In keeping with MIT's rich tradition of approaching problems creatively, the MIT Sloan Initiative for Sustainable Business and Society was launched in February 2007 as a means to change the way businesses, NGOs, and nonprofits view, use, and manage resources. The Initiative itself serves as an umbrella for the many components that fall under its purview, including a new Sustainable Business Lab (S-Lab) course co-taught by eight faculty, a speaker series, an internship program, as well as a host of other related activities.

True to the MIT legacy of mind and hand, the Sustainability Initiative emphasizes both theory and practice, analyzing and doing. The Initiative is not simply about solving existing problems, but rather takes a unique focus on seizing existing opportunities for greater long-term economic, social, and environmental benefit.

Related Links

- Sustainability at MIT Sloan Web site