Rigorous evidence and research is crucial, especially at this critical turning point for nature and society.

We believe it is our responsibility—as the management school of MIT—to apply academic rigor to real-world problems. Armed with science, we can  solve even the greatest sustainability problems—and take hold of opportunities for a stronger, more equitable future.

Led by world-renowned faculty co-directors Roberto Rigobon, Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management, and John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, we are elevating the field by bringing rigorously tested, data-driven insights to bear on serious sustainability challenges.

Whether it’s through interactive climate simulations or a more effective way to measure an organization’s environmental, social and governmental performance (ESG), our world-class researchers collaborate with industry, governments, and organizations to solve problems and seize new opportunities. 

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The Aggregate Confusion Project

Our program of research to improve the quality of ESG measurement and decision making in the financial sector.

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The MIT Climate Pathways Project

We're working to advance the adoption of evidence-based climate policy among top decision-makers.

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The Sustainability Initiative builds on world-class teaching, research, and engagement across sectors by faculty across MIT. These scholars propel innovation in products and services, management practices, business models, market infrastructures and institutions, and public policy.

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