Sustainability Management News
President Obama’s recent reflections on Trayvon Martin and race in America remind Steven Cohen, Director of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, of the danger of living too much in the present and expecting that the world of tomorrow will look like the world of today.
Closed Loop Advisors, the sustainability management consulting firm cofounded by Sami Abbay and JD Capuano, 2012 graduates of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, has gained B Corporation Certification, reflecting its commitment to positive social and environmental impacts within their business practices, accountability, and transparency.
As Director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management, Steve Cohen has concerns about the thin research base supporting this new field.
Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute, is encouraged that President Obama considers the transition to a renewable energy economy a major theme of his second term.
The addiction to energy and the seductiveness of energy-based technology is contagious. But fossil fuels are finite, causing climate change when burned and ecological damage when extracted from the ground. These two fundamental facts will motivate human ingenuity to develop better alternatives, writes Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute.
Sustainability decision-making requires the input of a wide variety of experts, including ecologists, environmental scientists, lawyers, health experts, economists, political scientists, engineers and a number of other disciplines.
Steve Cohen, Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, observes that the “Sustainability Generation” understands the world’s potential and limits in a way that older generations cannot.
The disruption Superstorm Sandy caused to lives and communities has been unnecessarily and unacceptably long, says Steven Cohen, Executive Director of Columbia’s Earth Institute.
Steven Cohen, Earth Institute Executive Director, analyzes Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent speech at Columbia on energy choices.
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute and Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia, explores a UNICEF report that shows investing in the health, education, and skills of children offers the highest economic returns to a country.