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MIT's Digital Supply Chain MOOC Set for Global Launch
MIT's Digital Supply Chain MOOC Set for Global Launch

9 years ago - On Sept. 30, supply chain education will take a major step into the digital age with the start of SCx, an online educational program developed by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) for thousands of professionals across the globe.The SCx curriculum is part of the MITx initiative, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s selection of massive open online courses (MOOCs). SCx is one of the first “XSeries” offerings that award certificates for successful completion of an entire sequence of courses.MIT says more than 9,000 individuals have already signed up for the first course of the three-course program — CTL.SC1x Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals.

Air pollution and CO2 reduction policies net same health benefits
Air pollution and CO2 reduction policies net same health benefits

9 years ago - Study: Cutting emissions pays for itselfSavings from healthier air can make up for some or all of the cost of carbon-reduction policies.

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

9 years ago - Re-inventing the grid

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

9 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.

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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

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

10 *Firsts* Coming Up at #NewMetrics '14
10 *Firsts* Coming Up at #NewMetrics '14

9 years ago - As we get closer to my personal favorite among the growing list of Sustainable Brands events — New Metrics, this year in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management — I am finding it hard not to engage complete strangers on the street in excited attempts to share bits and pieces of the powerful program we have put together. Without trying to be too self-congratulatory about it, allow me to let some of that energy out by sharing 10 highlights — more specifically, 10 firsts — that will take place in the New Metrics plenary program in just over two weeks. All of these highlights will deliver either exclusive launches or results presented for the first time to a live audience. Here go the teasers:

Where Economy Meets Ecology
Where Economy Meets Ecology

9 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.”

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

9 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

10 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.

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

10 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

10 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)

10 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.

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

11 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.

Study Finds Increased Profits for Companies Embracing Sustainability
Study Finds Increased Profits for Companies Embracing Sustainability

11 years ago - Companies reporting a profit from their sustainability efforts rose 23 percent last year, to 37 percent of the total, according to a new global study called The Innovation Bottom Line, released yesterday by the MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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