MIT Sloan is where world-class faculty, researchers, students, alumni and practitioners from various sectors who are passionate about sustainability gather and challenge the way people think about sustainability. Their ideas and innovations are highlighted in the media, which inspire the community to come together to innovate for a more sustainable world.


January 29, 2018 Mohamed Akef

A clean act: An interview with David Auerbach

Sanergy is working to improve communities in Africa by making hygienic sanitation more accessible and affordable.


March 2, 2017 Jamie Condliffe

The Department of Defense Wants to Double Down on Renewables

As clean energy and environmental protection look set to suffer under Trump’s budget cuts, at least the military will do its bit to reduce

February 12, 2017 Mary Catherine O'Connor

Microfibers are polluting our food chain. This laundry bag can stop that

Two German inventors created a laundry bag to prevent shedding microfibers ending up in oceans. Now, Patagonia will start selling it

February 8, 2017 Martin S. Feldstein

A Conservative Case for Climate Change

Martin S. Feldstein, Ted Halstead and N. Gregory Mankiw make a case for climate action from conservatives

January 26, 2017 Kathryn M. O’Neill

Funding fusion could be the key to clean energy

MIT's Prof. Andrew Lo talks about a new $10B fund to finance Fusion energy projects

January 25, 2017 Ed Yong

Professor Smith Goes to Washington

In response to the new president’s stances on a range of issues, more scientists are preparing to run for political office.

January 25, 2017 Andrew King and Michael Toffell

Trump has a great opportunity to save our environment

Examining Pres. Trump's opportunity to actually help save our environment

January 24, 2017 Jason Margolis

Companies remind Trump: What’s good for the planet can be good for business

Donald Trump has famously called climate change a hoax. That kind of talk doesn’t just worry scientists and environmentalists...

January 23, 2017 

Climate Deregulation Tracker

The Sabin Center has launched this tracker to identify and explain steps taken by the incoming administration to scale back mitigation


December 15, 2016 Haggerston Times

Social Impact To The Fore As Legatum Center Holds Its First UK Conference At Level 39

Accelerating Developing World Growth through Entrepreneurship and Finance

December 10, 2016 David Z. Morris

Research Shows Mobile Banking Lifting Hundreds of Thousands from Poverty

Kenya’s M-Pesa has helped the poor, and the country’s entire economy, while turning a profit.

December 9, 2016 

The Magic in the Warehouse

Costco became a phenomenon by doing things its own way. But can the company preserve it's edge

December 8, 2016 Jasmine C. Lee and Adam Pearce

How Trump Can Influence Climate Change

If the United States continues to create greenhouse gases at the so-called business as usual level, net emissions could reach 6.9 gigatons b

December 2, 2016 Hal Gregersen

Leading Across Boundaries: Respect, Leadership And The Future Of Work

Regardless of where the worst of our issues originate, leaders have the distinct responsibility – and greatest opportunity – to be the solut

December 2, 2016 James Hagerty

Jay Forrester, an MIT Engineer, Sought to Rethink Corporate Management

After inventing a new type of computer memory, he dove deeply into business research

December 1, 2016 Mary Schlangenstein and Michael Sasso

US airlines worry over wages as a load factor

Workforce salaries and perks have shot up exponentially during the ongoing boom

November 27, 2016 Janelle Nanos

Spoiler Alert: It makes sure nothing goes to waste

The Greater Boston Food Bank has tapped into the Boston-based food-matching platform Spoiler Alert.

November 22, 2016 Emily Dahl

Forging ahead on climate action

At UN Climate Change Conference, MIT researchers share insights on implementing climate commitments.

November 17, 2016 Hae Young Yoo

MIT expert calls for investing in employees

Thomas Kochan discusses two very different approaches to profitability, the relevance of unions and of college degrees, and more.

November 17, 2016 Merrit Kennedy

Hundreds Of U.S. Businesses Urge Trump To Uphold Paris Climate Deal

Hundreds of businesses are asking President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on U.S commitments to combat climate change.

November 16, 2016 Thomas Kochan

Election rage shows why America needs a new social contract to ensure the economy works for all

The recent U.S. election exposed two major intersecting fault lines in America that could soon produce an era of social & economic upheaval

November 15, 2016 

Tough Climate For Hollande: French president reacts to Trump win

Will the Paris climate deal be undone? John Sterman weighs in.

