In 2015, CBEY became the first Knowledge Partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global, CEO-led community of over 200 of the world’s leading sustainable businesses working collectively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net zero, nature positive, and more equitable future.
This partnership provides WBCSD and its members with a unique opportunity to engage Yale's science and business knowledge, together with students’ passion and creativity, to help address the social and environmental challenges of climate change.
From this partnership, we are able to offer paid summer internship opportunities for students who want to learn more about the WBCSD and the 200+ member companies working to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.
Applications for this program will begin late January 2024.
The 2023 World Business Counsel in Sustainable Development cohort shares why they joined the internship.
WBCSD is the premier global, CEO-led community of over 200 of the world’s leading sustainable businesses working collectively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net zero, nature positive, and more equitable future.
They do this by engaging executives and sustainability leaders from business and elsewhere to share practical insights on the obstacles and opportunities we currently face in tackling the integrated climate, nature, and inequality sustainability challenge; by co-developing “how-to” CEO-guides from these insights; by providing science-based target guidance including standards and protocols; and by developing tools and platforms to help leading businesses in sustainability drive integrated actions to tackle climate, nature and inequality challenges across sectors and geographical regions.
WBCSD's member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than USD $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Their global network of almost 70 national business councils gives members unparalleled reach across the globe. Since 1995, WBCSD has been uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.
Together with their member companies, they are the leading voice of business for sustainability, united by a vision of creating a world in which 9+ billion people are living well, within planetary boundaries, by mid-century.
CBEY is delighted to be able to offer five (5) paid internship opportunities for students from Yale's graduate and professional schools as well as Ph.D. programs.
The five opportunities are below - click on each to read the descriptions.
- Nature Positive Business
- Equitable Livelihoods Project
- Corporate-Investor Accountability(Evaluating and Valuing Transitions)
- Zero Emission Vehicle Initiative
Compensation for each of these opportunities is $10,000.