MSSM alum Diana McCarthy-Bercury (’16) traveled from New Haven, Connecticut to attend the MSSM program from 2012 to 2015. Diana is currently an Energy Efficiency Program Manager at Eversource, an electric and natural gas utility in New England, which specializes in energy services. She is determined to leave a mark by not leaving a mark.
On May 2, 2017, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School will co-host conference for climate scientists and business and finance leaders to discuss to how a science-based approach can inform and guide investment decisions.
Researchers from the Women, Peace and Security team believe that by learning about women’s everyday peace and security in the country, as well as women’s involvement in peacebuilding processes in Mozambique, the program can learn valuable lessons that will inform future research and educational programming.
“It costs 20,000 liters of water to produce one kilogram of cotton, which is just enough to produce a pair of jeans,” observed Guo—a stark measure of the importance of incorporating sustainability into fashion enterprises.
Undergraduate sustainability students explored innovative software and 3D printing to create a set of possible solutions to help Singapore cope with a big problem: haze and air pollution drifting over the city state from burning forests in neighboring Indonesia.
“Trends are always nonlinear. Adoption accelerates because of policy and sometimes in spite of policy. Even if Washington has a different view, businesses and capital markets care about sustainability, and the movement will continue in spite of them.”
If we are to continue to grow our economy without destroying the planet’s basic systems that sustain human life, we need to learn a great deal more about our planet and the impact of human activities on natural systems.
Current MPA-ESP Student Tiara Cunningham writes about her experience traveling to Israel with SIPA’s Israel Environmental Delegation.
Colin Kelley, an associate research scientist with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, studies regional climate in vulnerable areas like the Middle East in order to improve our ability to make forecasts, plan ahead and become more resilient to drought and other climate shifts.
Vincent Aurez, an economist and circular economy consultant for Ernst & Young’s Paris office, spoke about how companies have drawn on intelligent eco-design, and developed or identified new markets for their waste products, to improve profitability while reducing global footprint.