MIT Sloan Action Learning
S-Lab
S-Lab

S-Lab Projects

S-Lab projects deliver professional and effective analysis, advice, and recommendations that are immediately useful to host organizations and advance the field of sustainability as a whole.

2014

EMD Millipore Corporation (2014)

Sustainability strategy for packaging in life sciences company

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2014)

Market potential for hybrid/regenerative braking technology in seaport cranes

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Facebook (2014)

Innovative solutions for green data centers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Fundación Minera Escondida (2014)

Entrepreneurship and sustainable economic development around mining operations in Chile

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
General Motors Corporation (2014)

Design a supplier sustainability scorecard

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
International Finance Corporation (2014)

Global rollout strategy for green buildings standard

IO (2014)

Model the growth of data centers and their environmental impact

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Mars Global Chocolate (2014)

Technology introduction strategies for small-scale cocoa farmers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Next Step Living (2014)

Evaluate community partnership strategy for leading home energy efficiency services provider

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Sproot Co (2014)

Evaluate environmental impact of food or packaging at food services company targeting early childhood education providers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF

2013

Amazon (2013)

Life cycle assessment framework for frustration-free packaging.

Celulosa Arauco (2013)

Develop a climate change strategy reflective of the company’s aspirations to be a social, environmental, and business leader.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2013)

Design a comprehensive marketing strategy to educate consumers of underappreciated fish species to sustain livelihoods of fishermen.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
EMC (2013)

Identify a more economic and sustainable way of handling inbound packaging.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Hope Energy (2013)

Design and document a methodology for developing customized, optimal energy solutions.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
IKEA (2013)

Provide end-of-life solutions in the US for key product categories.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
IO (2013)

Assess sustainability of the bill of materials for a modular data center product.

Project poster PDF
Mars (2013)

Help better utilize data regarding sustainable cocoa procurement in the Ivory Coast.

RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) (2013)

Increase polybag and hanger recycling among small store retailers at shopping mall locations.

Tiffany & Co. (2013)

Evaluate sustainable packaging options.

Unilever (2013)

Provide insights and recommendations for the company’s sustainable living agenda in the US.

Project poster PDF
Union Pacific Railroad (2013)

Recommend internal waste-management and recycling initiatives.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF

2012

Boeing (2012)

Value the costs and benefits of reducing hazardous chemical use in the company’s products and processes.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Eaton (2012)

Assess cost-effectiveness and business case for a take-back program.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2012)

Examine potential for broader diffusion of collaborative distribution in supply chains.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Fidelity (2012)

Spec out a mobile application to help customers reduce consumption of goods and services and increase their savings.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Mars (2012)

Analyze traditional cocoa farming and identify a sustainable service delivery model.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Natura (2012)

Identify ways to manage the eco-toxicity of ingredients in cosmetics.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Sugarmade (2012)

Plan a life cycle assessment of tree-free paper products.

Project poster PDF

Big Belly Solar (2012)

Recommend a three-phase strategy framework to guide approach to new projects.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Tiffany & Co. (2012)

Evaluate sustainable packaging options.

2011

EMC Corporation (2011)

Designing a sustainable packaging program

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
ASICS (2011)

Improve communication and engagement around ASICS' sustainability initiatives

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Culture Fuels (2011)

Carbon neutral algae oil production

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
EMC Corporation (2011)

Pursuing energy efficiency in data centers

Project poster PDF
Jantz Morgan (2011)

Identify position for Jantz Morgan as a quantitative financial firm in the ESG sector

Project report PDF
Oasys Water (2011)

Assess the opportunity for engineered osmosis water purification in the developing world

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Save That Stuff (2011)

Identify market opportunities for organic waste and publish resources on household composting

Project report PDF
Guide to composting PDF
Tool - Municipal composting feasibility model XLS
ShellTek (2011)

Identify a market and analyze logistics for two sustainably sourced products

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Sodexo (2011)

