The MIT Sustainability Summit is an annual event that has grown to include more than 350 attendees ranging from professionals, academics, and students. The past Summits have featured discussions with thought leaders and expert practitioners such as Robert Eccles (Arabesque Partners), Tammie Arnold (Generation), Fedele Bauccio (Bon Appetit), Ray Offenheiser (Oxfam America), Jeremy Grantham (GMO), Jim Hanna (Starbucks), Mindy Lubber (Ceres), Nancy Gillis (GSA), Rick Ridgeway (VP Patagonia) and many more.
As one of the world’s preeminent research universities, MIT and its five schools --science, engineering, architecture and planning, humanities and social science, and management--are in a unique position to bring business and societal leaders together with academic researchers and students to address challenges in sustainability.
We invite you to join us at the 2018 MIT Sustainability Summit as we explore sustainable employment in the 21st century.
The 2018 MIT Sustainability Summit: Good Jobs for a Thriving Economy will explore the topics of the future of work, widening inequality, and the rise of contract labor. Presenters and participants will discuss what are the benefits and challenges of implementing a “Good Jobs Strategy”? What does it look like to pay a living wage? Do some people benefit more than others in the gig economy and what responsibility do companies have to provide for their workers?
The Summit will feature speakers and panelists from academia and industry including keynote speaker Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe's and Founder of Daily Table, and David Rolf, International Vice President of Service Employees International Union, as well as distinguished professors from MIT Sloan School of Management.