2016: Driving Sustainability

The Sustainability Management Student Association (SUMASA) is proud to present our 5th Annual Perspective Symposium,

Driving Sustainability: Who’s Responsible?

April 8, 2016 – 11 to 4 pm

Limited resources, rapid urbanization, and social accountability are a few of the many challenges faced in private and public sectors, as well as in major cities. Driving Sustainability will ignite enthusiasm and accelerate solutions to our society’s most pressing environmental concerns.

Join us as industry leaders illustrate how sustainability is integrated into our society and how associated challenges are addressed through a combination of ideas, best practices, and strategic planning. Our expert panels and featured presentations will provide a dynamic venue for exploring sustainability opportunities and showcase innovative initiatives to achieve environmental objectives within our communities using multidisciplinary approaches.

High Impact:

  • An intriguing format ensuring valuable content and interaction between speakers and attendees.
  • A stellar cast of keynote speakers and presenters engaging discussions about our shared future and responsibilities to drive change.
  • An expert panel focused on “Reshaping Corporate Innovation” highlighting organizations and municipalities participating in regional sustainability performance initiatives.
  • An expert panel focused on “Advancing Resilient Cities” sharing bold new ideas designed to motivate, challenge and develop reliable infrastructure.


Driving Sustainability is the 5th Annual Sustainable Perspective Symposium; an annual student-organized symposium by the Sustainability Management Student Association (SUMASA) of The Earth Institute and the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University.

Friday; April 8, 2016
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Casa Italiana – 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (Cross Street: 117th St)
Columbia University, Morningside Campus

Light refreshments will be served.