Sustainability Mindshift

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones is an expert in international climate and energy issues. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive – the climate change think tank that, along with MIT Sloan School of Management, creates user-friendly climate simulations that are used by thousands of climate analysts, policy makers, activists, academics, community groups, and business leaders around the world. Trained in system dynamics modeling at Dartmouth College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Drew was a protégé of the late Donella Meadows and works closely with systems thinking gurus like Peter Senge. He currently holds a research position at MIT Sloan School of Management and teaches System Dynamics and Sustainability at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Prior to this, Drew was Program Director at The SustainAbility Institute by ERM where he delivered training and coaching to students and sustainability leaders around systems thinking as well as dynamic modeling for environmental, economic, social and health issues.


Note about En-ROADS: one of Climate Interactive’s most popular simulations, En-ROADS is a freely-available policy simulation that gives participants the chance to design their own scenarios to mitigate climate change and limit future global warming to under 1.5 degrees Celsius. Amazingly, this powerful simulation was also used by John Kerry and others to secure the 2014 bi-lateral U.S.-China deal that set up the Paris Agreement, and is currently in use at the White House and in Congress.