|Courses in Sustainability: ||Yes|
|Description: ||The mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. Throughout its history, Yale SOM has been known for its social and environmental commitments and its focus on ethical leadership.
Social, environmental, and ethical considerations are included in the overwhelming majority of courses in Yale SOM’s innovative integrated MBA curriculum. In core classes, students have analyzed the business model for Climate Change Capital and studied the solar energy markets in the U.S. and China through a Yale-authored case on Trina Solar. Advanced electives, both at Yale SOM and elsewhere at Yale, allow in-depth study of social and environmental topics. A small sample includes Energy Technology Innovation, Energy Markets Strategy, Naturak Capital: Risks and Opportunities in Global Resource Systems, and Financing Green Technologies. A student-managed elective on Global Social Enterprise pairs student consulting teams with nonprofit organizations in the developing world, including groups working on issues related to sustainability. The Global Social Entrepreneurship elective facilitates education and interaction between social entrepreneurs and SOM students both at Yale and in the entrepreneurs’ home countries.
Yale SOM offers joint-degree study with a number of other schools and programs at Yale University, including an MBA/MEM or MF with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) serves as the administrative home for this joint degree program. The Center for Business and the Environment at Yale joins the strengths of two world-renowned institutions, the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. These two schools have been at the forefront in bringing together business and the environment in innovative and constructive ways for more than a quarter of a century. http://cbey.research.yale.edu/|
|Research Opportunities in Sustainability: ||Yes|
|Description: ||Social and environmental scholarship is a hallmark of Yale SOM. Our faculty includes world-renowned experts in fields such as environmental management, energy markets, and development economics. The school’s Center for Business and the Environment at Yale, a partnership with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, provides a focal point for research, education, and outreach to advance business solutions to global environmental problems. The center provides $250,000 in grants to support student and faculty research in business and the environment through its Sobotka Research Fund and F.K. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Fund. The school’s Program on Social Enterprise supports scholars, students, alumni, and practitioners interested in exploring the ways in which business skills can be harnessed to achieve social objectives, facilitating work on nonprofit and public sector social entrepreneurship as well as initiatives in private sector social enterprise, including courses, research, publications and working with SOM students to sponsor conferences.|
|School's environmental commitment: || |
|1: ||Edward P. Evans Hall, Yale SOM’s new 4.25 acre campus designed by Foster + Partners incorporates the latest in “green construction” materials and practices. The school is pursuing LEED Gold certification for the new building.|
|2: ||Yale SOM is committed to educating the next generation of sustainability leaders. As part of that commitment, it has created an executive MBA program focused on sustainability. The program will train mid-career executives to innovate, lead, and embed sustainability into every facet of their organizations|
|3: ||The Center for Business and the Environment supports student and faculty efforts to start environmentally oriented for-profit businesses with cash prizes totaling $25,000 awarded through the Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize and $20,000 in grants for seed stage start-up ventures through its Sobotka Research Fund. The Sobotka Research Fund, in addition to the seed funding, also provides $80,000 of financial support for collaborative student/faculty research projects at the business-environment interface.|