Centre for Business Sustainability – UAI

Centre for Business Sustainability – UAI

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Centre for Business Sustainability – UAI

Santiago, Chile 

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Business School
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez 


By developing and delivering world class research and education at the intersection of business, society and sustainability, the UAI: Centre for Business Sustainability will contribute to the regional business environment, comprising extant corporations and new ventures, in shaping business models and strategic decisions based on financial, environmental and social concerns.

Main Activities

Research: Our research focuses primarily on strategies for sustainable development, business responsibility and ethics, and sustainable entrepreneurship. Our research team currently deals with questions at both entrepreneurial and corporate levels. First, it looks at the process through which particular individuals pursue business opportunities with social and environmental components, concurrent with pursuing economic returns Second, at the corporate level, it looks at the creation and the effect of sustainability strategies, as change agents, on organizational structures, processes and routines. Despite the fact we conduct research in a variety of research contexts, our current work focuses on understanding the creation of sustainable value in emerging economies and BoP markets.

Teaching: the UAI Centre for Business Sustainability coordinates and delivers more than 300+ hours of business sustainability-related courses at both graduate and executive levels. Our flagship program is the MSc in Sustainable Strategic Management. More information about our courses at http://uaicbs.cl/cursos

Organizational Structure

José Miguel Friz - Executive Director

Dr. José Opazo - Academic Director

2 Research assistants

Part time staff
14 lecturers and instructors


Jose Miguel Friz