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.
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 has been clear since we launched: to educate and inspire interdisciplinary sustainability leaders through business solutions to systemic environmental problems.
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.
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:
Applied learning programs that stretch student experience at the intersection of environmental science, management and business innovation.
Opportunities for collaborations between industry leaders, students and faculty to conduct deep analysis and develop applied, immediate, and impactful solutions to sustainability challenges.
Connecting leading companies, NGOs and policymakers with extensive networks of sustainability professionals, students and faculty.
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