Smith Familiy Business Initiative Student Organizations

Cornell University students are strong advocates for sustainability on campus, in the community, and globally. The Center works closely with the following two student organizations that approach sustainability through the lens of private enterprise:

  • The Sustainable Global Enterprise Club empowers future leaders to integrate social and environmental sustainability into business and advances the professional development of students interested in sustainability-related careers by providing Johnson and the larger Cornell community with forums for networking and education. This is Cornell’s chapter of Net Impact.
  • The Cornell Energy Club is a professional student organization focused on all facets of the energy industry from traditional energy to renewable energy and energy efficiency.  The club’s goal is to educate the student body and our club members about industry trends and events, build relationships with companies and governmental agencies, and ultimately place our members in leadership positions at top-tier energy related firms and organizations.

Kim Susko, MBA’10

"The Center referred me to several alumni; four of them responded within the hour and all within the course of the day, excited to help in any way possible."

Kim Susko, MBA’10, Senior Consultant, McGladrey

"From providing career advice and mentorship to hosting speakers and innovative researchers, the center broadens students’ view of leading theory and practice."

Jake Shirmer, MBA ‘12