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    Sustainability Strategies (Graduate Certificate)

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    Admission Contact
    Merida Escandon Gasbarro
    72 Fifth Avenue, 1st floor
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]

    Program Contact
    Lauretha Slaughter
    72 Fifth Avenue, 6th floor
    New York, NY 10011
    [email protected]
    212.229.5400 x1107

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  • The graduate certificate in Sustainability Strategies prepares students to play a crucial role within organizations by implementing, promoting, and monitoring environmental strategies. You learn to integrate sustainability strategies based on environmental justice and social transformation in the professional fields of governance, management, social mobilization, planning, and development.

    • Program Type Advanced Certificate
    • Credits 18
    • Format Full-time or part-time, on campus
    • Duration 1 year (full-time)
    • Start Term Fall

    Program Highlights

    • Commitment to Sustainability and Equity

      Learn to implement, promote, and monitor strategies for environmental and social transformation through a justice-, equity-, and diversity-oriented lens.

    • Progressive Perspectives

      Develop strategic models of administration and management in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors that take into account ecological, social, and financial sustainability.

    • Career Relevance

      Ideal for aspiring planners, directors, and consultants for environmental NGOs, social movements, community organizations, "green" industries, and planning and regulatory agencies.

    • University-Wide Community

      Benefit from the resources, student networks, and faculty expertise of a university-wide management and entrepreneurship community.


    The certificate curriculum prepares students to pose challenges and create alternatives that address the social and environmental injustices at the root of our planetary crises. Students develop real-world applied skills through direct interaction with faculty practitioners at the top of their fields and engagement in client-based projects.

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    Career Paths

    Graduates of the certificate program take on multifaceted roles in management, consulting, operations, design, corporate sustainability, and public policy.

  • Our students develop the diversity of knowledge and critical methodologies needed to advance systemic change. Our shared commitment to justice and sustainability fosters an intellectual community dedicated to transformative social action.

    Leonardo Figueroa, Chair, Sustainability Strategies Certificate and MS Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program
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