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Winston Energy Column

Blockchain and the Clean, Smart Grid

A blockchain platform for the energy sector could accelerate the transition to renewables.


Your Organization Is a Network of Conversations

Leaders should realize that companies are fundamentally linguistic entities.

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Coming to Grips With Dangerous Algorithms

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With a new scrutiny around technology user data and privacy, we must not forget about the potential dangers of the technology itself.


Responsibility From the Ground Up

Building an Ethically Strong Organization

July 17, 2018 | Catherine Bailey and Amanda Shantz

Unethical behavior and misconduct has been a persistent problem in the business world. A company’s ethical norms are a cumulative outcome of how daily ethical dilemmas are addressed in the workplace. Over time, these micro-level issues can evolve into a corporate ethics scandal — unless organizations work to help employees make ethical choices day to day.

The Sustainability Business Case


What Price Technological Change?

Business, Technology, and Ethics: The Need for Better Conversations

We need a commitment to honestly talk about the challenges technology now poses.

There’s Always a Time Lag (With a Price Tag)

In the growth of artificial intelligence, technology is changing faster than society can keep up.

With Great Platforms Comes Great Responsibility

How do we prevent bad actors from using social media platforms to manipulate the public?

The Risks of Digital Democracy

Business needs to push back — hard — against cyberthreats to elections.


The Role of Investors


Sustainability Global Research, 2013–2017


Corporate Sustainability at a Crossroads

MIT SMR and BCG’s final sustainability research report offers eight lessons for sustainable business.


Investing For a Sustainable Future

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


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.”

Sustainability Global Research, 2009–2012

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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.