Sustainable Development Archives - State of the Planet

Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends

Could the number of women in a nation’s government have an impact on its happiness? Can air quality effect the mood of a population? Do trains make people happier? Explore World Happiness Report data and trends that might also contribute to a country’s overall well-being.

An Explanation of Sustainable Economics

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development was pleased to welcome Alexander Quinn, director of sustainable economics at Hatch to its Sustainable Development Speaker Series this spring

by |March 13, 2019

The Truly Serious Side of Roadkill

A new film how India’s fast-expanding road networks is fragmenting the few remaining refuges of many endangered creatures. The results are hard to watch.

by |January 8, 2019

Renewable Energy: What’s True, What’s False

A short, handy new guide from the Earth Institute cuts through the noise about renewable energy to lay out the facts about this politically charged subject.

by |January 7, 2019

Advancing Sustainable Development in China

In Beijing, China, last month, the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management released its second annual report of the China Sustainable Development Indicator System.

by |December 21, 2018

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Sustainability

MS in Sustainability Management alum Sargam Saraf shared some advice for current and prospective students who want to build a career in corporate sustainability.

by |November 8, 2018
Decorative banner for the Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program

Last Chance to Apply to the 2019 Interdisciplinary Postdoc Program

If you’re a postdoc interested in sustainable development, apply by October 31.

by |October 22, 2018

Alum Explores the Role of Corporate Sustainability Internationally

Sustainability Management alumna Mitika Bajpai is a corporate sustainability strategist in India.

by |October 12, 2018

Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture: Applications Now Open!

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held at Columbia University in New York City in June 2019. Applications are now open, and will be assessed on a rolling basis.

6 Ways America Can Get Back on Track with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

And why our lives depend on it; an excerpt from professor Jeffrey Sachs’ new book, A New Foreign Policy.

by |September 21, 2018