University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
NiSE at the Institute on the Environment

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with the private sector – both for-profit and non-profit alike – to understand the systemic sustainability challenges of rapidly expanding production and consumption systems, develop the decision tools necessary to effectively act on these systems, and accelerate innovation beyond marginal greening efforts to more meaningful change.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to leverage leadership in the private and public sectors to identify and address complex, pressing environmental problems. We do this effectively by first understanding and acknowledging that the private, public, and academic sectors make environmental decisions differently. We challenge our partners to engage with us and focus on systems solutions because no single voice can act alone. Our model integrates the knowledge from diverse stakeholders to deliver turnkey research solutions that can be applied in practice with measurable gains.

NiSE is a program of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.

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