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2022 MCSC Annual Symposium

Conference, Workshop /

Open to: MIT Community

About this event

The 2022 MCSC Annual Symposium took place on October 18th. Please enjoy the event highlights on the right of this page. 

The symposium is open to anyone who would like to attend from the MIT community with registration, and will be a showcase of the MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium’s work as well as emerging topics of interest to those working in or passionate about the climate and sustainability industries.

The event features experts from academia and industry. Agenda:

Networking breakfast (8:00 a.m.)

Welcoming remarks (9:00 a.m.)

  • MIT President Rafael Reif
  • MIT School of Engineering Dean Anantha Chandrakasan

The climate implications of computing and communications (9:30 a.m.)

  • Carole-Jean Wu, Research Scientist and Technical Lead Manager, Meta AI
  • Jesús del Alamo, Donner Professor of Science, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
  • Susannah Calvin, Head of ESCI Product Solutions, Apple

Lunch (11 a.m.)

  • Lunch session: Presentations from Richard Lester and relevant climate leaders
  • Lunch talk: The Aluminum Can: Too Valuable to Waste by Dr. Samuel Wagstaff, Oculatus Consulting

Opportunities for finance to accelerate adoption of climate and sustainability solutions (1:00 p.m.)

  • Jason Jay (Moderator), Senior Lecturer, Director of the Sustainability Initiative, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Susie Boshoff, Sustainability Director, ESG Reporting, PepsiCo
  • Heike Reichelt, Head of Investor Relations and Sustainable Finance, World Bank
  • Beatriz Roa, Global Sustainability Director, BBVA
  • Elizabeth Teague, Director, Climate Resilience Initiative, Root Capital

The role of new investment in startups around climate and sustainability (3:00 p.m.)

  • Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Holcim
  • Maureen Stancik Boyce, PhD, Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital
  • Jan-Willem Jannink, Global Responsible Value Chain Lead, Accenture
  • Matthew M. Nordan, General Partner, Azolla Ventures
  • Christopher A. Schuh, POSCO Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Poster session (5:00 p.m.)

  • An opportunity to continue to amplify the ever-growing community in climate and sustainability across all of MIT including posters on the MCSC impact pathways, newly-launched seed projects, and more.
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