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The Sustainability Space: Virtual Professional Development Lectures

December 1, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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One event on November 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on December 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on December 10, 2020 at 8:00 am

The Sustainability Space is a series of virtual, discussion-based events for students studying sustainability at The Earth Institute, Columbia University. Hosted by faculty and student group leaders, these discussions will explore a variety of critical topics, ranging from energy to equity and more. Please join us on the following days/times:

  • Tuesday 11/10 (8-9am)
  • Thursday 11/19 (1-2pm)
  • Tuesday 12/1 (8-9am)
  • Thursday 12/10 (1-2pm)

The 11/10 lecture is titled Integrity in Corporate Governance to Achieve Sustainability.

The Sustainability Management Student Association (SUMASA) hosts the fifth Sustainability Space panel to discuss the importance of bold corporate governance in achieving sustainable objectives, particularly in the absence of a conducive regulatory environment. Panelists will also share perspectives on what to expect in the sustainability space over the next four years. You will have the chance to hear from three distinguished sustainability leaders who have worked to shift corporate ethos from the top-down.


  • Devry Boughner Vorwerk, CEO of DevryBV Sustainable Strategies and former Chief Communications Officer of Cargill
  • David Curran, Chief Sustainability & ESG Officer at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Larcy Cooper, Senior Associate, ESG Advisory Practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow


Please RSVP here. 

For questions, please contact Natalie Unwin-Kuruneri, natalie@ei.columbia.edu.

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire@sps.columbia.edu

Event Contact Information:
Natalie Unwin-Kuruneri