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Alumni Spotlight: What It’s Like to Work at SpaceX

Daryush Nourbaha says a master’s degree in sustainability science prepared him well for his role at one of the world’s most high-profile companies. Plus he got to watch a rocket launch.

by Olivia Colton |October 12, 2023
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Meet Dasom Shi From the Climate and Society Class of 2024

An incoming student in the Climate and Society program, Shi will continue to pursue her passion for improving corporate impact and climate action.

by Kayley Beard |August 25, 2023

Environmental Sustainability as a Business Opportunity and Risk

Consumers, businesses, and governments are paying more attention to the environment today than they did yesterday. They will also be paying more attention to environmental sustainability tomorrow than they do today.

by |May 31, 2022
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Talia Resnick: Exploring the Roles of Companies in Combating Climate Change

A soon-to-be graduate of the Columbia Climate School, Resnick will spend the summer working as an environmental and sustainability program coordinator at a law firm.

by |May 10, 2022

Earth Day Urgency

We are nowhere close to achieving the transition to environmental sustainability, but the process is well underway here in the United States. To achieve this, we need to think about our shared values rather than our differences. Let’s make every day an Earth Day.

by |April 25, 2022

Climate Risk Is Not the Only Environmental Risk Companies Should Disclose

If we want to grow our economy without destroying our planet, we need to do a better job of measuring and managing our environmental impacts.

by |April 4, 2022

Defining and Measuring Sustainability

An organization’s environmental performance and efforts to be good places to work and have a positive social impact are three separate concepts that should have three distinct sets of measures.

by |October 19, 2020

You Asked: How Can We Track Corporate Sustainability Measures?

An Earth Institute expert explains how to dig up a company’s sustainability records.

by |November 7, 2019

Alum Works on Embedding Sustainability into Business Operations

Andrea Gomez Vesga works at ABM Industries Inc. as their corporate sustainability manager.

by |September 24, 2019

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Sustainability

MS in Sustainability Management alum Sargam Saraf shared some advice for current and prospective students who want to build a career in corporate sustainability.

by |November 8, 2018