November 2, 2016 Sarah Nolet

Can An Overfishing Simulation Teach People To Fish Sustainably?

Fish stocks around the world are being threatened by overfishing.

October 25, 2016 

Sustainability rising up the ranks of boardrooms in Latin America

Sustainability management is becoming increasingly important in the boardrooms of Latin American organisations.

October 15, 2016 Neil Irwin

How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More

Can the answer to what ails the global economy be found in the people in blue vests at your neighborhood Walmart?

October 13, 2016 Seb Murray

MIT Ranked #1 in the US in Corporate Knight’s Best Business Schools for Social Impact

Corporate Knights ranked schools on how well they integrate social, ethical and environmental issues into their MBAs

September 27, 2016 John Schwartz

An App to Help Save Emissions When Buying a Car

MIT cost-carbon-climate analysis of U.S. car market

September 27, 2016 Alexis Christoforous

Here’s why more companies like Coca-Cola are paying attention to “sustainability”

Coca-Cola (KO) says it is working to repay Mother Earth for all the water it uses to make its products around the world.

September 26, 2016 SETH BORENSTEIN

US not on track to meet 2025 carbon pollution cutting goal

Unless it does more, the United States probably will fall short of goals set under last year's Paris agreement

September 14, 2016 Jason Margolis

Massachusetts pushes to brew up new green businesses to help fight climate change

Looking for a place to build his new solar electricity startup, Sorin Grama came across an old abandoned warehouse.

September 14, 2016 Betsy Massar

How MIT Sloan Teaches Sustainability

An interview with the director of Sloan's Sustainability Initiative

August 31, 2016 

Academia Meets Automotive: College Students and GM Unite to Boost Sustainability

GM forms first Student Sustainability Advisory Council

August 12, 2016 Sarah Nolet and Jason Jay

How Agribusiness Can Avoid the Mistakes of Clean Tech

Promising practices for corporates, investors, and entrepreneurs to drive long-term innovation and avoid an investment bust.

July 21, 2016 

Biogen Collaboration

Biogen, MIT Sloan, Valutus, CSRHub, MIT Sloan Management Review and MIT Press are collaborating to develop an online platform known as SHIFT

July 1, 2016 

Sustainability in Action

For S-Lab students, the scale is global, and the stakes are real

May 19, 2016 

New MIT Sloan Impact Investing Club Wins International Competition

Students Take Grand Prize At The MBA International Impact Investing Network And Training Event

May 13, 2016 

Sarah Kalloch and David Sanchez receive the School’s highest academic honor

Sarah Kalloch and David Sachez, both actively involved with the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan, were inducted as Seley Scholars!

May 3, 2016 Anna Hirtenstein

New Record Set for World’s Cheapest Solar, Now Undercutting Coal

Cheaper than new coal-fired electricity in the Gulf emirate

April 11, 2016 Nina Kruschwitz

MIT for Managers: Can You Afford to Build Green?

The MIT Sloan School found that when you crunch the numbers, you can’t afford not to.

April 6, 2016 David Keith

Will the Tesla Model 3 recharge the U.S. electric vehicle market?

The Model 3 is really important for the future of Tesla and the future of EVs.

April 1, 2016 

Sustainability-Oriented Innovation: A Q&A with Lockheed Martin’s Matthew Swibel

At Lockheed Martin, sustainability can’t just be shoehorned into products.

March 15, 2016 

Beyond Business School: A Sloan MBA Becomes the NHL’s Green Guy

An Architect with an MIT Sloan MBA Designs Corporate Social Responsibility for the NHL

March 12, 2016 Emilia Wedziuk

Crowdsourcing contest to reduce emissions 0

MIT challenges the community to identify cutting-edge solutions to reach carbon reduction goals.

February 25, 2016 

The 100 leading professors in the field of entrepreneurship

As the people running formal entrepreneurship education globally, here are the top 100 professors of entrepreneurship.

February 24, 2016 Peter Dizikes

Will we ever stop using fossil fuels?

Not without a carbon tax, suggests a study by an MIT economist.

