The Center for Customer Insights at the Yale School of Management aims to provide fresh and forward-looking insights into customer behavior through the application of a unique multidisciplinary and collaborative approach. As new customer-related topics and issues emerge, the Center integrates advanced multidisciplinary research with marketing initiatives pursued by the world's leading corporations to augment levels of customer understanding. The collaborative relationships and on-going dialogue with market practitioners are critical to the Center's success and help bring diverse thinking and new knowledge to business practice.
Center for Environmental Law and Policy
The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy seeks to advance fresh thinking and analytically rigorous approaches to environmental decisionmaking - across disciplines, across sectors, and across boundaries. The Center’s objectives include:
Center for Industrial Ecology
The Center for Industrial Ecology (CIE) provides an organizational focus for research in industrial ecology. The Center brings together Yale staff, students, visiting scholars, and practitioners to develop new knowledge at the forefront of the field. Research is carried out in collaboration with other segments of the Yale community, with other academic institutions, and with international partners in Austria, China, Switzerland, and elsewhere. Faculty research interests include the theoretical basis of industrial ecology, the cycles of materials, technological change and the environment, eco-industrial urban development, industrial symbiosis, and product and producer policy issues.
The Yale Climate and Energy Institute (YCEI) seeks to understand Earth’s climate system, ecological and social impacts of climate change, the strengths and weaknesses of current political and economic system’s ability to respond to climate change, and to provide realistic, implementable solutions to societies and communities around the world.
The YCEI is an umbrella organization within Yale University, composed of all relevant departments, centers and faculty. Its mission promotes a multidisciplinary approach to learning, research, and the development of strategies that help societies contribute to solutions and adapt to the challenges of local and global climatic changes.
The International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management provides active support for research in financial economics by its fellows and disseminates their work to the world's academic and professional communities. The Center's fellowship is comprised of leading scholars in and outside of the Yale School of Management who work on key empirical and theoretical problems in financial economics. The Center provides a physical locus for their activities consistent with the belief that financial research is by its nature a collaborative venture. To that end, the Center offers data, technology, and staff support for empirical research and underwrites academic conferences that bring together distinguished researchers to cooperatively develop ideas. In addition, the Center provides summer research support and funding for visiting fellows and travel support for doctoral student fellows.
Yale University is committed to integrated policies and systems that balance ecosystem vitality with human health and economic viability. The University engages its campus as a classroom and laboratory, encouraging coursework and research that result in practical sustainability applications that can be replicated and shared. Through these practices and philosophies, Yale aims to demonstrate that both Yale and World Sustainability are feasible and affordable.
Program on Social Enterprise
An initiative of the Yale School of Management, the Program on Social Enterprise (PSE) supports scholars, students and alumni interested in the connections between society and business. PSE supports work on nonprofit and public organizations as well as initiatives in the area of corporate social responsibility.
The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication works to advance public understanding and engagement with climate change science and solutions, and catalyze action by the general public and leaders of government, business, academia, and the media through improved knowledge and understanding.
The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication grew out of a groundbreaking conference on “Americans and Climate Change” that the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies convened in 2005 in Aspen, CO. Over 100 national leaders representing science, media, religion, politics, entertainment, education, business, environmentalism, and civil society came together to develop an action plan to engage American society on climate change. Their charge was to diagnose why, in the face of ever stronger climate science, the United States had been slow to act and to recommend a set of initiatives to catalyze action. The conclusions and recommendations from the conference are available online in the conference report "Americans and Climate Change: Closing the gap between science and action."