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Applying Sustainability Management Skills and Tools on a Daily Basis

MS in Sustainability Management student Minelly De Coo transitioned from solving engineering challenges to working on citywide climate change adaptation strategies.

by |May 10, 2018

Alum Explores Intersection of Sustainability and Urban Economic Development

MS in Sustainability Management alum Monica Munn has nearly 10 years of experience working to design and execute programs that make cities more sustainable, resilient, and economically inclusive.

by |April 26, 2018

Women may Bear the Brunt of Climate Change’s Impacts

The effects of climate change aren’t equitable from a gender perspective; women are generally disproportionately impacted by climate change in comparison to their male counterparts.

by |August 17, 2017

The Gendered Role of Climate Change

Globally, women are disproportionately affected by rising seas, too much or too little rainfall, and storm surges, all as a result of a changing climate.

by |July 13, 2017

Steering Wealth Towards Sustainable Investing

Sustainability Management student Dazzle Bhujwala has over 15 years of global Wealth Management experience with leading international banks. He believes financial institutions need to incorporate sustainable investing.

by |June 29, 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

With a Little Software Magic, Students Create Pollution Solutions

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.

by |April 20, 2017

An Integrated Approach to Sustainability

Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Celine Gaasrud was attracted to the opportunity to combine courses in different areas to explore and solve sustainability challenges. She intends to maintain an international perspective and work on implementing solutions to achieve sustainable development.

by |February 9, 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

Sustainability Bonds: a Personal and Professional Network

Energy efficiency, corporate sustainability reporting, and investor relations piqued Charlotte Peyraud’s interest and became her focus, and ultimately, her career.

by |September 29, 2016