USGBC: SUSTAINABILITY GRADUATE MIXER

Join the Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council and several New York City graduate programs focused on green building and sustainability to kick off the new school year! Mix and mingle with graduate students in your program and from other programs across the city. This is also a great opportunity for young professionals considering graduate school to meet current students.

This event is free and open to all; please register below. There will be drink specials and light snacks will be provided.

PARTNER SCHOOLS

Bard College MBA in Sustainability

The City College of New York Sustainability in the Urban Environment

Columbia University Sustainability Management

The New School Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management

NYU Center for the Sustainable Built Environment

Pratt Institute Urban Environmental Systems Management

LOCATION

The Back Room

102 Norfolk St.

New York, NY 10002

RSVP at this link: http://www.urbangreencouncil.org/UGCInteraction?key=lPyNd8N_2B_2F0x8NgEF3tajoA_3D_3D

NET IMPACT SUMA: Defining Materiality in Sustainability

Defining Materiality in Sustainability: a discussion with SASB

Date: Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Time: 6:30pm
Location: TBA
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Please join Sustainability Management’s Net Impact (SUMANI) Chapter for a discussion on the importance and methodology of establishing an understanding of material sustainability issues facing industries and creating sustainability accounting standards suitable for disclosure in standards filings to the SEC, such as the Form 10-K and 20-F.

Speaker: Marisa Mackey

With nearly fourteen years of experience in the financial industry, Marisa Mackey is SASB’s Associate Director of Education, responsible for developing and launching SASB’s education and certification programs. Prior to SASB, Marisa served as Director of Americas for Adkins Matchett & Toy (AMT), a global financial training firm catering to investment banks, consulting firms and investment management firms. Prior to AMT, Marisa was a Credit Analyst for Tudor Investment Corporation’s emerging markets fixed income strategy. She was responsible for expansion and ongoing monitoring of corporate and real estate investments located in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Marisa joined Tudor from the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers where she served as a Senior Associate in the Communications & Media Group and gained significant experience working on mid- and large-cap transactions in the equity, fixed-income and M&A markets. Marisa began her career at W. P. Carey & Co., a publicly listed real estate investment firm.

Marisa earned her BS in Political Science and Economics with Honors from the University of Wisconsin, and her MBA from Columbia Business School.

Organization: Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB™) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization engaged in the development and dissemination of industry-specific sustainability accounting standards. SASB is establishing an understanding of material sustainability issues facing industries and creating sustainability accounting standards suitable for disclosure in standard filings such as the Form 10-K and 20-F. SASB addresses the unique needs of the U.S. market, establishing standards for integrated reporting that are concise, comparable within an industry, and relevant to all ~13,000 publicly listed companies in the U.S.

EI Speaker on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction – Tuesday, May 7th

The Earth Institute is pleased to present the final of the 2012-2013 Sustainable Development Seminar Series.

Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Alfred J. Lerner Hall, Room 555

Moderator: Peter Kelemen, Arthur D. Storke Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University.

Speakers: Geoffrey Abers, Lamont Research Professor, Associate Director, Division of Seismology, Geology & Tectonophysics, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute, Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University; Roger Anderson, Doherty Senior Scholar, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute; Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University; James Meigs, Editor-in-chief, Popular Mechanics; Sarah Odland, Business Manager, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University; Anthony Yuen, Global Energy Strategist, Citi Research.

Registration is required for this event.  To register please click EXTRACTION.

 

EI Presentation: James Hansen & Claude Henry – On Carbon Pricing: Some Countries Price Carbon Extensively and Are Prosperous — What About Yours? Monday, April 29th 6pm

The Earth Institute is pleased to present:

On Carbon Pricing: Some Countries Price Carbon Extensively and Are Prosperous — What About Yours?

Monday, April 29, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Columbia University, Morningside Campus, International Affairs Building, Kellogg Center, Room 1501

 

Moderator: Klaus Lackner, Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University; Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

 

Speakers: James Hansen, Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), Columbia University; Claude Henry, Professor of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Sciences Po Paris, Visiting Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.  

 

This event is free and open to the registered public.  Registration is required for this event.  To register please click CARBON.

 

Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauranne Bardin by sending email to lb2808@columbia.edu .

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Earth Institute, the Lenfest Center and the Alliance Program.

M.S. Student Applies Sustainability Management Skills to CDP

M.S. in Sustainability Management (MSSM) student Andrea Tenorio joined the program because she was interested in a career that aligned with her values of social responsibility, recognized her affinity for efficiency and conservation, and was technically challenging.  Currently, Andrea works at CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), where she manages a program that provides companies with access to environmental information so that they can build internal expertise with regard to managing climate change issues. Andrea credits her varied background, personal interest in sustainability, and practical skills acquired in the classroom with being able to launch a meaningful career in sustainability management.

Read the whole interview at the Earth Institute’s blog