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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

Economic growth as sustainability cure, not curse

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An MIT researcher’s take on how technology and growth help humans “tread more lightly” on the planet.

Jan 21, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

Is the global water crisis also a business opportunity?

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The world needs solutions to its multiple water challenges. Here are four ways private business — and private equity — can play a role.

Jan 9, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Climate Change

The 5 greatest challenges to fighting climate change

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The threat is global, but humans think local.

Dec 27, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Climate Change

See the future of global warming in less than one second

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A free climate solution simulator shows effects of various climate policies, and it’s easy enough for non-scientists to use.

Dec 18, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

18 quotes for business and management from 2019

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Top of mind at MIT Sloan this year: The future of work, climate change, digital transformation, and, above all, leadership.

Dec 9, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

MIT Sloan faculty insights: 6 books from 2019

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From the history of liberty to the future of R&D, here are some of the books from MIT Sloan faculty that arrived in 2019.

Nov 25, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

Solar subsidies and an imperfect market

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In some cases, solar lessees pick up a subsidy and then some.

Oct 29, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Public Policy

The drastic power of a modest carbon tax

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A $7 per metric ton carbon tax could reduce emissions by the same amount as the flagship climate policies of the Obama administration, a new study finds.

Oct 17, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

How to succeed in clean energy investing by really trying

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The founders of Clean Energy Venture Group on picking the right startup, managing employees, and surviving a recession.

Oct 16, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

Tech, capitalism, and a hopeful remedy for the planet

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In this excerpt from ‘More from Less,’ Andrew McAfee explains how dematerialization led him to an optimistic theory of the Earth’s fortune.

Oct 4, 2019
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