Green Curriculum

In addition to being a club focused on career opportunities in sustainability, the Green Business Club also focuses on enabling Business School students with the opportunity to pursue courses in green business and sustainability, while also getting involved in campus greening projects.

CBS Academics – list of relevant courses

  • New Developments in Energy Markets
  • Financing Energy Markets
  • Sustainable Development and International Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability and Investment Management
  • Finance and Sustainability
  • Business in Society: Doing Well by Doing Good
  • Modern Political Economy
  • Carbon Finance

Full listing of CBS Courses – http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/courses/mba

Student Initiated Projects

  • Developing Go Green Logo and Guide for clubs, departments and conferences
  • Promoting reusable plastic steins as an alternative to disposable cups at Happy Hour
  • Reducing paper usage in conjunction with ITG by eliminating the automatic cover page
  • Leading campaign to encourage the administration to commit to LEED Platinum status for the Manhattanville campus business school building and preparing green feature recommendations for the building
  • Creating awareness of Uris and Warren purified water machines and the reusable mug coffee discount in Uris Deli

Sustainability Consulting to CBS Departments, Students and Clubs

  • Launching improved recycling program in common spaces and offices
  • Greening on-campus recruiting events
  • Greening CBS and local vendor procurement policies
  • Greening club events, orientation and conferences
  • Providing a 100% recycled, biodegradable business card option to students
  • Lowering energy usage via climate control, higher quality light bulbs and energy efficient computing
  • Preparing economic analysis of installing a green roof on Uris Library

Links to other Columbia sustainability programs

School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Earth Institute and School of Continuing Education

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences