Transitioning to a more sustainable future requires financing. Moreover, tackling climate change, water scarcity, food scarcity and beyond would require rethinking financing itself--breaking perceptions of a tradeoff between financial viability and sustainability impact.
The 2017 MIT Sustainability Summit will challenge conventional investment actors--from seed venture capital to public capital markets--to innovate and explore the rise of unconventional actors and financial mechanisms. As an innovation hub, MIT will delve into new financing ecosystems that will foster collaboration across asset classes and support the change agents who are building the future. After all, creating a more sustainable world through technological innovations and creative policies is not only a challenge but also a multitrillion dollar opportunity.