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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Click here to see some of our past events. http://mitsloan.mit.edu/sustainability/past-events
Thursday November 17
SASB: Measuring Sustainability: From Materiality to Performance
Tuesday November 22
Subsidized Sustainability Internships
MIT Sloan/E62 Recycling & Waste AuditE62 Loading Doc –
Ever wonder if your plastic water bottles should be emptied before you recycle them? Or if that greasy pizza box is too contaminated, and just has to go in the trash? Do you think about how much trash you consume, and what happens to it when you throw it away? Here’s your opportunity to look smart in front of your new classmates as they hover in-between the compost and the recycling bin and ask “which one should I use?”. Join the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative and the MIT Office of Sustainability to help sort and weigh E62’a waste and collect data to improve overall campus sustainability efforts. We will provide you with gloves to keep your hands clean and Tyvek jumpsuits to keep your clothes clean (optional). We will be doing the sorting outside near the loading dock - we suggest you wear sun screen and/or a hat.
Kickoff Sustainability Initiative Lunch Series of the YearE62-276 –
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.
2nd Year MBA Panel: Sustainability InternshipsE62-250 –
JOIN US for a student panel, moderated by Jason Jay, the Head of MIT Sloan's Sustainability Initiative, to hear from second year Sloan students who spent their summers working on various sustainable endeavors. Panelists include Jennifer Ballen (National Hockey League), Julius Tapper (Deloitte's Social Impact Service Line Consulting), Ryan Macpherson (Autodesk Foundation), and Cindy Noe (CocaCola).
2nd Year MBA Panel: Energy CareersE62-250 –
In collaboration with the MIT Sloan Energy Club, JOIN US for a student panel to learn about energy specific internships. This panel will be introduced and moderated by the Co-Founders of the Sloan Energy Club: Laura Adelman and Linda Cheung (who spent their summers at PowerGen Renewable Energy in Nairobi, Kenya and NextEra Energy Resources in Juno Beach, Florida, respectively). Panelists include Charles Ragland, Investment Banking at Evercore, Julia Hawley, Special Projects at Tesla Gigafactory, Steph Spiers, Co-Founder of Solstice, and Libby Delucia, Energy Storage at NextEra.
Climate CoLabSamberg Conference Center –
Climate CoLab is an online community of over 75,000 people, where people work together to develop proposals for how to address climate change.
Now in its fourth year, Crowds & Climate conference is a chance to connect with leaders from businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and communities around the world. Join us to hear and engage with innovative climate solutions and advance a new, collective way of tackling climate change.
Drew Morales: ESG Analyst, WellingtonE62-250 –
Join us as we learn from Drew Morales, MIT Sloan alum and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment research and integration analyst at Wellington Asset Management. Drew currently works with investors and other investment research professionals to develop, improve, and integrate quantitative and qualitative ESG research. He also engages with hundreds of management teams annually, often at the Board and C-Suite level, to consult and advise on ESG risks and opportunities. Drew will shed light on his specific role at Wellington as well as the broader ESG investment management industry.
Jeff Gitterman: Co-Founding Partner, Gitterman Wealth ManagementE62-250 –
Jeff has specialized in financial, wealth and distribution planning within the academic community since 1991. In 1997, Jeff founded Gitterman Wealth Management, which focuses on educating college and university professionals and helping them manage all aspects of their finances. In 2004, Jeff was honored by Fortune Small Business Magazine and Winning Workplaces as being one of the nation's Best Bosses. Jeff was also highlighted in Money Magazine and on CNN for his work within the academic community. Jeff is the author of the book "Beyond Success: Redefining the Meaning of Prosperity" and the Co-Founder of Beyond Success, a coaching and consulting company that brings more holistic ideas to the world of business and finance. Jeff is also the Associate Producer of Planetary, a documentary that expands on the perspective that everyone of us is inseparable from each other, the planet and the universe as a whole.
Moray Dewhurst, Former CFO of NextEraE62-250 –
Come learn from Moray Dewhurst, MIT Sloan alum who recently retired after 15 years as CFO at NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), a Florida-based utility company and the world's largest renewable energy developer. Moray has served on the boards of NEIL, the nuclear industry’s mutual insurance company, and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. While at the Sloan School, he earned the Henry Ford II Award for outstanding scholastic achievement. Moray will provide his perspective on working as a CFO, as well as his insights on the broader clean energy industry.
MIT Energy NightMIT Museum –
Annie White: SustainalyticsE62-250 –
Join the Sustainability Initiative as we learn from Annie White, Digital Product Manager with Sustainaltyics. Annie leads the development of Sustainalytics’ ESG research software. As a member of Sustainalytics’ software product development team, she contributes to operational planning and the strategic implementation of team goals. Annie has worked at Sustainalytics since 2008 as an industry analyst, project manager, and associate research director and managed Sustainalytics’ portfolio of sustainability rankings from 2012 to 2015.
MIT Sloan Club Happy Hour, Washington DCThe Front Page –
Come and network with fellow Sloan Alumni in the DC area. Special Guests: Jason Jay and Bethany Patten from the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative will be there to talk about the initiative.
For more information, please contact Padma Vanka at firstname.lastname@example.org
Net Impact ConferencePhiladelphia –
The Net Impact Conference is the premier gathering of students and professionals who want to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world.
Join us in Philadelphia, Nov. 3-5, to fast track your own path to impact: network with industry leaders, find mentors and make invaluable connections.
Network, meet recruiters, get job leads and then stop by the Sustainability Initiative table at the Net Impact Expo Friday, November 4 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Kate Williams, CEO, 1% for the PlanetE62-250 –
Kate Williams is a '97 MIT Sloan alum, currently CEO of 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit environmental organization that leads a global network of businesses, nonprofits, and individuals working together for a healthy planet. Kate stepped into her role at 1% for the Planet in May 2015 with a strong leadership track record, including roles as Board Chair of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), as Executive Director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, as founder of an agricultural business, and as an elected political official. She brings a deep passion for the power of collective action to all she does and looks forward to sharing her perspective on leadership, cross-sector networks, and the environmental movement. Kate earned a BA in history at Princeton University and an MS in management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Kate lives in Vermont with her husband and two children.
SASB: Measuring Sustainability: From Materiality to PerformanceE62-250 –
Join the Sustainability Initiative and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) as we discuss sustainability measurement - from materiality to performance. Michael Kinstlick (CFA), Head of Standards Setting for SASB, will be leading this discussion. SASB is a leader in the sustainability measurement space, setting industry-specific standards for corporate sustainability disclosure, with a view towards ensuring that disclosure is material, comparable, and decision-useful for investors.
Subsidized Sustainability InternshipsE62-276 –
Worried about taking a paycut to save the world? Join the Sustainability Initiative to learn about MONEY MAKING opportunities for your summer internship! Discussion will include an overview of subsidized Sustainability Internships and the Sloan Social Impact Fund.