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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see some of our past events. http://mitsloan.mit.edu/sustainability/past-events
Thursday February 18
Leveraging Social Media for Global Change
Thursday February 11
Sustainalytics to Inform Investment Decisions
Materiality in Finance and Sustainability: What Are Companies Required to Report On?E62-250 –
Sustainability Lunch Series with speaker Bob Eccles
As sustainability becomes more mainstream in corporate boardrooms, public companies are looking for standards they can rely on to determine what to report on, and how. The Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is a non-profit organization working to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards that help public corporations disclose material, decision-useful information to investors. Join HBS professor Bob Eccles to learn more about the SASB process and how companies determine what is “material” to their business.
Sustainalytics to Inform Investment DecisionsE62-250 –
Sustainability Lunch Series with speaker Annie White
Retail and institutional investors are increasingly incorporating environmental, social and good governance (ESG) criteria in to their investment decisions, to minimize certain risks and take advantage of new market opportunities. Sustainalytics is an award-winning global firm that provides these investors with the intelligence and analysis to inform their responsible investment decisions. In this session, Research Director, Annie White, will use real-company cases to show how Sustainalytics is able to measure E, S and G risks and opportunities and rate corporate sustainability performance.
Cross-Sector Collaboration in Food & AgE62-250 –
Sustainability Lunch Series
Combining Financial, Philanthropic, and Political Capital to Tackle Climate ChangeE62-250 –
Sustainability Lunch Series with speaker Michael Sonnenfeldt
How Public Corporations Disclose Climate Impacts – The CDP Climate Disclosure ProgramE62-250 –
Sustainability Lunch Series with speaker Claire Ferguson
Investors from niche impact investment funds to mainstream asset managers now realize that climate change presents material risks to the companies in which they invest, and are demanding better and more complete information on corporate emissions and climate action. Leveraging the power of the shareholder and lender, CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) is a global organization that maintains the largest collection of self-reported environmental information from the world’s largest public corporations and their supplier companies. Claire Ferguson, a Sector Lead at CDP, will discuss how corporations implement sustainability programs internally and report out on emissions data, greenhouse gas targets, and climate risks and opportunities to investor stakeholders through the CDP platform.