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YSE SOM Joint Degree Program

Programs and Innovations


Our joint degree students are learning by doing. These are just a few of the initiatives YSE/SOM students are leading and engaging with during their time at Yale.

Imagining a responsible economy, resilient societies and the role of business

CBEY 2050 Fellows

A multidisciplinary group of Yale graduate and professional students coming together to imagine a regenerative, resilient society and exploring how business, government, and civil society can make this possible. 

Exploring the potential that exists when conservation meets capital

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At a time of modest public funding and limited philanthropic dollars, innovative funding and financing strategies hold great promise in narrowing the gap between the financial resources that are available and the scale of the conservation need.

Building innovative solutions for a just and thriving world

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CBEY provides a platform for generating, incubating, and launching ideas for action. We offer mentorship, a sandbox for experimentation, and finance support to help new ideas take root and grow. 

Gaining hands on experience balancing profit and purpose

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Officially launched in 2023, the Meng Impact Investment Fund is Yale SOM’s first student-run investment fund, offering hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in achieving societal impact through market-based financial tools.

Through the Meng Fund, students receive training through a tailored curriculum and cultivate practical skills by developing investment theses, sourcing early-stage for-profit ventures, conducting due diligence, and presenting investment opportunities to an investment committee. Fund operations are also student-led, granting a unique opportunity to craft the investment philosophy, direct a platform strategy, and set internal processes and standards.

Meng Impact Investment Fund

Yale SOM’s Meng Impact Investment Fund will invest in early-stage, for-profit ventures solving society’s biggest challenges.

Grace Aranow

MBA 2025
Master of Environmental Management 2025

Sofia John

MBA 2024
Master of Environmental Management 2024