Climate Governance

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.