Until July 2021, Ben Soltoff was the Environmental Innovation Manager at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) and the Environmental Innovation Fellow at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (CITY). In this dual role, he worked with students to explore how new ideas, technologies, and business models could address the world’s most pressing environmental problems.
Ben holds a dual master’s degree from the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of the Environment. As a student, he was dedicated to building Yale’s ecosystem for environmental innovators.
Outside of Yale, he has worked for several environmentally relevant start-ups, ranging from a social enterprise in Mexico installing off-grid solar energy to a tech company in Silicon Valley building energy-efficient ovens that cook with light. He also has experience working on international climate policy at World Resources Institute as well as grassroots climate resilience initiatives in rural India.
Along with his Yale MBA-MEM degree, Ben holds a Bachelor of Science from Duke University.
In his spare time, he enjoys getting deeply fascinated with good books, terrible puns, and obscure animal facts.