EPA's Gina McCarthy Vows to Act on Climate Change

The EPA is under attack but its newly confirmed Administrator, Gina McCarthy, won’t let it go down without a fight, predicts Steven Cohen, Director of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program.

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How Much Should Patients Know About Their Own Genome?

In an article cowritten for JAMA, Robert Klitzman, Director of Columbia’s M.S. in Bioethics program argues that first we must find out whether patients and the parents of pediatric patients want human genome reports, and what they will do with it.

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A Sustainability Consultancy That "Walks the Talk"

Closed Loop Advisors, the sustainability management consultancy cofounded by JD Capuano, May 2012 graduate of Columbia’s M.S. in Sustainability Management program (SUMA), now can be counted among hundreds of forward-thinking small businesses and several large ones, including Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, and the Cabot Creamery dairy cooperative. The common factor is B Corp Certification, which designates a business that meets standards set by the B Lab nonprofit agency for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. It’s like LEED Certification, but for an entire business instead of a single building, and it’s an achievement Capuano and his business partner, fellow SUMA graduate Sami Abbay, knew they wanted when they started their business a year-and-a-half ago, when both were still Columbia students.

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A Recap of the Narrative Future for Health Care Conference

Last month, several hundred delegates gathered at Kings College, London, for the first international Narrative Future for Health Care Conference, co-organized by Rita Charon, founder of Columbia's Narrative Medicine program.

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Sustainability, Racism, and America's Capacity to Change

President Obama’s recent reflections on Trayvon Martin and race in America remind Steven Cohen, Director of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, of the danger of living too much in the present and expecting that the world of tomorrow will look like the world of today.

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Closed Loop Advisors Receives B Corp Certification

Closed Loop Advisors, the sustainability management consulting firm cofounded by Sami Abbay and JD Capuano, 2012 graduates of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, has gained B Corporation Certification, reflecting its commitment to positive social and environmental impacts within their business practices, accountability, and transparency.

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Redefining Online Education: Focus Shifts To Engagement

amNew York takes a look at the School of Continuing Education’s online education model, which allows students and faculty to communicate using social networking and other tools.

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Building a Research Base for Sustainability Management

As Director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management, Steve Cohen has concerns about the thin research base supporting this new field.

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Chief Digital Officers: Do We Need Another C-Level Title?

Let’s stop all this talk about creating a CDO position, argues Art Langer, Academic Director and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Technology Management Program. “Technology will continue to evolve,” he writes, “but every specific function does not need another executive.” Organizations should continue to look to one senior executive to manage all the complex issues concerning technology–the CIO.

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Sayantani DasGupta on Narrative Humility

Feeling truly listened to is a fundamental human need, says Sayantani DasGupta, faculty member in the Master’s Program in Narrative Medicine, who delivered a talk at this year’s TEDxSLC on a philosophy of listening she calls Narrative Humility.

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