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.


November 13, 2014 Seth Borenstein

Scientists: US-China pact won’t slow warming much

Scientists say that the US-China climate change agreement will not do much on its own.

October 14, 2014 

How to Save the Climate in Twenty Minutes

Climate Interactive co-director Drew Jones presented results from the En-ROADS simulation to an audience at the Smithsonian Institution

October 14, 2014 

To Live in the Anthropocene, People Need Grounded Hope

Smithsonian symposium about human impacts on Earth look past warnings of global doom to discuss the necessary balance of achievable solution

August 19, 2014 


Sloan Alum, Omar Mitchell, released the first Sustainability Report for a professional sports organization.

June 5, 2014 Alex Piña and Sean Gilliland

SDM Team Develops New Solar Power Solution

SDM students Alex Piña '13 and Sean Gilliland '13 believe that solar energy should be accessible to everyone

May 12, 2014 

Interactive tool developed by MIT Sloan professor creates a virtual world for students to explore sustainable management of renewable resources

“Fishbanks” management flight simulation now available for free on MIT Sloan LearningEdge website in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Simpl

April 29, 2014 Marc Gunther

The art and science of systems change

To make underlying systems more sustainable, it takes both tools and compassion, says SecondMuse's Joe Hsueh

April 14, 2014 Thomas A. Kochan

America’s Young Workers:  Destined for Failure?


March 25, 2014 

White House features Climate CoLab

The White House has featured the MIT Climate CoLab as a project consistent with President Obama's Climate Data Initiative

March 17, 2014 Shayna Harris

Meet the Woman Saving Us From a Global Chocolate Drought

Shayna Harris, cocoa sustainability manager for Mars Global Chocolate, explains the need for developed programs for cocoa farmers

March 10, 2014 

MIT Sloan Sustainability Internship Program—Deadline Extended, March 21!

MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative & the CDO are thrilled with the high-caliber organizations participating in the 2014 internship program

March 6, 2014 

Schmidt-MacArthur Fellows announced

Three MIT Sloan students were selected to be Schmidt-MacArthur Fellows: Ricky Ashenfelter, Emily Malina, and Jonathan Krones.

February 28, 2014 Zeynep Ton

Why Raising Retail Pay Is Good for the Gap

Gap's implementation of a higher wage is actually a part of their reserve-in-store program. Ton expresses her opinions on this change.

January 9, 2014 

Student-run Dorm Room Fund makes first investment in soda machine

MIT Sloan startup team Refresh gets an unusual investment for a low-impact bottled water dispenser


November 25, 2013 John Sterman

Making Systems Thinking More than a Slogan

John Sterman's blog post on on identifying key ways that businesses can incorporate systems thinking into sustainability issues.

November 22, 2013 

Words Matter

The Lexicon of Sustainability, a pop-up exhibit about sustainability terms, visits MIT Sloan.

November 20, 2013 Jeffrey Sun, MBA '14

Video Blog on MIT Sloan and Sustainability

Why he chose MIT Sloan to pursue his interests in sustainability

October 25, 2013 Patrick Flynn

IO Runs the Datacenter Like a System

Building new datacenters is difficult. They are expensive, lengthy, and complex IT projects that have massive up front costs and usually...

October 23, 2013 Samantha Joseph, MBA '09

5 job search tips from a skydiving sustainability director

Samantha Joseph is director of corporate responsibility and sustainability at Iron Mountain, a data and records management company.

October 16, 2013 

A Cloud-Based Tool for Greener Product Design: Two Sloan School Classes Sign On and So Can You

A cloud-based tool that makes it easier to “design greener products right, from the start.”

October 15, 2013 Yasheng Huang

Beijing Air Pollution

For breathable air, China must reduce the costs of its growth

October 4, 2013 Julie Newman

New position aims to strengthen MIT’s sustainability

Julie Newman appointed to lead the Institute’s programs in sustainable energy, water and other resources.

September 17, 2013 Julie Lein and Clara Brenner, MBA Alumnae

Can Tech Startups Solve Serious Urban Problems? These Companies Think So

A new incubator, Tumml, focuses on an area that has not been as much of a focus for startups: urban problems.

September 10, 2013 John Sterman

John Sterman and team awarded for their paper, “Climate interactive: the C-ROADS climate policy model”

The award was presented in July at the 2013 annual International Conference of the System Dynamics Society here in Cambridge.

