Q Q
Special recognition at VIP reception and conference Q Q
Option to provide names for conference panelist Q
Option to provide introductory remarks during a plenary session or keynote Q
Customized post-event video highlighting partner participation and thought leadership Q
Frontiers of Stakeholder Capitalism report – inclusion of company case study Q
Access to conference attendee list Q

Conference Sponsors

Google – Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Citizens Financial Group – Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $226.7 billion in assets as of June 30, 2022. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions.

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IPC – The Institute of Private Capital’s mission is to promote a deep understanding of the role of private capital markets in the global economy. IPC brings together academic and industry experts who work together to generate new knowledge about private capital markets based on objective academic research. Findings are disseminated through academic publications, research symposia and education outreach.

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NTT DATA – is one of the world’s largest digital consulting and IT service companies. NTT Data is ranked as one of the world’s most valuable brands, listed in the top 10 global business and IT services companies, and recognized as a leading global data services company.

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SBIA – SBIA is the association of senior investment professionals focused on the lower middle market whose members represent the entire private capital ecosystem. It is an alliance for professional fellowship, business opportunities, innovation, regulatory expertise, and market data. SBIA has been playing a pivotal role in promoting the growth and vitality of the industry for 60 years. SBIA works on behalf of its members as a tireless advocate for appropriate regulation and smart tax policy that promotes domestic investment and the growth of small businesses that fuel the American economy.

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Stepstone – StepStone is a global private markets specialist overseeing over US$255 billion of private capital allocations, including more than US$51 billion of assets under management. The Firm creates customized portfolios for the world’s most sophisticated investors using a highly disciplined research-focused approach that prudently integrates primaries, secondaries, and co-investments. We represent some of the world’s most sophisticated public and corporate pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, family offices and foundations.

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Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Leveraging the Private Sector for the Public Good

Established in 1985 by Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The nonprofit institute and its affiliated centers convene leaders from business, academia and government to better understand how the private sector can work for the public good. The institute leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges. In doing so, the institute aims to support businesses and policies that better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.

A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Event