Events

The Sustainability Initiative runs, supports, and promotes events throughout the school-year. We are eager to support the efforts of MIT faculty, students, and alumni, so if you have an event you would like to showcase on our website, please email sustainability@sloan.mit.edu.

We also promote a small number of events outside of MIT each year that are of high interest and value to our constituencies; if you are running an event that we should know about, please contact sustainability@sloan.mit.edu.

Click here to see some of our past events. http://mitsloan.mit.edu/sustainability/past-events

February

Lunch Series

Feb 19

11:45AM-12:45PM

Nelson Repenning, Project Scoping Tools for Action Learning Projects

E62-250

Please join Professor Nelson Repenning, an expert on the change management process, for a session on tools to help you scope your S-lab (or other action learning/consultancy) projects.  This session will be an overview of the change management process, and then a deep dive into structured problem solving.  Prof. Repenning is the faculty director for the EMBA program, and teaches system dynamics here at Sloan.

RSVP:  http://goo.gl/FR5Ncg

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Lunch Series

Feb 26

11:45AM-12:45PM

Katie Kross, ʺThe Insider’s Guide to the Sustainability Job Searchʺ

E62-250

Co Sponsored with the Career Development Office

Many MBA students would love to work in a career that marries their business skills with their passion for making a difference in the world. But are there really viable MBA career options in social impact and sustainability fields? Absolutely. Join career expert Katie Kross for a conversation about career paths in corporate sustainability, CSR, impact investing, sustainability consulting, clean energy, and values-based business. She’ll share practical search tips, tools, and resources gleaned from hundreds of interviews with MBA alumni and employers.

RSVP: http://goo.gl/ugOy8O

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March

Mar 5

11:45AM-12:45PM

Karin Bogaers from Ahold USA on social sustainability goals in the food and grocery industry

E62-250

Karin is the Manager Responsible Retailing for Ahold USA, the parent company of Stop & Shop, Giant Foods, Martin’s Foods, and Peapod. 

The discussion will explore the social issues relevant to retail companies, including hunger and malnutrition, disadvantaged communities, associate engagement, and unsafe working conditions and forced or child labor in global supply chains, as well as the importance of collaboration and stakeholder engagement, and the role of sustainability professionals - including many of you - in positively impacting those social issues.

RSVP:  http://goo.gl/pizkef

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Mar 12

11:45AM-12:45PM

George Parmenter and GMRI partner

E62-250

George can make this day to talk about the partnership process in getting a seafood sustainability program in place with suppliers for Delhaize. Sounds like a perfect fit with SSB curriculum, but also great for others to hear.

RSVP:  http://goo.gl/forms/P0438VjRV1

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April

Apr 1

11:45AM-12:45PM

Danielle Nierenberg

E62-223

"Flipped" lecture idea (working possibility) where we send out a video of her talking with M. Pollan and then take the lunch hour for conversation. Will require some seeding the audience with people willing to follow through and really watch the video, plus ask some good questions. She wants to do something unconventional, and I feel like MIT can handle that.

RSVP:  http://goo.gl/forms/c9PHbJAXmK

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Lunch Series

Apr 2

11:45AM-12:45PM

Building Technologies, with Josh Lehman

E62-250

Tremendous business opportunities exist in demand-side energy management. People spend 90% of our lives indoors, and a tremendous amount of resources are required to build and maintain these spaces. As the clean energy industry comes of age, people are finding smarter and smarter ways to construct and operate the buildings in which we eat, sleep, live, and work.

E62 provides a great case study of building technologies and energy performance. Join us for an interactive lunch-and-learn session in which you will learn some of the science behind our buildings and see E62 from a whole new perspective.

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Lunch Series

Apr 9

11:45AM-12:45PM

Christina Zimmerman, Wellington, ESG/Data

E62-250

Christina Zimmermann, Manager of ESG Research at Wellington Management, will discuss how her team works internally with portfolio managers on ESG integration, externally with company managements, and more broadly with clients and other stakeholders within the industry. She will discuss the process of creating an ESG integration approach at a large asset management firm such as Wellington and illustrate how her team engages with hundreds of portfolio companies on topics such as water scarcity, supply chain management, and executive compensation. She will also share her observations of global trends for ESG in the investment community.   

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Apr 24-25

9AM-11PM

Sustainability Summit

MIT Campus


The 7th Annual Sustainability Summit will focus on understanding—and offering solutions to—the complex problems facing local and globalagriculture systems. This year’s Summit will tackle food and farming challenges through the lens of the “Circular Economy,” a systems-thinking approach that demonstrates that a flourishing, sustainable world is built on intentionally cycling resources between production and consumption:from farm to table and back again.
http://sustainabilitysummit.mit.edu/

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