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About CBEY

The Yale Center for Business and the Environment is a campus-wide platform for creating innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges facing the human and natural systems upon which we all rely.

CBEY History

In 1982, Yale launched the United States’ oldest joint-degree program in business and the environment. The Yale School of the Environment and the Yale School of Management joint degree program merges two world-class graduate schools, sharing more than 150 years of experience studying ecological and organizational systems, a legacy and depth of expertise unmatched anywhere in the world.

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Evans Hall (left) and Kroon Hall (right)
Interdisciplinarity is in our DNA

In 2006, the Yale School of the Environment and the Yale School of Management created the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) to serve as a hub for students pursuing joint-degrees in business and the environment, helping to connect them with an active network of renowned leaders at the intersection of business and the environment.

Our mission is clear: to inspire, support, and accelerate the transition to a just and thriving world. 

We connect people, ideas, and resources to foster business and cross-sector solutions to global challenges.

While our roots are in the SOM/YSE joint degree program, our branches extend across Yale’s campus, as CBEY has become a valuable platform for building and growing relationships among students, faculty, alumni, corporate executives, policymakers, NGOs and beyond. Through initiatives, research, outreach, and interdisciplinary courses CBEY has equipped a growing network of leaders with the skills and collaborative opportunities needed to affect change. 

What we do

We’re aware that systemic change takes time, so we engage in a wide range of activities to train business and environment leaders of tomorrow and address pressing global resource issues through three main avenues:

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Applied learning programs that stretch student experience at the intersection of environmental science, management and business innovation.

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Research & Insights

Opportunities for collaborations between industry leaders, students and faculty to conduct deep analysis and develop applied, immediate, and impactful solutions to sustainability challenges.

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Connecting leading companies, NGOs and policymakers with extensive networks of sustainability professionals, students and faculty.

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Get in touch

Want to learn what we do?

Contact us to learn more about our programs and how you can get involved.

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Stuart DeCew

Executive Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
MBA 2011
Master of Environmental Management 2011