February 22, 2016 Sally Haslanger

Is This Really Who We Are?

Prof. Sally Haslanger on the blind spot in MIT's climate plan

February 17, 2016 Valerie Volcovici

Apple issues $1.5 billion in green bonds in first sale


Delay of Clean Power Plan Stokes Worries About Paris Treaty

Environmentalists and academic experts are nervous

February 10, 2016 Coral Davenport

Supreme Court’s Blow to Emissions Efforts

May Imperil Paris Climate Accord

February 9, 2016 Peter Dizikes

Study: China’s new policies will lower CO2 emissions faster, without preventing economic growth

MIT professor sees coal use peaking within next decade and emissions dropping soon after.

January 26, 2016 Peter Dizikes

Reality check in the factory

MIT professor’s new book shows how labor laws actually get enforced, globally.

January 23, 2016 David Abel

The high tech of low carbon

MIT researchers join global efforts to find ways to cut emissions

January 22, 2016 Jason Margolis

Can a Norwegian company with ‘oil’ in its name transform into a wind company?

Norwegian company Statoil plans to build the first floating wind farm off the Scottish coast.

January 20, 2016 

The Zipcar Effect


December 29, 2015 

MIT Sloan alumnus attempts world-circling solar flight

For Solar Impulse’s André Borschberg “it’s a question of preparation meeting passion.”

December 14, 2015 WGBH News

Will The COP21 Climate Deal Save The World?

Is the COP 21 climate deal one which will help save the world? Or is it just a lot of hot air?

December 8, 2015 

Coffee industry faces severe challenges due to climate change

“Enjoy your high-quality coffee while you can,” warns Keurig’s former sustainability manager

December 5, 2015 

Chasing a Climate Deal in Paris

In War of the Temperatures, a Cease-Fire of Sorts

December 1, 2015 Anjali Sastry and Kara Penn

Why Hackathons Are Bad For Innovation

December 1, 2015 Eduardo Porter

Imagining a World Without Growth

Could the world order survive without growing?

November 26, 2015 Zeynep Ton

The Most Rotten Part About Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2015 Mei Yin Wu

The Role of Tax Subsidies in Energy Efficiency

November 25, 2015 Dylan Martin

Spoiler Alert Launches Leftovers-as-a-Service to Fight Food Insecurity

Spoiler Alert is now available to food businesses, farms, and nonprofits across New England.

November 24, 2015 Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Top 10 Graduate Programs For Environmental Sustainability

November 16, 2015 Rob Matheson

Scaling commercial energy efficiency

October 21, 2015 

MIT announces five-year plan for action on climate change

Hundreds of millions sought for low-carbon research; advocacy for carbon pricing; a call to the alumni and beyond.

October 16, 2015 Mark Dwortzan

Is there a cost effective way to cut carbon?

Researchers at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

October 8, 2015 Corporate Knights

2015 Better World MBA results

September 28, 2015 Justin Gillis and Somini Sengupta

Limited Progress Seen Even as More Nations Step Up on Climate

The pledges that countries are making to battle climate change would still allow the world to heat up by more than 6 degrees Fahrenheit.

September 21, 2015 Jeff Carlson, May Samali, Julie Lein, & Clara Brenner - See more at:

Seeding Mission-Driven Startups

September 11, 2015 Steve Calechman

Moderating Extremes in Building Design

Leon Glicksman develops energy efficiency technologies and strategies for old and new buildings all over the world.

September 9, 2015 

New MBA student’s startup boosts solar energy and equity

Stephanie Speirs named 2015 Echoing Green Fellow and Soros Fellow

August 25, 2015 

To unleash renewable energy in Latin America, build a better battery

Academics, industry experts say storage is missing piece to unleash solar, wind in the region

July 8, 2015 

J-WAFS awards $1.8 million in first round of seed-grant funding

Nine grants of $200,000 for two years have been awarded to researchers from 11 MIT departments.

July 7, 2015 Joe Nocera

The Good Jobs Strategy

July 6, 2015 Catherine Shu

Spoiler Alert App Makes Donating Surplus Food As Easy As Tossing It In A Dumpster

Spoiler Alert founders Ricky Ashenfelter and Emily Malina, MBA 2015