Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management (SPM)
The Earth Institute Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management provides a rigorous analytic base to help inform sustainability decision-making. Our research addresses the fundamental issues facing professionals and policy makers implementing sustainability strategies. We seek to better understand the mechanisms behind sustainability management, in order to develop and promote more effective public policies and organizational practices. We analyze sustainability strategies and initiatives, examine methods of valuing sustainability practices, and study the impact of policies that stimulate sustainability innovations and trends. The goal of the program is to develop models to overcome barriers to institutionalizing sustainability in organizational operations. We aim to hasten the integration of sustainability principles in the management of organizations by providing the data necessary for decision-making.