Category Archives: sustainability

MIT Sloan Fellows host a fine art auction this week featuring 30 world-renowned artists

The stigma around business school is that it only teaches you how to make money for personal gain; that everyone who gets an MBA is greedy and power-hungry. That’s not been my experience at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where I am a student in the Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership, […]

MIT Sloan Management Review: Sustainability contributing to company profits

Through a global survey conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group, we sought to determine where exactly sustainability sits on the management agendas of the more than 2,800 companies.  It turns out that it’s prominent: more than two-thirds of companies have placed sustainability permanently on their management agenda. Our study also […]

MIT and the US Navy team up on alternative energy

From WGBH Greater Boston, September 29, 2011 The world’s largest Navy is going green. The United States Navy and the MIT Sloan School of Management have teamed up in an effort to help wean the Navy off petroleum. Emily Rooney interviews US Navy Energy Security Analyst and MIT EMBA Lt. Damian Blazy and Jonathan Lehrich, […]

Corporate Social Responsibility pays for itself: Here’s the evidence

In recent years, the call for corporate social responsibility has grown louder, and many companies have committed to serious CSR programs. However, a big question for companies is to what extent CSR—specifically behavior that  affects the  environment—actually alters shareholder value. Is it  better to pursue a single bottom line, or do shareholders benefit more when […]

MBA Interest in Sustainability Careers is on the Rise at MIT Sloan

Sustainability is a hot topic these days, especially on business school campuses. At MIT Sloan, we’re seeing a strong and increasing interest among our MBA students in this area. A recent survey of our incoming first-year MBA students showed that 15% of the class is interested in the social enterprise sector, including sustainable business, nonprofits […]