Sustainable Business Lab
The Sustainable Business Lab (S-Lab) provides students with a unique opportunity to explore the connection between business, the environment, and society. Through their S-Lab projects, students apply knowledge from the classroom to solve real-world problems and see firsthand how businesses are tackling the massive challenges of sustainability.
Under the guidance of an MIT faculty mentor, interdisciplinary teams of four students engage in a six week-long project with S-Lab's partner companies and non-profit organizations. The projects investigate a range of sustainability issues, including: aligning business strategies with social and environmental goals; developing methodologies to measure business impacts on the environment; and measuring the return on investment from environmental and social initiatives. The analyses of the S-Lab teams help partner organizations take concrete actions to improve social, environmental, and economic outcomes in the long-term. Many final project reports are made publicly available to diffuse the students' insights and advance the field of sustainability broadly.
For a closer look at S-Lab projects and their outcomes, please check out this sampling of past projects.