20th Anniversary

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Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise

20th Anniversary: 2004-2024

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20 for 20 Nomination Form

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Nominations are closing July 15. Last chance to submit your nomination here! Watch our BusinessFeed for more stories highlighting our 20 for 20.

As part of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise’s 20th anniversary, we will highlight 20 influential or notable alumni in the field of sustainability in 2024.

You can help by nominating notable alumni engaged in and/or have demonstrated notable leadership, impact, and/or achievements in the domain of sustainability (environmental and/or social impact) in their careers and/or personal pursuits. We are looking to highlight a diverse set of alumni.

Nominees will be reviewed by a committee and finalists will be featured throughout 2024.

Selection Criteria: Demonstrated excellence in at least one of the following three pillars: 1) professional success; 2) level of involvement in their personal and/or professional community; and 3) level of engagement with the Cornell community. Nominees may be at any stage of their career and working in any industry.

Nomination Process and Eligibility: Nominees must have graduated from Cornell University, and preferably collaborated and/or interacted with the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise over the past 20 years. You do not need to be a Cornell alumnus to make a nomination. First round nominations will be accepted through January 31, 2024 and second round nominations will close on July 15.

If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at csge@cornell.edu.

Read More 20 for 20 Alumni Highlights

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From Combat to Clean Energy: Securing America’s Energy Future

The Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise celebrates 20 for 20 honoree Kevin Johnson, MBA ’09, cofounder of Caelum Ventures.

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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.


Workshops: Envisioning the Future of MBA Education for Social and Environmental Impact

Over the past 20 years, the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise has worked to ensure MBA students gain the knowledge and experience they need to be leaders in today’s marketplace. As we look ahead, we are reevaluating the future needs and skills essential for students to effectively manage the complex social and environmental issues facing companies in a rapidly evolving global landscape. What are the core skills and tools students need to be prepared to lead on pressing global challenges like climate change and inequality? Join us for an interactive workshop during our 20th anniversary year to help shape the future of management education at Cornell.

Upcoming Workshops:

Chicago Workshop

NYC Climate Week Workshop

  • When? September 25
  • Where? NYC
  • Check back soon for registration info!

Please email CSGE@cornell.edu with questions.

Previous Workshops:

Reunion Workshop & Sunday Brunch

  • When? June 7 from 1:30p-2:30p
  • Where? Ramin Parlor, Sage Hall

Reunion Sunday Brunch

This is an informal, drop-in gathering for alumni and families at the home of Mark Milstein & Monica Touesnard to reminisce all things SGE over the past 20 years! This is not part of the official reunion weekend activities. Please RSVP to receive details and so we can plan appropriately. We look forward to catching up!

  • When? Sunday, June 10 from 10a-12p
  • Where? The home of Monica Touesnard and Mark Milstein
  • RSVP by May 31, 2024: csge@cornell.edu

The Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise Memory Lane Survey

Share your thoughts, photos, and memories!

To help the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise celebrate its 20th anniversary, we invite you to share your favorite memories and photos, capturing the highlights of your experience, and the Center’s impact. Your stories and snapshots will help us reflect on our collective journey and showcase our amazing community. Be a part of our anniversary celebration by contributing your unique perspective!

If you prefer, you may send photos, quotes, or other answers or memories directly to CSGE@cornell.edu.

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