The Green Business Club (GBC) engages CBS students, faculty, the greater Columbia community, and business leaders across industries on the intersection of business and climate/sustainability.
The climate crisis is one of the most important challenges and opportunities that we will face in our lifetime. We believe that business organizations will play a vital role in addressing this. The GBC aims to educate our members on emerging triple-bottom-line business issues and prepare them for careers related to climate change and sustainability by connecting them with employers, career resources, and industry/alumni contacts. At the same time, we advocate and model sustainable practices in our own CBS community.
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.
2023-2024 Executive Board
Co-Presidents: Chris Scanzoni, Claudia Richardson
Careers: Mike Shuster (Education), Daniel Ioselevich (Alumni), Tom Cerenov (Corporate Relations), Hannah Gropper (Mentorship), Daniel Bowman (J-Term)
Community: Laura Correa, Patrick Lin, Mandy Mueller
Treks: Caroline Kopf
Marketing: Celia Hauw
Finance: Andrew Fradin
Previous Club Presidents
2022 – 2023: Andrew Feierman & Thomas Sadik-Khan
2021 – 2022: Travis Leiter & Celena Peng
2020 – 2021: George Liu & Sam Cui
2019 – 2020: Sam Malin & Matt Guevara
2018 – 2019: Colette Soloff & Vincent Su
2017 – 2018: Eric Guo & Laurene Aigrain
2016 – 2017: Grant van Wyngaarden & Edie Constable
2015 – 2016: Lindsay Delevingne & Jill Bunting
2014 – 2015: Devraj Banerjee & Olga Pishchevs
2013 – 2014: Natasha Bray & Hooman Mehranvar