Tag Archives: sustainability

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 […]

Jackie Wilbur: MBA job offers back to pre-recession numbers

Despite the ongoing economic turmoil, the job numbers for our MBA class of 2011 are very strong. In fact, we’re back to the same offer rates we saw before the recession. As of this writing, 94% of the class has an offer. This is up from 81% last year and closely matches the 93.4% we […]

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 Sloan economist on “Pain at the Pump”

My latest research* looks at how consumers adjust to high gas prices by changing the kinds of car they buy, and the prices they pay. What launched this research was the debate around the effectiveness of a gas tax to reduce climate change; the goal was to determine whether consumers undervalue fuel economy. If consumers do undervalue […]

Two Striking Discoveries from MIT Sloan Management Review’s new Sustainability & Innovation Study, By Michael S. Hopkins

MIT Sloan Management Review’s new Sustainability & Innovation study—“Sustainability: The ‘Embracers’ Seize Advantage”— came out yesterday, and it serves up at least two striking discoveries: 1) Downturn be damned (or are we really calling this a “recovery” now?), nearly 70% of businesses are increasing their investments in sustainability-driven strategies—a huge majority over the only 2% […]