Sustainability Management Archives - State of the Planet

The False Trade-off Between Green Energy and Toxic Chemical Regulation

The long and tortuous effort to regulate toxic chemicals in America has now come up against an ironic obstacle: anti-environmental lobbying by the manufacturers of batteries and other renewable energy technologies that rely on toxic substances.

by |March 20, 2023

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 Evolution of Sustainability and Organizational Management

Management education that omits environmental and other sustainability concerns will be inadequate as managers must navigate a highly regulated and complex organizational terrain.

by |November 21, 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
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Professor Indrani Pal Recieves ‘Moonshot Award’ for Her Water Work in California

Pal and her team identified how a data-driven approach would enhance the state’s ability to predict water supplies.

by Frederique Fyhr |February 1, 2022

The Biden Environment Team and a Government-Wide Approach to Sustainability

We need to ensure that during these next few years we rebuild the American consensus behind environmental protection.

by |December 21, 2020

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
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Building the Profession of Sustainability Management

Today, most of those running sustainability units are trained in other fields. As they retire they will be replaced by well-trained sustainability professionals.

by |September 21, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Pooja Chawda, Decarbonizing the Future by Cultivating Interconnectedness

Her degree in Sustainability Manage helps her to fuse policy with environment and social justice.

by |September 3, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Donald Wissell Fuses Finance and Sustainability

According to Wissell, sustainability and finance require the same skills, including innovative thinking, problem solving, and public education. 

by |September 1, 2020