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A liquid metal battery for grid-level energy storage
A liquid metal battery for grid-level energy storage

5 years ago - Re-inventing the grid

MIT Sloan expert on why paternity leave matters
MIT Sloan expert on why paternity leave matters

5 years ago - Getting away from the cult of motherhood: Why paternity leave is so important — Lotte Bailyn Sports radio isn’t a typical venue for impassioned debate on work-family issues and employment policy. But recently when Daniel Murphy took three days off from his job as second baseman for the New York Mets to be with his wife as she delivered their newborn son, it became just that. Two WFAN broadcasters — Mike Francesa and Boomer Esiason — took to the airwaves to rebuke Murphy’s absence.

From chemical detoxifiers to sustainable biorefineries: new materials derived from or inspired by biology
From chemical detoxifiers to sustainable biorefineries: new materials derived from or inspired by biology

5 years ago - Following biological clues to better materialsMIT Professor Brad Olsen creates bioinspired and biofunctional materials for widely diverse applications. 

Where Economy Meets Ecology
Where Economy Meets Ecology

5 years ago - Think of a city as a complex organism powered by human activities and consumption. John E. Fernández, associate professor in the Department of Architecture, wants to understand how the urban metabolism works—what it needs in terms of energy, materials, and water to sustain the work and lives of its residents, and what gets discarded as waste. “When we speak of a healthy city,” says Fernández, “we are really focusing on whether it strikes a balance between economic growth and resource efficiency.”

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Sustainable Brands® Community to Showcase New Business Performance Metrics
Sustainable Brands® Community to Showcase New Business Performance Metrics

5 years ago - Sustainable Brands® recently announced the program and conversation leaders for its annual Sustainable Brands New Metrics’14 conference, scheduled for September 24-26 in Boston, MA. In partnership with MIT Sloan School of Management Sustainability Initiative, this event is a gathering point for sustainability executives, business strategists and financial leaders who are focused on the forefront of corporate practices and performance indicators that quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial value.

Sustainable Brands® Announces Partnership with MIT Sloan School of Management
Sustainable Brands® Announces Partnership with MIT Sloan School of Management

5 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, April 3 2014 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced MIT Sloan School of Management Sustainability Initiative as co-presenting partner for the Sustainable Brands ’14 New Metrics conference, September 24-26, 2014 in Boston, MA. A gathering point for sustainability executives, business strategists and financial leaders from across the globe, the partnership fosters collaboration with academia in creating a new vision for progress and innovation.

Rethinking the Role of the Sustainability Executive
Rethinking the Role of the Sustainability Executive

5 years ago - For too long, sustainability executives have been focused on external stakeholders — selling their company’s story in order to build reputation and fill polished social responsibility reports.Now, according to a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article by George Mason University’s Gregory Unruh, sustainability managers have had enough. They’re turning their gaze inward, to the functional managers and line employees who control the management tools — budget, staffing, incentives, etc. — to make change happen.

Whether or Not We're 'Flourishing' Is a True Measure of Sustainability
Whether or Not We're 'Flourishing' Is a True Measure of Sustainability

5 years ago - John R. Ehrenfeld, author of Flourishing: A Frank Conversation About Sustainability, contends that the world is more unsustainable now than in 1972 in spite of the sustainability programs of firms worldwide.In his recent post, Ehrenfeld argues that sustainability strategies and programs fail to address the fundamental causes of unsustainability, because most economies and companies still pursue growth beyond the capacity of our planet to support it.

Engaging Outraged Stakeholders: The Power of Engagement (Part 1 of 2)
Engaging Outraged Stakeholders: The Power of Engagement (Part 1 of 2)

5 years ago - This is the first in a series of excerpts from Engaging Outraged Stakeholders: A How-To Guide for Uniting the Left, Right, Capitalists and Activists (Affinity Press, 2013), the new book from Future 500, co-written by CEO Bill Shireman, COO Erik Wohlgemuth and VP of Stakeholder Engagement Danna Pfahl. We begin with the first of two posts that make up Chapter Two: The Power of Engagement.

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Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy in Developing Markets
Collaborative Consumption and the Sharing Economy in Developing Markets

6 years ago - This is an edited excerpt from Pablo Barros' upcoming book, Behaviour change, consumption and sustainability: how companies can influence individuals in a world in transition, due for publication in September 2013.

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