The Earth Institute and Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies developed the Certification of Professional Achievement in Sustainability Analytics to address the need to formally train managers in specific quantitative and technical skills central to practicing sustainability.
The management adage “What Gets Measured Gets Done” is particularly true as it relates to the implementation of sustainability initiatives. The Sustainability Analytics program trains professionals to develop skills in analytic methods and quantitative analysis that enable practitioners to measure, report, and communicate the sustainability of organizations, products, and services.
Upon completion of this program, students will possess the knowledge and tools to track sustainability indicators, analyze and interpret data, and report upon the findings to industry, nonprofit and government decision makers. The certification focuses on key topics in reporting, accounting, metrics and indices, and monitoring procedures. Students who complete the certification will have a strong framework that can be used to benchmark performance and develop future sustainability initiatives.