MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium

While existing technologies, public education, and policy changes will play a role in achieving net-zero emissions, they alone are insufficient.

At MIT, we believe that cutting-edge advances will be essential. To accelerate our efforts, we are establishing the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) to bring together an influential group of sector leaders to advise MIT on research priorities and strategic direction-setting. We know that the scale of impact we intend to make can only be realized when forward-looking companies around the world collaborate with us.

The MCSC will span all five MIT schools and the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. It will connect our world-class talent to industry in new and novel ways that match the pace required to make real impact on climate change. MCSC membership will include representation from a wide range of industries including: food & beverage, financial, information & communication technology, chemical, automotive, apparel, and retail. Bringing together unusual alliances, the consortium will work closely with MIT to shape the focus of technology implementation and to conceive innovative business models that meet sustainability goals.

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The goals of the MCSC are to:

  • accelerate the innovation lifecycle by ensuring that technologies are invented, prototyped, and implemented at a pace relevant to meeting urgent climate goals;
  • coalesce insights on sustainability opportunities across, through, and between sectors;
  • provide rapid links between academic innovations and practical commercial results;
  • develop impact pathways that detail how a variety of industries can successfully adapt to climate change;
  • achieve action-oriented sustainable practice that embeds social justice, economic equity, and environmental benefit;
  • provide opportunities to educate, train, and recruit the next generation of innovators in this space, through company-inspired student projects.
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MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium

At MIT, we believe that breakthroughs in climate change mitigation and adaptation will come through the coalescing of disparate disciplines, the merging of innovation and practical implementation, and multidimensional collaborations. We are eager to engage with companies who see the urgency of addressing climate change.

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