Our Mission

The GBC engages students, the CBS community, and business leaders across industries on the intersection of business and sustainability.

  • We believe organizations should operate sustainably, balancing economic, environmental, and social considerations
  • We educate our members on emerging triple-bottom-line business issues and prepare them for careers related to sustainability
  • We connect students with employers through networking opportunities, career resources, and industry/alumni contacts in the private, for-profit, public, and non-profit sectors
  • We advocate and model sustainable practices in our own community through campus greening projects.

Our History

The Green Business Club was founded in March 2008 by three members of the Columbia Business School class of 2009: Kate Grossman, Chris Baker, and Joe Chmielewski. Their intent was to facilitate students’ career aspirations and create awareness around sustainability issues in the Columbia Business School community. Since its inception, the Club has grown in scope and in scale, with a membership of over 200 students and a steady stream of events and career resources.