Earth Institute Events Events sponsored by the Earth Institute at Columbia University en <![CDATA[Book Launch: Sustainability Policy - Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy]]> 2014-12-19 15:01:36 2015-02-03 18:00:00 2015-02-03 19:00:00 Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Kellogg Center, Room 1501 Register]]> .]]> The Earth Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University present a book launch, Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy. Authors Steven Cohen, William Eimicke, and Alison Miller will be discussing their new book, published by Jossey-Bass in January 2015.   

Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy is a fundamental guide to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy, and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovative sustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements that constitute effective policy, and the factors that can help or hinder implementation and adoption. The book describes the critical role the government plays in the transformation of our economy, and underscores the importance of public-private partnerships. The authors feature policies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels across all areas of environmental sustainability. Emphasizing politically-feasible policy tools, the book demonstrates current and potential applications and focuses on public sector actions that spur innovation and organizational change in the private sector and behavioral change at the individual level.

Panel event 6:00-7:00 PM.  Reception to follow.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Open to the public.  RSVP required.  Photo ID required.

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<![CDATA[The Field of Sustainable Finance: Foundations and Future Growth]]> 2014-12-19 15:57:55 2015-02-04 18:00:00 2015-02-04 19:15:00 The Columbia Club, James Madison Room, 2nd Floor, 15 W. 43rd St., New York NY 10036 Register]]> .]]> Welcome: Steven Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Introduction; Satyajit Bose, Lecturer in the Discipline of Economics, Columbia University; Moderator: Travis Bradford, Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Speakers: Frank Barbarino, Vice President, Goldman Sachs; Michael Davis, Director, Institutional Client Relationships, Calvert Investments; Sonal Mahida, Head of North America, Networks and Global Outreach, the Principles for UN Responsible Investment Initiative; Kevin Parker, CEO, Sustainable Insight Capital Management; Amy Springsteel, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Voya Financial]]> The Earth Institute and The School of Continuing Education present a panel event, The Field of Sustainable Finance: Foundations and Future Growth.

At the nexus of sustainability and management is the growing field of Sustainable Finance – an interdisciplinary field with elements of corporate sustainability and financial principles including green accounting and carbon accounting, environmental markets, project finance, asset management and sustainable investment, and the impacts of environmental issues on capital markets. This panel discussion will focus on major emerging trends and tools in sustainable finance. A mix of academics and practitioners will discuss how sustainable finance has developed and evolved as a field. They’ll debate what we mean by “sustainable finance” itself and explore the key players and drivers, as well as what it will look like in the future.

This event is free and open to the public. Dress code is business casual. RSVP required.

Panel event 6:00-7:15 PM.  Reception to follow.

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<![CDATA[Earth Institute Practicum in Innovative Sustainability Leadership: The New Climate Economy]]> 2015-01-06 14:43:37 2015-02-04 18:10:00 2015-02-04 19:00:00 Columbia University Morningside Campus Havemeyer Hall, Room 209 .]]> Speaker: Stefan Knupfer, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc. ]]>

The Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education MSSM Practicum present a lecture and discussion on the management strategies for advancing sustainable economic growth from the perspective of Stefan Knupfer, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Stefan leads McKinsey's Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice in the Americas and has global responsibility for helping McKinsey consultants develop sustainability expertise. He works with clients globally, including multiple recent projects in North America, Brazil, Germany and China.

RSVP required

To RSVP for this event, please contact Hayley Martinez via e-mail (

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<![CDATA[EICES Information Session: Summer Ecosystem Experiences For Undergraduates (SEE-U)]]> 2015-01-12 15:32:56 2015-02-06 15:00:00 2015-02-06 16:00:00 Columbia University Morningside Camps, Schermerhorn Extension Room 1015 (10th Floor) Register]]> or by calling 212-854-0149.]]> Speaker: Desmond Beirne, Director of Education Programs, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES)]]>

The Earth Institute's Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES)presents an information session on The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program ( The SEE-U program provides undergraduate students of all majors with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. Participants conduct environmental fieldwork in unique natural settings around the world in one of three field sites: Jordan, Brazil, or India.

To RSVP for this event you may also contact EICES directly via email at

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