A ‘mutually beneficial’ partnership: the Sustainability Internship Program builds students’ skillsets and enables companies to strategically invest in sustainability
Climate Interactive: Advancing MIT’s global change modeling legacy
Climate Interactive has created a role-playing game that perfectly simulates the sense of existential dread that thinking about climate change often brings. The game is basically model UN for the planet.
Climate change affects real estate markets. Prices in environmentally safe but historically affordable areas skyrocket—displacing vulnerable residents. But socially conscious firms can mitigate its effects.
In our polarized world, it is easy for conversations to get stuck. How can we find new pathways forward on the big issues of our time, whether at the holiday dinner table, in our organizations, or on the wider political stage?
Moderator: Jason Jay, PhD ’10, Senior Lecturer, Sustainability; Director, Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan
Panelists: Drew Morales, MBA ‘15 (Wellington Management); Lily Russell, MBA ‘11 (Explain the Chain); Eric Seale, SM ‘86 (Warren & Selbert, Inc.); Michael Thompson, SM ‘81 (Northland Power)
MIT Sloan Professor and author of The Good Jobs Strategy, took part in a live conversation on how operational excellence enables companies to offer low prices to customers while ensuring good jobs for their employees and superior results for their investors. In the video, Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor and James Sinegal, co-founder and former CEO of Costco comment on her research.
Thomas A. Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
MIT Sloan Sustainability and Social Impact Perspectives Series
November 15, 2012
Rick Locke, Class of 1922 Professor of Political Science and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
15.877 Professional Seminar in Sustainability
November 16, 2012
We design an incentivized human-subject experiment to study the impact of supply chain transparency on consumers’ valuations of a firm’s social responsibility practices. Lower transparency is modeled by higher uncertainty in the compensation that a worker receives for making a product. To deepen our understanding of consumers’ decis...