Advising sustainability assessment for beef suppliers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
U.S. Navy (2011)

Greenhouse Gases Lifecycle Analysis of Alternative Jet Fuel

Project poster PDF
EcoChilectra (2011)

Promote residential recycling and drive social impact

Project poster PDF
RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) (2011)

Recommendations for increased engagement on sustainability with RILA member companies

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Sup de Co (2011)

Typha charcoal in Senegal - Changing a national threat into durable wealth

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF

2010

Millipore (2010)

Analysis of packaging alternatives for cold storage and transport to improve sustainability

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
P&G Gillette (2010)

Methodology to assess current energy, water and other resource use in manufacturing facility and to evaluate alternatives

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Royal Caribbean Cruises (2010)

Methodology to assess and improve the sustainability performance of the supply chain for major food categories

Seventh Generation (2010)

Strategy development for sustainable manufacturing systems

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Unilever (2010)

Strategy for expanding sustainable agriculture programs throughout supply chains

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2010)

Identification and assessment of packaging alternatives to reduce waste for WalMart grocery product categories

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Recology (2010)

Analysis of business opportunities associated with materials recovery in solid waste management

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
1772 Foundation (2010)

Methodology to assess resource efficiency, GHG, environment and community impacts of restoring historic buildings compared to new construction

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Tool - Carbon Calculator XLS

2009

General Motors Corporation (2009)

Metrics for sustainable manufacturing

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Kaiser Permanente (2009)

Metrics and strategy for sustainable food procurement in hospitals

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Carbonrally (2009)

Strategy to increase user base to reduce carbon footprint through behavioral change

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Massachusetts Port Authority, Massport (2009)

Strategy to coordinate activities and incentives to improve sustainability in airport operations

Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2009)

Financial model to upgrade heavy truck vehicle fleet to increase efficiency and cut emissions

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Frontier Natural Products
Co-op (2009)

Strategy assessment to improve sustainable supply chain verification process for spices for new suppliers

Project poster PDF
Mars Health & Nutrition US (2009)

Strategy for new sustainability product line and supply chain based on organic/local fruit

Taza Chocolate (2009)

Sustainability definitions and communication for market development of specialty chocolate

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Destiny Florida (2009)
Project poster PDF
United in Diversity, UID (2009)

Stakeholder strategies and potential sustainability strategies to address the Jakarta water crisis

Project report PDF

2008

General Motors Corporation (2008)

Cost/benefit model to assess new sustainable technologies for existing manufacturing plants

Mars Snackfood US (2008)

Sustainability roadmap for operations

Project poster PDF
MIT Sloan School of Management/Green Operations (2008)

Inventory and community profile of potential actions by MIT Sloan to reduce environmental footprint

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Nestlé USA (2008)

Strategy for sustainable agriculture involvement in North America

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Nike (2008)

Competitive and financial analysis of climate activities reporting

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
William J. Clinton Foundation/Clinton Climate Initiative (2008)

Financial analysis models of energy efficiency building improvements

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
ACP Inversiones y Desarrollo (2008)

Strategy for "micro-insurance" for micro-entrepreneurs and poor people

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Coldpack (2008)

Market assessment for new cold packaging technology

Project report PDF
Conservation Corporation Africa (2008)

Expansion plan for sustainable tourism/eco-tourism company

Foresta Trust (2008)

Business strategy for selected forest re-planting and preservation for carbon credits

Mibanco (2008)

Strategy and plan to develop a micro-credit scoring system

University of São Paulo (2008)

Strategy for reducing/eliminating electronic waste (e-waste)

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
U.S. Business Council For Sustainable Development (2008)

Business strategy for carbon sequestration and other benefits through reforestation projects

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Brown Flynn (2008)

Toolkit for cities to track sustainability measures

Project poster PDF
Jonathan Rose Companies LLC (2008)

System dynamics model for cities to track sustainability measures

Project poster PDF
New England Clean Energy Council (2008)

