MS in Sustainability Management faculty member Phil LaRocco spent twenty years with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, ending his career there as the Director of World Trade and Economic Development. In 1990, he founded E+Co, a non-profit investor in over two hundred energy enterprises in over twenty developing countries, with offices and staff on five continents. After retiring as CEO of E+Co in 2009, LaRocco began teaching courses at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He joined the MS in Sustainability Management program in Fall 2012, where he teaches SUMA K4150 Energy and Sustainable Development. He has just launched a start-up distance learning company focused on (what else?) energy entrepreneurs in developing countries. This start-up (www.embarkenergy.com) began operations in Tanzania in 2013.
On Aug. 6, students in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program presented the results of their capstone project to fellow students, program faculty, and colleagues at Columbia University.This summer, students enrolled in the capstone workshop undertook a project to develop a high-impact cleantech innovation program for The Climate Group.
The White House “Champions of Change” program identifies innovators across the country who are doing extraordinary work in their field of practice. This summer, the White House honored eleven people as “Champions of Change” in the Public Health and Climate arena. The 11 honorees included Kizzy Charles-Guzman, a faculty member in the M.S. in Sustainability Management program.
Christoph Meinrenken, Associate Research Scientist with the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy led a seminar on Product Lifecycle Assessment and Carbon Footprinting. This seminar is part of the Sustainability Skills Series available to students in the Earth Institute education programs.
Naresh Devineni will be teaching a course on the Management and Development of Water Systems as part of the new Certificate in Sustainable Water Management. In this interview, conducted by Nick Turchak, Naresh elaborates on his research topics in Hydro-climatic Data Analysis and Modeling, Water Resources Management and Risk Assessment.
Eileen Quigley (MSSM ’12) never imagined she’d become a consultant. Yet since she started working at Closed Loop Advisors, a sustainability consulting firm started by fellow MSSM alums, JD Capuano and Sami Abbay, Eileen came to realize that it was a great fit.
Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, we have decided to extend the application deadline for the M.S. Sustainability Management and Certification in Sustainability Analytics programs to Thursday, November 15.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 5-7, M.S. in Sustainability Management students in Professor Lynnette Widder’s SUMA K4162: Responsibility and Resilience in the Built Environment ventured across the East River to complete an interdisciplinary workshop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The workshop was organized by Professor Widder in collaboration with the Departments of Architecture of the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany and the Rhode Island School of Design.
We invite you to come and learn more about Master of Science in Sustainability Management and the Certification of Professional Achievement in Sustainability Analytics programs by joining us at these events. All events are open to the public and free of charge. The deadline to apply for both programs for Spring 2013 enrollment is November 1, 2012 and for Fall 2013 enrollment is May 15, 2013.
Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education are proud to announce the launch of the Professional Certification in Sustainability Analytics program–designed to formally train managers in specific quantitative and technical skills central to practicing sustainability.