In March, Amy Meyer attended the Climate Leadership Conference, spending three days on Baltimore’s waterfront and learning about the latest in best practices for tackling climate change across industry and the public sector.
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
Roberto Rigobon and Jason Jay discuss the impacts the COVID-19 will have on sustainability efforts, and what new opportunities we have to create a future where humans and nature can thrive for generations to come.
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?
What we create says a lot about who we are and what we value. And we’re in the midst of creating something HUGE. What is it, and what kind of story does it tell about us? One we’d be proud of or not?
The Climate Scoreboard shows the progress that national contributions (INDCs) to the UN climate negotiations will make. It also shows that there is more progress to be made to reach international goals and avoid dangerous temperature increase.
John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management , MIT Sloan School of Management
MIT SDM Conference
October 21, 2010
This blog post is the second in a four-post series on Sustainability-Oriented Innovation (SOI). The first post in the series argued that SOI breaks conventional trade-off thinking . In this second post, we explore different types of SOI and the different ways companies are using it. The series builds on our published work onAccelerating the Theory an...
Businesses are beginning to see the value of sustainability-oriented innovation (SOI), but are challenged by the persistent belief that SOI always involves performance or profitability tradeoffs. In the first of a four-part series, MIT researchers Jason Jay and Sergio Gonzalez discuss the critical steps to unleashing SOI and look at two innovations a...
How do established companies respond to the entry of hybrid social ventures in their industries? Hybrid social ventures—new companies that combine business and social missions—use sustainability-oriented strategies to compete with established companies for some of their most desirable customers and employees. Yet hybrid social ven...
Our civilization is unsustainable and it is getting worse fast. The human ecological footprint has already overshot the sustainable carrying capacity of the Earth, while population and economic growth are rapidly expanding our impact. Meeting the legitimate aspirations of billions to rise out of poverty while reducing our ...