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  • Columbia Climate School Named University Partner for Climate Week NYC 2022

    Columbia Climate School Named University Partner for Climate Week NYC 2022

    Experts from Columbia Climate School will join events bringing together voices from business, government, and civil society for the biggest climate event on earth.

  • Lamont-Doherty Receives Donation of Marine Seismic Technology Upgrades

    Lamont-Doherty Receives Donation of Marine Seismic Technology Upgrades

    A generous donation from leading geoscience firm CGG Inc. will advance the research capacities of the Langseth research ship.

  • New Gift Will Bolster Sustainability Research Efforts in China

    New Gift Will Bolster Sustainability Research Efforts in China

    As part of a generous $2 million donation to Columbia University, the Earth Institute’s Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management will receive $700,000 to expand its research efforts on sustainability in China.

  • Global Philanthropy and Inequality

    Global Philanthropy and Inequality

    Recent trends now point towards global philanthropy becoming the new norm. Global philanthropy aims to reduce inequality in developing countries through many forms. But inequities persist, and different manifestations of global philanthropy will be challenged to increase impact and achieve a demonstrable shift in areas such as poverty, health, access to opportunity, and beyond.

  • Anchor Institutions and their Significance to Community and Economic Development

    Anchor Institutions and their Significance to Community and Economic Development

    Partnerships between anchor institutions and local organizations and businesses are vital to solving problems in localities and regions. Through engagement, investment and collaboration, anchor institutions can continue to play a crucial role in providing significant social and economic development opportunities to the communities in which they operate.

  • A Special Project, and a Chance to Double Your Impact

    A Special Project, and a Chance to Double Your Impact

    As 2015 comes to a close, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Earth Institute’s many partners, friends and supporters who help make our work possible. In honor of the final year of the Millennium Development Goals and the transition to the Sustainable Development Goals, we would like to highlight one partner…

  • World Wildlife Fund, Earth Institute Form New Partnership

    World Wildlife Fund, Earth Institute Form New Partnership

    The World Wildlife Fund will collaborate with the Earth Institute’s Center for Climate Systems Research to advance adaptation to the impacts of climate change around the globe. The partners will create new ways of generating climate risk information and embedding it into the World Wildlife Fund’s conservation and development planning, policies and practice.

  • Impact Partnerships, with Return on Investment

    Impact Partnerships, with Return on Investment

    Philanthropy has evolved dramatically in recent years, changing the way individuals, organizations and foundations support the causes that concern them most. One manifestation of this evolution includes an array of sophisticated methods of investing in social causes while expecting a return, known as impact investing.

  • Donor Communications and Research Summer-Fall Internship Opportunity

    The Office of Funding Initiatives is seeking an intern to provide research and communications support for the summer and fall 2015 terms. Tasks will include donor/prospect research, database maintenance, mailing support and communications and writing.

Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Columbia Climate School Named University Partner for Climate Week NYC 2022

    Columbia Climate School Named University Partner for Climate Week NYC 2022

    Experts from Columbia Climate School will join events bringing together voices from business, government, and civil society for the biggest climate event on earth.

  • Lamont-Doherty Receives Donation of Marine Seismic Technology Upgrades

    Lamont-Doherty Receives Donation of Marine Seismic Technology Upgrades

    A generous donation from leading geoscience firm CGG Inc. will advance the research capacities of the Langseth research ship.

  • New Gift Will Bolster Sustainability Research Efforts in China

    New Gift Will Bolster Sustainability Research Efforts in China

    As part of a generous $2 million donation to Columbia University, the Earth Institute’s Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management will receive $700,000 to expand its research efforts on sustainability in China.

  • Global Philanthropy and Inequality

    Global Philanthropy and Inequality

    Recent trends now point towards global philanthropy becoming the new norm. Global philanthropy aims to reduce inequality in developing countries through many forms. But inequities persist, and different manifestations of global philanthropy will be challenged to increase impact and achieve a demonstrable shift in areas such as poverty, health, access to opportunity, and beyond.

  • Anchor Institutions and their Significance to Community and Economic Development

    Anchor Institutions and their Significance to Community and Economic Development

    Partnerships between anchor institutions and local organizations and businesses are vital to solving problems in localities and regions. Through engagement, investment and collaboration, anchor institutions can continue to play a crucial role in providing significant social and economic development opportunities to the communities in which they operate.

  • A Special Project, and a Chance to Double Your Impact

    A Special Project, and a Chance to Double Your Impact

    As 2015 comes to a close, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Earth Institute’s many partners, friends and supporters who help make our work possible. In honor of the final year of the Millennium Development Goals and the transition to the Sustainable Development Goals, we would like to highlight one partner…

  • World Wildlife Fund, Earth Institute Form New Partnership

    World Wildlife Fund, Earth Institute Form New Partnership

    The World Wildlife Fund will collaborate with the Earth Institute’s Center for Climate Systems Research to advance adaptation to the impacts of climate change around the globe. The partners will create new ways of generating climate risk information and embedding it into the World Wildlife Fund’s conservation and development planning, policies and practice.

  • Impact Partnerships, with Return on Investment

    Impact Partnerships, with Return on Investment

    Philanthropy has evolved dramatically in recent years, changing the way individuals, organizations and foundations support the causes that concern them most. One manifestation of this evolution includes an array of sophisticated methods of investing in social causes while expecting a return, known as impact investing.

  • Donor Communications and Research Summer-Fall Internship Opportunity

    The Office of Funding Initiatives is seeking an intern to provide research and communications support for the summer and fall 2015 terms. Tasks will include donor/prospect research, database maintenance, mailing support and communications and writing.