What does sustainability look like at MIT Sloan? / Sustainability Lunch Series

by Sustainability Initiative

Community Agriculture Career Exploration Certificates Social Impact Sustainability

Thu, Sep 21, 2023

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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100 Main St., 02142, United States

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🌱 How can you grow your skills in climate + sustainability at MIT Sloan? In this kickoff of our weekly lunch series, the MIT Sloan SI will provide an overview of what classes, clubs, internships, and opportunities Sloanies can pursue during their time at MIT - including how to earn the MIT Sloan Sustainability Certificate.
Dress Casual (jeans ok)
Food Provided (Vegetarian / plant-based lunch options will be provided to in-person attendees. Please note any food allergies and be sure to cancel registration if you can no longer attend (let's do our bit to reduce food waste!).)



100 Main St., 02142, United States


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Jason Jay


MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

Jason Jay is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan.  He teaches courses on leadership, strategy, and innovation for sustainable business. Jason engages students and alumni in hands-on projects with leading companies and organizations. These efforts help build a community of innovators for sustainability that includes MIT students and alumni, faculty and researchers, with partners in business, government, NGOs, and hybrid organizations. 

Jason’s research focuses on how people navigate the tensions inherent in the quest for sustainability, as they simultaneously pursue their own self-interest and the flourishing of human and other life. This work includes deep case studies of cross-sectoral collaboration and hybrid organizations that combine social and business goals. These case studies have been published in the Academy of Management Journal and California Management Review. He also contributes to the MIT Sloan Management Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Greenbiz on the topic of sustainability-oriented innovation (SOI). A key finding of his research is that social innovation occurs through authentic conversations that hold the tension between divergent values and perspectives. With Gabriel Grant, he is the author of Breaking Through Gridlock: The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World.

Jay holds an AB in psychology and a Master's in education from Harvard University, and a PhD in Organization Studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


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