23 April 2010, Cambridge, USA
Sustainability@MIT – MIT’s student group for sustainability – held their 2nd annual MIT Sustainability Summit on 23 April at Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center. There were over 200 students and sustainability professionals in attendance. The event was entirely student run and organized and supported through sponsorship contributions from The Alliance for Global Sustainability.
Keynotes were given by Peter Senge – a senior lecturer at MIT and founder of the Society for Organizational Learning; Kook-Hyun Moon -President of the New Paradigm Institute and former CEO of Yuhan-Kimberly; and Anne Kelly – Director of Governance Programs at Ceres. Then attendees selected from 15 different interactive panels and exercises structured around the Summit’s theme of Collaboration and Communication. These included an introduction to systems thinking, a mock climate change negotiation, and a panel discussion on ESG investing. This year’s Summit left organizers and attendees energized for the 2011 MIT Sustainability Summit. We hope to see you there!
Pictures and proceedings can be found at: http://sustainabilitysummit.mit.edu