Sustainability Management News

The Sustainability Generation Comes of Age

The generation born since the mid-1980s has internalized aspects of an environmental ethos. That awareness will soon have a major impact on American politics, predicts Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen.

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The Problems with Nuclear Power

Since nuclear power has no chance of widespread adoption in the U.S., we need to develop viable, renewable sources of energy, says Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen.

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We're Stuck in the '70s When It Comes to Environmental Debate

Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen argues that we must discard dated concepts of environmental and energy debate and turn instead to frank, fact-based discussion of risks, costs, and benefits.

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Apple Raises Visibility of Corporate Sustainability Management

Apple has grasped that public concern for environmental sustainability is now hard-wired and has mustered serious effort to bring sustainability management into its corporate culture, writes Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen.

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Hiding Renewables Inside the 'All of the Above' Energy Strategy Won't Work

Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen critiques President Obama’s recent proposal to fund research into alternative methods of powering cars, trucks and buses with $2 billion in gas and oil royalties.

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President Obama Should Abandon the 'All of the Above' Energy Strategy

New officials have been nominated to take over the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen analyzes whether either of these leaders or agencies is capable of leading the transition to a sustainable, low polluting, and fossil-fuel free economy, and argues that pushing for the maximum extraction of domestic sources of fossil fuels while attempting to develop alternate forms of energy “is the absence of an energy strategy and the opposite of what we need.”

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Understanding the Shifting Politics of Climate Policy and Sustainability Management

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, climate and environment have returned to the American political agenda. Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute, shows how the storm continues to inform public opinion on climate policy debates and shape the legitimacy and reality of political views.

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Sustainability Management Program Announces Fellowship Program for Fall 2013

The Earth Institute and the M.S. in Sustainability Management program are pleased to announce the creation of the Earth Institute Sustainability Management (EISM) Fellows program. The EISM Fellows Program will provide a total of $50,000 in fellowship funding for use toward the cost of tuition for the M.S. in Sustainability Management program.

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Faculty Profile: Judy Sandford

“Sustainability management is not separate from overall business strategy; rather it is smart business. Every employee can use their expertise to uncover opportunities for greater sustainability,” explains Sustainability Management professor Judy Sandford, who is profiled in the Earth Institute's State of the Planet. She uses her experience as Senior Strategist of Sustainability Communications at Addison (a brand strategy and communications design firm) to teach the Sustainability Communication Strategy and Reporting course in the M.S. in Sustainability Management program.

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M.S. Alum Transitions from Hotel Management to Forest Conservation

Sustainability Management alum Uta Jungermann (’12) discusses the innovative work she's doing with World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a CEO-led organization of companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business. She says, “The program’s interdisciplinary focus helped me to understand the interconnectedness and interdependencies of ‘sustainability.’ Sustainability is often about facing uncomfortable choices and trade-offs, taking you out of comfort zones. This requires spirited action and bold decisions to ensure an equitable and sustainable world, today and in the future.”

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