MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Action Plan

The Sustainability Initiative stands with the leadership of MIT and the comprehensive actions the Institute is taking on diversity, equity, and racial justice. Our team is committed to continuing to learn, sharing our progress, increasing transparency, and generating ideas to build a better MIT. We see our contributions to these efforts in phases. 

Phase 0 (Completed): In June of 2020, we looked inward, thought deeply, and engaged in conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). Drawing on the insights and experience of our diverse community, we committed to dedicating our time and resources to embed this into the fabric of our mission. 

Phase 1 (Completed): As a team, we went through each pillar of our mission and identified initial actions we could take or amplify in the short term. Below are the initial actions we completed in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Phase 2 (In Progress): We will continue to set concrete goals that align to MIT and MIT Sloan's efforts, and share our progress so we can be held accountable. We invite you to be in dialogue with us, challenge us, and hope you will join us! Expect an update on 2021-2022 academic year in July, 2022.

Phase 3: In this phase, we should feel confident that DEIJ is clearly and comprehensively built into our projects and yearly plans, with continued accountability from our Advisory Board, student/alumni engagement, team check-ins, and annual report outs. A key facet of this will be instinctual identification of new material, studies, events, discussions, and opportunities to make a difference. In other words, full steam ahead!

More information and updates to come | Last Updated, 1/14/2022

Sustainability Initiative | June 3, 2020

Black Lives Matter | Statement from the Sustainability Initiative

The Sustainability Initiative stands with Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color in demanding an end to racist structures and systems, and targeted violence against Black Americans.

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