Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

9 carbon-busting startups from the MIT Sustainability Summit

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The 2023 MIT Sustainability Summit showcased low-carbon concrete blocks, floating kelp farms, biofertilizer, tradable carbon offsets, and more.

May 8, 2023
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Ideas Made to Matter Leadership

Procter & Gamble’s CEO on navigating rapid change

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During a visit to MIT, Jon Moeller talked about sustainability, technology and marketing trends, and how P&G reduced its product portfolio in order to grow.

May 2, 2023
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Ideas Made to Matter Leadership

Oatly exec: How to lead with purpose in an imperfect world

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Oatly’s Heidi Hackemer shares how practicing bravery and self-care and creating momentum can help leaders encourage purpose-led work in their organizations.

Apr 10, 2023
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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

An MIT Sloan economist runs the numbers on ESG

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Financial economist Andrew W. Lo became an ESG believer after developing a mathematical formula that quantifies the financial return on impact investing.

Apr 5, 2023
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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

3 leaders detail practices that support stakeholder and societal value

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Managers at Cotopaxi, King Arthur Baking Company, and REI discuss balancing purpose and profit.

Mar 22, 2023
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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

ESG ratings: Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water

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ESG ratings may be flawed, but they remain the most effective way to measure the ethical behavior of companies, MIT researchers contend.

Feb 23, 2023
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Ideas Made to Matter Climate Change

Do we need a US Department of Water?

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A national water strategy would help the U.S. manage outdated infrastructure and adopt desalination technology, argues water entrepreneur Aaron Mandell.

Feb 14, 2023
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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

3 sustainability insights for industry and government leaders

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When it comes to sustainable enterprises, leaders must consider meaningful goals, consumer preferences, and the partnership of management and technology.

Jan 25, 2023
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Ideas Made to Matter Design

2022, illustrated

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Six illustrations we loved this year, illuminating topics such as supply chain, health care, ESG, and remote work.

Dec 12, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Climate Change

How to choose carbon offsets that actually cut emissions

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Most corporate net zero pledges depend on carbon offsets, but many offsets don’t reduce emissions. Use this framework to identify which offsets are effective.

Nov 2, 2022
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