Good interview with David Schmittlein, the Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management, by Rahim Kanani, including his description of the work of Climate Interactive partner Dr. John Sterman. Full interview is here.
Let me give you a couple examples of MIT Sloan faculty who underlie those five themes. One is John Sterman. John was at the — probably fair to say — “failed” summit in Copenhagen around global warming and environment issues. He is a systems researcher here who has applied a deep understanding of systems issues in multiple settings including around the drivers and consequences related to climate change. It is his model of causes and outcomes of climate that was used at Copenhagen to tell the truth about every government proposal that was submitted. I think that’s a pretty important function because there was a lot of vaporware and double speak and confusion — including confusion, actually, among the delegates themselves, about what various country proposals would and wouldn’t do. John’s work brings a systems perspective to sustainable economic development, and to tell the truth about what is needed, and what will work.