What makes LEAP a landmark initiative is the depth of knowledge, the extensive experience, and the analytical capabilities of its research partners. Representing strategic perspectives across the spectrum of notions around sustainability, partners pool their distinct expertise to meet the challenges at hand. They augment their insights in sustainability with the experiences of other consortium members to undertake the complex environmental analysis that will advance your own green practices and theenvironmental practices of the field.

LEAP partners include firms from a variety of economic sectors. Our Core Partners are presently engaged in research projects with the Materials Systems Laboratory and the Center for Transportation & Logistics. Our other partners are those who have formerly engaged in research or similar relationships with LEAP. All are thought leaders in the field of sustainability.


  • ASICS Corporation
  • Chiquita Brands International
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • General Motors
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association


  • Damco
  • Dyson Ltd.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Ocean Spray
  • Staples, Inc.

Interested in learning more about engaging with LEAP? We work closely with our partner companies to address their specific environmental performance issues. To learn more, contact Suzanne Greene, Environmental Footprinting Initiative Manager, at (617) 715-5473 or segreene@mit.edu.