September 4, 2013 Barbara Dyer

“Jobs Report Anemic. Can Work Work? ” Good Work Blog

The Hitachi Foundation Good Work Blog provides commentary and insight on business, society, and news of the day.

August 30, 2013 Derek Oliver

Making Energy Efficiency the Norm in Boston- Massachusetts Port Authority

Derek Oliver, MBA '14, interned at Massachusetts Port Authority this summer to help identify energy efficiency opportunities.

August 29, 2013 Geoff Chapin

Next Step Living one of the fastest growing companies in the US

Next Step Living, started by Geoff Chapin (MBA '02) named one of the fastest growing companies in the US!

August 26, 2013 Matthew Amengual

Bringing the law to the factory

While factory labor rules are notoriously hard to enforce, a new study shows how some inspectors are able to uphold workplace standards.

August 6, 2013 Maria Troein

Why I Chose Sloan

Maria Troein, MBA '15, on why she chose MIT Sloan and her interest to pursue the Sustainability Certificate.

August 5, 2013 Jason Jay

Changing the Conversation

Half a century after Silent Spring, the environmental movement risks stalling out. MIT Sloan’s Jason Jay calls for a new approach.

July 30, 2013 Ethan McCall

Sustainability: Building Momentum

Ethan McCall, MBA '15, blogs about his excitement for the sustainability movement at MIT Sloan.

July 28, 2013 Mayank Agarwal

A Splendid Summer

Mayank Agarwal, MBA '14, discusses the Sustainability Certificate, sustainability classes, and internship at MIT Sloan.

July 10, 2013 Matthew Amengual

U.S. retailers agree to Bangladesh plant safety pact

Professor Matthew Amengual discusses the garment factory fire that occurred in Bangladesh and their labor conditions.

June 21, 2013 Caroline Mauldin

Sustainability for Smart Non-Tree-Huggers

Caroline Mauldin, MBA '14, discusses her Sustainability experience at MIT Sloan.

May 9, 2013 Eric Mathis

Sustainability comes to coal country

Social Entrepreneur, discusses the sustainability efforts in a Central Appalachian community.

February 25, 2013 Jorgen Randers

In the Year 2052…

Jorgen Randers, Professor at the Norwegian Business School, discusses his latest book, 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years.

February 5, 2013 Marianna Novellino

System Design and Management Blog

Marianna Novellino SDM '13: a systems approach to environmental sustainability


November 21, 2012 Robin Chase

Alumna Robin Chase shares wisdom on the peer-to-peer concept and starting a company from scratch

Robin Chase, SM ’86, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar speaks at MIT Sloan.

October 2, 2012 Heerad Sabeti

With for-benefit companies, opportunity to do good and drive growth

Heerad Sabeti discusses role of the fourth sector in spurring U.S. economic growth.

October 1, 2012 Robert Litterman

Risk, price, and catastrophe

Former Goldman Sachs Risk Manager talks about the price of climate risk.

July 10, 2012 Shayna Harris

A Day in the Life: Sustainability Manager

Shayna Harris, MIT Sloan MBA 2011, and cocoa sustainability manager for Mars Global Chocolate is featured in Bloomberg Businessweek.

June 27, 2012 Natacha Hardy

Finding value for certain species of the New England groundfish fisheries

Helping Fisherman Diversify Their Portfolio of “Stocks” – How One Rising MIT Sloan Second Year Spends Her Summer.

May 15, 2012 Tom Kadala

Recycling the Debate of Sustainability

Recycling the Debate of Sustainability: One attendee’s thoughts from the 2012 MIT Sustainability Summit.

March 31, 2012 Rick Locke

When the jobs inspector calls

Professor Rick Locke’s research featured in The Economist.


September 11, 2011 John Sterman


Interactive tool creates a virtual world for students to explore sustainable management of renewable resources.

August 15, 2011 Jackie Wilbur

Blog: MIT Sloan Experts

MBA Interest in Sustainability Careers is on the Rise at MIT Sloan

June 15, 2011 

Sustainable growth

Sustainable Growth: In its second year, there is growth in the number of sustainability certificates awarded.


May 10, 2010 

Publication: The Boston Globe

MIT Sloan teams up with Brazil research institute.

April 30, 2010 John Sterman

MIT professor illustrates global warming with a carbon bathtub.

MIT professor illustrates global warming with a carbon bathtub. Is there a matching carbon sink in that bathroom?

April 29, 2010 John Sterman

Blog: Building a Smarter Planet

MIT’s John Sterman: A call to action on the world’s gravest problems.