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MCSC Annual Symposium

Conference, Workshop / 10/18/22

Open to: MIT Students, Staff, Alumni, Faculty, Industry Professionals, Government Officials

About this event

The symposium is open to anyone who would like to attend, 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.

There will be three sessions in the symposium featuring experts from academia and industry. The event’s agenda:

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

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
  • 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
  • Solomon Assefa, Vice President, IBM Research
  • Maureen Stancik Boyce, PhD, Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital
  • 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.

With its highly collaborative nature, this event is designed to be in-person, but we will be providing an option to stream it.


  • DATE: October 18, 2022
  • TIME: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • COST: Free
  • LOCATION: MIT Media Lab (E14), 6th Floor
    75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139


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