Center for Business and the Environment – Yale

Center for Business and the Environment – Yale

This sustainability centre is part of NBS's Sustainability Centres Community, representing business schools from around the world. Find out more

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Center for Business and the Environment – Yale

 New Haven, United States 

Yale School of Management
Yale University 


The Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) provides a platform for generating, incubating and launching new connections, approaches, courses, areas for research and other initiatives at the intersection of business and the environment primarily for the benefit of students and to help us sustain and restore the critical resources on which we all rely. These include the human and natural systems that provide the energy, water, food, land, materials and wide range of other goods and services that we use. To reach this goal, CBEY needs to be nimble and innovative as markets and consumer/student interests evolve. It also needs to connect ever more effectively with a wide range of actors both across Yale (students, faculty, staff) and in the wider world (alums, companies, NGOs, governments).

The center joins the strengths of two world-renowned graduate schools—the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies —together with a network of internal and external thought leaders at the business-environment interface. Professors, students, alumni, guest scholars, and affiliates of each school contribute to the center’s mission through an integrated set of activities that address business approaches to the world’s most significant environmental issues. Our work spans perspectives in finance, innovation, marketing, operations, and strategy on issues involving energy, water, carbon, forests, environmental health and safety, development, and policy.

Main Activities

The center’s activities include, but are not limited to:
Activities in each of these areas bring together students, faculty, staff, policy experts and practitioners from a wide range of institutions around the world.


Stuart DeCew
Program Director