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Ideas Made to Matter

MIT Sloan faculty insights: 6 books from 2019

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

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

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

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

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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Ideas Made to Matter Finance

Impact investing is hot right now. Here’s why

Socially responsible investors are putting their money where their values are, which is good news for firms committed to tackling global problems.

Sep 17, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

ESG ratings vary widely. Here's why

Research reveals that ratings agencies have different definitions and measurements for corporate social responsibility.

Aug 26, 2019
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Michael Bloomberg gives MIT's commencement speech in 2019.
Ideas Made to Matter Climate Change

Michael Bloomberg takes on coal, climate change

At MIT commencement, the politician and entrepreneur tells graduates, “Your mission is to save our planet.”

Jun 7, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

Startups, cities jostle over access to the curb

The ‘last mile’ offers threats, opportunities for mobility and delivery services — and municipalities hold the keys.

Jun 6, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter

SokoShare wins 2019 Enterprise Management Lab hackathon

SokoShare would serve as the intermediary between small farmers and large grocery stores in Kenya.

Apr 18, 2019
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