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MIT Sloan is the gathering place for cross-sector leaders working on innovative solutions to sustainability challenges. We bring practitioners, academics, MIT Sloan students, staff and faculty together at dozens of events, like these, every year.
“Empowering Action” Apr. 27-28, 2013
The fifth annual MIT Sustainability Summit's theme reflects the urgency of innovation, leadership, and change at numerous scales, from the individual to the firm and from the city to the world, in light of global environmental threats.
We intend for our attendees to leave feeling empowered to take action towards a sustainable future, either in their existing personal or professional context or in a new one. This is the motivation for showcasing multiple domains of action. We hope that germs of company, product, or project ideas spring from the panels and charettes, and new communities of action emerge out of the formal and informal conversations over the weekend.
“The Horizon Event” Apr. 27, 2012
The Fourth Annual MIT Sustainability Summit, brought business and social leaders together with academic researchers and students to look at the current successes, emerging solutions and new paradigms that can lead us to an environmentally and socially sustainable future. Renowned investor Jeremy Grantham led off a day of discussions which included presentations by leaders from Starbucks and Ceres, along with distinguished MIT faculty.
“Bridging Thought and Action” Apr. 22, 2011
The Third Annual MIT Sustainability Summit was dedicated to bridging thought and action, addressing sustainability through a series of talks, panels and discussions. The goal of the day was for participants to get a new or renewed understanding of the theory behind creating sustainable organizations as well as the tools and tactics to address real life challenges.
“Mind the Gap: Collaborate and Communicate for a Sustainable World” Apr. 23, 2010
The Second Annual MIT Sustainability Summit focused on ways in which people can work across boundaries to make sustainability a reality. Because environmental and social challenges require a multi-disciplinary approach, no individual or single organization can make change a reality alone.
Throughout the day, attendees practiced innovative methods for engaging in effective dialogue and for working together during complex decision-making situations and multi-stakeholder engagements.
“Manufacturing and Sustainability”
The Manufacturing Summit focused on how to alter the perception of manufacturing in the US, and the importance of attracting young professionals to careers in manufacturing. Summit presentations examined how to keep the country’s economic engine strong and growing, how corporations can act as global citizens, and manufacturing’s role in sustaining a sustainable ecosystem of conferences.
MIT’s annual systems thinking conference, sponsored by the System Design and Management Program, is devoted to showcasing the new ways of thinking, working, and leading required to address today's complex challenges.
Sustainability is no longer relegated to offices that handle isolated issues like waste management or corporate charitable giving. Innovative leaders from a wide range of industries and functional areas are recognizing they can improve their business by embracing sustainable business practices.
How are they doing it? How can eco-friendly, socially responsible business practices translate to your bottom line? Where are the most promising areas of business opportunity today? Are there frameworks that can help you identify sustainable strategies that fit your corporate footprint?
For more information about MIT Sloan’s Sustainability Initiative, contact
Jason Jay, Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Business & Society
Tel: (617) 253-0594 , E-mail: email@example.com