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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

Economic growth as sustainability cure, not curse

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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MIT Sloan School review documents effects of air pollution

A new large-scale review, conducted by MIT Sloan Professor Jackson Lu, is the first to systematically examine the psychological, economic, and social effects of air pollution.

Jan 13, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

Is the global water crisis also a business opportunity?

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

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

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

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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MIT technology powers new, accessible climate solutions simulator

Online interface simulates 100 years of energy, land and climate data in less than one second to identify solutions to limit warming to within 2 degrees Celsius by 2100

Dec 3, 2019
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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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