The Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) pioneers research to advance a sustainable and equitable future. Our focus on planetary and environmental health, climate governance and sustainability transitions, and energy systems of the future is grounded in equity and justice, robust data science, and real-world impact.
Latest Research, Commentary, News
Good for the Environment and Good for Business: How Circular Take-Back Programs Enhance Consumer Valuation
IGS Research | Journal of Marketing, August 8, 2023 Read more
What Is the Status of Women in the Global Hydropower Sector?
Weekly data story from Visualizing Energy, a project of IGS. (December 4, 2023) Read more
Watch Now | Promoting Solar Equity: Residential Photovoltaic Adoption Trends in New York State
IGS Research for People & Planet webinar series. Read more
Evaluating Hedge Fund Activism: Engine Number 1 and ExxonMobil
IGS Research | Journal of Climate Finance, December 2023 Read more
Clearing the Air
IGS core faculty Joerg Werner receives DARPA Young Faculty Award to make material that captures carbon dioxide. Read more
Natural Gas Sales in the United States
Weekly data story from Visualizing Energy, a project of IGS. (November 27, 2023) Read more
What Nations Profit the Most From Fossil Fuel Extraction?
Weekly data story from Visualizing Energy, a project of IGS. (November 20, 2023) Read more
Where Do Energy Taxes Have the Largest Macroeconomic Impact?
Weekly data story from Visualizing Energy, a project of IGS. (November 13, 2023) Read more
What Is the Relationship Between Energy Use and Social Progress?
Weekly data story from Visualizing Energy, a project of IGS. Read more
Newly Funded BU Campus Climate Lab Projects Announced for Fall 2023
Since launching in 2020, Campus Climate Lab has funded 35 projects—amounting to nearly $250,000 awarded to student-mentor teams. Read more