Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative's Climate Change Mitigation And Sustainability Work

  • Amount
    $750,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/19/2018
  • Term
    10 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
The MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative aims to limit global warming emissions to protect the planet from the worst effects of human-induced climate change, and promote human prosperity and health around the world. One leverage point in reducing emissions is the re-allocation of capital. This work will provide information on financial institution carbon intensity that would be relevant to organizations in the United States; it will inform the following decisions: choice of investment targets for capital, choice of insurance companies for a range of business insurance services, choice of banks, and choice of investment options for employees in 401(k) retirement plans.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Governance Lab  
This grant will enable the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Governance Lab (MIT Gov/Lab) to develop a doctoral training program, creating a pipeline of scholars trained in collaborative research with practitioners and enabling others to replicate the model. The MIT Gov/ Lab will build on existing work in East and West Africa and expand research-practitioner collaborations to Mexico, Brazil, and Asia. It will experiment with new ways of collaborating with practitioners to identify important research questions and co-producing scholarship. The MIT Gov/ Lab will develop and disseminate tools and templates of its practitioner-oriented research model to use in doctoral trainings and expand its reach through collaborations with other research institutions, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

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