Sustainability Management News

Closed Loop Advisors Receives B Corp Certification

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.

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Building a Research Base for Sustainability Management

As Director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management, Steve Cohen has concerns about the thin research base supporting this new field.

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Better Late than Never: Obama, Climate Change, and the Renewable Economy

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.

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The Centrality of the Politics of Energy

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.

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Rebuilding Beach Communities Requires a Balance Between Science and Policy

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.

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Sustainability and the Generational Divide

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.

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Rethinking Restoration Relief Post-Sandy

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.

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Taking a Closer Look at Mayor Bloomberg's Approach to Energy Problem Solving

Steven Cohen, Earth Institute Executive Director, analyzes Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent speech at Columbia on energy choices.

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Investment in Children's Well-Being Impacts a Country's Well-Being

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.

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New York City Isn't Waiting on Congress to Reduce Greenhouse Gasses

“Green office space,” vocal university students, and participants in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Carbon Challenge have brought New York City ahead of the pack in addressing global warming, notes Steven Cohen, Earth Institute Executive Director.

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