Assessment of regional incentives for location of clean tech facilities

Project poster PDF

2007

Health Care Without Harm (2007)

Financial analysis of building improvements that increase occupant health and productivity

Intel Corporation (2007)

Strategies for sustainably built facilities

MIT - Energy Initiative/Walk the Talk Task Force (2007)

Inventory and cost/benefit analysis of potential actions to reduce carbon emissions on campus

MIT Sloan School of Management/E62 (2007)

Lessons learned from integrated green building design process

Nike (2007)

Strategy for CSR development

Walt Disney Company (2007)

Large-scale alternative energy sources for Orlando region

GoLoco (2007)

Business strategy for social network to facilitate ride sharing

Good Energies (2007)

Strategy for fund investing in renewable/solar energy technologies

Greenfuel Technologies Corporation (2007)

Business/marketing model for CO2 to biofuel technology

Merida Meridian (2007)

Sustainability business strategy for maker of natural fiber floor coverings

Mibanco (2007)

Business strategy for Latin American micro-credit organization

Friends of Petite Anse (2007)

Financial strategy for Haitian community school and development group

The Spark Group (2007)

Financial and market strategy for nonprofit organization investing in schools via microfinance

The World Bank/Development Marketplace (2007)

Business plan review and support for World Bank Development Marketplace Competition finalists

Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala (2007)

Assessment of microfinance business model for Guatemala

SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS

Boeing (2012)

Value the costs and benefits of reducing hazardous chemical use in the company’s products and processes.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Celulosa Arauco (2013)

Develop a climate change strategy reflective of the company’s aspirations to be a social, environmental, and business leader.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Eaton (2012)

Assess cost-effectiveness and business case for a take-back program.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
EMC Corporation (2011)

Designing a sustainable packaging program

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
EMC Corporation (2013)

Identify a more economic and sustainable way of handling inbound packaging.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
EMD Millipore Corporation (2014)

Sustainability strategy for packaging in life sciences company

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2014)

Market potential for hybrid/regenerative braking technology in seaport cranes

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Facebook (2014)

Innovative solutions for green data centers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
General Motors Corporation (2008)

Cost/benefit model to assess new sustainable technologies for existing manufacturing plants

General Motors Corporation (2009)

Metrics for sustainable manufacturing

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
General Motors Corporation (2014)

Design a supplier sustainability scorecard

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Health Care Without Harm (2007)

Financial analysis of building improvements that increase occupant health and productivity

IKEA (2013)

Provide end-of-life solutions in the US for key product categories.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Intel Corporation (2007)

Strategies for sustainably built facilities

IO (2013)

Assess sustainability of the bill of materials for a modular data center product.

Project poster PDF
Kaiser Permanente (2009)

Metrics and strategy for sustainable food procurement in hospitals

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Mars (2012)

Analyze traditional cocoa farming and identify a sustainable service delivery model.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Mars Global Chocolate (2014)

Technology introduction strategies for small-scale cocoa farmers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Mars Snackfood US (2008)

Sustainability roadmap for operations

Project poster PDF
Massachusetts Port Authority, Massport (2009)

Strategy to coordinate activities and incentives to improve sustainability in airport operations

Project report PDF
Millipore (2010)

Analysis of packaging alternatives for cold storage and transport to improve sustainability

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
MIT - Energy Initiative/Walk the Talk Task Force (2007)

Inventory and cost/benefit analysis of potential actions to reduce carbon emissions on campus

MIT Sloan School of Management/E62 (2007)

Lessons learned from integrated green building design process

MIT Sloan School of Management/Green Operations (2008)

Inventory and community profile of potential actions by MIT Sloan to reduce environmental footprint

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Natura (2012)

Identify ways to manage the eco-toxicity of ingredients in cosmetics.

