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Sobotka Seed Stage Venture Grant: The 2016 Winners

Two promising start-ups each received $10,000 from this year’s Sobotka Seed Stage Venture Grant, disbursed annually by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment ...

Yale’s Internal Carbon Charge

On November 2, 2016, the webinar series “Internal Carbon Pricing: Practical Experiences from the Private Sector” featured a conversation on Yale University’s carbon charge. Yale ...

Sobotka Stories: Maike Water

The Sobotka Seed Stage Success Stories will introduce you to former recipients of the grants who share their experience and perspective. The Yale Center for ...

Sobotka Stories: Appalachian Roots – Hemp 2.0

Sobotka Stories will introduce you to former recipients of the Sobotka Seed Stage Venture grants who share their experience and perspective. The Yale Center for ...

Disrupting Meat

Meat makes for curious math: about 25 calories is required to create just 1 calorie of beef. The ratio for pork is nearer 15-to-1. Even ...

Renewable Thermal is the New Cool

Solar photovoltaics and wind are often spotlighted when we talk about renewable energy. Electricity production, though, is only one part of the energy system where ...

The Business Case for Carbon Pricing

Royal DSM executives highlighted internal carbon pricing as an important financial tool for driving business growth in the first of a new webinar series organized ...

Reflections on the Pathways to Impact conference

Ten years ago I attended a premiere viewing of “Inconvenient truth” – a movie that created a legacy and formed an entire new generation of ...

CBEY Welcomes Peter Boyd as Executive Fellow

In 2007, Peter Boyd found himself with Richard Branson and a group of CEOs at Virgin informally discussing global issues that entrepreneurs ought to tackle ...

From Prison to Pigeonly

Frederick Hutson’s is an unusual career path: in 2005 he was arrested for trafficking marijuana. He was sentenced to nearly 51 months in federal prison ...

Solar Jobs: Boom-and-Bust or Here to Stay?

Presidential election season has once again taken America by storm, and with it comes the incessant quadrennial refrain from candidates about creating jobs. Politicians in ...

MBAs and the Future of Responsible Investing

Business students today are developing a new vision of what capital markets and our financial system could, and should, look like. This was apparent at ...

The New Fashion Police

When the financial crisis hit and the floor dropped out of the economy, finally, Yael Aflalo thought, she had a reason to close her clothing ...

The Story of Carol’s Daughter

In May of 1993, Lisa Price founded the hairand skincare brand, Carol’s Daughter, in the kitchen of her Brooklyn apartment. Nearly 23 years later, in ...