SUMA Net Impact

Net Impact: SUMA Chapter is the Master of Science in Sustainability Management Program’s Net Impact Chapter at Columbia University in the City of New York. The Sustainability Management Program at Columbia is co-sponsored by The Earth Institute and the School of Professional Studies.

SUMA Net Impact was launched in April 2013 and has since developed a growing reception base of over 800 students, including alumni.

The Mission

Our mission is to create a space for students to work on sustainability-related pro-bono consulting projects. The objective is for students to gain experience working in the field of sustainability, helping them become more effective agents of positive environmental and social change, while also benefiting the community. To help students tackle these projects, SUMA Net Impact also hosts sustainability events and workshops throughout the semester.

Faculty Advisor

Dr Steve Cohen is the Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and a Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is the Director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and the Director of the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. Cohen is also the Director of the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management. He served for over a decade as Associate Dean of Faculty and then Vice Dean of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Join SUMA Net Impact in three ways:

  1. Become a project team member. We match you with a real business client to build your sustainability work experience on a one-semester long project.
  2. Participate in events throughout the year. Throughout the year, we’ll host events that encourage and build your sustainability network.
  3. Become a board member. As current board members graduate, every year we’ll elect new board members for the next 12-month term.

Join and learn more about the global Net Impact organization HERE.