Investing in future leaders, meeting global challenges.


At the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) we engage in a wide range of activities to train business and environment leaders of tomorrow and address pressing global resource issues.


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

RESEARCH AND INSIGHTS: Opportunities for collaborations between industry leaders, students and faculty to conduct deep analysis and develop applied solutions to sustainability challenges.

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


Our Mission

To educate and inspire interdisciplinary leaders through pioneering business solutions to systemic environmental problems.

Our Vision

Build a purpose-driven community that collaborates in diverse networks to:

  • CBEYond boundaries, disciplines and challenges and move toward sustainable solutions
  • CBEYond current business models by catalyzing innovation and entrepreneurship
  • CBEYond traditional financial markets by growing sustainable investment
  • CBEYond the degree into active learning communities and vibrant alumni networks

Our Approach

CBEY's approach is characterized by pragmatic optimism: we hold simultaneous ambitions for incremental and systemic change.


While we recognize that this takes time, we also recognize a profound urgency in the work that we do. 

We are building world-class resources for our community of alumni, students, academics, corporate executives, governments and NGOs in four key areas: 

 -- New models for markets and finance

 -- Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 -- Intrapreneurship

 -- Technology-Enabled Learning


Explore our Programs: