UBPS 2022-2023 Impact Report

University Business Partnerships & Services (UBPS) facilitated more than $3.7M in revenue for UC Berkeley and the wider UC system in FY23. This funding supported a broad array of more than 40 campus and UC teams in advancing key university priorities. FY23 built on earlier successes to bring the total revenue generated by UBPS since FY16 to more than $40M. 

Of particular note in FY23 was UBPS’ leadership in creating a new beverage relationship with PepsiCo. Our impact was also felt through activities and programs in support of Berkeley's DEIBJ, Discovery, and sustainability goals, as well as in core university operations.

Amy Gardner, executive director of UBPS, shares insights, reflections and a glimpse into the strategic direction that continues to drive our mission forward. In FY23, UBPS emphasized adaptability and commitment to support our partners and the campus community. Read the letter to delve into Gardner's perspective on our journey and the exciting path ahead.

Our new campuswide relationship with PepsiCo will bring approximately $8.5M in revenue to Berkeley while phasing out the sale of single-use plastic beverage containers. PepsiCo’s campus product mix will also adhere to university nutritional policy, and be priced to mitigate inflationary pressures, among other highlights.

Partners helped a broad array of students to dream big and take control of their future through scholarships, career development events, and financial education programming. Such support, in addition to key funding for campus basic needs initiatives, helped our future leaders to thrive, and not just survive, at Berkeley.

Building on their coursework, undergraduates leveraged partner funding to hone their creative skills and work together to drive change on campus and beyond. Graduate students complemented their research with subsidized conference participation and memberships in professional associations with core funding from UBPS partners.

Berkeley students advised cleantech startups, greened campus, and improved university waste diversion with the support of connections made through UBPS. These projects exemplify Berkeley’s continued leadership in sustainability and the development of future green leaders.

Our partners provided key support to important employee development programs and a strategic university capital project. Such collaboration drives the university forward in service of its academic mission, benefitting the entire campus community.