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  • The Importance of Sustainability Metrics to Sustainability Management

    The Importance of Sustainability Metrics to Sustainability Management

    A key step in developing the management capacity to build an environmentally sustainable economy is creating meaningful, actionable sustainability metrics.

  • The Arrival of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting

    The Arrival of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting

    Standardized sustainability metrics are a crucial step in realizing the vision of sustainability management.

  • Climate Risk Is Not the Only Environmental Risk Companies Should Disclose

    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.

  • Advancing Sustainable Development in China

    Advancing Sustainable Development in China

    In Beijing, China, last month, the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management released its second annual report of the China Sustainable Development Indicator System.

  • Sustainability Measurement in China: Fostering a Race to the Top

    Sustainability Measurement in China: Fostering a Race to the Top

    The Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management recently released the China Sustainable Development Indicator System, a new sustainability indicator framework and annual ranking of the sustainability performance of Chinese cities.

  • Columbia Alumni Making Sense of Sustainable Investing

    Columbia Alumni Making Sense of Sustainable Investing

    While more institutional investors are factoring sustainability in their investment decisions, there is little agreement about what sustainability means, or how to measure it. Interviews with three sustainable investment professionals—all graduates of Columbia University’s Sustainability Management graduate program—indicate a growing demand for investing that accounts for sustainability performance, but also obstacles to discerning the best…

  • In China, Establishing Indicators for Global Sustainable Development

    In China, Establishing Indicators for Global Sustainable Development

    Last weekend, Earth Institute executive director Steven Cohen and post-doctoral research scholar Dong Guo participated in the Fourth Global Think Tank Summit in Beijing, hosted by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE). CCIEE, the preeminent think tank in China headed by the former vice premier, hosted hundreds of politicians, scholars, business leaders, and…

  • STARS Summit: Ramping up Sustainability at Columbia

    STARS Summit: Ramping up Sustainability at Columbia

    Columbia University received a gold star rating as part of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS), a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. In May 2015, the Office of Environmental Stewardship convened a meeting of the first ever Sustainability Summit, to take action on sustainability planning at…

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  • The Importance of Sustainability Metrics to Sustainability Management

    The Importance of Sustainability Metrics to Sustainability Management

    A key step in developing the management capacity to build an environmentally sustainable economy is creating meaningful, actionable sustainability metrics.

  • The Arrival of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting

    The Arrival of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting

    Standardized sustainability metrics are a crucial step in realizing the vision of sustainability management.

  • Climate Risk Is Not the Only Environmental Risk Companies Should Disclose

    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.

  • Advancing Sustainable Development in China

    Advancing Sustainable Development in China

    In Beijing, China, last month, the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management released its second annual report of the China Sustainable Development Indicator System.

  • Sustainability Measurement in China: Fostering a Race to the Top

    Sustainability Measurement in China: Fostering a Race to the Top

    The Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management recently released the China Sustainable Development Indicator System, a new sustainability indicator framework and annual ranking of the sustainability performance of Chinese cities.

  • Columbia Alumni Making Sense of Sustainable Investing

    Columbia Alumni Making Sense of Sustainable Investing

    While more institutional investors are factoring sustainability in their investment decisions, there is little agreement about what sustainability means, or how to measure it. Interviews with three sustainable investment professionals—all graduates of Columbia University’s Sustainability Management graduate program—indicate a growing demand for investing that accounts for sustainability performance, but also obstacles to discerning the best…

  • In China, Establishing Indicators for Global Sustainable Development

    In China, Establishing Indicators for Global Sustainable Development

    Last weekend, Earth Institute executive director Steven Cohen and post-doctoral research scholar Dong Guo participated in the Fourth Global Think Tank Summit in Beijing, hosted by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE). CCIEE, the preeminent think tank in China headed by the former vice premier, hosted hundreds of politicians, scholars, business leaders, and…

  • STARS Summit: Ramping up Sustainability at Columbia

    STARS Summit: Ramping up Sustainability at Columbia

    Columbia University received a gold star rating as part of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS), a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. In May 2015, the Office of Environmental Stewardship convened a meeting of the first ever Sustainability Summit, to take action on sustainability planning at…