Project report PDF
Project report PDF
Nestlé USA (2008)

Strategy for sustainable agriculture involvement in North America

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Nike (2007)

Strategy for CSR development

Nike (2008)

Competitive and financial analysis of climate activities reporting

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
P&G Gillette (2010)

Methodology to assess current energy, water and other resource use in manufacturing facility and to evaluate alternatives

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) (2013)

Increase polybag and hanger recycling among small store retailers at shopping mall locations.

Royal Caribbean Cruises (2010)

Methodology to assess and improve the sustainability performance of the supply chain for major food categories

Seventh Generation (2010)

Strategy development for sustainable manufacturing systems

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Sugarmade (2012)

Plan a life cycle assessment of tree-free paper products.

Project poster PDF

Tiffany & Co. (2012)

Evaluate sustainable packaging options.

Tiffany & Co. (2013)

Evaluate sustainable packaging options.

Unilever (2013)

Provide insights and recommendations for the company’s sustainable living agenda in the US.

Project poster PDF
Unilever (2010)

Strategy for expanding sustainable agriculture programs throughout supply chains

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Union Pacific Railroad (2013)

Recommend internal waste-management and recycling initiatives.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Walt Disney Company (2007)

Large-scale alternative energy sources for Orlando region

William J. Clinton Foundation/Clinton Climate Initiative (2008)

Financial analysis models of energy efficiency building improvements

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS/SERVICES

ACP Inversiones y Desarrollo (2008)

Strategy for "micro-insurance" for micro-entrepreneurs and poor people

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
ASICS (2011)

Improve communication and engagement around ASICS' sustainability initiatives

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Big Belly Solar (2012)

Recommend a three-phase strategy framework to guide approach to new projects.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Carbonrally (2009)

Strategy to increase user base to reduce carbon footprint through behavioral change

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Coldpack (2008)

Market assessment for new cold packaging technology

Project report PDF
Conservation Corporation Africa (2008)

Expansion plan for sustainable tourism/eco-tourism company

Culture Fuels (2011)

Carbon neutral algae oil production

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
EMC Corporation (2011)

Pursuing energy efficiency in data centers

Project poster PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2012)

Examine potential for broader diffusion of collaborative distribution in supply chains.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2010)

Identification and assessment of packaging alternatives to reduce waste for WalMart grocery product categories

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2009)

Financial model to upgrade heavy truck vehicle fleet to increase efficiency and cut emissions

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Fidelity (2012)

Spec out a mobile application to help customers reduce consumption of goods and services and increase their savings.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Foresta Trust (2008)

Business strategy for selected forest re-planting and preservation for carbon credits

Frontier Natural Products
Co-op (2009)

Strategy assessment to improve sustainable supply chain verification process for spices for new suppliers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
GoLoco (2007)

Business strategy for social network to facilitate ride sharing

Good Energies (2007)

Strategy for fund investing in renewable/solar energy technologies

Greenfuel Technologies Corporation (2007)

Business/marketing model for CO2 to biofuel technology

IO (2014)

Model the growth of data centers and their environmental impact

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Jantz Morgan (2011)

Identify position for Jantz Morgan as a quantitative financial firm in the ESG sector

Project report PDF
Mars Health & Nutrition US (2009)

Strategy for new sustainability product line and supply chain based on organic/local fruit

Merida Meridian (2007)

Sustainability business strategy for maker of natural fiber floor coverings

Mibanco (2007)

Business strategy for Latin American micro-credit organization

Mibanco (2008)

Strategy and plan to develop a micro-credit scoring system

Oasys Water (2011)

Assess the opportunity for engineered osmosis water purification in the developing world

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Recology (2010)

Analysis of business opportunities associated with materials recovery in solid waste management

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Save That Stuff (2011)

Identify market opportunities for organic waste and publish resources on household composting

Project report PDF
Guide to composting PDF
Tool - Municipal composting feasibility model XLS
ShellTek (2011)

Identify a market and analyze logistics for two sustainably sourced products

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Sodexo (2011)

