Education

CBS Green Business Club

CBS Green Business Club

Fellowships

Relevant Courses

Case Competitions

 MBA Conferences

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Mission Statement

The Green Business Club focuses on ensuring that Columbia is the leader in academic coursework, fellowships, and career placement focused on green business, climate, and sustainability. 


Fellowships

The Three Cairns Climate Fellowship

The Three Cairns Climate Fellowship at CBS provides support to MBA/EMBA students who complete semester- or year-long projects at the intersection of climate change and business.

Students may apply individually or in teams for projects that work with Columbia research faculty, or any type of organization or business in the U.S. or abroad that is addressing sustainability and climate change issues. Past company partners include Newlab, Energize Ventures, BlackRock, Safi Organics, and Closed Loop Partners.

Typical Application Timeline: Application takes place in the fall around September-October, with multiple information sessions. Projects take place from November to April. 

More Information: Three Cairns Climate Fellowship homepage.

Charif Souki Global Energy Fellows

This fellowship is available across the schools at Columbia, and is meant to build a community of leaders in energy and policy. The program supports summer internships with specific entities in the energy space. Past organizational partners include California Air Resources Board, CohnReznick Capital, Equinor, and the World Bank.

Typical Application Timeline: Due in September/October, with programming starting in the spring and summer internship supported by the program

More Information: Fellowship homepage

Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Fellowship

The Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Fellowship aims to mobilize private-sector capital to address major economic, social and environmental challenges and develop the next generation of leaders at the intersection of sustainability and finance.

Typical Application Timeline: Application in fall on Vmock, for 10-week summer internship

More Information: Fellowship homepage

EDF Climate Corps Fellow

Open to graduate students to work for 10-12 weeks with a private or public organization on a project related to emissions reduction. Fellows focus on a range of areas including agriculture, supply chain, renewables, and sustainable finance.

Typical Application Timeline: Application in fall (2023: Early application deadline: November 30, 2023; Regular application deadline: January 9, 2024)

More Information: Fellowship homepage

Climate Knowledge Initiative Fellows

The Climate Knowledge Initiative focuses on reducing the information gap on the size & potential of low-carbon technologies. Fellows will research the climate transition and translate technical reports into articles, slide decks, case studies, and opportunity summaries.

Typical Application Timeline: Rolling, 2023 applications reviewed in fall for spring semester

More Information: Fellowship homepage

Tamer Center – Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship

The Tamer Summer Fellowship provides financial support to MBA students engaged in summer internships that create social and environmental value, and around 70 summer fellows are supported each year.

Typical Application Timeline: Must have an offer for full-time summer internship for application. Applications open March 1 for first-years, and all applications materials must be submitted at least one week in advance of starting the summer internship. 

More Information: Fellowship homepage

Other Non-CBS Fellowships


Relevant Courses

ClassIDPrerequisite
Climate Change Courses (Tamer Center link)
Business and Climate ChangeB7705None
Climate FinanceB8363B8705: Business and Climate Changeor B8201: Climate Change and the Energy Transitionor B7201: Climate Change and the Energy Transitionor B8212: Climate Policy
Climate PolicyB8212None
Climate TechB8320B8363: Climate Financeor B8201: Climate Change and the Energy Transitionor B8439: Foundations of VC (Half Term)or B8705: Business and Climate Changeor B8212: Climate Policy
Climate Change and the Energy TransitionB8201B6300 : Corporate Finance (Full-Term)or B5300 : Corporate Financeor B6301 : Foundations of Valuation
Sustainable MarketingB8654None
Challenges in Measurement & Disclosure of Environmental, Social and Governance DataB8027None
Measuring and Managing Climate RiskB8028None
Leading Sustainable Supply Chains and OperationsB8115None
ESG Equity InvestingB8468No longer listed
Climate Justice, Real Estate and VulnerabilityB8209 No longer listed
Additional Courses
Business and Society: Reconciling Shareholder and Stakeholder InterestsB8784None
Impact InvestingB8355Capital Markets & Investments
Project Finance: Principles and Application to Emerging MarketsB8452None
Business Strategies and Solving Social ProblemsB8587None
Investing in Social VenturesB8767Capital Markets & Investments

Case Competitions


MBA Conferences on Green Business