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From Columbia to Climate Adaptation Director: Alumnus Jon Philipsborn

A graduate of Columbia’s Environmental Science and Policy MPA program tells us about his job as a climate adaption practice director at AECOM.

by |November 14, 2017

Alumna Shares Her Experience as a Fulbright Scholar 

MJ Engel is an alumna of Columbia’s Undergraduate Sustainable Development Program and a U.S. Fulbright Scholar currently studying in China.

by |September 29, 2017

Alumni Startup Brings Pay-as-you-Go Solar Energy to Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, only 1 percent of rural citizens have access to electricity. Easy Solar, founded by graduates of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, hopes to change that.

by |September 25, 2017

With Fulbright Grant, Alum Will Study Arctic Ocean Protection

David Prieto, 2015 graduate of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program, has been awarded a Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grant focused on interdisciplinary issues across the Arctic.

by |August 8, 2017

SUMA Alumna Travels A Different Sustainability Path in Brooklyn

Agustina Besada (SUMA 2015) is the Executive Director of Sure We Can, a nonprofit recycling facility, community center and grassroots sustainability testbed wrapped into one.

by |June 14, 2017

MSSM Alum Named to 2017 GreenBiz ’30 Under 30′

Sustainability Management alum Courtney Small has been identified as a rising leader in the field of sustainable business and has been named to the Green Biz “30 Under 30” list.

by |June 13, 2017

Columbia Alumni Making Sense of Sustainable Investing

While more institutional investors are factoring sustainability in their investment decisions, there is little agreement about what sustainability means, or how to measure it. Interviews with three sustainable investment professionals—all graduates of Columbia University’s Sustainability Management graduate program—indicate a growing demand for investing that accounts for sustainability performance, but also obstacles to discerning the best… read more

by |January 6, 2017

Alumna Planting ‘Seeds’ for Sustainable Education in Africa

“What I enjoy the most is that I get to have to opportunity to solve real-life problems that affect hundreds of children and women that are part of our education and community development programs.”

by |November 6, 2016

ESP Alumni Gabe Cowles: the MPA ESP Investment

Recognized as a 40 Under 40 Rising Star on the Albany 2016 list, Gabriel Cowles, Masters in Public Administration Environmental Science and Policy alumnus (2009), is the program manager for Build Smart NY, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiative to improve energy efficiency in state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. In just the first year, state… read more

by |October 10, 2016

MSSM Alumnus Designs Bird Habitat in Thailand

MSSM Alum Chak Cherdsatirul, is transforming 30 acres into a natural sanctuary for birds in Thailand. A challenge for architects, zoologists and botanists to juxtapose biodiversity concepts with aesthetic human-nature design to ultimately create a sustainable avian habitat.

by |September 1, 2016