Advising sustainability assessment for beef suppliers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Sproot Co (2014)

Evaluate environmental impact of food or packaging at food services company targeting early childhood education providers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Taza Chocolate (2009)

Sustainability definitions and communication for market development of specialty chocolate

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
University of São Paulo (2008)

Strategy for reducing/eliminating electronic waste (e-waste)

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
U.S. Business Council For Sustainable Development (2008)

Business strategy for carbon sequestration and other benefits through reforestation projects

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
U.S. Navy (2011)

Greenhouse Gases Lifecycle Analysis of Alternative Jet Fuel

Project poster PDF

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES/OUTSIDE THE FENCE LINES

1772 Foundation (2010)

Methodology to assess resource efficiency, GHG, environment and community impacts of restoring historic buildings compared to new construction

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Tool - Carbon Calculator XLS

Brown Flynn (2008)

Toolkit for cities to track sustainability measures

Project poster PDF
Destiny Florida (2009)
Project poster PDF
EcoChilectra (2011)

Promote residential recycling and drive social impact

Project poster PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2013)

Design a comprehensive marketing strategy to educate consumers of underappreciated fish species to sustain livelihoods of fishermen.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Friends of Petite Anse (2007)

Financial strategy for Haitian community school and development group

Fundación Minera Escondida (2014)

Entrepreneurship and sustainable economic development around mining operations in Chile

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Hope Energy (2013)

Design and document a methodology for developing customized, optimal energy solutions.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
International Finance Corporation (2014)

Global rollout strategy for green buildings standard

Jonathan Rose Companies LLC (2008)

System dynamics model for cities to track sustainability measures

Project poster PDF
New England Clean Energy Council (2008)

Assessment of regional incentives for location of clean tech facilities

Project poster PDF
Next Step Living (2014)

Evaluate community partnership strategy for leading home energy efficiency services provider

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) (2011)

Recommendations for increased engagement on sustainability with RILA member companies

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Sup de Co (2011)

Typha charcoal in Senegal - Changing a national threat into durable wealth

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
The Spark Group (2007)

Financial and market strategy for nonprofit organization investing in schools via microfinance

The World Bank/Development Marketplace (2007)

Business plan review and support for World Bank Development Marketplace Competition finalists

United in Diversity, UID (2009)

Stakeholder strategies and potential sustainability strategies to address the Jakarta water crisis

Project report PDF
Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala (2007)

Assessment of microfinance business model for Guatemala

A-D

1772 Foundation (2010)

Methodology to assess resource efficiency, GHG, environment and community impacts of restoring historic buildings compared to new construction

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Tool - Carbon Calculator XLS

ACP Inversiones y Desarrollo (2008)

Strategy for "micro-insurance" for micro-entrepreneurs and poor people

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Amazon (2013)

Life cycle assessment framework for frustration-free packaging.

ASICS (2011)

Improve communication and engagement around ASICS' sustainability initiatives

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Big Belly Solar (2012)

Recommend a three-phase strategy framework to guide approach to new projects.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Boeing (2012)

Value the costs and benefits of reducing hazardous chemical use in the company’s products and processes.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Brown Flynn (2008)

Toolkit for cities to track sustainability measures

Project poster PDF
Carbonrally (2009)

Strategy to increase user base to reduce carbon footprint through behavioral change

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Celulosa Arauco (2013)

Develop a climate change strategy reflective of the company’s aspirations to be a social, environmental, and business leader.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Coldpack (2008)

Market assessment for new cold packaging technology

Project report PDF
Conservation Corporation Africa (2008)

Expansion plan for sustainable tourism/eco-tourism company

Culture Fuels (2011)

Carbon neutral algae oil production

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Destiny Florida (2009)
Project poster PDF

E-J

Eaton (2012)

Assess cost-effectiveness and business case for a take-back program.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
EcoChilectra (2011)

