Corporate Sustainability

Working closely with the Yale School of Management, YCELP and our leadership continues to focus on the critical role played by the corporate sector in advancing sustainability. Originally published in 2006, Dan Esty’s prize-winning book, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, continues to be the seminal work establishing pollution control and natural resource management as critical elements of marketplace success. In it, he demonstrates how leading-edge companies have folded environmental thinking into their core business strategies.

Esty and the Center have continued this thought leadership with ongoing Latin American Corporate Sustainability Analysis (LACSA) project. LACSA aims to fill a gap in knowledge about corporate sustainability in the developing world with a detailed set of case studies that explore corporate sustainability efforts in prominent Latin American companies. Students and professors working together in collaborative teams at Yale and at partner schools (including the EGADE business school in Mexico City and the INCAE business school in Costa Rica) are developing the case study content.  The initial analyses were shared and refined at a workshop last year, and ultimately, will be published in a forthcoming book.