Tag Archives: environment

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 […]

John Sterman on the Great October Snowstorm: Utilities need to cut trees, not costs

From the Boston Globe, November 5, 2011 NEARLY A WEEK after the Great October Snowstorm, thousands were still without power yesterday. Many blame the utilities for delays in restoring the juice, while the utilities argue that trees in full leaf caused unusually high damage. The real problem, however, is the failure of the utilities to […]

Thomas Malone: Collective intelligence to address climate change — finalists chosen in world-wide contest

It’s been over a year since we launched the Climate CoLab and held our first world-wide contest. Our goal was to create a site to harness the ideas and knowledge of thousands of people to find real solutions to climate change. Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, we wanted to collect the best collective […]

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 […]

MIT Energy Conference keeps them coming back

When I returned home to New York from this year’s MIT Energy Conference (MITEC), I was inspired, and, yes, energized.  Colleagues and friends kept asking me all week what’s so great about “yet another” energy conference.  Excellent question. One thing that makes this conference so special is that it is completely run by MIT students, […]