Robert James Little is a Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) candidate at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), with concentrations in Business & Industrial Ecology. At Yale, Robert is focused on corporate responsibility broadly, with specific foci on sustainable packaging, circular economy business models, and industrial symbiosis. He is a student co-leader of the Center for Business & Environment at Yale (CBEY) Pathways in Business and The Environment series, President of Forestry Club, a leader on the Student Affairs Committee, and works for the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP) as Professor Dan Esty’s Research Assistant. He will spend the summer months at PepsiCo through the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellowship focusing on accelerating Pepsi’s biodegradable and recyclable packaging strategies in pursuit of their sustainability 2025 goals.
Before Yale, Robert served as the Chief of Staff at Sherwood Design Engineers – an environmentally focused civil engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco – where he managed the high-profile climate action project, Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge. Robert is a Fulbright Scholar, is originally from San Francisco, and is an avid biker+bike mechanic.