Sustainability Management News
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.”
Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen champions a federal disaster superfund in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in his most recent article on The Huffington Post. With the extreme damage caused by the storm and the time it is taking New York and New Jersey residents to recover from it, having a plan in place to keep families in their homes and help them return to normal life quickly is paramount.
Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen writes about the growing need for sustainability management skills around the world. As human society advances, and consequently uses resources at a rate that grows exponentially each year, having skilled professionals who can manage those resources and help governments and businesses preserve the limited supply will become more and more necessary.
The Earth Institute's State of the Planet blog has an updated selection of posts and news. Included in this blog round-up are profiles of a faculty and alumna, a post on the sustainability of the Brooklyn Navy Yards, and coverage of the effectiveness of online discussions when teaching sustainability.
Sustainability Management program director Steven Cohen's article for The Huffington Post discusses the role local government is playing in addressing global issues such as climate change.
Steven Cohen argues that the intense storms and heat this summer remind us that climate change is a phrase that seems to have been banned on the campaign trail.
Kevin Anchukaitis, an assistant research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, is conducting a tree-ring study to analyze drought patterns in Guatemala.
Sustainability students are looking for new approaches to economic life that will permit the material comfort they have grown up with, while keeping the planet intact.
Steve Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute and Director of the SPS Master of Science in Sustainability Management, asks, "1. How long will it take to complete the transition to a fossil fuel free economy? 2. What are the environmental impacts of the proposed pipeline route? 3. What are the costs and benefits to the American economy?"