Letter from the Initiative

Dear MIT friends and colleagues,

If you’re reading this letter, you’re already making a sustainability impact. Whether it’s through your teaching, your research, or your financial support of the Sustainability Initiative, you’re helping create an ecosystem for change. For this, we thank you.

Looking back, this has been an exciting year. With your help, we developed new modeling and measurement tools that are empowering leaders everywhere to take action. For example, our Aggregate Confusion project is giving investors and businesses a more accurate roadmap to meaningful sustainability investment. Our En-ROADS and C-ROADS simulations are moving climate debate to climate action, motivating policymakers to execute bold new ideas. (See our Annual Report for details.) And we continue to extend our educational offerings to students across MIT, growing the community of alumni who are ready to make an impact.

Ensuring that humans and nature can thrive for generations to come is our most critical sustainability problem yet. And as you know, no management school is better equipped than MIT Sloan to translate the emerging challenges of global sustainability into emerging business opportunities. 

As this year comes to a close, we’re already planning how to expand our impact. Our goal is to bring our tools and research to all industries, business leaders, policy makers, and members of civil society to achieve maximum results. But to accomplish this, we’re going to need your help.

We’re ramping up our capability to produce pioneering research that has the power to spur global action. We hope you will continue to find ways to collaborate with us in this effort.

Thank you for supporting our shared vision. We look forward to seeing what your sustainability impact will be in the year ahead.