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Richard Horsch

Faculty Profile: Richard Horsch

Teaching in the MSSM program provides faculty member Richard Horsch an opportunity to interact with students who have a passion for protecting the environment and for whom a working knowledge of law and policy would form an important part of their ability to succeed.

by |April 28, 2016
Columbia Campus

Summer 2016 Curriculum and Grading Assistant Positions

The Sustainability Management program is seeking candidates for curriculum and grading assistant positions for the summer 2016 sessions. Responsibilities include updating information in Canvas, reviewing course material with the instructor, and assisting in the grading of problem sets and examinations.

by |April 22, 2016
Panelist

Climate Change and the Paris Agreement: What’s Next?

“Climate change is an extreme example of what happens when you do not have sustainable development. We will not address climate change unless we change the patterns of production and consumption that drove us to this situation in the first place.”

by |April 14, 2016
Current MS in Sustainability Management Student Ajay Ranjith Vempati

Motivating Sustainable Action on the Ground

MSSM student Ajay Ranjith Vempati believes that the most important skill he has acquired is understanding the needs of stakeholders and their influence on the implementation of sustainability practices and translating sustainability solutions into dollar impacts.

by |April 14, 2016
MS in Sustainability Management alum Christy Everett ('15)

Entrepreneurial Alum Creates Healthier Living Spaces

“In the mainstream market, sustainability is seldom a selling feature. … This makes it challenging for sustainable manufacturers to thrive and provides little incentive for traditional manufactures to green their materials and processes. The market will change when mainstream consumers demand sustainable goods.”

by |March 31, 2016
ESP Students at UN

MPA-ESP Students Attend UN World Wildlife Day

Columbia MPA Environmental Science and Policy Program students were excited to attend the celebration of World Wildlife Day on March 3 at the UN Headquarters here in New York.

by |March 17, 2016
Dan Giuffrida

Alum Brings Solar Expertise to the Classroom

Master of Science in Sustainability Management professor Dan Giuffrida believes that understanding energy, water, and raw material usage with both a technical and financial acumen is imperative. As the instructor for Solar Project Development, professor Giuffrida will prepare students to fully evaluate the technical and financial aspects of a solar project.

by |March 17, 2016

Competition Challenges Students to Limit Global Warming

Can the global community devise a solution to save the planet from the worst impacts of global climate change? How about doing it in seven hours?

Current MS in Sustainability Management Student Kwesi Blair

Helping Brands Navigate Realistic Sustainable Goals

MSSM student Kwesi Blair has more than 10 years working in fashion and retail developing strategy. He is concerned by the industry’s lack of awareness and action around sustainability. Kwesi was drawn to the program because of its multidisciplinary approach and the range of academic areas related to sustainability.

by |March 3, 2016
MS in Sustainability Management alum James Ossman  ('15)

Thinking Beyond a Job with ‘Sustainability’ in the Title

Sustainability Management alum James Ossman (’15) is the Global Operations Manager at Etsy. He believes the MSSM program has been the difference between being interested in and passionate about sustainability, and being able to lead sustainability initiatives with authority.

by |February 25, 2016