Student Organizations

Cornell University students are strong advocates for sustainability on campus, in the community, and globally. The Center advises works closely with the following two graduate and undergraduate student organizations that approach sustainability through the lens of private enterprise:

  • The Sustainable Global Enterprise Club empowers future leaders to integrate social and environmental sustainability into business and advances the professional development of students interested in sustainability-related careers by providing Johnson and the larger Cornell community with forums for networking and education. This is Cornell’s chapter of Net Impact for graduate students.
  • The Cornell Energy Club is a professional graduate student organization focused on all facets of the energy industry from traditional energy to renewable energy and energy efficiency. The club’s goal is to educate the student body and our club members about industry trends and events, build relationships with companies and governmental agencies, and ultimately place our members in leadership positions at top-tier energy related firms and organizations.
  • Cornell Sustainability Consultants is an undergraduate student organization that envisions a society characterized by strong circular economies and resilient communities committed to continued innovation and environmental stewardship. Each semester student teams work with organizations on Cornell’s campus and beyond, such as local organizations, small companies, and industry experts on real-world projects that meaningfully address modern environmental and social challenges.
  • Impact Investing at Cornell provides undergraduate students with opportunities to learn and implement financial tools and market research to address some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues through training and hands-on experience working with organizations whose missions involve the generation of positive social and environmental impact.

Kim Susko, MBA’10

"The Center referred me to several alumni; four of them responded within the hour and all within the course of the day, excited to help in any way possible."

Kim Susko, MBA’10, Senior Consultant, McGladrey
Jacob Shirmer

"From providing career advice and mentorship to hosting speakers and innovative researchers, the center broadens students’ view of leading theory and practice."

Jake Shirmer, MBA ‘12