Promote residential recycling and drive social impact

Project poster PDF
EMC Corporation (2011)

Designing a sustainable packaging program

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
EMC Corporation (2011)

Pursuing energy efficiency in data centers

Project poster PDF
EMC Corporation (2013)

Identify a more economic and sustainable way of handling inbound packaging.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
EMD Millipore Corporation (2014)

Sustainability strategy for packaging in life sciences company

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2009)

Financial model to upgrade heavy truck vehicle fleet to increase efficiency and cut emissions

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2010)

Identification and assessment of packaging alternatives to reduce waste for WalMart grocery product categories

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2012)

Examine potential for broader diffusion of collaborative distribution in supply chains.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2013)

Design a comprehensive marketing strategy to educate consumers of underappreciated fish species to sustain livelihoods of fishermen.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Environmental Defense Fund, EDF (2014)

Market potential for hybrid/regenerative braking technology in seaport cranes

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Facebook (2014)

Innovative solutions for green data centers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Fidelity (2012)

Spec out a mobile application to help customers reduce consumption of goods and services and increase their savings.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Foresta Trust (2008)

Business strategy for selected forest re-planting and preservation for carbon credits

Friends of Petite Anse (2007)

Financial strategy for Haitian community school and development group

Frontier Natural Products
Co-op (2009)

Strategy assessment to improve sustainable supply chain verification process for spices for new suppliers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Fundación Minera Escondida (2014)

Entrepreneurship and sustainable economic development around mining operations in Chile

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
General Motors Corporation (2008)

Cost/benefit model to assess new sustainable technologies for existing manufacturing plants

General Motors Corporation (2009)

Metrics for sustainable manufacturing

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
General Motors Corporation (2014)

Design a supplier sustainability scorecard

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
GoLoco (2007)

Business strategy for social network to facilitate ride sharing

Good Energies (2007)

Strategy for fund investing in renewable/solar energy technologies

Greenfuel Technologies Corporation (2007)

Business/marketing model for CO2 to biofuel technology

Health Care Without Harm (2007)

Financial analysis of building improvements that increase occupant health and productivity

Hope Energy (2013)

Design and document a methodology for developing customized, optimal energy solutions.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
IKEA (2013)

Provide end-of-life solutions in the US for key product categories.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Intel Corporation (2007)

Strategies for sustainably built facilities

International Finance Corporation (2014)

Global rollout strategy for green buildings standard

IO (2013)

Assess sustainability of the bill of materials for a modular data center product.

Project poster PDF
IO (2014)

Model the growth of data centers and their environmental impact

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Jantz Morgan (2011)

Identify position for Jantz Morgan as a quantitative financial firm in the ESG sector

Project report PDF
Jonathan Rose Companies LLC (2008)

System dynamics model for cities to track sustainability measures

Project poster PDF

K-O

Kaiser Permanente (2009)

Metrics and strategy for sustainable food procurement in hospitals

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Mars (2012)

Analyze traditional cocoa farming and identify a sustainable service delivery model.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Mars (2013)

Help better utilize data regarding sustainable cocoa procurement in the Ivory Coast.

Mars Global Chocolate (2014)

Technology introduction strategies for small-scale cocoa farmers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Mars Health & Nutrition US (2009)

Strategy for new sustainability product line and supply chain based on organic/local fruit

Mars Snackfood US (2008)

Sustainability roadmap for operations

Project poster PDF
Massachusetts Port Authority, Massport (2009)

Strategy to coordinate activities and incentives to improve sustainability in airport operations

Project report PDF
Merida Meridian (2007)

Sustainability business strategy for maker of natural fiber floor coverings

Mibanco (2007)

Business strategy for Latin American micro-credit organization

Mibanco (2008)

Strategy and plan to develop a micro-credit scoring system

Millipore (2010)

Analysis of packaging alternatives for cold storage and transport to improve sustainability

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
MIT - Energy Initiative/Walk the Talk Task Force (2007)

Inventory and cost/benefit analysis of potential actions to reduce carbon emissions on campus

MIT Sloan School of Management/E62 (2007)

Lessons learned from integrated green building design process

MIT Sloan School of Management/Green Operations (2008)

Inventory and community profile of potential actions by MIT Sloan to reduce environmental footprint

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Natura (2012)

Identify ways to manage the eco-toxicity of ingredients in cosmetics.

