According to UNEP, the award "recognizes individuals and organizations that have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership and action for the environment."
The two-day event brought together leaders in business, technology, media and marketing to discuss how technology and innovation are transforming the ways that companies build and sustain brands.
As dean, Yavitz enhanced the faculty in size and scope, increased applications, improved ties with the business community and restored the School's reputation as a top graduate institution.
Over 700 alumni, professionals and students gathered to discuss emerging trends in the private equity and venture capital communities.
"The ability to draw and keep the most talented faculty members is critical to our mission of preparing tomorrow's business leaders," said Dean Glenn Hubbard.