In addition to the academic programs, Haas offers students opportunities to engage with practitioners, leaders and companies dealing with sustainability challenges through its specialized institutes and centers. 

Sustainability Institutes and Centers

Energy Institute at Haas

The Energy Institute at Haas is the premier research organization of energy economists in the country and benefits from close ties with UC Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) in the College of Natural Resources. The Institute’s cutting edge research delves deeply into energy efficiency, energy and inequality, energy in developing countries, transportation and climate change.

  • Cleantech to Market (C2M)
    C2M is the First Cleantech Accelerator in the country–is a capstone, experiential, interdisciplinary program in which UC Berkeley graduate students from a wide range of disciplines help innovators commercialize emerging clean technologies.


Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI)

(IBSI) is the tent over much of Berkeley Haas’ social impact research, curriculum, and experiential learning opportunities. Through its three Centers, three Initiatives and two pre-college programs, IBSI engages students to challenge the status quo to build a more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive society.

  • The Center for Responsible Business (CRB)
    The CRB provides students with a plethora of information regarding sustainability curriculum, whether that be individual classes, events, consulting opportunities, a summer Sustainability Certificate.
  • Sustainable and Impact Finance
    Sustainable and Impact Finance creates leaders who use impact investing and sustainable finance to drive positive change and opportunities. We do this through the research, education and leadership of our students, alumni and the wider business community.
  • Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership
    EGAL educates Equity Fluent Leaders™ to ignite and accelerate change. Equity Fluent Leaders understand the value of different lived experiences and courageously use their power to address barriers, increase access, and drive change for positive impact.

Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics

The Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics focuses on shaping the built environment and conducts research related to sustainability and green building. They are planning to totally revamp the introduction to Real Estate MBA course to focus on sustainability and investment in low-carbon real estate development. New research focuses on fire risk and insurance pricing and on the risks to CA housing and mortgage markets.

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