Project report PDF
Project report PDF
Nestlé USA (2008)

Strategy for sustainable agriculture involvement in North America

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
New England Clean Energy Council (2008)

Assessment of regional incentives for location of clean tech facilities

Project poster PDF
Next Step Living (2014)

Evaluate community partnership strategy for leading home energy efficiency services provider

Project poster PDF Project report PDF
Nike (2007)

Strategy for CSR development

Nike (2008)

Competitive and financial analysis of climate activities reporting

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Oasys Water (2011)

Assess the opportunity for engineered osmosis water purification in the developing world

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF

P-T

P&G Gillette (2010)

Methodology to assess current energy, water and other resource use in manufacturing facility and to evaluate alternatives

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Recology (2010)

Analysis of business opportunities associated with materials recovery in solid waste management

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) (2011)

Recommendations for increased engagement on sustainability with RILA member companies

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) (2013)

Increase polybag and hanger recycling among small store retailers at shopping mall locations.

Royal Caribbean Cruises (2010)

Methodology to assess and improve the sustainability performance of the supply chain for major food categories

Save That Stuff (2011)

Identify market opportunities for organic waste and publish resources on household composting

Project report PDF
Guide to composting PDF
Tool - Municipal composting feasibility model XLS
Seventh Generation (2010)

Strategy development for sustainable manufacturing systems

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
ShellTek (2011)

Identify a market and analyze logistics for two sustainably sourced products

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Sodexo (2011)

Advising sustainability assessment for beef suppliers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
The Spark Group (2007)

Financial and market strategy for nonprofit organization investing in schools via microfinance

Sproot Co (2014)

Evaluate environmental impact of food or packaging at food services company targeting early childhood education providers

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Sugarmade (2012)

Plan a life cycle assessment of tree-free paper products.

Project poster PDF

Sup de Co (2011)

Typha charcoal in Senegal - Changing a national threat into durable wealth

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Taza Chocolate (2009)

Sustainability definitions and communication for market development of specialty chocolate

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Tiffany & Co. (2013)

Evaluate sustainable packaging options.

Tiffany & Co. (2012)

Evaluate sustainable packaging options.

U-Z

Unilever (2010)

Strategy for expanding sustainable agriculture programs throughout supply chains

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
Unilever (2013)

Provide insights and recommendations for the company’s sustainable living agenda in the US.

Project poster PDF
Union Pacific Railroad (2013)

Recommend internal waste-management and recycling initiatives.

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
United in Diversity, UID (2009)

Stakeholder strategies and potential sustainability strategies to address the Jakarta water crisis

Project report PDF
Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala (2007)

Assessment of microfinance business model for Guatemala

University of São Paulo (2008)

Strategy for reducing/eliminating electronic waste (e-waste)

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
U.S. Business Council For Sustainable Development (2008)

Business strategy for carbon sequestration and other benefits through reforestation projects

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
U.S. Navy (2011)

Greenhouse Gases Lifecycle Analysis of Alternative Jet Fuel

Project poster PDF
Walt Disney Company (2007)

Large-scale alternative energy sources for Orlando region

William J. Clinton Foundation/Clinton Climate Initiative (2008)

Financial analysis models of energy efficiency building improvements

Project poster PDF
Project report PDF
The World Bank/Development Marketplace (2007)

Business plan review and support for World Bank Development Marketplace Competition finalists

Contact Us

One Amherst Street
Building E40-196
Cambridge, MA

617-324-9615
actionlearning@mit.edu