Business of Sustainability

Explore our interdisciplinary work related to all things sustainability, from climate finance to food safety.

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Using Open Data, Natalie Grillon Makes Supply Chains Collaborative and Transparent

The Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise celebrates 20 for 20 honoree Natalie Grillon, MBA ’12, CEO of Open Supply Hub.

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SMART Program Hosts 23rd Annual Symposium and Wharton Award Dinner

The Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Teams (SMART) program hosted its annual dinner celebrating student projects and presenting the 2024 Wharton Award to agricultural economist Fenton B. Sands Jr.

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Climate Roundtable Sparks Insight and Invites Collaboration

Dean Andrew Karolyi gave a lightning talk on strategies to encourage and sustain private investment in the green transition at the 2030 Project event.

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Rafaela Baldeón ’27: Leave Things Better Than You Found Them, Including Our Planet

Dyson’s Rafaela Baldeón ’27 shares her experience at COP28, the UN climate summit, as a member of Ecuador’s delegation of scholar ambassadors.

Two students with laptops sit near a window in a coffee shop and interview the manager.
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Students ask, ‘How could reusable coffee cups become standard practice?’

Students at the SC Johnson College of Business proposed a plan for making reusable coffee cups standard practice in Tompkins County.

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Into Uncharted Realms: How Tipping Points Accelerate Climate Change

Climate Finance guest speaker Tim Lenton described titanic risks of climate change brought about by climate tipping points.

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Students learn about financing affordable housing developments

Cornell SC Johnson College undergraduates visited an active construction site and learned how affordable housing developments are financed.

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Undergrad Helps Ithaca Landlords, Tenants Switch to Clean Energy

Kristinko Mato ’24 is working to install efficient heat pumps in units rented by low- and moderate-income tenants, reducing costs and emissions.

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Allison Herren Lee Addresses the SEC’s Mandatory Climate Risk Disclosures Proposal

Speaking remotely, the former SEC commissioner highlighted the interplay of capital markets and clear climate reporting for Climate Finance students.