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The Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management (SPM) was established in 2013 to help develop a robust academic foundation for the Sustainability Management program. SPM provides the program with curriculum guidance and a research base, which helps further develop the intellectual wealth of the program. The SPM team members teach a variety of SUMA courses, combining their academic research background with practical skills, necessary for current sustainability professionals.

The Sustainability Policy and Research Program is one of the only research programs at the Columbia Climate School focusing on social sciences aspects of sustainability. SPM researches metrics, organizational management and the financial tools that can enable organizations to incorporate the physical dimensions of sustainability in routine organizational decision-making. Since its foundation, the Sustainability Policy and Management Research Program has worked on dozens of projects with a variety of partners, ranging from international conglomerates and development banks to non-profit foundations and municipalities. For further information on how SUMA students can get involved in SPM’s research, please join SPM’s talent pool.

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