MIT pioneered environmentally responsible approaches to monitor and preserve the health of the planet with the launch of our Environmental Solutions Initiative in the spring of 2014. Uniting faculty and students from all MIT schools, the Institute created a framework to support our faculty and students as they pursue transformative, cross-disciplinary research addressing environmental challenges.
At MIT’s School of Management, our definition of sustainability is a comprehensive one, extending beyond strictly environmental concerns to consider the important societal and economic issues faced by our global community. This multifaceted approach both springs from and benefits from the School’s deep and rigorous research in system dynamics, applied economics, and organizational design. Faculty members from these disciplines frequently work closely together on sustainability projects, pursuing solutions that are grounded in research, driven by science, and meaningful to the health of the planet.