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Artists in New York City Call for Climate Change Awareness

Sustainability Management student Amy Bohnenkamp reports on how artists in New York have been raising their voices to make the public more aware of climate change issues.

by |May 16, 2019

How to Scale Food Justice: A Capstone Project

A Sustainability Management capstone project is helping the nonprofit Teens for Food Justice with its mission to provide equitable access to healthy food.

by |April 3, 2019

Learning to Address Sustainability in Corporate Decision-Making

As a corporate consultant, Pol Lezcano saw how critical sustainability was becoming in corporate decision-making. He enrolled in Columbia’s Sustainability Management program to learn how to tackle this issue.

by |March 1, 2019

Seeing the Forest for More Than the Trees: Adding Conservation into Holistic Development

International development increasingly recognizes that governance, economic growth, health, and human well-being are inextricably linked—multisectoral programming is the order of the day. But conservation too often gets left out of the picture.

by |November 20, 2018

SUMA Net Impact Turns Students Into Sustainability Consultants

A matchmaking program pairs Sustainability Management students with industry leaders aspiring to make positive changes.

by |October 30, 2018

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

Bringing Women Back to the Table (and to the Power Plant)

Why women need to be included in energy and sustainability discussions—and how we can make that happen.

by |July 3, 2018

A Deep Dive Into Guinea’s Mining Industry

At the request of the United Nations Development Programme, four graduate students are developing a sustainability guide for the bauxite mining industry in Guinea.

by |April 20, 2018

Palm Oil in the Amazon: Threat or Opportunity?

Small migratory farming is responsible for 70% of the annual deforestation in Peru. Can palm oil address this problem and lead the change towards sustainable development in the Peruvian Amazon?

by |February 28, 2018

Kizzy Charles-Guzmán Named to City & State’s New York City 40 Under 40 List

Charles-Guzmán explores the disproportionate effects of the changing climate on communities of color and poorer communities.

by |October 11, 2017