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 September 10
Kickoff Sustainability Initiative Lunch Series of the Year
Thursday September 17
Network Based Job Search
Kickoff Sustainability Initiative Lunch Series of the YearTBD –
Join us for an information session on the Sustainability Initiative. The lunch will include an overview of the Certificate Requirements, as well as opportunities to get involved, and an introduction to programming and job networking opportunities for the year.
Zipcar CEO and MIT alum Robin Chase to give a book talk to MIT current students, alum and friends10-250 –
Robin Chase, co-founder/former CEO of Zipcar and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, illuminates the potential of the collaborative economy to address broader issues such as climate change and income inequality, and proves the impact that this innovative force can have on these most pressing economic and social issues of our time. Free Admissions.
Career Panel on Responsible Private Center Real Estate9-450 –
Nick Iuviene, Program Director of Just Urban Economies at CoLab
Ernst Valery, founder and president of Ernst Valery Investments Corp
Keyes Christopher "KC" Hardin, co-founder of Conservatorio SA
Network Based Job SearchTBD –
Sustainability, as an emerging field, rarely shows itself through the on-campus “manufactured market” of MBA recruiting. The most interesting opportunities in the space often occur through “the market you make” or networked job search. This session will feature the diverse set of tools available to students seeking social impact jobs. It will carefully explore Katie Kross’s 2x2 matrix of traditional vs. sustainability-oriented roles in traditional vs. sustainability-oriented companies. Life in each quadrant of that matrix feels quite different. Are they appropriate for people with different orientations and at different stages of career?
Featured Speaker: Sue Kline, MIT Sloan Career Development Office – Co-Director
Sustainability Alumni GatheringGranary Tavern –
Feeling the doldrums of fall? Want to extend the summer fun a little longer? Missing your sustainability friends and classmates? New to the sustainability field and want to know more about it? Come join the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative and local area alumni for an informal gathering at Granary Tavern to reconnect with the Boston-area Sloan sustainability community. Hosted by the Sustainability Initiative join Jason and Bethany for a drink, learn what they have been up to, and meet others interested in Sustainability from the MIT Sloan community.
SOLVEMIT Campus –
The first-ever SOLVE conference brings together technologists, philanthropists, business leaders, and policy makers to examine and address the problems where technology, business innovation, and smart strategy can be leveraged to create real and lasting change.
New Metrics Conference 2015Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston, MA –
This three-day event convenes brand managers, thought leaders, and business executives focused on creating smarter, more accurate, and more inclusive business metrics.
Crowds & Climate ConferenceMIT –
Hosted by Climate CoLab, the online community that develops proposals for tackling climate change, the annual Crowds and Climate Conference features contest winners presenting their ideas on how to confront specific environmental challenges and engage with leaders in the field.
Strategies for Sustainable Business | MIT Sloan Executive Education
This program targets high-potential and established executives who are shaping the strategy of their firms. We orient you to the pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges of our time. We help you deliver superior bottom line results while making a meaningful contribution to a better world. We bring a distinctive MIT perspective to bear on sustainability - building on our strengths in system dynamics, operational process improvement, and innovation. We use a blend of hands-on simulations, case studies, and small group discussions that make for a powerful three-day learning experience.
For more information or to register, please visit the executive education at http://executive.mit.edu/sus
Net Impact ConferenceSeattle, WA –
The 23rd Net Impact Conference to Seattle, will have student and professional leaders come together to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. The challenges we face are complex, and it’s time to come together and create innovative solutions. It’s time to suit up, push your limits, and leave it all on the field. Game on!