Results for Climate change:
William F. Pounds Professor of Management Emeritus
Department: Professor of Applied Economics
Contact: (617) 253-6609, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Climate change; Climate policy; Coal; Emissions trading; Energy; Environment; Environmental policy; Ethanol; Gas; Global climate change; Global warming; Nuclear power; Oil
Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management
Department: Professor of Information Technology
Contact: (617) 253-6843, email@example.com
Expertise: Artificial intelligence; Blogs; Business intelligence; Business process modeling; Change management; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Climate change; Climate policy; Computer industry; Digitization; Dot-com; E-commerce; E-mail; Education; Employee motivation; Enterprise information systems; Future of work; Global warming; Groupware; High technology companies; Information systems; Information systems; Information technology; Information technology for management; Information technology, artificial intelligence; Information technology, impact of; Information technology, social aspects; Innovation; Internet; Internet governance; Internet privacy issues; Internet security; Internet software/applications; Internet strategy; Intranet; Knowledge management; Knowledge sharing; Leadership; Management of information technology; Managerial communication; Managing change; Medical decision making; Motivation; Networking; Open source software; Organization studies; Organizational communication; Organizational design and performance; Organizational psychology; Social networks; Software; Software agents; Sustainability; Telecommuting; Wikipedia; Working virtually; World Wide Web
Department: Senior Lecturer / MBA Program Finance Track Head
Contact: (617) 324-3745, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Capital budgeting; Climate policy; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate strategy and policy; Derivatives; Dividend policy; Emissions trading; Energy; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Finance; Financial engineering; Financial markets; Gas; Hurdle rates; Nuclear power; Oil; Public utilities; Risk management; Securities and Exchange Commission
Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Emeritus
Department: Professor of Economics, Emeritus
Contact: (617) 253-2957, email@example.com
Expertise: Antitrust; Applied economics; Business ethics; Climate change; Climate policy; Competition; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit cards; Economics; Economy; Electronic publishing; Energy; Environment; Global climate change; Global warming; Government; High technology companies; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Macroeconomics; Managerial economics; Microeconomics; Microsoft; Non-market strategy; Options; Political economy; Price fixing; Pricing; Public utilities; Publishing; Software; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Tax policy; United States
Department: Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Contact: (617) 253-0594, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Alternative energy; Business education; Capital facilities assets; Carbon footprint; Corporate accountability; Disaster recovery; Drought; Emerging businesses; Environment; Executive education; Global warming; Government; Infrastructures; Innovation; Management of technology; New ventures; Real estate; Startup; Sustainability; Water
Jay W. Forrester Professor in Computer Science
Department: Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems
Contact: (617) 253-1951, email@example.com
Expertise: Alternative energy; B-school; Business education; Business process modeling; Carbon footprint; Change management; Climate policy; Energy; Environment; Environmental leadership; Managing change; Nonlinear dynamics; Organizational behavior; Organizational learning; Strategic planning; Strategy; Supply chain management; Sustainability; System dynamics
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Economics Emeritus
Department: Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Initiatives
Contact: (617) 253-2932, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Applied economics; Asia; China; Climate change; Defense, military; Deflation; E-commerce; Healthcare; High technology companies; Hong Kong; Human resource management; Industrial economics; Inflation; Interest rates; Japan; Korea; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Microsoft; Monetary policy; National security; Oil; Outsourcing; Pakistan; Russia; Semiconductors; Singapore; South Korea; Southeast Asia; Sustainability; Unemployment
Department: Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Contact: (781) 684-0239, email@example.com
Expertise: Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Business plans; Climate policy; Clinical trials; Drug and biological regulatory strategies; Drug models; Emerging businesses; Energy; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Environment; Global climate change; Global warming; Healthcare; Innovation; Medical devices; Mexico; New ventures; Pharmaceutical; Research and development; Startup; Venture capital
Rajendra Pachauri describes the kinds of adaptations humanity must make to the changes already underway, including protection from flooding; preventing water scarcity; and retooling agriculture. Developed nations have a head start in these, and must help out developing nations, or risk global conflicts. Yet adaptation alone "cannot cope with all the projected impacts of climate change," says Pachauri, so greenhouse gas mitigation efforts are urgent.
Rajendra K. Pachauri leads fellow members of the Nobel Prize-winning IPCC in a remarkable public session of soul-searching. Now that the IPCC has helped make climate change a signal issue of our times, what next?
If "organizations are the way that ideas change the world," as MIT Sloan Dean Dave Schmittlein puts it, then look to institutions like MIT, which has wrapped its arms around the issues of energy and climate change, to help make sustainability real and attainable. The Dean describes some showcase work launched at MIT, including a long-lasting battery for electric cars, and MIT's own green campus efforts.
From Nicholas Stern's market perspective, climate change constitutes an "externality" that, like traffic grid lock in a city center, arises when some people's actions affect the welfare of others, at no cost to the perpetrators.
Margaret Leinen, drawing on the U.N.'s recent climate reports, and the latest research from the field, shows the dire graph: a red line of CO2 emissions marching steadily upward, with accompanying graphics depicting hoped-for impacts of international efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas release.
If you'd asked Ronald Prinn a decade ago whether human activity played a significant part in global warming, he would have given you an "equivocal" answer. Today, he is no longer straddling the line.
As Sr. Advisor of Swissnex Boston, Pascal Marmier, focuses on the high-tech collaboration among Swiss and U.S. scientists, entrepreneurs, and innovators in hopes of achieving climate change. In his time with the MIT Sloan Fellows program, Marmier, SF 2008, advanced his knowledge of sustainability through access to faculty leaders and in his role as co-founder of the MIT Sloan Fellows Social Impact Group. The group -- representing more than 25 countries -- believes that giving back to society is not about self-sacrifice, it's about commitment.
This panel offers some evidence that sustained alliances between academia and other organizations may help us more effectively address climate change issues.
The hacking of emails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit in November rocked the world of climate change science, energized global warming skeptics, and threatened to derail policy negotiations at Copenhagen. These panelists, who differ on the scientific implications of the released emails, generally agree that the episode will have long-term consequences for the larger scientific community.
In turn pragmatic and visionary, John Doerr describes his venture capital firm's response to the climate change/clean energy challenge, while answering a range of questions from an entrepreneurial and academic audience.
MIT is working to solve many of the vexing challenges facing humanity. Amid increasing scientific evidence of global warming, MIT thought-leaders are focused squarely on climate change. On this challenge the Institute has work to do at home, according to a team of students working through MIT Sloan's Sustainability Lab. Team member Nick Hofmeister told correspondent Scott Rolph that even though MIT has an array of carbon-reduction opportunities, the famously decentralized Institute faces organizational hurdles. It's an illustration, says Hofmeister, that moving toward more a more sustainable enterprise is about more than identifying opportunities and calculating return on investment.
Climate change poses perhaps the premiere threat to coming generations, but to avoid its worst impacts, we must confront the issue now. To that end, Millipore's Madaus exhorts business leaders to focus immediately on building environmental sustainability into their operations.
There's "just exactly enough time, with no time to lose" to address the massive challenge of climate change and renewable energy, says moderator John Sterman.
John Sterman pokes holes through some popular proposals for addressing climate change, with sobering case studies that demonstrate why "technological solutions are not enough to address the problem of creating a sustainable world."