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Ethics for Sustainability Management and Finance

The redesigned course focuses on the ethical challenges, pathways, and practices of sustainability in its intersections with the financial sector.

by |July 20, 2018
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NYC is Selling Off Its Fossil Fuel Investments—Here’s Why That Matters

The City of New York joins a chorus of public and private entities refusing to support companies that contribute to climate change.

Sustainability Requires Technology, Ethics and Political Will

What we are missing here in the United States is the environmental leadership that we had during the 1970s and 1980s when we showed the world how to grow an economy while building our knowledge of ecosystems and reducing the degree of damage we were inflicting on the natural world. Since 1990, technology has advanced and threats to ecosystems come from new sources.

by |October 19, 2015

Sustainability Ethics and Metrics

Today’s increasing emphasis on metrics in sustainability policy and management presents an interesting challenge for ethics. When ethics are discussed, probably one of the last things to come to mind is measuring them, particularly in numeric terms.

by |December 2, 2013

Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Considered to be the father of wildlife management and conservation and a pioneer of the wilderness system, Aldo Leopold radically influenced the development of environmental ethics and sustainability.

by |September 15, 2011