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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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A national water strategy would help the U.S. manage outdated infrastructure and adopt desalination technology, argues water entrepreneur Aaron Mandell.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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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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8 startup ideas for environmental impact

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The 2022 MIT Sustainability Conference featured clean innovation for power plants, transportation systems, supply chain platforms, and more.

Oct 3, 2022
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Ideas Made to Matter Climate Change

‘Climate Future’: What to do if reducing emissions isn’t enough?

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In a new book, MIT Sloan professor Robert Pindyck says we must invest in climate adaptation — hybrid crops, sea walls, geoengineering, and more.

Aug 17, 2022
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Download: MIT Sloan research on sustainable business

Companies are under pressure to adopt sustainable business practices. Here is strategic advice for an effective, efficient, and equitable future.

Jun 13, 2022
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An inside look at the proposed SEC climate disclosure rule

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The SEC is proposing a new rule that would require public companies to disclose their emissions data and create more transparency. Industry experts unpack its implications.

Jun 8, 2022
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Morgan Stanley’s sustainability chief is optimistic … and realistic

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Chief sustainability officer Audrey Choi sees a “huge, addressable demand” for climate-conscious investing, but concedes it’s difficult for firms to match intention with action.

May 9, 2022
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