MS in Sustainability Management News Archives - State of the Planet

The Challenge of Sustainable Supply Chains

The heart of the challenge of sustainable supply chains is that “out of sight” can no longer mean “out of mind.”

by |January 30, 2023

The Revival of Tibbetts Brook: An Environmental Victory for the Bronx

The 21st century has seen enormous progress in understanding the importance of adding green space and utilizing ecosystem services in New York City. The Tibbetts Brook project will keep our water cleaner and provide a new mile-long green space in the southern Bronx.

by |January 23, 2023

Regulating Greenwashing

The purpose of greenwashing rules is not to prevent innocent errors or ignore tradeoffs but to discourage outright deception.

by |January 17, 2023

The Transition to Environmental Sustainability is Underway, But It Won’t Be Easy

The transition to environmental sustainability will change the material basis of the world economy. This shift has begun, and its pace will be influenced by technology, capital, and public policy.

by |January 3, 2023

The Role of Universities in the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

Preserving the planet is as self-justifying as preserving any other valuable and beautiful creation. It is the job of universities to develop and teach environmental ethics and ensure it permeates education from preschool to graduate school.

by |December 27, 2022

Technology’s Costs and Benefits

The transformative technologies of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries have brought incredible benefits but also substantial costs. The central issue of our time is understanding and mitigating those costs when we can, and adapting to them when we cannot.

by |December 19, 2022

Is Anyone Paying Attention to the Biodiversity Conference of the Parties?

The 15th United Nations Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP15) is underway in Montreal, but compared to the climate change COP, it appears that no one is paying attention.

by |December 12, 2022
chandler precht headshot

Faculty Spotlight: Chandler Precht

Learn more about the associate director of our sustainability programs, a South Florida native determined to protect the ecosystems that first inspired her.

by Frederique Fyhr |December 8, 2022

New York City’s Food Waste and the Circular Economy

Food waste provides an opportunity for New York City to place itself on the cutting edge of waste recycling.

by |December 5, 2022
kate morsink headshot

Student Spotlight: Kate Morsink, Future Sustainability Consultant

After she completes the Sustainability Management program in December, Kate will work for the Boston Consulting Group, helping businesses inject sustainability into their core strategy.

by Frederique Fyhr |December 2, 2022