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Earth Institute Research Projects

Evaluation of the Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System (SMRS) in China

Lead PI: Dr. Steven Alan Cohen , Dr. Dong Guo , Kelsie DeFrancia

Unit Affiliation: Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management (SPM)

October 2013 - March 2015
Inactive
Asia ; China
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management and the Columbia Global Centers | Beijing were tasked to conduct an external evaluation of The Sustainability Consortium’s program in China (TSC China) and its Sustainability Management and Reportin System (SMRS). This evaluation report assessed the launching of the TSC China program, the progress made, and the effectiveness of conducted activities toward the goals of establishing academic partnerships, engaging local stakeholders, and building capacity for Chinese suppliers.

OUTCOMES: The evaluation team built a program logic model to guide the evaluation, conducted anonymous surveys to capacity-building workshop participants, performed stakeholder interviews, and gathered administrative data from TSC and TSC China for review.

SPONSOR:

The Sustainability Consortium

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

University of Arkansas

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$62,556

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

KEYWORDS

sustainability metrics environmental impacts information sharing

THEMES

Sustainable living