Master of Science in Sustainability Management program Archives - State of the Planet

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Where the Great Whales Seek Sanctuary

A student’s whale encounter inspires marvel, regret at our bloody history with these endangered giants, and the desire to do better at protecting them.

by Cayte Bosler |September 2, 2020
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Yes, You Do Know Someone Who Has Been Harmed by Systemic Racism

A Black student shares some of his negative interactions with the police, and explains why “silence equals death” is not an exaggeration.

by Che Flowers |August 26, 2020
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Alumni Spotlight: Diana McCarthy-Bercury Leads Sustainability in Branford, CT

She uses her Sustainability Management degree every day as the town’s sustainability and compliance manager.

by Chandler Precht |August 18, 2020

Q&A With Sustainable Cities Expert Jitendra Bajpai

The engineer and urban transport planner teaches a course on sustainable cities for the M.S. in Sustainability Management program. 

by |October 28, 2019

Writing About Global Science for the International Media, with Claudia Dreifus

A Sustainability Management course starting in July will help students develop skills to produce magazine articles. Professor Dreifus explains why these skills are important for scientists and sustainability professionals.

by |June 5, 2018
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New Class on Impact Finance for Sustainability Practitioners

Instead of separating investment strategy from environmental and social goals, impact finance harnesses the capital markets to drive positive environmental and social change.

by |March 29, 2018
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The Mass Transit Man

Thomas Abdallah, adjunct professor at Columbia University, is working to make the NYC subway system more sustainable.

by |February 16, 2018

New Class on Circular Economy for Sustainability Professionals

A truly sustainable economy may require fundamentally re-thinking how we make and consume products. A new course delves into the challenges and opportunities of this transformation.

by |November 30, 2017

Theory & Practice of Life Cycle Assessment

MS in Sustainability Management Professor Christoph Meinrenken will bring his expertise to SUMA in Spring 2018 with a new course, Theory & Practice of Life Cycle Assessment.

by |November 22, 2017

What’s So Funny About Science?

An astrophysicist, a TV comedy writer and the author of an opera about the Big Bang walk into a room…

by |January 30, 2017