Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment Archives - State of the Planet

As Agribusiness Sustainability Initiatives Face Flak, Here’s How They Can Do Better

Despite certification initiatives having the objective of sustainability, sugar plantations from Cameroon to Cambodia continue to ignite controversy and conflict.

by Sam Szoke-Burke |September 14, 2020
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Fall 2020 Remote Internships With the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Internships are available in the center’s three core areas of research: sustainable investments in extractive industries, land and agriculture, and investment law and policy.

Community supervision of mineral prospecting in Tsumkwe District West, Namibia

Land Investments During COVID-19: The Hazards of Pressing on Without Community Participation

Companies are seeking to press ahead with investments on community lands or even take advantage of the pandemic to avoid the usual authorization requirements.

by Sam Szoke-Burke |May 28, 2020
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Remote Summer 2020 Internships With the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Interns will assist the center in its mission to develop and disseminate solutions that maximize the impact of international investment for sustainable development.

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Summer 2020 Earth Institute Internship Opportunities

A variety of undergraduate, graduate and PhD positions are available in various departments and research centers. Apply by April 19, 2020.

by |March 23, 2020

Report Suggests Solutions for Making Coffee More Sustainable

Because of the intertwined crises of poverty and environmental stress, the future is bleak for coffee farmers in many countries — but it doesn’t have to be this way.

by Jeffrey D. Sachs and Kaitlin Cordes |February 14, 2020
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Spring 2020 Internship Opportunities at Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until January 15.

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Combating Global Climate Change at the Regional Scale

In a recent forum, researchers explained how Columbia Global Centers helped them appreciate the different priorities and approaches of other countries in regards to the climate crisis.

by Lisa Foderaro |December 10, 2019

Apply Now for Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held in June 2020.

Renewable Energy Poses a Serious Threat to Human Rights — But It Doesn’t Have To

A conversation on the critical need for embedding human rights, especially those of indigenous communities, within the renewable energy sector, and the hurdles of pursuing environmental justice without compromising human rights.