College Highlight: Suzanne Klatt

Emily Tenaglia
|August 1, 2022

Suzanne Klatt, an adjunct professor in Columbia College’s Sustainability Administration program, will likely be educating Company Sustainability Reporting’ this fall.

Suzanne Klatt started as an adjunct professor in Columbia College’s Sustainability Administration program this summer time. Outdoors of Columbia, she serves because the director of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) applications and technique at IBM. This contains ESG technique, frameworks and roadmaps, refining disclosures, knowledge assortment and reporting, and eventually consumer engagement and thought management.

Beforehand, throughout her time at NASDAQ, she served as an integral a part of shaping the sustainability method and response to local weather change, in addition to the subject material knowledgeable in ESG reporting for the agency. She participated within the cross-functional sustainability committee and dealing teams. Her earlier place was vp of atmosphere and sustainability at Prudential Monetary, Inc. There her focus was on integrating long-term worth creation into the corporate’s sustainability/ESG technique. She additionally led company ESG reporting and strategic coverage and advocacy initiatives.

Klatt accomplished her grasp’s in Sustainability Administration from Columbia College in Might 2020. She additionally has a grasp’s diploma in French Research from New York College and a bachelor’s diploma with honors from the College of Massachusetts, Amherst.

What initially motivated you to pursue the sphere of sustainability? 

The sector of sustainability is a area that inherently promotes the larger good of the world. I get pleasure from a profession within the pursuit of a goal.

What drew you to the Sustainability Administration program?   

I used to be drawn by the excellence of this system and course choices.

What course will you be educating this fall and what excites you most about it? 

I will likely be educating the Company Sustainability Reporting class within the fall of 2022. I’m excited to be taught and train college students pursuing a profession on this self-discipline.

What modifications do you hope to see within the area of sustainability sooner or later?

I hope to see the depoliticization of the local weather change agenda on this nation.

What recommendation do you might have for college kids pursuing a profession in sustainability?

My recommendation to college students is to proceed to be a tempered radical and be the change you need to see on the earth.

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