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Past Events

Date:
May 22, 2012 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
417
Speaker(s):
Lauren Yarmuth, Faculty, Columbia University Construction Administration Graduate Program and Principal, YR&G

This presentation explores the current state of sustainability in the business environment including how it relates to policies, building design and operations, marketing and messaging, internal culture, and more. With a specific focus on opportunities for businesses and for individuals in the work force, we discuss best practices, anticipated trends, and critical tools and skills to stay relevant in a changing business climate.

Date:
Jun 28, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library, Faculty Room

Join us for a book launch and reception for “Sustainability Management: Lessons from and for New York City, America and the Planet” a new book by Dr. Steven Cohen, director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management, executive director of the Columbia University’s Earth Institute, professor in the practice of public affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Date:
Apr 07, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library, Faculty Room

The M.S. in Sustainability Management program is hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, April 7, about signs of progress and deficiencies in the effort to make New York City a sustainable city, touching on government initiatives in this area as well as the role of the private sector.

Date:
Apr 05, 2011 - 1:45 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Low Library Rotunda

The symposium will help sustainability practitioners share best practices and next practices. This forum is also an opportunity to connect current experts with Columbia’s emerging leaders.

Date:
Mar 23, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
1501

The Earth Institute will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 23rd in celebration of the publication of Professor Ion Bogdan Vasi’s book Winds of Change: The Environmental Movement and the Global Development of the Wind Energy Industry. Professor Vasi’s research outlines the development of the global wind industry and explains how the environmental movement can help bring about growth in the wind energy field.

Date:
Mar 02, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House (116th St. bet. Amsterdam and Morningside Dr.)

With the recent focus on the “greening” of the economy and promoting environmentally-friendly business practices, organizations today face sustainability challenges on all fronts. Managers of organizations in both the public and private sector are looking to improve efficiency, use fewer resources and less energy, and produce less waste, all while keeping the bottom line in mind. A balance must be struck between the long-term benefits of developing sustainable business practices and the current mindset of short-term management – managing on a quarterly or annual basis, at best.

Date:
Mar 25, 2010 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall
Speaker(s):
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, and many others

On March 25, State of the Planet 2010 will bring together the world's most influential and innovative thinkers and leaders in a wide range of fields—from many academic disciplines to media, government, policy and business spheres—to tackle critical issues facing the world.

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