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“Achieving sustainability is the ultimate challenge of our time. The transition to a sustainable world will require us to change the way we do business, make strategic decisions about development, and meet social and environmental needs of the public. Companies and organizations are facing these complex issues and struggle to prioritize actions and make trade-offs. We need a new, collaborative approach to problem solving and decision-making.
The MIT Sustainability Summit brings together engineers, business leaders, academics, environmental activists, and public servants to discuss how we can most effectively support each other as we face the opportunities and challenges of transitioning to a sustainable world.”
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Even with gas prices lowering and remaining somewhat stable recently, energy and sustainability are still at the forefront of national and global dialogues. With that in mind, Energy Futures Week took place January 12 through January 15, and was sponsored by the MIT Energy Initiative. For those interested in learning more about the practical application of sustainability done here at MIT or those who wanting to know more about the burgeoning energy job sector, there was something for everyone who interested in energy and sustainability.
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MIT Sloan Convocation 2008 was organized around sustainability because of its profound impact on business, innovation, entrepreneurship, and NGOs. Attendees and those who view the videos online heard essential bulletins from this latest management frontier — and directly from the business leaders who are analyzing and shaping these revolutionary business practices.
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Sustainability is no longer relegated to offices that handle isolated issues like waste management or corporate charitable giving. Innovative leaders from a wide range of industries and functional areas are recognizing they can improve their business by embracing sustainable business practices.
How are they doing it? How can eco-friendly, socially responsible business practices translate to your bottom line? Where are the most promising areas of business opportunity today? Are there frameworks that can help you identify sustainable strategies that fit your corporate footprint?
These were issues addressed at the 2007 MIT Innovations in Management Conference: Strategies for Sustainable Business on December 5-6, 2007, at the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass.
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“Net Impact Events and Conferences are opportunities to network with other socially and environmentally conscious individuals, and to learn more about using business as a tool for social and environmental impact.”
“The Sustainable Advantage,” Nov. 13-15, 2008, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
“Sustainable Prosperity: Taking on the Global Challenge,” June 12-14, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
“Building a Sustainable Future: What will you do next?,” Nov. 1-3, 2007, Owen Graduate School of Management - Vanderbilt University