Sustainability

In keeping with MIT's rich tradition of approaching problems creatively, the MIT Sloan Initiative for Sustainable Business and Society was launched in February 2007 as a means to change the way businesses, NGOs, and nonprofits view, use, and manage resources. The Initiative itself serves as an umbrella for the many components that fall under its purview, including a new Sustainable Business Lab (S-Lab) course co-taught by eight faculty, as well as a host of other related activities.

The Initiative takes an in-depth, integrated look at existing structural models and seeks to redefine the notion of sustainability by incorporating social equity, economic development, and environmental restoration at all levels. MIT Sloan faculty involved in the Initiative are establishing analytical tools and best practices for evaluating — and achieving — sustainability-related business goals.

Related Links

- Sustainability at MIT Sloan Web site

MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman and his students have developed management simulators that allow executives to test-drive policies that will improve the long-term performance of their organizations.