Sustainable Development Archives - State of the Planet

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
stock market figures on board

Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century

An event from the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment will explore how investment governance can support sustainable development.

Climate Change May Soon Hit Billions of People. Many Cities Are Already Taking Action.

Billions of people in thousands of cities around the world will soon be at risk from climate-related heat waves, droughts, flooding, food shortages and energy blackouts by mid-century, but many cities are already taking action to blunt such effects, says a new report from a consortium of international organizations.

by |June 20, 2018
Virtual reality teacher training

Stepping into a Virtual Reality Classroom for Teacher Training

Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development is testing a virtual reality module to help train teachers in a comfortable and individual virtual space.

by |June 8, 2018

An Unforgettable Meeting with the Dalai Lama

A sustainable development alum recounts his exciting visit to Temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

by |June 7, 2018
women in India learning digital skills on a laptop

New Center Would Bring Digital Skills, Solar Energy and Employment Hope For Women—All Under One Roof

The proposed “ITC Center” in India would provide a cyber café and training center for women, powered by a solar mini-grid for reliable and affordable electricity.

by |June 5, 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
Sam Goldberg

Sustainable Development Student Named Valedictorian of Columbia College Class of 2018

In addition to her academic achievements, undergraduate Sam Goldberg has excelled in her research in environmental sustainability, and stands out because of her passion to make the world a better place.

by |April 18, 2018