2021 MIT Sustainability Summit: Forming Sustainable Coalitions

April 16, 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Featuring Shannon Bouton, CEO of McKinsey.org, and Sanjeev Chadha, ex-CEO of Pepsi Asia and current Board Member of the Pacific Institute, this panel will explore how different actors come together to create more sustainable industries. Some questions we will answer are: how do companies in one industry come together to set sustainability goals? How do they track their progress and hold each other accountable? Why should competitors come together on sustainability? What would make coalitions more effective in pushing sustainability goals? Our speakers will give the audience examples of coalition success stories and what made them succeed.

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Robert Strand on Building a Resilient Society: The Case of Nordic Capitalism

April 30, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Join us for an illuminating talk by Robert Strand, who will discuss how to build a resilient and sustainable society based on the Nordic model. Nordic countries — Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark — consistently rank at or near the top of virtually every global sustainability metric. This includes the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index of the 17 UN SDGs that includes No Poverty, Reduced Inequalities, and Climate Action. American discourse about the Nordic countries often involves charges of ‘socialism’ that can often spiral into unproductive ideological debates. Nordic countries have pragmatically developed a variety of capitalism over the past century where markets are utilized where they work and kept in check where they do not.

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Nordic Sustainable Food Summit

November 11 - 13

The Nordic food program aims to bridge the Nordic food and agricultural industry with U.S. stakeholders, investors, and industry partners.

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