Sustainability requires new modes of governance, policy mechanisms, and business models along with new community partners. Policymakers, corporate leaders, and communities face the challenge of transitioning energy systems while addressing socio-economic considerations and energy justice.
The Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) is tackling the politics and business of sustainability transitions at all levels, including corporate social responsibility and performance, urban transitions, new modes of governance, net-zero supply chains, and more.
The Impact Measurement & Allocation Program (IMAP) is led by IGS and the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy. IMAP is working to streamline existing sustainable investment metrics and criteria to evaluate a company’s environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) in a reliable and universal way.
The following research is authored by IGS executive leadership, faculty associate directors, and core faculty.
IGS Research | Nature Climate Change, February 16, 2024 Read more
IGS Research | Current Opinion in Psychology, April 2024 Read more
IGS Research | Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, January 2024 Read more
Missing Voices: Examining How Misinformation-Susceptible Individuals From Underrepresented Communities Engage, Perceive, and Combat Science Misinformation
IGS Research | Science Communication, December 6, 2023 Read more
Affording Disposal Control: The Effect of Circular Take-Back Programs on Psychological Ownership and Valuation
IGS Research | Journal of Marketing, August 8, 2023 Read more
IGS Research | Journal of Climate Finance, December 2023 Read more
IGS Research | Annual Review of Environment and Resources, November 2023 Read more
The Political Economy of Net-Zero Transitions: Policy Drivers, Barriers, and Justice Benefits to Decarbonization in Eight Carbon-Neutral Countries
IGS Research | Journal of Environmental Management, December 2023 Read more
IGS Research | Global Environmental Change, December 2023 Read more
Social and Environmental Events Disrupt the Relation Between Motor Gasoline Prices and Market Fundamentals
IGS Research | Energy Economics, October 2023 Read more