New in Sustainability


When Some Leaders Fail, Others Must Rise

As regulations ease, business must show restraint and farsightedness as it never has before.


Defining “Material” Climate Risks

Companies need to recognize — and account for — the financial risks posed by climate change.


Building Lasting Collaborations With Government and NGOs

Sustainability may mean partnering with government and NGOs — but each needs a different approach.


The Current State of Corporate Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability at a Crossroads

May 23, 2017 | David Kiron, Gregory Unruh, Nina Kruschwitz, Martin Reeves, Holger Rubel, Alexander Meyer Zum Felde

In the final report of our 8-year study of how corporations address sustainability, MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group examine the crossroads at which sustainability now finds itself. Despite sociopolitical upheaval that threatens to reverse key gains, our research has shown that companies can develop workable — and profitable — sustainability strategies to reduce their impact on the global environment by incorporating 8 key lessons.

Sustainability Global Research Surveys, 2009–2012

Image courtesy of Flickr user Charles Cook.

The Business of Sustainability

The first annual Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG shows the effects of the 2009 global economic crisis.

Sustainability: The 'Embracers' Seize Advantage

The 2010 Sustainability Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and BCG sees two camps of companies.

Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point

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

The Innovation Bottom Line

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

Sustainability Global Research Surveys, 2013–2016


Sustainability’s Next Frontier

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


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.


Investing For a Sustainable Future

The 2016 MIT Sloan Management Review/BCG Sustainability Report finds investors’ concerns are being overlooked by executives.

Business and Climate Change

The Paris Agreement — It’s Down to Business

April 15, 2016 | Alice Garton

The Paris Agreement signals the end of the fossil fuel era, shifting the entire world economy — with huge implications for business. Governments in 195 countries committed to climate goals, but the scale of the transition required is such that governments can’t do it alone. We need business to fully commit, too. And the mechanism for this commitment can be found in business by-laws and constitution statements.


Renewable Resource Use

No Free Market for Energy

To create a level playing field in the energy sector, we need to re-examine our policies on subsidizing hydrocarbons.


Tactics for a Greener Business Model

The Sustainable Tactics You Don’t Know, But Should

Regenerative marketing and collaborative exchange are just two of many tactics offering businesses pathways to sustainability.

Strategies for Business Resilience

Recognizing interdependencies is key to creating resilient businesses.

Sustainability Lessons From the Front Lines

Companies seeking to implement a sustainable business model should address six key problems.

Tradeoffs in Sustainability-Oriented Innovations

The sustainability tradeoff isn’t just profit vs. planet — it’s also short term vs. long term.