Explore stories on the work we’re doing at YSE to achieve sustainability. For media inquiries, please contact

You can use quotes with all-words searches to help find our named entities like "Yale Environmental Dialogue","Yale Forest Forum", or "Climate Connections"

Search Story Content

Currently selected filters

  • Business and the Environment
38 Stories
  1. Smokestack billowing smoke into the air, with an inset of the Supreme Court building
    YSE News

    How Will the Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Affect Climate Goals and What Are the EPA’s Options?

    July 1, 2022

    YSE’s Rob Klee, former Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, examines the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision limiting the EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. 

  2. Elaine Lac holding the Kroon Cup in front of Kroon Hall
    YSE News

    Kroon Cup Winner Elaine Lac Recognized for Building Strong YSE Community

    June 6, 2022

    With a background in community organizing and experience as an international Peace Corps volunteer, Lac devoted countless hours at the Yale School of the Environment working to bring communities of people together.

  3. Jinali Mody
    YSE News

    YSE Student’s Line of Alternative Leather Consumer Goods Wins Startup Yale Sustainability Prize

    May 19, 2022

    Aatma Leather, co-founded by Yale School of the Environment student Jinali Mody, will manufacture cruelty-free, plant-based leather products, such as belts, shoes, and handbags, from fruit and crop waste.

  4. Akshyah Krishnakumar
    YSE News

    YSE Class of ’22: Akshyah Krishnakumar Seeks to Make Change from the Inside

    May 10, 2022

    Akshyah Krishnakumar is seeking to achieve clean energy goals by working from the inside — starting with the fourth largest corporation in the world.

    YSE News

    Report: Businesses Should Play Key Role in Addressing Environmental and Social Issues

    March 1, 2022

    The Center for Business and the Environment’s just-released study of 2,035 global business students found students increasingly believe that business leaders and the private sector should play a vital role in addressing environmental sustainability and social issues.

  6. Illustration showing interconnected industrial systems
    YSE News

    The Center for Industrial Ecology: Pathfinders in Life Cycles and Resource Reuse

    February 7, 2022

    This is the first in a special series that takes an in-depth look at Yale School of the Environment’s Centers, Programs, and Initiatives. This month’s focus is on the Center for Industrial Ecology, which seeks not only to advance our understanding of the environmental impacts of production and consumption on an international scale, but also to be part of tangible solutions.

  7. The Project BuyBy team of students
    YSE News

    A Marketplace Solution to Burning Crop Stubble Earns YSE Team Top Honors

    December 10, 2021

    YSE students win international prize for new digital app that allows farmers to sell crop byproducts instead of burning them.

  8. YSE News

    Environmental Fellows Share Impassioned Commitment to Justice

    November 29, 2021

    The nine YSE graduate students and recent graduates in the 2021 Environmental Fellows program have diverse backgrounds and experiences, but share the same impassioned commitment to their environmental work.

  9. warner-watnick
    YSE News

    Recent Grads Partner with Regenerative Agriculture Initiative on Innovative Soil Health Policy Guide

    November 19, 2021

    Abbey Warner ’21 MEM and Darya Watnick ’21 MEM of the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative worked with dozens of practitioners and experts in farming and policymaking on a guide that gives practical advice for developing meaningful soil health policy and programs.

  10. photo of an industrial ecosystem
    YSE News

    YSE Partners with World Bank on Identifying Industrial Symbiosis Opportunities

    November 11, 2021

    A new global platform, based on YSE’s research through the Center for Industrial Ecology, will help promote opportunities for reuse of waste material and other resources.

  11. A small sprout of leaves growing from a pile of coins
    YSE News

    Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Financing

    October 26, 2021

    In a short Q&A, YISF Co-Director Todd Cort addresses the progress that has been made in sustainable financing, as well as some of the ongoing challenges.

  12. Transport iStock 1273907202
    YSE News

    Sustainable Procurement Key to Lowering Carbon Footprint

    July 19, 2021

    As more companies focus on reducing their carbon footprint, there’s one element that is key but often overlooked — reducing emissions from their supply chains.

  13. Photo of Tony Cisneros and Caroline Ebinger
    YSE News

    YSE Students Spicing up Trail Foods in Sustainable Ways

    June 24, 2021

    Mesa, a startup run by Tony Cisneros '21 MEM and Caroline Ebinger '22 MEM, seeks to provide nutritious backpacking meals while supporting core planetary health principles. 

  14. Portrait of Eli Fenichel
    YSE News

    Eli Fenichel Named to Office of Science and Technology Policy

    June 21, 2021

    Eli Fenichel, the Knobloch Family Professor of Natural Resource Economics, has joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and will serve as assistant director for natural resource economics and accounting.

  15. Shervin Dehmoubed holding a compostable shipping bag
    YSE News

    Compostable Packaging Company Wins Startup Yale 2021 Prize

    May 11, 2021

    EcoPackables, which sells compostable mailers made from corn starch and PBAT, earned the Yale Center for Business and Environment’s (CBEY) Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize, as well as the first ever Yale Innovators’ Prize at Startup Yale 2021.