New in Sustainability


Investing For a Sustainable Future

The 2016 MIT SMR/BCG Sustainability Report finds investors’ concerns are being overlooked by execs.


How a Lack of Systemic Thinking Threatens a Sustainable U.S. Energy Policy

Congress’s failure to see the ramifications of its shifting ethanol policies is wreaking havoc on energy supply chains.


The Paris Agreement — It's Down to Business

The historic Paris climate change accord needs businesses’ support if it is to succeed.



Empowering Action on Sustainability

Equipping the Sustainability Insurgency

April 19, 2016 | Gregory Unruh

Sustainability Insurgents are professional insiders who seek to align their organizations with a global vision of a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. This article explores how two insurgents, working for dramatically different organizations, developed a peer-to-peer network to help spread the sustainability insurgency.

Toward Sustainability-Oriented Innovation

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Global Reports from MIT SMR


Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability

The 2014 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review, BCG and the United Nations Global Compact highlights new global collaborations.


Sustainability’s Next Frontier

The 2013 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG looks at companies that “walk the talk.”


The Innovation Bottom Line

The 2012 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG sees more companies reporting profits from sustainability practices.


Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point

The 2011 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG shows sustainability moving permanently onto agendas.

Sustainability and Abundance

Five Steps to Strategic Sustainability and Abundance

March 21, 2016 | Jay Friedlander

Kenyan mobile money pioneer M-Pesa is just one of many companies in developing economies that build virtuous cycles where solving ecological problems and building resilient communities opens new opportunities. Adopting an abundant perspective, argues author Jay Friedlander, provides concrete economic, social, and environmental objectives that unleash new possibilities.

Making the Sustainability Business Case


Why Sustainability Ratings Matter

Trustworthy, transparent ratings of companies’ sustainability performance are becoming increasingly important in the global economy.

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Blog Posts, Videos, Articles and More

Watch On-Demand: Webinar on Report Highlights

How Collaboration Advances Your Sustainability Efforts

February 16, 2015 | Knut Haanaes (BCG) and David Kiron (MIT Sloan Management Review)

In a webinar recorded in January 2015, the speakers present findings from the recent global study they co-authored, “Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability.” The study, by MIT Sloan Management Review, The Boston Consulting Group and the United Nations Global Compact, shows that a growing number of companies are turning to collaborations — with suppliers, NGOs, industry alliances, governments and even competitors — to become more sustainable. The research found that companies are realizing that they can’t make the necessary impact acting alone.