In the Sustainable Business Lab (S-Lab), students explore the intersection of business, the environment, and society, using new knowledge to solve real-world problems.
Sustainable Business Lab (S-Lab)
How can we translate sustainability challenges into future business opportunities? How can businesses and society move together toward a more sustainable world? Today, organizations of all kinds are tackling these very questions. S-Lab students apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world projects and experience firsthand how leading organizations are tackling the challenges of sustainability.
At MIT Sloan, sustainability includes economic development, social equity, and environmental regeneration at all levels. Through cases, readings, guest speakers, and action learning projects, S-Lab students have the chance to affect real change and empower business leaders to take action to improve outcomes in the long-term.
With the support of the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan and under the guidance of faculty mentors, over the course of 6-8 weeks, teams of masters-level MIT students apply the concepts, theories, and tools learned in the classroom to real organizations and projects. By using a methodology developed by MIT Sloan, our teams first determine what sustainability problem the host wants to solve and why it’s important for the organization. One of the special features of S-Lab is the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the teams, which can include MBAs, MIT Sloan Fellows and MIT graduate students.