Staying Connected

Whether you want to remain informed about environmental issues or network with fellow alumni around green business careers, the BEI is a powerful way to connect. We’ll keep you informed about new faculty publications, alumni conferences, on-campus events, and speaking opportunities. Through our website and Twitter feed [@HBSBEI], we can help get the word out about the ways in which you’re making a difference.

Making a “Green” Transition

If you’re interested in launching a career transition into green business or other environmental leadership role, HBS alumni resources can help you through career coaching, the alumni resume database, board membership opportunities, and more.

Reunion Programs

HBS reunions often feature environmental content, so come back to campus or access presentations such as these online:

Sustainable Capitalism: An Oxymoron?
Rebecca M. Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor

Is "Good Governance" Good for Companies?
Joseph L. Bower, Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus; Lynn S. Paine, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration

Rethinking Nuclear: How Can We Change the World’s Cumulative Carbon Emissions Soon Enough?
Joseph B. Lassiter, Senator John Heinz Professor of Management Practice in Environmental Management, Emeritus; Ray Rothrock (MBA 1988), Partner Emeritus, Venrock; Chairman and CEO, RedSeal

Urbanization and the Future of China
Meg Rithmire, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Hellman Faculty Fellow

Conferences

Environmental Challenges and Solutions in the Food Sector
The alumni conference took place March 11-12, 2015. Interviews with some of the participants can be found here. Slides from the webinar led by Prof. Forest Reinhardt and Prof. David Bell on April 2, 2015 can be accessed here: Presentation Slides 4-2.pdfPresentation.pdf.

Innovation in Electricity: Challenges and Opportunities
The alumni conference took place April 11-12, 2013. Electricity poses a unique challenge in the global marketplace. Providing low-cost, predictable, and consistent electricity to businesses and citizens is a key to creating wealth, driving productivity, and sustaining prosperity. Clearly the role that business plays in this transformation will be crucial to its success. The goal of this alumni conference was to bring together individuals from startups, established corporations, the investment community, and policy makers to address the massive challenge we face in providing access to low-cost, clean electricity across the globe, and to provide insights into the financial and organizational solutions that might enable us to make rapid progress.

Investing in Cities of the 21st Century
The alumni conference took place March 3-4, 2011. The conference was based on the premise that by 2050, cities worldwide will have 3 billion more inhabitants. Supporting this rapid urbanization calls for massive private investment in water services, power, transit, and the built environment. The scarcity of materials and capital will open up major opportunities for companies that can make money in leveraging how resources are used.